Introduction to Poimena
Poimena Reserve Disc Golf Course is the oldest basket course in Australia, established in 1985.
The course is located in Austins Ferry, a quiet suburb 10km north of Hobart in Tasmania.
The course is operated by Glenorchy City Council with the support of local volunteers.
This is an 18-hole course, spread over approximately 40 acres of Poimena Reserve in Austins Ferry.
Anyone can play and the course is open to the public all year round from dawn til dusk.
It costs nothing to play disc golf at Poimena Reserve Disc Golf Course, and the only equipment you need to get started is a golf disc/frisbee. These can be purchased locally and online.
The trees, bush, sloping greens and altitude changes make this course an exciting challenge to players of all ability levels.
New players should know
Every hole has two tee off points and a basket. Most baskets are visible from the tee. Every tee area is marked by a wooden post and a tee sign. You throw from between the tee sign and the post. The tees are identified as red and blue on the course map and on the tee sign. The red tees are longer and more challenging.
For first time players, it is a good idea to carry a course map with you, but this is not essential as their is signage on the course to guide you around. The tee signs describe the hole, the baskets are numbered and there are arrows on every basket pointing in the direction of the next tee.
Sturdy footwear is advisable as the ground is quite uneven in places. Also don’t forget to protect yourself from the sun.
How long does it take to play a round of 18?
A group of 4 players – approx 3 hours from the red tees, 2.5 hours from the blue tees.
A group of 2 players – approx 2 hours from the red tees, 1.75 hours from the blue tees.
You can play any combination of the holes, the front 9 is popular if you have limited time.
Health and fitness
Disc golf is mildly aerobic. Players walk about 3km in the process of completing the course. Legs and upper body get a really good workout so it is worthwhile having a good stretch before you start playing.
Free parking, toilets, drinking water, BBQ areas, shops nearby.