In 1969, George Sappenfield, Recreation Supervisor for Conejo Recreation and Park District, introduced a new game by conducting the first official Disc Golf Tournament. He contacted Wham-O Manufacturing and asked for help with the event. Wham-O supplied frisbees for throwing and hula hoops for use as targets. And with so Disc Golf was born right here in the Conejo Valley! Since then, Disc Golf has exploded with its own professional organization of nearly 40,000 members, tournaments worldwide, and courses across the world.
The Conejo Recreation and Park District re-established the sport in the Conejo Valley on May 22, 2010 with the grand opening of the 18 hole Rabbit Flats Disc Golf Course, located on 9 acres at Thousand Oaks Community Park. There are 9 baskets for beginners and 18 for more advanced players, playing from 9 tees through some challenging fairways.
Rabbit Flats Disc Golf Course is located at the far west end of the park behind the softball fields at 2525 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 805.495.6471 or visit www.crpd.org/parkfac/1koaks/discgolf/default.asp.