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Like regular golf, disc golf is more about enjoying the outdoors than the game itself. In 2006, the Chavez Ridge Disc Golf Club (CRDGC), a scruffy group of Echo Parkians, founded a world-class disc golf course in the forest hills of Elysian Park. One of the steepest DG courses in Southern California, it's known for its fantastic views of Dodger Stadium along the 18th hole. Members of the CRDGC, who daily haunt the gorgeous course, have been called the “sherpas” of L.A. disc golf. If you need a start-up kit, they'll hook you up. Need a group to play with? They're happy to show you the ropes. “It's a great sport for finding community,” says George Harding, a tournament director. “It's free, friendly and accessible.” It's also surprisingly popular: On Saturdays the course is usually full of happy disc golfers. —Isaac Simpson

835 Academy Road, Elysian Park, 90012. facebook.com/ChavezRidgeDGC.

LA Weekly