Best Disc Golf Courses In USA Near A Ski Town To Check Out
, 2022-08-11 02:00:00,
While Caribbean beaches can make you lazy, ski towns spark something inside of you to explore and try new things. And summer is the perfect time to try something new: Disc Golf! Over the past few years, our entire crew has joined in on the fun. While golfing is expensive, Disc Golf is the polar opposite. For around forty bucks, you can pick up some discs and start playing this game for FREE! Here’s some of the best disc golf courses in the US to visit for some summer fun in the mountains.
Disc Golf, What’s That?
Bob Hope once said that “Golf is a good walk gone bad.” If that’s true, then Disc Golf is a good hike made excellent. Throughout ski towns in North America, nearly every one of them has at least one Disc Golf course.
So, what exactly is Disc Golf? Similar to golf, there is a series of holes (disc golf baskets) with predetermined pars (set of throws) to get your golf ball (disc) into the hole (basket). For Disc Golf, each hole has a sign telling you the distance to the basket and how many throws you get… so no guessing. You will be an informed player.
How To Select Your Discs
Like starting any new any sport, it’s better to begin with the minimal amount of gear and go from there. So, what do you need to play Disc Golf? First, it’s good to start with three discs:
These can be purchased at any typical sporting goods store. If you are in South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Sports LTD offers a good selection. On the North Shore, Tahoe Mountain Sports has the best overall selection ranging from Innova, Discraft, and Vibram brands. To help with your selection, each disc will be marked if it’s a putter, driver, or mid-range disc along with other fun (and important) facts.
Every state and province in North America has amazing Disc Golf courses, but ski towns bring it to the next level. They do this by giving you amazing views, beautiful scenery, and the ability to squeeze a hike in WHILE you’re playing the sport. Here are just a few of the more majestic courses out there:
Colorado Mountain College
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
It has everything you want in a Colorado hike and a Disc Golf course. The natural beauty makes this one of the most picturesque courses in Colorado. The smell of fresh pine leads you into the woods, but have no fear, the course is well marked so you won’t get lost. Granite, sage, pine, and mountain views abound. Benches along the course, made out of old…
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