Disc Golf In Utah
What Is Disc Golf?
Disc golf is a sport that has been around for a long time but has recently begun to attract the attention of a much larger audience.
Disc golf is played in much the same way as regular golf. However, in place of golf balls and clubs, frisbees are used and the final target is an elevated basket with chains.
There are two types of courses, with 9 or 18 holes, there are approximately 7,500 discs courses all over the American territory.
Disc golf is a great activity for anyone of any age, gender, or status. It is a great way to enjoy a little healthy competition and exercise.
More than 8 million Americans have participated in disc golf, and there are more than half a million consistent players of the sport in the U.S alone! Thanks to this, the sport has expanded all over the country requiring more courses in big and small areas.
Whether you are looking for something to pass the time on a calm Sunday afternoon or a great new way to enjoy a challenging competition with your friends, Disc Golf is the sport for you!
What Do I Need To Play Disc Golf?
Unlike normal golf, disc golf requires very little equipment and courses are most often placed in areas with free admission. That includes places like community parks and other public areas. If you are just starting out we recommend that you begin with one mid range disc. These can be purchased for as little as 10$ at most sporting goods stores or online. Mid range discs are great for everything from driving to putting. They will also help you master the right throwing form to better your game.
How Do I Play Disc Golf?
- Once you have a disc, you can look for courses near you on a variety of free apps and websites.
- At the course, look for the course map to help you navigate the course in the proper order.
- Throw your frisbee from the first tee in the direction of the first basket in much the same way you would throw a normal frisbee to somebody else.
- Wherever the frisbee lands is where you must stand for your next throw.
- The hole is completed when your frisbee lands inside the basket.
- The winner of the round is determined by the player with the fewest number of throws at the end of the game.
Disc Golf Rules
- Be aware of your surroundings all the time, especially when it’s your turn to throw, you can hurt somebody without wanting. Check the range of other players.
- Tee throws must be completed behind the designated area, you must begin each new tee with a throw, don’t forget.
- After your first throw, your next throw should be behind where your disc landed.
- Throwing order at the first throw depends on the group. After that the player whose disc is farthest is the first person to throw, and you repeat that sequence until the last.
- Any player that has their discs at the basket or suspended in the chain has successfully completed that whole.
- For shots that are within 10 meters of the disc golf basket, players are required to maintain balance and not cross the lie.
- Is recommended that all participants are behind the player that is going to throw, for their safety.
- After you complete a whole, take your discs out of the basket, so other players can continue playing.
Upcoming Discs Golf Tournaments in Utah
- 2022 Solitude Open: 24-26 June – Solitude Mountain Resort – Solitude,UT
- Wasatch Summer Tour 2022: 27 June- Jolley’s Ranch – Springville, UT
- Ranchers in Lehi: 9 July- Dragonfly Discs Golf Course – Lehi, UT
- The Majestic Open: 23 & 24 July – Brighton Resort- Brighton, Ut
- Trilogy Challenge: 5 & 6 August – Beacon Hill Park – Highland, UT
- WGE-Quen of the Hive 2022: 6 August – Roots DGS – Salt Lake City, UT
- Creekside Clash TR Members Only: 27 August – Creekside Park – Salt Lake City
- Think of the Children IV!: 3-5 September – Valley Regional – Taylorville, UT
- Wasatch Monthly #6 At Lehi: 15 October – Springs Creek Lehi – Lehi, UT
- SLC Club Championship: 29 October – To be announced – Salt Lake City
Disc Golf in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah
Disc Golf Courses in Big Cottonwood Canyon
Brighton Ski Resort Disc Golf Course
The Brighton Ski Resort features a 9 hole disc golf course that is completely free to play! To get there, you will hike up the Lake Mary Trail until you reach the Alpine Rose Cafeteria. From there, look for the first tee marker just under the majestic lift line.
This course provides exciting obstacles and an opportunity to send your discs flying down the mountain. Be cautious as you throw down the mountain as your discs will most likely fly much further than you are accustomed to. It’s important to be considerate of other players and be careful not to lose your discs in the brush.
The ski lifts do not run at the Brighton Ski Resort during the summer. For that reason, a fair amount of hiking is required to play this course. Be sure to bring plenty of water and stay hydrated. Also be sure to use the restroom before beginning your adventure, because it is not permitted outdoors in the canyon for watershed restrictions.
Solitude Mountain Resort Disc Golf Course
The Solitude Mountain Resort features an 18 hole disc golf coursethat takes you through some of the most incredible scenery you can imagine. Here you will throw from towering ledges and dense forests in order to complete this one of a kind disc golf course.
To begin, there are two options. You can pay a small fee to ride the ski lift to the top of the course (the ski lifts at the Solitude Mountain Resort run all year round). Or you can hike up some of the great trails available to reach the top of the mountain. Once you arrive at the top of the course you will be able to play back down the mountain. It is very similar to the setup of the course at Brighton.
Plan a little more time if you plan to complete a full game. Most smaller groups take about two and a half hours to complete all 18 holes. The same regulations apply at Solitude as Brighton, so be prepared, and be considerate of others. That way everyone can have an extraordinary experience. Course guides and scorecards for this course can be found on the Solitude Mountain website.