Frisbee Golf in northern Colorado
Frisbee Golf—or Disc Golf—isn’t a new sport, nor is it new to northern Colorado. But it remains new to many people. Frisbee golf is a fun, user-friendly and low-entry game that gets lots of people outside, hanging out and engaging in strategy. It’s as much a physical game as a mental one, with the need to balance long drives with precision curves as you move about the course. Courses are similar to golf courses (thus, its name) with a tee-off location and a hole (basket) and courses meander through parks, natural areas, and more.
There are many ways to play frisbee golf, especially as a family. It’s most always free, the rules are simple, but there is a lot of opportunity to master the skills. So, kids and adults, beginners and experienced players, and people of all abilities can easily play together. Plus, even though it contains the word “golf,” it isn’t very time-consuming. Like regular golf, most frisbee golf courses have either 9 or 18 baskets. Playing 18 baskets typically takes a group of four around 2 hours.
Another perk of frisbee golf is that it doesn’t require much gear and for a novice to get started, few things are needed. This makes the sport and pastime accessible for most. Like any sport, beginner gear is more affordable than that for expert-level players. For example, a basic frisbee golf disc can run anywhere from $8 to $20 with the average price being around $12. Experts get fancy with having several types of discs: those for putting, those for driving. There are carrying cases, and more.
To go Frisbee golfing for the first time, you need at least one disc. That’s it. Although most experienced players will tell you need the following: 3 discs (preferably 6), a bag to carry your discs, some course-appropriate accessories (water, snacks, disc retriever, towel, mini marker disc, sharpie), and a good local course to play disc golf on.
Northern Colorado has many courses to play:
Cache la Poudre Disc Golf Course, 3511 W County Rd 54G, LaPorte
Golden Eagle, US Hwy Forest Service Rd 100, Bellvue
Aggie Greens Disc Golf, S. Overland Trail
Edora Park, 1420 E Stuart Street
ULTRA, 2685 Busch Drive
The Outback, 1501 65th Avenue, Greeley
Pioneer Park, 3701 Ponderosa Court, Evans
University of Northern Colorado Course, starts north of Butler-Hancock and ends at Candelaria, Greeley
Mehaffey Park, 3350 W 29th Street
Oxbow Disc Golf, 7025 Eastman Park Drive