Look Out for Flying Saucers on the Horizon
Instead of using balls and clubs as in traditional golf, disc golf uses a flying disc or Frisbee®. Just like golf, there are 18 holes on the course and the object is to complete each hole in the fewest number of strokes or in the case of disc golf, throws. A golf disc is thrown from a tee to the target hole which is usually an elevated metal basket. Just as in golf, players can expect natural and man-made challenges, along with elevation changes to test their skills. Disc golf can be played by people of all ages and abilities.
The best part of playing disc golf in Glenwood Springs is the course itself, located at Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley Campus; it has some of the most jaw-dropping views of Mount Sopris and the Elk Range further to the south. Disc golf in Glenwood Springs is free and open to the public.
About the course:
The 18-hole course is fitted with 12-foot cement runway-style tee pads, with tee sign stands at each tee pad. The signs give views of the upcoming holes and distances to each position. Excellent course signage points players to the next tee pad. The landscape in and around the fairways has abundant trees, shrubs, and elevation changes that provide a number of obstacles for the disc golfer.
Tee 2, considered a “crater” hole.
Directions to Colorado Mountain College at Spring Valley:
Follow Highway 82 south out of Glenwood Springs until you reach the stop light at Spring Valley Road. Turn left onto Spring Valley Road and drive three miles. The college will be on the right, turn right at the second college entrance. Drive past soccer fields and take a left into the dirt parking lot. The first tee is located just below the lot.
Colorado Mountain College, Spring Valley Campus
802 Grand Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Phone: 970-947-8237 or 800-621-8559