Angel Fire Resort | Disc Golf

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Apr 21, 2014

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Disc Golf

Angel Fire Resort features an 18 hole disc golf course which utilizes the terrain of our ski mountain for the hazards. This unique high-altitude course starts at over 10,000’ elevation. If you have your own discs, disc golf is free to play but requires a lift ticket or season pass to access the chair up. Hole One is adjacent to The Summit Haus restaurant at the top of the Chile Express chairlift. The course includes both novice and advanced “tee pads,” perfect for the whole family or players just beginning their disc golf careers. Course maps and scorecards are available in the base area Ticket Office, or for download here.

Rentals are available at the Ticket Office.

Disc Golf is available beginning May 16, 2014

Disc Golf Package
$22 (Includes a One Ride Lift Ticket and Disc Rental)

Disc Rental
$10 (3 discs, bag, and water)

Before You Go
Be aware of health and safety considerations regarding hiking exercise in a high-altitude outdoor environment. These include proper footwear, hydration, sun protection, wildlife awareness, weather conditions/contingencies and chairlift hours of operation. Play with at least one other person knowledgeable of these factors, and always check in at The Summit Haus prior to starting.

What is Disc Golf?
Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee® The sport was formalized in the 1970′s, and shares with “ball golf” the object of completing each hole in the fewest number of strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest number of throws). A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the “hole,” most commonly an elevated metal basket. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The trees, shrubs and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the “putt” lands in the basket and the hole is completed. Disc golf shares the same joys and frustrations of traditional golf, whether it’s sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway. There are a few differences, though. Disc golf rarely requires a greens fee, you probably won’t need to rent a cart, and you never get stuck with a bad “tee time.” It is designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, male and female, regardless of economic status.

Basic Rules of Disc Golf

  1. When the disc lands out of bound in the tall grass, it’s a one stroke penalty.
  2. When the disc lands in the trees (six feet or higher above ground), creek, sand trap or fescue grass traps, it’s a one stroke penalty.
  3. If you throw out of turn it’s a one stroke penalty.
  4. The furthest person from the hole always shoots first.

For more information, please call the Ticket Office directly at 575-377-4383.