The Town, in conjunction with Salida area Parks Open space and Trails (SPOT), has constructed an 18 hole disc golf course. The course is located on 20 acres in the Towns 'South Park', and promises to challenge golfers of every skill level with ominous hazards and wicked doglegs.
This course is built to PDGA standards and will hopefully be utilized by the PDGA Tour along with disc duffers from all around the nation.
The course is officially open and features signs on each hole. It is absolutely free and open to the public and the baskets are mounted year round so if you can handle the cold the course is ripe for the play. We do ask that golfers respect the native wildlife and adopt a leave no trace attitude with respect to their personal trash.
Our course was built with the help of Greater Outdoor Colorado Lottery funds. Our special thanks to the Colorado Lottery for there help. In 2005, the Poncha Springs Disc Golf Course received the Starburst Award. For information on this award, please visit
The Colorado Lottery is celebrating its 23rd Anniversary on January 24, 2006. Please visit the Colorado Lottery website to learn more about the projects and funding available through the Colorado Lottery.
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 numberof throws).
A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the"hole". the hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is called a Pole Hole®; an elevated metal basket. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive shot fromthe 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 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.
To read more about disc golf, please visit the following sites:
http://www.pdga.org, http://www.coloradodisc.com, http://www.discgolf.com.
To learn more about Disc Golf in Chaffee County, you can call the local club called "High Mountain Air Disc Golf Club" at 539-7879.