The course, which is now open daily for disc golf play at noon, was added to the wide variety of offerings from EVRPD in response to the increased interest in disc golf.
“We saw an opportunity to provide a new recreational sport on the nine-hole course,” said Mark Miller, Manager of Golf Services for EVRPD. “With the rising popularity of disc golf, we thought it was a logical choice to make the best use of the available space while providing something fun and active.”
The course, which had a soft opening from April 1 to 12, has been modified slightly based on the input of early players, including reducing the length of the course to make it more friendly for beginners. With these updates, EVRPD is ready to host their first event with a fun and exciting tournament.
The tournament, which costs $40 per entry and is open to men and women of all ages and skill levels, will consist of up to 60 participants with up to six people per group. Every entry includes a free hat, lunch, prizes, a drink ticket and entry into the $40 ACE POT. The tournament starts at 2 p.m. with a lunch meeting for players at 1 p.m. and will consist of two rounds of nine holes for an 18-hole event.
“Although this is our first stab at a disc golf event, it is sure to be a fun event with gorgeous views,” said Austin Logan, Assistant Golf Professional for EVRPD’s golf courses. “We are excited for this new outdoor offering at the Lake Estes Golf Course for visitors and locals in Estes Park.”
Disc golf has grown in popularity since the first course opened in 1975. According to the Professional Disc Golf Association, there are more than 6,300 disc golf courses in the U.S. and the association’s membership increased almost 13 percent from 2017 to 2018. This is the second disc golf course in Estes Park and the only one located near downtown. It is also one of only a handful of courses in Colorado that combines disc golf and traditional golf on one course.
To register for the tournament or for more information about the course, visit golfestes.com or call Austin Logan at 970-586-8146 x4. The Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course is located at 690 Big Thompson Avenue in Estes Park, Colo.