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Lake Tahoe Disc Golf Course Review

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—By Dustin Robinson—

Kwood

Photo credit: Adam Jensen

 

Kirkwood may be best known for its killer snow in the winter  time, but in the summertime mountain offers up a whole new challenge: Mountain Disc Golf. The course starts at 7,800 feet, and progresses up and down the mountain from there. Seriously, there are only three shots that aren’t either straight up the freaking mountain, or straight down it! Get out there if you want a good challenge!

Tee Type: Rubber

Hole Type: DisCatcher

Number Of Holes: 18

Course Rating: 3.96 out of 5        

Address: 1501 Kirkwood Meadows Drive. Kirkwood, CA 95646

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Hole number 1 starts near the bulletin board this course is a 27 hole course with DisCatcher baskets. Some more heavily wooded holes. The terrain is flat for the most part with minimal brush and noticeable tree markings. Varied fairways with 100 ft. pines, open mountain meadows. There are weekly doubles tournaments and a soup series monthly. Dogs are allowed on leash. Water available on the course.

Tee Type:  Rubber

Hole Type: DisCatcher

Number of holes: 27

Course Rating: 4.3 stars out of 5

Address: 1099 Al Tahoe Boulevard

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Extremely hilly and wooded. Course zig-zags up a steep mountain side before it finishes downhill. Baskets are strategically placed on each hole with many logs and tight wooded fairways. Six baskets total on course.

Tee Type: Dirt

Hole Type: DisCatcher

Number of Holes: 6

Course Rating: 1.0 out of 5

Address: 7169 Sierra Pines Road

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In the high Sierra on Lake Tahoe’s east shore. Major elevation. Hiking boots and long pants recommended (6 fairways with manzanitas). This is the prettiest course I have ever played. There are many lake views and incredible granite outcroppings coming into play. Excellent tees, and pin placements. Tough uphill holes with a few birdie opportunities. I love the way back down, with my favorite hole being #10. Very little traffic and very clean.

Cons: Outdated tee signs, however rumor has it that new signs are being designed.

Tee Type: Rubber

Hole Type: Discatcher

Course Rating: 4 out of 5 starts

Address: Warrior Way, Zephyr Cove, Nevada

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Banger mountains views from the course. Lots of trees so you won’t cook in the sun. Plenty of long technical shots as well as a few birdie holes. Great signage. Trail system gets a thumbs up.

‘A’ placements play at 5669′, ‘B’ at 6795′, ‘C’ at 8166′ and ‘D’ at 8789′

Seasonal campground in the middle of the back 9. Grover Hot Springs is 10 miles away offers more great camping.

Tee Type: Rubber

Hole Type: Mach 3

Number of Tees: 18

Course Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

 Address: 17300 State Route 89

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Ride the cable car up to High Camp (el. 8200’) or, if you’re feeling ambitious, hike to get to the first tee. The course is open June 15th through September 15th, weather and conditions permitting.

Disc golfers can bring their own discs or purchase them at the High Camp Bath & Tennis Shop.

Cable car costs $29 for adults, round trip. Only available weekends starting in September.

Tee type: Rubber

Hole Type: Mach 5

Number of Holes: 18

Course Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Address: 1690 Squaw Valley Road  

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