The Park Record review of the disc golf course at The Canyons |

The Park Record review of the disc golf course at The Canyons

Nothing beats a disc golf course in your own backyard and, now that The Canyons has opened, Parkites can stop driving down to Salt Lake to get their disc golf fix. (Don’t lie, you know you’ve been going). If you had a season ski pass at The Canyons last winter, you can avoid the $15 charge to ride the gondola. Or of course, you are always welcome to hike up (in which case your canine friends can join you a perk for many golfers).

If you’re unfamiliar with this course, the first tee is somewhat hard to find. There aren’t actual concrete tee boxes, just a line of rocks and a small dirt patch. If the hole is not visible from the tee, the bright orange signs next to the tee explain where it is. Because the signs can sometimes be vague or contradict the map, it might be useful to walk the course before playing.

The first two holes are near the gondola, but by hole three you feel more secluded than on other local disc golf courses. Once the snow thaws and the flora on the mountain begins to bloom, it should make for a gorgeous setting. The course is great for intermediate and advanced players, but due to the overgrown brush and forests lining many of the fairways, beginners might find themselves trailblazing a little more than they’re used to on grassy courses. As long as you can keep a positive attitude, have a brightly colored disc and don’t mind exploring a bit, it should be fine.

The holes range in length from 210 to 540 feet (the last hole and the only par 4). Hole nine is a fun straight downhill shot and brings you back to the top of the gondola, just in time to play another round or grab a drink at the Red Pine Lodge.

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