Built into the landscape with minimal impact, as if to celebrate mankind’s ability to adapt, disc golf courses have become the latest and greatest summer activity for Northern Californians and Nevadans. The cost? A one time fee of less than $20 for a new golf disc and a pair of flip flops and you are off and running!
Most of us have all grown up throwing a frisbee, and many of us have played golf before. They’re both pretty darn fun, right? Well, as cooler heads prevail, so does disc golf in South Lake Tahoe.
With chained baskets as flagsticks and fairways cut through forests or across vast mountain valleys, the concept of disc golf is identical to golf (minus the old crotchety Scottish dudes in ridiculous clothes). The sport has developed to a professional level and technology has produced different types of discs for different purposes, similar to the way golf clubs are designed to provide different types of shots. You can purchase a driver, mid-range, or putter disc and perfect your game for free at Bijou Park of Al Tahoe Blvd. Or Zephyr Cove’s recreation area. Bijou’s course offers 27 holes of relatively easy walking with mild elevation changes, but challenging hole placements while Zephyr is a test of stamina that rewards its challengers with breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and outstanding elevated shot options.