Experience incredible views and cool mountain air while playing at 10,350’ above sea level on a beautiful mountain disc golf course at the summit of Red River Ski Area. The course features the original recreational layout with 18 holes and a tournament layout with 21 holes. With tee pads for both pro and amateur players, this truly is a course that all can enjoy.
The Sunny Side front nine is a great start for beginner disc golf players or those who only have time for a quick round and want to experience a mountain course. The Sunny Side front nine begins with a scenic tee shot under or over the Copper Chair down the Kit Carson ski trail. The remaining eight holes on the front nine are shorter, most playing slightly uphill on ski trails.
The Cracker Jack back nine plays slightly uphill on a ridge through hole twelve. Beginning at hole thirteen, players enter a large prominent aspen grove. With narrower fairways, longer holes, and considerable elevation changes, the Cracker Jack back nine challenges even the best disc golf players. Many players consider the Cracker Jack back nine some of the most challenging mountain holes they have played.
The course is free to play, but access requires a hike to the summit via a 3.5 mile hiking trail or a Scenic Summer Chairlift ticket. Discounted tickets for the Scenic Summer Chairlift are available to current PDGA members with proof of membership.
Drew Judycki Memorial
Each year Red River Ski Area hosts the Drew Judycki Memorial, a PDGA sanctioned B-Tier event. During the tournament, the 21 hole tournament layout is played with two rounds over two days. Whether practicing for the tournament or looking for a longer round of disc golf, the additional three holes are permanent and always available to play.
Disc Golf Rentals
The Tip Restaurant, at the summit, has beginner friendly disc rental sets available. Rental sets include a fairway driver, midrange, and putter, all from Dynamic Discs. Scorecards and maps are available at the Tip Restaurant.
Disc Golf Pro Shop
The Lift House, in town at the bottom of Platinum Chair, is home to our disc golf pro shop. We stock a wide selection of Dynamic Discs, Latitude 64, Westside Discs, and Prodigy. Custom stamped discs with the Red River logo are also available. Disc golf bags and other small accessories are also available. Scenic Summer Chairlift tickets, scorecards, and maps are available at the Lift House.
What is Disc Golf and How to Play
Disc golf is played like traditional golf but with disc golf discs instead of a ball and clubs. The objective is to play each hole in the fewest strokes possible. One stroke is counted each time the disc is thrown and/or when a penalty is incurred. The player with the lowest total strokes for the entire course wins.
- Each hole begins with a tee throw which must be completed within or behind the designated tee area.
- The lie is the spot where the player's previous throw has landed. The player's subsequent throw is made from directly behind the lie.
- A disc that rests in the basket or chains constitutes the successful completion of that hole.
- Remain quiet and avoid unnecessary movements while others are throwing.
- Never throw when players or other people are within range. Always give other land users the right of way.
- Stand behind the player who is throwing until their throw is complete.
- Allow faster groups to play through.
- Please no smoking or littering on the course.
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Nearby Disc Golf Courses
Mallette Park is home to a nine hole disc golf course that offers a variety of shots for all players. The first tee is just past the Mallette Park sign near the entrance to the parking lot. This is an excellent free short course for players of all skill levels. The park is in town at the start of Mallette Canyon, with exposed rock faces and aspen groves throughout the course. A stream meanders through the park and is in play on many of the holes. Mallette Park has basketball courts, a playground, a pump track, a skatepark, and tennis courts. Please be aware and respectful of other park users when playing disc golf.