After five months of snow storms and below freezing weather, temperatures in the mid 50’s and 60’s are starting to re-enter Rexburg! With warmer weather, there are numberless ways to enjoy the wonderful outdoors this summer. However, with so many options available, how does a person choose what to do? If you feel this way, disc golf is a fantastic option!
Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of using clubs and a ball, players use discs (Frisbees). Players then throw the discs from the tees towards the course holes, which is basically an elevated metal basket.
There are two local disc golf courses and at least five other courses within 45 miles of Rexburg. Below is a list of courses by location, address, and the number of holes. These aren’t all of the courses available but a great start.
1 ) Nature Park – 469 N 5th W Rexburg, ID (9 Hole Course)
First, is the Nature Park course. This course weaves its way through Nature Park and the grounds are well kept. Its features include grass, some small hills, and lots of trees.
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2) Freeman Park – 1430 Willow Ave Idaho Fall, ID (18 Hole Course)
Another great course is Freeman Park. This course has a couple of creek crossings and borders most of the Snake River. It also has some hills and a practice basket.
3) McCowin Park – 3098 Southwick Ln, Ammon ID (9 Hole Course)
Following Freeman Park is McCowin Park. This course is short and in a park setting. Course features include trees, walkways, fences, and a hole just over 300 feet in length.
4) Teton Valley – 235 South 5th Street Driggs, ID (9 Hole Course)
This course has a great view of the Grand Teton mountains! The course features a skateboard area and lots of trees. Additionally, players will also experience hills, rocks, tall grass, small streams, and much more.
5) Grand Targhee Resort – 3300 E Ski Hill Road Alta, WY (18 Hole Course)
Finally is the Grand Targhee Resort course. This course plays through rolling aspen meadows at 8,000 feet! There are long holes, short holes, and everything between. Beginners and experts will be challenged on this course.
Last, but maybe the most important of all: options for purchasing discs include Big 5 Sporting Goods, Walmart, or BYU-Idaho Outdoor Resource Center (all located in Rexburg, Idaho).