IVGID Tip: Get outside at Incline disc golf course
May 11, 2014
EDITOR'S NOTE: "Tip of the week" is a periodic feature running in the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, in partnership with the Incline Village General Improvement District, providing locals with various tips pertaining to the recreation opportunities and services the district provides.
Looking for a new activity to get exercise and spend time outdoors? Disc golf is a great sport for people of all ages and is very affordable.
For a beginner, it's possible to learn with just one disc, making the starting cost between 10 and 20 dollars, about the same cost as going to the movies. You can purchase discs locally at the Incline Recreation Center and Village Ski Loft.
The rules are similar to ball golf, but instead of striking a ball with a club, you throw a plastic disc toward a metal basket. One point is counted each time you throw a disc, and the object is to have the fewest points.
There is also some important disc golf etiquette you should know like the person farthest from the basket throws first. Don't walk in front of someone's shot or line of sight as they are making a throw. Clean up after yourself, don't leave trash behind and keep the noise at a respectable level.
Disc golf is one of today's fastest growing sports, and most people in the disc golf community are very open to new players and may even offer tips. There are disc golf courses all over the lake, including one right here in Incline Village.
The North Tahoe Lions Club Disc Golf course is open year-round and consists of 18 par 3's located within Incline Park (next to the Tennis Center). Parking is available at the Incline Recreation Center located at 980 Incline Way.
If you are looking for a sport with an ease of entry, low startup cost, and high enjoyment, then try disc golf! Hole 1 is near the west side of the Recreation Center entrance road, and course maps are available at the Recreation Center.
There are also several local tournaments coming up if you're ready to put your skills to the test. Check out the Sierra Tahoe Disc Golf Series, an eight tournament series, or the King of the Lake, a Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) "A" Tier event. Learn more about these tournaments online at blog.tahoemountainsports.com.
This tip was provided by Indra Winquest, Assistant Parks & Recreation Director. Visit InclineRecreation.com for more information, activities, programs, and special events for all ages.