South Suburban and Highlands Ranch Metro District announce opening of new disc golf course

Jul 16 2020

The Highlands Ranch Metro District and funding partner South Suburban Parks and Recreation are pleased to announce the opening of the new West Fork Disc Golf Course, 9095 S. Broadway in Highlands Ranch.

The 18-hole public course, professionally designed by John Bird and Birdie Disc Golf LLC, features a mix of open shots and more technical areas. It offers varied play for both recreational players and those with more experience.

“The ability to recreate and enjoy the outdoors is something the Metro District has always highly valued, but during this time, the chance to decompress and connect to nature is even more important,” said Nick Adamson, natural resources manager.

The course winds through the West Fork Open Space and takes advantage of existing trails, which will remain open to all users. The total course distance ranges from 4,446 feet to 5,772 feet, depending on the position of the baskets. A bike rack, skateboard rack and restroom are available near the course’s new 52-space parking lot, accessible from South Broadway.

The project was completed for less than the budgeted amount of $480,000. South Suburban Parks and Recreation partnered with the Metro District in funding and contributed $160,000.

The course is open daily from 6 a.m. to dusk. All dogs must be leashed, and glass containers, littering and motorized vehicles are prohibited. Drop-in use is free, and permits are available for organized play such as tournaments or tag (ladder) play.

The object of disc golf is similar to golf — to make it from the tee to the hole in as few attempts as possible. Instead of swinging a club at a ball, participants throw a flying disc towards an elevated metal basket.

Visitors are reminded to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. They should wear a mask when around people outside of their household, stay six feet apart, clean their hands frequently and stay home if they are sick. Users should bring their own water. A restroom, bike rack and skateboard rack are available in the parking lot.