Wrightwood, CA – Get out onto the ski slopes in summer and play a round of disc golf at Southern California’s only course above 6,000 feet. Originally designed by Dave Dunnipace, owner of Innova Disc Golf, one of the country’s largest manufactures of discs, baskets, and accessories, Mountain High’s Sky High Disc Golf Course is touted as one of the best in the region thanks to its course variety and scenic views.
Broken into three nine-hole courses, a full outing takes players on a 2.5-mile hike through the resort’s slopes within Angeles National Forest, where players are apt to see hawks, deer, coyotes and more. Snow-capped mountains to the west line the course and long, desert vistas stretch out to the east, providing a visual landscape of scenery.
“The design of the course is brilliant. Most Southern California courses are found in regional parks but this one has all kinds of variety with long holes, short holes, uphill, downhill … you name it,” says Tom Bant, an avid disc golfer. “And it is one of the most beautiful courses I’ve ever played.”
The Sky High Disc Golf course is open Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., plus Fridays during the peak summer season. Prices cost $7 for a full round of 27 holes or $35 for a season pass. Mountain High offers a full line of disc golfing accessories including everything a beginner needs to get started. There are also drinks and snacks available in the pro shop.
Mountain High hosts a variety of events each summer including the Sky High Showdown in late August, part of the Southern California Disc Golf Tour and the PDGA Tour. These contests regularly sell out, so for more information on competitions or the course itself call (760) 249-5507.
The Sky High Disc Golf Course is located at Mountain High’s North Resort, located just across the road from its main area. This marks the course’s 12th year in operation, although disc golf didn’t take place in 2001 when the Angeles National Forest was closed due to fire dangers.