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Old 09-12-2013, 08:12 PM
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Highest Disc Golf Course in the World?

Per the Fall 2013 Number 19 issue of discgolfer article titled, "Highest Disc Golf Course in the World", by Paul Francz #3289 PDGA Euro Tour contact.

He lists the current title of highest disc golf course in the world as Torrent Disc Golf course, Leukerbad, Switzerland at 2,350 meters (7,700 feet). Other "alpine" courses he lists (all in Switzerland) are Thyon and Veysonnaz at 2,000 meters (6,600 feet) and Schmitten, Austria at 1,850 meters (6,100 feet).
All courses listed in the article are located in the Alps, but as far as the title "Highest Disc Golf Course in the World", they all fall extremely short of courses in the U.S.
I know of three courses in Utah that all start out at 9,000 ft. plus and end at 7,500 feet plus. Solitude, The Canyons and Brian Head. Brian Head's first teepad is located at 11,000 ft. elevation.
Maybe the article should have been titled, "Highest Disc Golf Course in Europe".
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:42 PM
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Kirkwood starts at the base of 7800 and you walk up and down all over the right side of the ski mountain. awesome course.

Most of the super high altitude courses require lift access to get a certain point, and you work your way down.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:44 PM
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Sky High DGC in Wrightwood, California is at 7500'.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:36 PM
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I'm pretty sure most of the CO Rocky Mountain disc golf courses are at least as high as those.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:43 PM
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:18 PM
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Yeah Cali and Colorado have just as high courses as most of these places.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:03 PM
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Solitude and The Canyons have to be pretty high in the Wasatch Range of Utah.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:06 AM
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China peak is 8800
Sunrise in Arizona is around 10,600

Brian's head in Utah is over 10,000

I saw this article and thought the same thing. There is a course in South America that I added last year that's pretty high but not over 10,000. Yeah article title is way off.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:43 AM
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Doesn't Yellowstone have a course? Cause the plateau averages 8,000 feet, which is taller than any of the Euro courses. And that's just where the mountains start.
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I looked up a bunch of altitudes based on the lat/lon of the course.

The top of the list was White Oak Park, Dallas, GA at 16,078 feet. But, it turned out that was with a POSITIVE figure for the longitude, which would have moved the course to Tibet.

Anyway, here are the 10,000 footers I found:

Brian Head Resort DGC in Brian Head, Utah at 10,888 ft
Adventure Ridge in Vail, Colorado at 10,301 ft
Beaver Creek Resort in Avon, Colorado at 10,217 ft
Camp Como in Como, Colorado at 10,065 ft
Colorado Mountain College, Leadville in Leadville, Colorado at 10,034 ft

The highest outside the U.S. was Incapuquio Golf Club in Toquepala, Peru at 8,743 ft

My Europe data is probably not very good.
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