Disc Golf Course at Fremont Lake
Page Summary: A guide to Lakeside Links disc golf course in Pinedale, Wyoming and the Wind River Disc Golf Club.
Lakeside Links disc golf course, is an 18 hole course located at Lakeside Lodge, just four miles north of Pinedale on the beautiful shore of Fremont Lake, which is at the base of the Wind River Mountain Range in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Disc Golf is a perfect activity for the whole family and free to play. In 2011 the course was developed by the Wind River Disc Golf Club, a non-profit organization that promotes the growth of disc golf in western Wyoming.
The course is open to the public year-round and it is always free to play without reservations. At an elevation of 7,400 feet, Lakeside Links is a natural course with lightly wooded hills covered in brush and grass with roaming wild life and Wyoming wind. There are two tee pads for every hole. Blue tee pads for beginners and green tee pads for intermediate to advanced players. The course offers a wide variety of shots that vary from long shots and short technical shots, to uphill and downhill as well. There are a lot of out-of-bound areas to make it more challenging. The course has a variety of baskets including Discatcher, DGA Mach 14, and custom made baskets.
If you need a couple discs, scorecards, course map, you can stop by Lakeside Lodge to check out discs for day use. If you are interested in purchasing discs, other gear, a Club membership or would like a guided round you can contact the WRDGC President, Troy Later (contact info below).
The club is open to anyone interested in disc golf and serving their community. Club memberships are optional, but allow you to participate in regular tag rounds and bi-weekly League tournaments. The club has been organized to do the following: To welcome players of all skill levels and provide an environment for competitive and/or recreational play; to foster good sportsmanship and fellowship among all who play disc golf; to maintain the beauty and playability of all disc golf venues in the area, discouraging all acts of violence toward others and our facilities; encourage and assist with local course development and maintenance; sponsor local disc golf events; provide an information network for all interested disc golfers; to encourage community recreation and promote health.
Take US-191 to Fremont Lake Road on the east side of Pinedale. Follow Fremont Lake Road for 3 miles and turn left on Forest Service Road. Stay to the left when the road turns into a Y, and then turn right into Lakeside Lodge.
For more information visit:
Wind River Disc Golf Club contacts:
- President: Troy Later, 307-749-8208
- Vice President: Jason Essington, 307-749-8788
- Secretary/Treasurer: Rae Lynne Later, 307-749-8207
- Club Director: Jed Duke, 307-749-3853
- Club Director: Ray Selby, 816-377-7228
Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs players use a flying disc. The sport was formalized in the 1970's, and shares with "ball golf" the object of completing each hole in the fewest number of strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest number of throws).
A disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the "hole". The hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is called a Pole Hole® which is an elevated metal basket. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the "putt" lands in the basket and the hole is completed.
Disc golf can be played from school age to old age, making it one of the greatest lifetime fitness sports available. Specially-abled and disabled participate, giving them the opportunity to take part in a mainstream activity. Because disc golf is so easy to learn, no one is excluded. Players merely match their pace to their capabilities, and proceed from there.