Free disc golf grand opening tournament at Three Peaks

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CEDAR CITY – Three Peaks Recreation Area north of Cedar City has added a second disc golf course to its complex, the Ironside Disc Golf Course, and the public is invited to join in a free grand opening tournament Saturday at 9 a.m. Free discs will be provided to the first 100 attendees.

Ironside Disc Golf grand opening tournament flier | Click on image to enlarge
Ironside Disc Golf grand opening tournament flier | Click on image to enlarge

The Ironside course sits next to the Three Peaks Disc Golf Course, an 18-hole championship level course that opened last year. Both are considered world-class courses, the tournament’s news release said.

Ironside was designed by the Three Peaks Disc Golf Association in partnership with the county and Bureau of Land Management’s Cedar City Field Office.

“We have two professional disc golf courses next to each other that inspires (sic) and encourages (sic) people to get outdoors,” Cameron Findlay, with the disc golf association, said via the news release. “Our partnerships with the county and the BLM made this possible. This is about experiencing our public lands in another unique and amazing way.”

BLM and Iron County are partners in managing and maintaining the course and the public lands it sits on. It is a continuation of the partnership in managing the Three Peaks Recreation Area in Iron County.

“Our partnerships with Iron County, and local organizations like the disc golf association help open doors to projects that make our community stronger, more attractive and provide pride in our public lands,” Cedar City Field Manager Tyler Ashcroft said in the news release.

Three Peaks accommodates several recreational activities. In addition to the two disc golf courses, its facilities include a shooting range, trails for mountain biking, all-terrain vehicles and hiking, a radio control flying field, and an equestrian area.

“Iron County is a home for outdoor enthusiasts and is now a beacon to professional disc golfers, enthusiasts and those just learning the sport,” county Outdoor Recreation Director Maria Twitchell said in the release.

Cedar City Brian Head Tourism recommends visitors to the recreation area bring plenty of water and wear sturdy shoes. “You are navigating through sagebrush, juniper trees, and large rock formations,” its webpage states.

Image courtesy of Google Maps, St. George News
Image courtesy of Google Maps, St. George News | Click on image to enlarge

Event details

  • What: Grand opening tournament of Ironside Disc Golf Course
  • When: 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17
  • Cost: Free to participate | free discs for the first 100 to attend
  • Where: Three Peaks Recreation Area, about 9 miles northwest of Cedar City
  • Directions (blue highlighted route on accompanying map): Travel west on Cedar City’s 200 North/state Route 56 approximately 2.8 miles to North 3100 West; turn right (north) and travel approximately 5.5 miles to West 4800 North/W. Midvalley Rd.; turn left (west) and proceed approximately 3.2 miles all the way to and through the Three Peaks main entrance; continue on the gravel road to a parking area for the disc golf courses on the left.
  • Resources: Telephone 435-586-5124 | Three Peaks Disc Golf Facebook page | BLM Three Peaks webpage.

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