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Arapahoe Basin ski area is to host the first-ever ‘Alpine Open’ pro-sanctioned disc golf tournament next month. It's a serious affair.

The weekend of 3rd - 4th August will see the first ever Professional Disc Golf Association-sanctioned event.

What is it?

Well, we've tried it, and you can read more below.

Disc Golf is also known as Frisbee Golf or Frolf.

The alpine-open pro event will be held in the Colorado mountain resort, Arapahoe Basin.

And a full-on day of disc golf it will be.

Summer activities have been slow to get going in this part of the Rockies due to mega snow this winter.

A-Basin was skiing on 4th July before calling it a day.

So it's bound to be a good event as summer gets underway in the mountain resort.

Read more here of resorts skiing and riding into summer:

A-Basin ski area has an 18-hole disc golf course on the lower section of the mountain's front-side.

It's a free course open for all seven days a week.

All are par-3 holes.

But, during the weekend of the tournament the course will be closed for non-competitors.

The tournament is, as we mentioned, a serious affair. 

There are three divisions, a registration process and an entry fee. 

Admission to compete is $70 for the pro and open divisions, $40 for the advanced divisions and $25 for the junior division and general entry.

Will you be in town around then?

Register for the tournament and find more information here.

A-Basin will provide swag (some free gear up for grabs) as well as payouts to the top 40% of competitors in the advanced, intermediate/recreational and novice/junior divisions.

Champions of the pro men's and women's division will receive $70.

The competition will go ahead, rain or shine.

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Have you played before?

It's not always such a serious game:

Disc golf/frisbee golf /frolf can be a lot of fun and taken as easily as you like.

It's a great sport for a group of people looking to be outside all day.

I myself am no golfer, nor a decent frisbee tosser, but I played a fantastic game of frolf in Whistler a few summer's ago.

Catch up on my experience below as I travelled what has to be the most gorgeous scenery playing this game in an all time favourite summer destination:
Let's bring it over here!

Katie Bamber putting in disc golfKatie Bamber putting in disc golf

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