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Test Your Arm and Discover Remnants of Mining’s Heyday at Iron River’s Tailings Disc Golf Course

Discs of all colors will be flying in Iron River this summer, which boasts a challenging and beautiful disc golf course.

The 18-hole Tailings Disc Golf Course was completed in the summer of 2010 along an old mining operation. During the heydays of mining, iron ore shipments were sent out along this grade. Today, this unique course follows the Apple Blossom Trail and the Iron River.

Play along the course reveals remnants of several mines that once thrived on the course grounds. Unique rock formations play a role in the difficulty of the course. The start and finish points parallel the Iron River with easy access from the Apple Blossom Trail or ORV trail, which is accessible from many parts of Iron County.

The short tees provide a fun and challenging round for players of all skill levels, and the longs tees will challenge those confident in their arm and play.

The disc golf site dgcoursereview.com says the Tailings Disc Golf Course: “offers very tight wooded corridors, uphill, downhill, throwing along and also across the Iron River, and a great balance of shot selection.”

Professional Disc Golf Association adds: “Very hilly and moderately wooded river valley course playing along and across the Iron River. Traverses old mining property with huge 600’ downhill bombers, tight wooded corridors and sharp elevation through ravines. OB paths to avoid also. Blue and Red tees.”

Camping is available in the adjoining Klint Safford Memorial RV Park, 50 East Genesee Street.

 

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