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As the sport of disc golf has exploded in the Denver metro area, local disc golf stores have risen to meet the demand for discs, bags, and other merch, with four new retailers debuting during the pandemic alone. Advanced disc golf players carry lots of discs for specialized scenarios, but all beginners really need is a fairway driver and a putter for shorter, more controlled shots, which can be had for $10 to $20 each. The following shops all have friendly, knowledgeable proprietors who can help you find the gear that’s right for your level and playing style, so we suggest you choose your purveyor based on your other interests.
Go If You Like: History
Because: Proprietor Mark Crosby (PDGA member number 9,908) has built a small museum inside the storefront he’s run since 2018 with artifacts—such as Arvadan Johnny Roberts’ 1978 Senior World Frisbee Championships trophy—to honor the sport’s legacy in Colorado.
Go If You Like: Beer
Because: This 14-month-old offshoot of the original shop in Charlotte, North Carolina—a major disc golf hub—encourages visitors to grab a brew (there are a handful on tap and more in cans) and hang at the bar or around the pingpong table.
Go If You Like: Experimenting
Because: BlueSky, which opened in Lakewood in 2020 before quickly outgrowing its space and moving to Lafayette, not only accepts trades on new discs, but it will also let you exchange a used disc for another used one in its expansive collection—a lending library of sorts—so you can test out and compare different models, molds, and plastics.
Where: Wheat Ridge
Go If You Like: Biophysics
Because: Another pandemic opening, CTP Disc regularly hosts free clinics with pros, some of whom it sponsors, who provide pointers on things such as distance-throwing mechanics and putting form to help you get “closest to pin.” Currently squeezed into 525 square feet, CTP will likely move to a larger location, with a liquor license and disc golf simulator, in Westminster this fall.
Go If You Like: Fashion
Because: Fly Green, a superstore that debuted in 2009, also stocks a plethora of disc-golf-themed T-shirts, socks, hats, and jewelry.
Where: Online and at local retailers, including Another Round
Go If You Like: Planet Earth
Because: Jesse Stedman started making minis—tiny discs players use to mark where their shots land—out of recycled plastic in his Littleton garage in 2021. Buy them to support the environment and his work on full-size prototypes.