The Reno Disc Golf Association was founded in 2007 by local disc golf enthusiast, Michael Jacobus as a 501c3, non-profit corporation with the express purpose of bringing Disc Golf to Reno and the Truckee Meadows.
After playing the course at Truckee Regional Park with his kids, Jacobus contacted his friend and Reno City Councilman, Dwight Dortch who agreed that disc golf would be a wonderful addition to Reno but that the city didn't have enough open park space to accommodate a full 18 hole course. Dortch suggested contacting the Washoe County Parks Department and the rest is, as they say, HISTORY!
The RDGA worked to construct The Ranch in cooperation with the Washoe County Parks and Open Space Department, The Friends of Wilbur May Foundation and the Washoe Board of County Commissioners.
Today, my vision of an 18-hole disc golf course in Reno is a reality!
It has been my great pleasure to work with so many wonderful volunteers and community representatives during the past 4 years from concept to completion. I'd like to send a special THANK YOU to the folks listed below for their help, support and often tireless involvement for without them, The Ranch ~ Disc Golf Course might truly never have materialized;
Chris Muller • Gayle Baker • Skot Meyer • Dennis "Bender" Simes • Adam Randall • Torrey Tuft • Thomas Hill Frost • Dave Chapman • Tracy 'Two-Dred' Moore • Phoebe Judge & the gals of the UNR Women's Ultimate Frisbee Team and Todd Pickett at Archie's Giant Hamburgers!
And of course our generous sponsors and local officials who pointed me in the right direction and helped along the way; Stephen Thompson & Mike Austin • The Northern Nevada Dairymen • Kyle Erickson • Kitty Jung • Dwight Dortch • Al Rogers • Doug Mullens • Andy Mink & Loring Larsen.
..... and Eagle Scout Jared Jacobus for his service project of providing benches!
I'm sure there are a few names I've forgotten and for that I apologize. But really, thanks you ALL for your ongoing & continued support and involvement with the RDGA.
Michael Jacobus / RDGA