2023 Desert Ice Bowl Presented by Helix Disc Golf

Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Sunrise Park in Palm Springs, California
Disc golf singles tournament

2023 Desert Ice Bowl Presented by Helix Disc Golf graphic


Assistant Tournament DirectorKeith Lindsey
Tournament DirectorJon Berg

About this tournament

Welcome to the 2023 Desert Ice Bowl Presented by Helix Disc Golf and supported by Innova Disc Golf. This is a fun charity event, with all proceeds going to the Coachella Valley Food Bank.

We will be playing 24 holes on our temporary disc golf course at Sunrise Park in Palm Springs. This is a 12-hole layout, so each group will play through the course twice. Course maps and information available on UDisc, though some details are subject to change for this event.

Because it is only a 12-hole layout, we are limiting the field to 60 players with a max of 5 per card. Pre-registration is preferred to ensure your spot and to help us be better organized the day of the event. Any walk-ups will have to hope there are still spots available.

The annual Ice Bowls are held at courses all over Southern California as part of the Golden Sombrero series. They help local charities. This is not a PDGA-sanctioned event and is meant to be a lot of fun while helping our community. There will be no cash prizes or payouts other than the optional ace pot. The overall event winner will receive the 2023 Desert Ice Bowl trophy. This year's tiebreaker may be a bit different (and a lot of fun), but it will be a surprise so nobody can stack the deck purposefully!

Entry fee is $35. You’ll get a premium Innova disc with this year’s Golden Sombrero stamp plus 3 mulligan tickets to start.

This is a fun, shorter course with plenty of birdie and ace run opportunities. Each player will have the option to purchase as many additional mulligans as they wish for $1 each (or 25 for $20). You pre-purchase some or all of your mulligans on the registration page, as well, or you can pay cash the day of the event. If you use more mulligans than you have pre-paid for, you will simply pay for the additional ones after the round. Each mulligan ticket purchased will also be a raffle ticket. We'll be giving away plenty of cool discs, Helix Disc Golf swag (including a new NinjaPak) and other prizes. Prize donations are welcomed and encouraged, along with the canned foods and other non-perishable goods.

Mulligans can be used on any shot during the round. However, if you use any mulligans, you must take the last throw made. You cannot just pick your best shot.

Ace pot is optional at $5 per player. To claim the full pot, an ace must be hit on the first throw of any given hole. Multiple natural aces will split the full pot. Mulligan aces will count as a 1 on your scorecard, but will only make you eligible for half the ace pot (and only if no natural aces are hit). Multiple mulligan aces (with no natural aces) will split half the ace pot with the other half going to charity. If nobody hits an ace during the round, we will hold a post-round CTP for half the pot. The other half will go toward the charity donation.

Refund policy

Helix Disc Golf is responsible for all refunds/cancellations. You must cancel by January 27 to receive a full refund. Any day-of cancellations and no-shows will not be eligible for refund, but you will get your player pack disc. You'll have to pay for shipping or arrange for local pick-up.


Sunrise Park
Palm Springs, CA   Get Directions


We use cookies to improve user experience.