Top 10 Disc Golf Courses in the U.S.
Ever wonder where the best and most popular courses are scattered across the country?
Interested in taking a road trip this year to hit up some destination courses?
Well lucky for you, we have compiled our list of the 10 best disc courses in the country
5 others that should be on your radar when planning such a trip.
To make our list, courses had to have a minimum of 18 holes, with preference given to courses with more ratings and increased popularity.
That being said,
Let's dive right in, starting with number 10!
10. Beaver Ranch- Conifer, Colorado
Located among the Colorado Rockies is this beautiful disc golf course set in the Conifer Community Park. The course features 21 main holes with 41 total holes strewn across 2 courses.
Additionally, these pins are rotated weekly for some added challenge.
The tees are concrete and the course beautifully laid out between some of Colorado's finest forest scenery.
You can play this incredible course an unlimited number of times for just $12 per day or if you're close enough, just $100 for an entire season pass.
A picture of Hole 4 at Beaver Ranch courtesy of DG Course Review
You can learn more about this course by clicking on the link to their website, listed below
9. Harmon Hills- Fall Branch, Tennessee
For our next course we head south to the very northeastern tip of the Volunteer State.
Harmon Hills is a privately owned, 27 hole course featuring DISCatcher baskets over a variety of both wooded and open holes and you will tee off from concrete tee pads.
Hole 6 at Harmon Hills, photo from DG Course Review
Access to this course is by request that you can find by CLICKING HERE. Daily access will cost you just $10 and a yearly membership is a mere $100.
You can contact the course owners Aaron and Meredith Prosak at (423) 218-9001
Check out more information about this course by visiting their Facebook Page
8. Maple Hill DGC- Leicester, Massachusetts
Heading back north to Massachusetts we find ourselves at a premier disc golf course, Maple Hill DGC.
Maple Hill is famously known as an annual stop on the Pro Disc Tour as they host the MVP open each fall with Paul McBeth winning the most recent contest in Sept. 2020.
You'll find a little bit of everything on this challenging, 18 hole course. Wooded shots, elevation changes, long holes, ponds, and fields. Maple Hill has it all. With 5 different configurations, you'll also have the chance to mix it up each time you play.
Famous Hole #8 at Maple Hill, how would you feel about this shot?! (Photo from DGcoursereview.com)
Despite being a premier course, it will cost you just $8 to play a round here but you will have to schedule a tee time to take the course.
You can check out more about this course on their website at https://www.maplehilldiscgolf.com/
7. Blue Ribbon Pines DGC- East Bethel, Minnesota
Next on our list is the Blue Ribbon Pines Disc Golf Course located in eastern Minnesota.
This 27 hole, private course is mostly flat but will require high precision as many holes have narrow lines to the basket through tall pines and mixed woods (as shown below on hole 4).
13 of the holes also feature water hazards!
What you have in your favor for this course is that you will take on these difficult shots from concrete tee pads and the course is extremely well groomed. The baskets have also been recently upgraded to Prodigy T1's.
Play for an entire day for a fee of just $8 or $5 with a military or student ID. The yearly pass will run you $200.
Learn more at https://blueribbonpines.com/
6. Bucksnort DGC- Pine, Colorado
Heading back to Colorado finds us at number 6 on our list, Bucksnort Disc Golf Course.
As with most of Colorado, the views offered on this course are second to none from both the scenery and wildlife you are sure to see. The terrain is wooded with very unique rock formations, elevation change and difficult shots are a guarantee.
Hole 5, aka, "The Throne". One of many unique holes on the course! (photo from course website)
The only downside to this private course is perhaps that it requires a membership to play. The good news is that a 1 day membership is available for $20 but you must play in a group of at least 4 or pay the $80 minimum.
A waiver is also required and there is just one tee time per day for unlimited play on the 28 hole course. Only 2 groups are given tee times per day so book in advance! You will almost have the entire course to yourself because of this.
You can view all memberships options HERE and check out all details at https://friendsofthebucksnort.net/
5. Harmony Bends DGC- Columbia, Missouri
Established in 2016 and located within Stawn Park is this new and beautiful, 18 hole public course that offers competition quality and recreational fun, all for free!
The scenic course is full of rolling hills and wooded holes, which can be seen as you tee off from concrete tee pads. Most holes offer 3 different tees depending on skill level and many holes offer high risk/reward type shots making for a fun, challenging time. The course also has water hazards on 6 of its 18 holes.
Photo from Columbia Parks and Rec
Interestingly enough, Harmony Bends was named course of the year in 2017 by DG Course Review, so it's definitely a course worth checking out!
As mentioned, the course is free to play as it's owned and maintained by the city. Learn more by clicking HERE.
4. Selah Ranch, Lakeside & Creekside- Talco, Texas
Home of 2, high quality, competition level courses is Selah Ranch in Talco, Texas. Lakeside and Creekside Courses are different, but you can play both an unlimited amount of times with the $25 greens fee. Which is cheap for 36 holes of disc golf!
Unusual for many disc golf courses, carts are also available for rent while on the course.
The courses were designed by famous course designer John Houck, who also happened to design Harmon Hills, number 5 on our list.
Hole 11 at Selah Ranch Lakeside, Photo Courtesy of DG Course Review
The course features concrete tees and DISCatcher baskets, mix this in with the wooded features of the course and you have a great opportunity for fun.
Reservations are required for non-guests, but those wishing to spend the night at Selah Ranch can play the courses without reservation and for a discounted rate of $20.
Learn more at their website, https://www.selahranch.com/disc-golf.html
3. Rollin Ridge- Reedsville, Wisconsin
Our list rolls into the top 3 with our next featured course, Rollin Ridge in Reedsville, Wisconsin.
The course is comprised of 18 holes using Mach X baskets. These pins are strewn across both wooded and open fields with challenging man-made structures added sporadically to create a very unique look and to also increase the difficulty.
Each hole features 3 tee off locations based on your appropriate skill level with the tee boxes being made of concrete. Conveniently, most holes will have benches for rest stops and well groomed walking paths.
Shown here is the short tee box at Hole 7, check out that tee pad! (Photo from DG Course Review)
You'll be pleased to know that this private course costs just $5 per day to play and an annual pass will run you less than a Benjamin at $80.
This course should definitely be put on your list! You can find out more at their website by clicking HERE.
2. Idlewild- Burlington, Kentucky
Runner up to our top course is the immaculate and very difficult Idlewild Disc Golf Course!
A regular stop on the Pro Disc Golf Tour, the Idlewild Open, this course is often described as "the most difficult course on the tour". So come ready to play!
The 24 hole course is within the England/Idlewild Park and Dog Park in Boone County Kentucky, making it open to the public and free to play!
Hole 3 of Idlewild, Photo from DG Course Review
The course offers a mixture of open and wooded shots but requires high precision and pin point accuracy to play it well. It also features several elevation changes for added difficulty.
The greens and course are meticulously maintained and of extremely high quality. As expected with a course like this, the tee boxes are concrete and over sized.
If you're looking for a course to test your skills and allow you to see where you stack up against the Pros, this is your course!
Learn more and get directions HERE
Before moving on to #1, let's take a quick look at the courses that just missed our top 10 list.
In no particular order, they are:
VisionQuest- Cedar, Minnesota
18 hole course that can be played for just $10 a day? Why not?! Check it out at their website HERE
Moraine State Park- Portersville, Pennsylvania
Located within the beautiful state park is this free, 18 hole disc golf course that offers excellent scenery and challenging shots. Check it out HERE
Wildcat Bluff DGC- Urbana, Iowa
Rated the #1 course in Iowa, this 21 hole course is worth checking out! The wooded terrain and elevation changes will challenge any player. Click HERE to check out their Facebook page.
Riverbend DGC- Estacada, Oregon
Representing the west coast is this piney course featuring 27 holes that will require use of your entire bag and all skills. It's located in a state park but will cost just $5 to play for the day per car. Learn more HERE
Deer Lakes Park- Tarentum, Pennsylvania
Located in Allegheny County or western PA is this free to play and challenging 18 hole course. If you are making plans to play Moraine State Park, then be sure to check out this not so far away course too! LEARN MORE!
and without further ado,
the #1 disc golf course you MUST check out
Flip City Disc Golf Park- Shelby, Michigan
Ah, we have reached #1!
The Disc Golf Mecca!
This pick will not surprise many of you as Flip City Disc Golf Park is one of the most popular and highly rated courses in the entire county. Certainly deserving of the top pick on our list.
The course is privately owned but can be played unlimited times for just $5 per day but woman and kids under the age of 11 play for free.
The beauty of this course as shown from the perspective of Hole 2a (Photo from DG Course Review)
Technical shots, elevation changes, and impeccable greens, this 24 hole course truly has it all! It will challenge any and all players and has definitely become a destination course for players from all corners of the country.
24 holes, 2 sets of tees, and 0 reasons not to check out this incredible course!
You can learn everything about this course at their website at http://www.flipcitygolf.com/index.htm
And there you have it!
Our complete list of 15 quality courses that would make for the most epic disc golf road trip of all time!
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