Throughout the past 20 years, disc golf has always been around, but it’s recently become huge as a sport and many people are beginning to be more involved in it. Numerous parks are installing their own disc golf courses for players to enjoy. Sharing most of the same rules as regular golf, the only real differentiating aspect of disc golf is throwing a plastic disc towards a chain-catching metal basket. The sport is affordable to play (most courses are free) and costs to install are minimal. The following courses beautifully highlight the sport’s uniqueness in breathtaking settings.
1. Selah Ranch, Lakeside and Creekside Courses (Talco, Texas) Selah Ranch is one of the best places to play disc golf. Even if you aren’t a professional player, beginners can enjoy the game at this course too. In Selah Ranch, there are two courses to play in: Creekside and Lakeside. Both maps are designed to bring in more nature while people are playing through. With lakes and tons of colorful trees and forests, it creates an upbringing mood for all players. The ranch is also a bed and breakfast that offers rooms to stay in and delicious home-cooked meals, so you can truly relax and be competitive simultaneously.
2. Flip City Disc Golf Park (Shelby, Michigan)
In 1937, Flip City Disc Golf Park was a farm owned by the current owner’s grandparents. Then the current owner had the chance to buy their farm in 1980 and redesigned it to be a disc golf course. The course covers about 35 acres. There are rolling hills and interesting pin placements to make playing more of a challenge. The course is beautifully designed with colorful trees surrounding the playing area.
3. Harmon Hills (Fall Branch, Tennessee) Harmon Hills is a private course located on an old farmstead. As unique as the course is, it’s an exciting and interesting place to play disc golf at, since it is a farmer’s backyard. The course is mainly composed of greenery and players are able to appreciate nature at the Hills. In some areas, you’re playing in wide open plains and other areas, trees are surrounding the holes, making the game more of a challenge.
4. Brandywine Creek State Park (Brandywine, Delaware)
A 933-acre park, Brandywine Creek State Park is divided by grey stone walls that were build in the late 1800s. The park is where Delaware’s first two nature preserves are located in. With Tulip Tree Woods and Freshwater Marsh, this park is a fascinating course to play disc golf at. What’s different about this course is the nature, mainly the wildlife. An diverse range of animals from deer to songbirds and even hawks migrate over the valley from mid-September to mid-November.
5. Rollin Ridge (Reedsville, Wisconsin)
What’s extraordinary about Rollin Ridge, is the design of their course. It’s located in Reedsville Wisconsin and the course itself is a forest. Even though you’re playing in the trees, the course is properly set up for the game with tricky obstacles. The trees are what makes it a challenge in this course. To play at the Rollin Ridge, it’s $5 per player for the day and children under 12 can play for free. And, if you want, camping is available. It’s $20 per person per weekday and that includes the course fee, shower facility and indoor washrooms.