Are you looking for a place to play disc golf in Georgia? If so, you are in luck. The state is home to several disc golf courses that are worth visiting. Here’s a quick peek at a few of my favorites:
Gascoigne Park is located on St. Simons Island. It features a 6-hole disc golf course with grass tees and baskets. If you ask me, the course’s flat and scenic terrain is well suited for beginners and casual disc golfers. All six holes are par three. The longest hole is 348 feet from the tee to the basket. I should also mention that there are a lot of live oak trees on site. They provide good shade and some mild challenges throughout the course. Restrooms, barbecue grills and a picnic pavilion are located on premise. The park is open year round and admission is gratis.
Freedom Park is located in Valdosta. It features an 18-hole, par 56 disc golf course with multiple concrete tees and baskets. The terrain features some inclines, trees and grass. There are also water hazards on three holes. The shortest hole is approximately 177 feet from the tee to the basket. For those that want to pick up a few extra supplies, the city is home to several sports stores. There are also ample dining and lodging opportunities located within the city limits as well.
Wildwood Park is located in Appling. It is home to a trio of championship disc golf courses, a disc golf museum and the PDGA International Disc Golf Center. The three courses are the Jim Warner Memorial, the Steady Ed Headrick Memorial and the W.R. Jackson Memorial. All three are challenging, 18-hole courses with concrete tees and baskets. Disc golfers that like heavily wooded, hilly terrain should head towards the Jim Warner Memorial Course. Visitors may expect to pay a modest vehicle entrance fee as well as fees to access the courses. Camping is available at Wildwood Park as well as Mistletoe State Park.
Georgia Veterans State Park
Georgia Veterans State Park is located in Cordele. It features an 18-hole, par 61 disc golf course with multiple, concrete tees and baskets. The level terrain makes it ideal for beginners. However, there are trees and tall grass in spots. The longest hole is roughly 560 feet from the tee to the basket. Visitors should be aware that the park staff does charge a modest fee to access the course. Based on my experience, I would also recommend that visitors don sunscreen and insect repellant when playing the course during the spring and summer months. Other park amenities include bicycle rentals, a marina, picnic areas and campsites.
Source: Personal Experience
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