Ten Inch Disc Golf presents Ohio's top 10

Ohio’s 10 Best Disc Golf Courses, Ranked by 10 Inch Disc Golf

Hazy Shade is “Made in Ohio”, so it only makes sense that they have the inside scoop on the top disc golf courses in the state. All of these courses are open to the public, which makes checking them off your list a breeze. Road trip, anyone?

 

  1. Brent Hambrick Memorial – Columbus

Hoover Dam is an old school classic (est. 1990) that has served as a frequent stop on the PDGA National Tour for over twenty years. A hearty mix of open and wooded holes, this Columbus favorite offers a variety of fun and challenge for all skill levels. Tournament time adds some teeth to the routing with the iconic dam shot that plays a lot shorter than it seems.

 

  1. Pike Lake State Park – Bainbridge

A rural gem that’s worth the long drive from just about anywhere, Pike Lake offers up some big-time elevation changes that are quite rare elsewhere in Ohio. Couple that with the killer scenery and low foot traffic for a serene round up, down, and around some serious inclines. Technical heroes and forehand specialists love this one.

 

  1. Paint Creek State Park – Bainbridge

Sister course to Pike Lake, the 21-hole routing at Paint Creek State Park starts near the campground store and takes players through brushy lowlands, open green spaces, and a mature pine forest that demands the most out of your midrange accuracy. Play Paint Creek and Pike Lake back-to-back for one of the best Ohio day trip adventures.

 

  1. Friends of Punderson DGC – Newbury

A heavy dollop of woods and water make Punderson State Park a must-play in NE Ohio. Lots of shot shaping and some of the most well-balanced woods holes in the state ensure tons of Pun for intermediate skill levels and above. Be sure to consult the map to navigate the overlapping 27, 24, or 18 hole layouts.

 

  1. Deis Hill Park – Dover

The rolling, mostly open landscape of Deis Hill is a cardio enthusiast’s dream with fairways that play in a variety of ways across this very hilly park. A cannon arm is best for those who want to score low, but there’s still a lot to like if you’re looking for a big-time round with creative fairways. One of the most unique open designs in all of Ohio.

 

  1. Stonelick State Park – Pleasant Plain

Freshly installed Stonelick State Park boasts a wide variety of open, wooded, and water holes that play to brand-new Mach 7 baskets. The variety here is admirable. A bevy of signature holes keep the course busy despite the relatively rural location. Hole 5 gives off the best kind of Maple Hill vibes, and Hole 10’s peninsula green will stay in your head long after you’ve left the park. Look for this course to climb the rankings as it wears in.

 

  1. Mt. Airy Forest – Cincinnati

The mecca of Cincinnati disc golf didn’t achieve its lofty status by accident. Brilliantly designed and maintained, Airy can punish you in the long basket positions or offer a relaxing round in the shorts. Take a moment to admire the flight of your disc as you watch it float forever down Hole 15’s fairway.

 

  1. Findley State Park – Wellington

Redesigned in 2018, Findley State Park and its “Lost Island” layout highlight some old growth woods, tricky greens, and epic fairways. Meandering from hole to hole on a warm summer day shows just how relaxing and beautiful our game can be. Want to play the best island green in Ohio? Hole 16 has got you covered.

 

  1. Osage Grove DGC – Goshen

Recently expanded (now 24 holes) and just as difficult as ever, Osage personifies Ohio disc golf with its meandering streams, lengthy wooded fairways, and near-infinite pin positions. Clocking in at a whopping 10,000+ feet from the longs, Osage is the balance between accuracy and distance that keeps players coming back again and again. Pair with the nearby Stonelick State Park for a definitive overview of Ohio course design.

 

  1. Caesar Ford Park – Xenia

Professionally designed by western Pennsylvania course architect J. Gary Dropcho (of Deer Lakes and Moraine State Park fame), Caesar Ford marries long but conquerable fairways with some of the best maintenance in the state. Woods? Meadows? Uphill? Downhill? Water? Multiple concrete tees and rotating pin positions? You’ll find it all here. Hole 18 makes a memorable closer – even more so when you hear the roar of the crowd on a stadium hole made for tournament play.

 

Honorable Mentions

Flat Rocks DGC – Lancaster

Forked Run State Park – Reedsville

Oak Ledges DGC (Lincoln Park) – Massillon

 

Whats your top 10?

  • Feb 08, 2021
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