Disc golf, sometimes called frisbee golf, has become an increasingly popular game over the years, and with the increasing popularity has come more courses opening up for players to enjoy. For disc golf enthusiasts, Michigan is a great place to be in the warmer months as there are courses throughout the state. We’ve assembled a map of Michigan courses to help you find a disc golf course near you the next time you’re looking to play.
|Campus View DIsc Golf||10255 42nd Ave||Allendale Charter Twp||49401|
|Mary Beth Doyle-Disc Golf Course||3191 Chelsea Cir||Ann Arbor||48108|
|Bandemer Disc Golf||1352 Lake Shore Dr||Ann Arbor||48104|
|Civic Center Disc Golf Course Parking||1800 Valleyview Dr||Auburn Hills||48326|
|Kimball Pines Disc Golf||1150 Michigan Ave||Battle Creek||49014|
|Dexter Lake Disc Golf||1541 Michigan Ave||Battle Creek||49014|
|Smash Park Disc Golf Course||1301-1449 Merrick St||Belding||48809|
|Grand Isle Park Rotary Disc Golf Course||6206 W River Dr NE||Belmont||49306|
|Calumet Lake Disc Golf Course||Waterworks St||Calumet||49913|
|Lincoln Park Disc Golf||620 W Shepherd St||Charlotte||48813|
|Ryan Schmidt Memorial Disc Golf Course||6970 Andersonville Rd||City of the Village of Clarkston||48346|
|Goldenrod Disc Golf Course||6405 Irish Rd||Davison||48423|
|Detroit Palmer Park Disc Golf Course||1121 Merrill Plaisance St||Detroit||48203|
|Hudson Mills Disc Golf Course||8801 N Territorial Rd||Dexter||48130|
|Founders Sports Park – Disc Golf||35500 W 8 Mile Rd||Farmington Hills||48335|
|Freeport Disc Golf Course||W Cherry St||Freeport||49325|
|Johnson Park Disc Golf Course||3999 Butterworth St SW||Grand Rapids||49534|
|Riverside Park||2001 Monroe Ave NE||Grand Rapids||49505|
|Garfield Park Disc Golf Course||2007 Jefferson Ave SE||Grand Rapids||49507|
|Grant Disc Golf Course||300 N Park Dr||Grant||49327|
|K.I. Sawyer- Disc Golf Course||114 Lancer||Gwinn||49841|
|Silver Creek Disc Golf||331 Silver Creek Rd||Harvey||49855|
|Hammond Hills Disc Golf Course||Hammond Rd||Hastings||49058|
|Shore Acres Disc Golf Course||Shore Acres Township Park, 6602 138th Ave||Holland||49423|
|Sorensen Park Disc Golf Course||5142 E Holly Rd||Holly||48442|
|Holly Woods Disc Golf||5300 McGinnis Rd||Holly||48442|
|Burchfield Disc Golf Course||Burchfield Park||Holt||48842|
|Wellspring Church Disc Golf Course||4466 Bauer Rd||Hudsonville||49426|
|The Tailings Disc Golf Course||110 N River Ave||Iron River||49935|
|Knollwood Disc Golf Course||1500 Greenwood Ave||Kalamazoo||49006|
|Old Farm Park||2350 Embro Dr SE||Kentwood||49508|
|The Baddlands Disc Golf Course||5477 Pratt Rd||Lapeer||48446|
|Fallasburg Park Disc Golf||14100 McPherson St NE||Lowell||49331|
|Black Locust Disc Golf Course||2240 W Buno Rd||Milford||48380|
|Kensington Disc Golf||Huron River Pkwy||Milford||48381|
|Henderson Lake Disc Golf Course||10834 Henderson Rd||Montague||49437|
|Boom Park Disc Golf Course||149 Ottawa St||Muskegon||49442|
|Negaunee Disc Golf Club||117 E Lincoln St||Negaunee||49866|
|Old Town Disc Golf Course||Iron Ore Heritage Trail||Negaunee||49866|
|Cass Benton Hills Disc Golf Course||18418 Northville Rd||Northville||48168|
|Seymour Lake Park Disc Golf Course||2795 Seymour Lake Rd||Oxford||48371|
|Riverview Grasslands DGC||17800 Kennebec St||Riverview||48193|
|Grizzly Oaks Disc Golf Course||Meadow Brook Rd||Rochester||48309|
|Wickes Disc Golf Course||3475 Hospital Rd||Saginaw||48603|
|Devil’s Creek Disc Golf Course||21000 W 10 Mile Rd||Southfield||48075|
|Far Hill Disc Golf Course||379 N State St||Sparta||49345|
|Lakeshore Disc Golf Complex||925 Wilson Rd||Spring Lake||49456|
|Begg Park Disc Golf Course||53 Military St||Springfield||49037|
|The Hill Disc Golf Course||Haskell St||Taylor||48180|
|Hickory Hills Disc Golf||2000 Randolph St||Traverse City||49684|
|Frolf Friends Disc Golf Course||1810 W Square Lake Rd||Troy||48098|
|Pontiac Lake Recreation Area Disc Golf Course||7800 Gale Rd||Waterford Twp||48327|
|DII||564 S Payne Lake Rd||Wayland||49348|
|Breakers Disc Golf of Summit Church||15020 Stanton St||West Olive||49460|
|Whitehall Township Disc Golf Course||8121-8129 Lorenson Rd||Whitehall||49461|
|Lamar Disc Golf||2561 Porter St SW||Wyoming||49519|
|Frisci Disc Golf Pro Shop||2323 Lee St SW||Wyoming||49519|
|Eastern Michigan University Disc Golf Course||1904 Collegewood St||Ypsilanti||48197|
|Lake Shore Disc Golf Course||2300 Lakeshore Blvd||Ypsilanti Charter Twp||48198|
What is disc golf?
Disc golf is a sport that involves throwing a disc or a frisbee into a basket or a target. The objective of the game is similar to traditional golf, but instead of hitting a ball with clubs, players throw a flying disc from a tee area toward a target basket.
The course is typically laid out in a park or wooded area and consists of a series of holes with varying lengths and obstacles. Players throw the disc from a designated tee area towards the basket, and each throw is counted as a stroke.
The winner is determined by the number of throws it takes to complete the course. The player with the fewest strokes at the end of the game wins.
How popular is disc golf?
It’s difficult to estimate the exact number of people who play disc golf since the sport doesn’t have a formal registration system. However, according to a survey conducted by the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) in 2020, there were over 62,000 active members of the association in over 40 countries around the world. This number represents only a portion of the overall disc golf community, as many people who play the sport are not necessarily members of the PDGA. Additionally, the popularity of disc golf has been growing steadily in recent years, with more and more courses being built and more people taking up the sport as a hobby or competitive activity.
When did people start playing disc golf?
The origins of disc golf can be traced back to the 1960s. The modern version of the game, as we know it today, was invented in the early 1970s by “Steady Ed” Headrick, a California man who was also known as the “father of disc golf.” Headrick was a professional toy designer who had been involved in the development of the Frisbee, and he saw the potential for using flying discs as a tool for playing golf. In 1975, he founded the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA), which has since become the governing body for the sport. Today, disc golf has a growing following, with courses located all over the world and professional players competing in major tournaments.
What equipment is needed to play?
To play disc golf, you will need a few essential pieces of equipment:
- Discs: The most important piece of equipment for playing disc golf is the disc itself. You will need at least one disc to play, but most players carry several different types of discs in their bag to account for different distances, wind conditions, and shot shapes. There are three main types of discs: drivers, midranges, and putters. Drivers are designed for long distances, midranges are designed for shorter distances and more accuracy, and putters are designed for the final shot into the basket.
- Basket: The basket is the target for the disc golf shot. It consists of a metal cage with chains that hang from the top to catch the disc. The basket is usually mounted on a pole and stands about four feet tall.
- Tee Pad: The tee pad is the starting point for each hole. It is a flat, concrete or rubber surface that provides a stable footing for the player’s throw.
- Bag: A disc golf bag is used to carry your discs around the course. They come in different sizes and can hold anywhere from a few discs to over 20.
Other optional equipment includes towels to clean your discs, water bottles or hydration packs, and a course map or scorecard to keep track of your progress. Some players also use gloves, hats, or other gear to improve their grip or protect themselves from the sun or cold weather.
Where can I learn more about disc golf?
There are lots of great resources for people who want to learn more about this increasingly popular game. Here are just a few that we recommend: