Alabama Disc Golf Courses
You'll have a blast playing these courses on the Gulf coast. The Mobile area is our favorite but there are quality courses across the state. Gotta love throwing through the pine trees!
1. Clay DGC...Clay, AL
21 Holes, Multiple Tee Pads/Pin Positions,
This scenic course has been in the ground a little over a year, but it has proven to be a must-play in Alabama. A lot of work was done to start the course on a high note. The ample tee pads and excellent signage are among some of the amenities. Be ready to burn your calories on the large piece of land. Whereas most courses have a signature hole, many feel that Clay has several signature holes that have you talking about them when you leave. If you are in the Greater Birmingham area, put Clay on your list!
2. Indian Creek DGC...Huntsville, AL
18 Holes, Multiple Pin Positions
Indian Creek DGC sits on a 50-acre tract of land that includes four water hazards and tons of OB. A mix of holes ranging from open pasture land to tight wooded tunnel shots. The rough here can be punishing if you find the tall grasses, but you can rest on a bench on every tee pad. Though the course is challenging, distance is only a premium on a few holes and accuracy is still the key component to scoring well.
3. Inverness Disc Golf Park...Hoover, AL
18 Holes, Multiple Tees/Pin Positions
This course weaves through Inverness Nature Park. The landscape features rolling hills, some steeper terrain through the woods, and a creek comes in to play on a few holes. If you love being outdoors, this course will feel like a hike improved by awesome disc golf. It has a bit of a rugged feel to it, but the scenery is very enjoyable. The two tees on each hold are drastically different; the longs run 7,086 feet while the shorts are 3,699 feet! Essentially two separate courses to enjoy in a beautiful nature setting. Give it a shot!
4. Bowers Park...Tuscaloosa, AL
Like many of the great Alabama courses, Bowers is almost exclusively set among the pine trees and will challenge your tight line game. With three sets of tees and three sets of pins, the course can be played many different ways and always stays fresh. There are some great old growth trees, a shallow stream, and a mix of elevation. The shade is a great break from the Alabama summer sun, but the foliage can get pretty thick during the growing season. The friendly locals also make this a great choice for Tuscaloosa disc golfin'.
5. George Ward Park...Birmingham, AL
24 Holes, Multiple Pin Positions
Lots of golf at George Ward! The layout can be played as a traditional 18-hole course, or players can play the added 6 holes between #14 and #15 (to make it a 24-hole course). In addition, there are 3 pin placements on each hole. Unlike many of the Alabama Disc Golf Courses on this list, George Ward Park features more sparsely wooded terrain, mostly open fairways, and pleasant rolling hills. There are walking paths that run through the course, and as a whole, the course feels better manicured than some of the other nearby courses. George Ward is literally a walk in the park with your frisbees.
6. Langan Park (Municipal)...Mobile, AL
19 Holes, Multiple Tees/Pin Positions
Langan, better known as Municipal, is a Mobile local favorite. Although the course is mostly flat with moderately wooded to open holes, the course makes for a fun round. The trunks of the pines are the main obstacle and the lines are very fair to hit. It is set in a large, beautiful city park featuring a lake and a small creek. The course finishes strong with a bit of elevation change, creek coming back into play, and hole 18's island green. It is well known and well played around Mobile, and as a plus, there are many other recreational options in the park for children and others in your group not throwing.
7. Civitan Park (John LeMaster DGC)...Trussville, AL
After a number of tune-ups, the John LeMaster Disc Golf Course is thriving. The variety of the holes is one of the key features. The design ranges from very tight wooded tunnels to moderately wooded holes to open fairways through this historic park in a homey small town America setting of Trussville. A few holes play next to the Cahaba River.
8. Mastin Lake...Huntsville, AL
Mastin Lake is a shorter, par 54 course that will challenge your mid-range and putter game. The scoring opportunities are abundant, but you will have to control your line straight, right-to-left, and left-to-right, and up and down the steep hills. There is a lot of shot variety among the trees. The course has your typical amenities to enjoy and the fun factor will be high because of the chance to card birdies. Like all wooded courses, if your control isn't intact, you may find yourself frustrated to save par despite the hole length. After Mastin Lake, check out University of Alabama - Huntsville while you're in town.
9. Veteran's Memorial Park (Lakeside DGC)...Florence, AL
This course boasts some picturesque views of the Tennessee River and Wilson Dam. The property uses the elevation well, and overall is just a fun piece of land to throw discs on. The shots are only moderately wooded and call for many different shot shapes. The fairways are often manicured but the rough can be very rough. Lakeside is also known for it's homemade baskets that are part of the course history.
10. University of Alabama - Huntsville (UAH)...Huntsville, AL
UAH is the longer, more open counterpart to Mastin Lake. In more of a links style layout, the holes require placement and accuracy to avoid several water hazards and out-of-bounds areas. Many shots do present a risk versus reward scenario with how much fairway you should bite off with one shot. The land is on the University of Alabama-Huntsville campus, and is characterized by frequent maintenance. There are some tighter, wooded holes, but mainly you will enjoy beautifully manicured fairways on a college campus.