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Disc Golf in State Parks

Do you remember playing Frisbee as a kid? You can take that experience to a new, fun, and competitive level with disc golf at some of Pennsylvania state parks.

Several state parks offer permanent disc golf courses with baskets.

Some courses are in wooded areas, while others are in open fields -- and some offer a mix of both. Many courses are suitable for families playing for fun, while others are more challenging and are used for tournaments.

No matter what experience you’re looking for, you’ll find it. So grab a golf disc, head outdoors, and enjoy the opportunities to play across Pennsylvania.

State Parks with Disc Golf Courses

Pennsylvania state parks with permanent disc golf courses with baskets include:

Disc Golf Basics

Disc golf is one of today’s fastest growing sports and has been a formalized sport since the 1970s. There are more than 2,500 disc golf courses in the United States, and Pennsylvania is home to many professional and recreational disc golf courses at state -- and local -- parks.

A golf disc, which is a Frisbee-like object, is thrown from the designated tee toward a target -- the basket. Like golf, the object of the sport is to complete each basket of the course in as few strokes  -- or throws -- as possible.

One point is counted each time a throw is made. As a player progresses down the course, each throw is made by placing the lead foot on the spot the disc landed. The hole is completed by having the disc come to rest in the disc basket.

Disc Golf Safety and Etiquette Tips

When playing at a state or local park, or anywhere else in the state, keep these safety and etiquette tips in mind, so you and others can enjoy the game safely:

  • Never throw when players or park users are within range
  • Remain quiet and avoid unnecessary movements while others are throwing
  • Stand behind the player who is throwing until throw is complete
  • Allow faster groups to play through when possible
  • Remove disc from the hole after completing the hole
  • Pick up trash and put in proper receptacles
  • Leave the course as you found it (do not alter the course -- trees, bushes, etc.-- in any way)

Access for People with Disabilities

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.