, 2022-12-23 02:00:00,
A Few of Our Favorites
With over 15,000 disc golf courses worldwide, and over five new ones opening daily, there are far more must-play courses than we could ever list. But here are some that we’d like to highlight. These locations are among the most scenic and well-designed disc golf courses in the world.
The Winthrop Arena:
The Winthrop Arena is as mentally demanding as a course can get. Located on Winthrop University’s campus in Rock Hill, South Carolina, the course presents a combination of narrow fairways, strategically-placed OBs, and treacherous water hazards. Features like the long walk to the tournament-making (or breaking) hole 17, make Winthrop as much a battle against your own nerves as it is a battle against the course.
Winthrop has hosted the USDGC since the tournament’s inception in 1999. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Winthrop has had decades to develop into the legendary disc golf destination that it has become. In that time, the course has seen more life-changing victories and heartbreaking losses than any other Major venue in our sport.
Riverbend Disc Golf Course at Milo McIver State Park
A round at Riverbend Disc Golf Course at Milo McIver State Park is a trip into another world. As you enter the forest of massive, old-growth trees, characteristic of the Pacific Northwest, everything other than disc golf and the awe-inspiring scenery around you seems to disappear. Located in Estacada, Oregon, Riverbend is the dream location for a course. A perfect combination of wooded and open fairways tests every shot shape, from rollers, to backhand bombs, to flex forehands. It is easy to see why the Beaver State Fling has been a favorite stop of touring professionals for nearly 20 years.
Harmony Bends was the highest rated course in the world on UDisc in 2020. Typical of a John Hauck design, Harmony Bends has multiple available lines on nearly every hole. Risk/reward decisions and precise landing zones make this course as much about smart decision making as it is about executing difficult shots. Grassy, open fairways lined with dense rough keep the best shots well-rewarded and the worst shots thoroughly punished. Elevation change, river-crossings, and wide clearings through the thick forest make Harmony Bends the championship level course that it is.
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