Alabama’s Finest Disc Golf Courses: Our Top Eight Picks

As an amateur disc golfer growing up in the panhandle, I’ve created my little triangle, stretching from southeast Louisiana to Birmingham, Alabama, and back down to Jacksonville, Florida. I’ve found that the best disc golf courses in Alabama are a little spread out, while several are in the southernmost part of the state. 

The level of variety stands out to me as well. You’ll find everything from rolling hills to deep woods and wide open “grip it and rip it” courses, all within a 20 to 30-mile distance from each other. There are some fantastic options farther north and in central Alabama as well. 

My Top Picks for Disc Golf Courses in Alabama

If your discs are lined up, and you’re ready to hit the road, here’s a quick overview of the best disc golf courses in Alabama. 

  1. Langan Park Municipal Disc Golf Course – Mobile, AL (Best wide open)
  2. Inverness Disc Golf Park – Hoover, AL (Best short tee course)
  3. Cottage Hill Park – Mobile, AL (Best heavily wooded)
  4. Fairhope Municipal Park – Fairhope, AL (Best mixture)
  5. Kudzu Cove – Guntersville, AL (Best technical)
  6. George Ward Park – Birmingham, AL (Best variety)
  7. University of South Alabama – Mobile, AL (Best multi-tee pads course)
  8. The Admiral – Semmes, AL (Best all-around course)

I chose these based on personal experience and brainstorming with fellow disc golfers in the state. These courses are very well laid out, and considerable thought went into each hole. The variety is top-notch, offering something for beginners and veterans alike. 

Best Disc Golf Courses in Alabama

One of the unspoken rules of disc golf courses is navigation. That’s something that I really emphasize. A fantastic course is reduced to terrible if you don’t know where you’re going. Fortunately, these courses aren’t that way in the least. 

Plus, these courses feature beautiful views. I can tell the course designers put a lot of thought into the course layout, taking advantage of the surrounding natural scenery and the topography. 

Langan Park Municipal Disc Golf Course – Mobile, Al (Best Wide Open)

Make sure you pack your ultra-high-speed drivers for this one. Langan Park features a few par 5s, as well as some you’ll wish, were par 5s. Trees are sparse, so beginners are welcome, but the distances from the tee to the basket will deter some beginners. 

The first nine holes feature a few water hazards, and it’s common to see disc golfers dredging the small pond for discs. Langan is a complete, 18-hole course spread out over a massive area. The tee pads are nice, clean concrete, and some are extra long for those par 5s. 

Trees are semi-prevalent on the front nine and very sporadic on the back nine. If you enjoy flinging missiles, Langan is the place to be. The only drawback is the fact that it’s a park. There are constantly people running, jogging, picnicking, or sitting on the benches, so watch those throws. 

Inverness Disc Golf Park – Hoover, Al (Best Short Tee Course)

If you’re looking for a challenge, Inverness delivers. The 18-hole course is made up of very short tees, but you have to be on your game, or you’ll end up deep in the woods. For beginners, each hole features a pro and an amateur tee box, so there’s a little relief. 

The course is heavily wooded and prepares for a lot of walking up and down hills. The elevation changes are well-thought-out and play into each hole with perfection. It’s as much a challenge against yourself as it is against the terrain. 

For veteran disc golfers, there are several technical ace runs throughout, so get your mind and arm ready. 

Cottage Hill Park – Mobile, Al (Best Heavily Wooded)

If you’re looking for a quick, in-and-out game, Cottage Hill is an excellent choice. It’s short, fast, and gets the adrenaline flowing. You only step out of the woods once or twice throughout. The tees are either concrete or turf but well-maintained. 

It’s lacking a little on the technical side since many of the shots are straight down a tunnel of trees. Once you get the hang of this course, you’ll breeze through it and be done in a half hour. All 18 holes are easy to locate, and the course is well thought out, despite its small size. 

It’s best to Play Cottage Hill in the summer months. Since it only features two baskets out in the direct sun, it’s a very shady course, with 16 baskets in the woods. 

Fairhope Municipal Park – Fairhope, Al (Best Mixture)

Fairhope is an excellent mixture of wide-open and wooded shots from the tee. There’s nothing but a few pine trees and well-kept grass through the first four holes; then, you get into the meat and potatoes of the course. The concrete pads are short but smooth throughout. 

There are no pro and amateur tees, but the baskets have multiple preset locations, and they are frequently moved. However, there’s a sign-up at each tee showing you the locations. There are several technical shots, and all 18 holes offer a variety from one to the next. 

The middle of the course can be brutal on beginners, but it’s also an effective learning opportunity, especially with easier baskets on the front and back ends of the course. 

Kudzu Cove – Guntersville, Al (Best Technical)

If you’ve never been to Guntersville before, the entire downtown area butts up to Lake Guntersville. It’s a gorgeous location reminiscent of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Kudzu Cove is a cabin rental facility with a disc golf course built in. 

Being near the lake, be prepared for water hazards throughout the course. On the bright side, it’s easily one of the pretties disc golf courses in the entire region. It features 18 holes with turf tee pads and Mach V baskets. There are restrooms on-site, and if you like to disc golf with your dog, pets are welcome. 

The best way to experience this course is to rent a cabin. The lakefront view is incredible, and the entire park is very peaceful and mostly quiet, something disc golfers crave more than anything else. It’s a fairly popular course, and the 2023 NADGT Zanfel Premier Tour is held there annually. 

George Ward Park – Birmingham, Al (Best Variety)

If you like a variety of challenges (wide open, heavily wooded, and technical shots galore), you’ll love George Ward Park. As an Alabama fan, I spend a lot of time up in the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham areas, and George Ward Park is one of my all-time favorites. 

It’s a 24-hole course with a mixture of dirt and carpet tee boxes. But don’t let the lack of concrete dissuade you. As long as you have some semi-decent shoes on, you’ll have plenty of grip on the ground. The only real drawback here is the lack of bathrooms, so be sure to go somewhere before you arrive. 

One of the best features of the park is its layout and design. It’s one of those rare courses that is simultaneously beginner-friendly and challenging for intermediate players. There are moderate elevation changes throughout and enough technical shots to improve your game to the next level. 

University of South Alabama – Mobile, Al (Best Multi-Tee Pads Course)

Not everyone is a fan of natural tee pads, but the course designers did a good job placing them on level ground with a good grip under your shoes. USA is home to my first-ever Ace on hole 6. It’s a nice shot over a good-sized pond, and it was all chains right off the tee. 

Speaking of ponds, there are three holes where water is a concern, and if your disc goes in, you don’t want to go in after it. The baskets are Mach IIIs and well-maintained. It’s also one of those rare courses with three tee pads on each basket—pro, intermediate, and beginner. 

USA labels them red, white, and blue, so it’s easy to tell which is which. Several tournaments are played here throughout the year, and several sizeable local groups put together weekly tournaments, and ace runs. The USA is one of the best places to go if you want to meet and get in good with local disc golf groups. 

The Admiral – Semmes, Al (Best all-around course)

The Admiral is a nice, well-rounded course with something to offer amateurs, intermediate players, and professionals alike. It features a fantastic mix of heavy and light wooded holes, wide open holes, water hazards, and a few technical shots for good measure. 

All 18 holes feature concrete tee pads with well-illustrated signs showing you the fairway layout just ahead. Like USA, the Admiral features red, white, and blue tee pads. Red is for amateur, white for intermediate, and blue for professional. 

It’s a par 65 course with a total of 5,509’ for amateurs and up to 7,142’ for pros. Some of the pro holes are immense, stretching nearly a thousand feet from tee pad to basket. It’s a beautiful and quiet course that’s well-marked, featuring DISCatcher Pro baskets

Final Putt: Best Disc Golf Courses in Alabama

There you have it, eight of the best disc golf courses in Alabama. If you live in Alabama, feel free to use our “Disc Golf Near Me” page to locate disc golf courses near you—perhaps one of the ones in the above list as well. 

Disc golf is growing at such an exponential rate that it would be nearly impossible to cover the whole state and every course within. 

But that’s just a testament to the popularity of the sport. If you’re a disc golfer and live in Alabama or any of the surrounding states, take your game to one of the above courses. You won’t be disappointed.

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