Georgia’s Disc Golf Paradise: 8 Courses You Won’t Want to Miss

Some of the best disc golf courses in Georgia have reached legendary status, from the disc golf version of Field of Dreams to the beating heart of the International Disc Golf scene. Georgia has everything a disc golfer could want, regardless of experience.

Not to mention the gorgeous views. Georgia is often overlooked when it comes to sheer, natural beauty. Despite what most disc golfers like to talk about, we’re well aware that a huge part of the hobby is the imagery. 

It’s not enough to spot the lines in the fairway when rolling hills and sun-dappled forest floors surround you. If nothing else, the eight-disc golf courses that make up the best that Georgia has to offer tend to throw a little eye candy your way as well. 

My Picks for the Best Disc Golf Courses in Georgia

Flyboy Aviation (Best Backyard Course)

North Georgia Canopy Tours (Best Expert Level)

International Disc Golf Center (Best Disc Golf Experience)

Little Mulberry DGC (Best Wooded Course)

Redan Park (Best Roller Lines)

Hobbs Farm Park (Best Mixture)

Perkerson Park (Best Long Par 4 and 5 Course)

Wyomia Tyus Olympic Park (Best View)

All of these courses are four and five-star courses, some of which are professional courses, meant for the most serious of enthusiasts. That doesn’t mean amateurs shouldn’t give them a try. Just be ready for a heck of a learning experience. 

Best Disc Golf Courses in Georgia

I’ve got everything from the most rural parts of the Georgia countryside to the nucleus of Atlanta covered in these eight courses. While some of these are professional, others are perfect for beginners. Some are simply perfect for those of us who need a little practice with the more technical aspects of our game. 

Flyboy Aviation (Best Backyard Course)

Features

  • Several elevation changes
  • Challenging water hazards
  • High-risk, high-reward shots
  • 27 holes
  • 13,000’ to 14,000’ course length
  • Rubber tee pads
  • Lightning DB-5 Baskets
  • Good mix of wooded and open shots

Remember way back when (three or four paragraphs ago) when I mentioned the film, Field of Dreams? That’s Flyboy Aviation Disc Golf Course to a T. This is backyard disc golf that went from a dream to legendary status overnight. What was a backyard project turned into a PDGA event, where the nation’s top women (Flygirls) descended on rural Georgia. 

Located in Whitesburg, Flyboy is a challenging but fair course in a private, gated community (call ahead for permission to play). It’s packed with three lakes, multiple elevation changes, and a mix of wooded and open holes. Accurate arms are well rewarded. Also, you’ll get some grade-A hospitality from the locals. 

North Georgia Canopy Tours (Best Expert Level)

Features

  • Extreme elevation changes
  • Concrete tees
  • DISCatcher Pro Baskets
  • 5,300’ to 7,200’ course length
  • Hole 12 is inside a building
  • Camping and restrooms are available
  • Moderately wooded
  • Pay-to-play $10 per person

One thing is for sure; you better bring your A-game for this course. I played it once and felt like the course was actually alive, slapping down my discs and laughing at my meager attempts. And I’ve been playing for over a decade. No, it’s not beginner-friendly, and if you want to improve, there is no better course in the southeast. 

Most disc golf pundits call this disc golf course “18 holes of championship level” play. The elevation levels are extreme, multiple creeks wind their way throughout the course, creating water hazards, and there are several approaches to each basket. If you’re looking for a challenge, you found it.

International Disc Golf Center (Best Disc Golf Experience)

Features

  • Home to everything PDGA related
  • Huge on-site disc golf clubhouse
  • On-site, state-of-the-art training center
  • Three disc golf courses
  • DGA Mach III/Disccraft Chainstar Pro/DISCatcher Pro baskets, depending on the course
  • Pro and Am Tees
  • 4,135’ to 8,110’/9,543’ to 10,485’/6,346’ to 7,329’ course lengths
  • Multiple pin locations
  • Concrete tee pads

If you want to experience the home of everything PDGA, the International Disc Golf Center is where you want to be. The three courses include the Steady Ed Hedrick Memorial Course, the W.R. Jackson Memorial Course, and the Jim Warner Memorial Course. 

That’s three premium courses surrounded by the heart of the disc golf market. The courses themselves are hard but fair, though not on the same “professional” level as North Georgia Canopy Tours. However, they aren’t easy courses either, featuring a bit of everything to challenge disc golfers, new and veteran alike. 

Little Mulberry DGC (Best Wooded Course)

Features

  • Heavily wooded course
  • 5,117’ to 6,492’ course length
  • Pro and Am tees
  • Multiple pin locations
  • Concrete tee pads
  • DISCatcher baskets
  • Moderate elevation changes
  • Challenging par 4s

It’s not the most beginner-friendly course out there, but it is a good place to start learning the technical shots. It’s not a course with a ton of technical shots either—just forgiving enough to allow for a bit of player error as you learn the intricacies of anhyzer and hyzer tosses

There are a few spots where you can grip and rip, but it’s heavily wooded, so a small mistake will put you in the woods with the bears and the squirrels. It’s a fantastic course for intermediate and advanced players but just forgiving enough that a beginner can learn without being overly frustrated. 

Representation of one of the best disc golf courses in Georgia

Redan Park (Best Roller Lines)

Features

  • Flat with Moderate wood cover
  • Open, smooth-ground fairways
  • 4,800’ to 6,100’ course length
  • Multiple pin locations
  • Concrete tee pads
  • Mach III Baskets
  • 7x water hazards

One of the most underrated tactics in disc golf is the roller. For those who have never used a disc to roll a shot, you may not realize that the dynamics of the disc are the same when it’s rolling as they are in the air. I’m a huge fan of roller tosses, even though I’m terrible at it. 

However, I’ve discovered that Redan Park has some of the cleanest, smoothest fairways that I’ve ever experienced, and it’s the perfect place for upping your roller game. The entire course is flat and beginner friendly, with moderate woods and open holes. The fairways are beautiful and wide, without being insulting to advanced players. 

Hobbs Farm Park (Best Mixture)

Features

  • Concrete tee pads
  • Prodigy Baskets
  • 7x water hazards
  • A perfect mix of wooded and open
  • 5,896’ to 8,579’ course length
  • Course guides
  • Multiple pin locations
  • Pro and Am tee pads

For beginners and intermediate players, you couldn’t ask for a better mix of fairways. The course is moderately wooded, but the trees are never so dense that you feel like you’re threading a needle. There are several water hazards throughout, including some marshlands to throw over and the adjacent Tallapoosa River.

This is the perfect course for a relaxing disc golf game after work, and the surrounding countryside improves everything. The water hazards honestly aren’t that bad, and to this date, there are only 4 recorded disc losses on the course. 

Perkerson Park (Best long Par 4 and 5 Course)

Features

  • Rubber tee pads
  • 5,284’ to 6,867’ course length
  • Gateway Titan Baskets
  • Moderate woods and elevation changes
  • 8x water hazards
  • Long par 4s
  • Par 5
  • Pro and Am tee pads
  • Multiple pin locations

Perkerson Park is the perfect course if you really want to just rip your ultra-high-speed driver down the fairways, especially if you can put enough heat behind it to make it look like a laser. The course is 50 acres, and it’s located in the heart of downtown Atlanta.

The course features plenty of navigational signs, and they’re advertising “advanced navigation” coming soon. Not sure what that means, but I think it sounds pretty good. Even the moderately wooded areas are wide open enough that you can really get behind your disc. 

Wyomia Tyus Olympic Park (Best View)

Features

  • Championship-style disc golf course
  • Multiple pin locations
  • Pro and Am tee pads
  • Concrete tee pads
  • DISCatcher baskets
  • Restrooms on-site
  • Cart-friendly

Don’t let the term “challenging” fool you. It’s a terrific course for advanced players, but it’s also forgiving for beginners. It’s a fine line to walk, and Wyomia Tyus Olympic Park does a fine job of walking it. It’s also a gorgeous park, and even when there are a lot of people out, it feels peaceful and tranquil.

Moderately hilly, moderately wooded, and well laid out, Wyomia has a bit of everything for beginners to learn and for advanced players to break out their best technical shots. There are several holes where you can get your arm into it and let fly as well. 

Final Putt

Some of the best disc golf courses in Georgia could easily lay claim to the best courses in the nation label. The above eight courses exemplify the beauty of Georgia while taking full, strategic advantage of the surrounding terrain. 

If you live in Georgia or are just passing through, you should put one or two (or all) of these courses in your GPS. You won’t be disappointed. As for the more challenging, “competition” courses on the list, you have to play the best if you ever want to improve. 

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