Maine’s Best Disc Golf Courses: Uncovering The Pine Tree State’s Finest

The best disc golf courses in Maine are uniquely situated. Maine, unlike many states, has a lot of disc golf courses that encompass more than one course. So, several of the courses that you see here will actually be one of many. 

It’s hard to argue with course concepts like this because these courses tend to offer something for everyone. For instance, the course that made my (best challenge) category is right across from another course (within the same park) that’s much more beginner-friendly.

Maine has some interesting topography as well, which allows for some unique course design along with awe-inspiring aesthetics throughout. One thing is for certain: Maine is not an ugly state. But alas, I’m not here to judge courses by their beauty. I’m here to separate the best from the average. 

My Picks for the Best Disc Golf Courses in Maine

It’s been a fascinating ride picking the best disc golf courses in Maine. Multiple-course parks are always like that. If you think about it, are you really getting the best opinion on course number two when you’re still tired and sweaty from course number one?

In other words, I approached these from fresh perspectives, at least to the best of my ability. I admittedly have my own biases because there’s nothing I loathe more than flippant course designs with fairway traffic that has nothing to do with the flow of a proper fairway. With that being said, here’s what I came up with:

  1. Sabattus DGC/Eagle – Sabattus (Best Overall)
  2. Acker’s Acres/The Twisted – Bowdoinham (Runner-Up)
  3. Devil’s Grove/The Demon – Lewiston (Best Challenge)

To elaborate on my point about multiple courses within one park, all three of the above contain multiple disc golf courses. Having multiple options is a huge attraction for disc golfers of every stripe. And don’t worry, there are even more multicourse parks just like them on the list below as well. 

Top 8: Best Disc Golf Courses in Maine

Not only was the best of the best a difficult choice, but it was also hard not to love the naming style. I mean, who isn’t immediately intrigued by names like Eagle, Hawk, Talon, The Demon, The Devil, The Twisted, and The Wicked?

Woodland Valley is bear-themed, with The Grizzly, Black Bear, and The Kodiak. There’s more as well. Of course, a name doesn’t make a course, but the fact that many of these ended up in the top 8 is a testament to the fact that designing a course that matches the name is possible.

Sabattus DGC/Eagle – Sabattus (Best Overall)

Features

  • 18 holes
  • x4 water hazards
  • 6,985’ course length
  • Single tee pads
  • Single pin locations
  • DISCatcher baskets
  • Concrete tee pads
  • Pay to play

Sabattus Eagle is the best of a trio of disc golf courses in Sabattus, Maine. Hawk and Talon round out the trio, with Eagle leading the pack. It even has a very nice disc golf shop on site! If you lose one of your discs in any of the four water hazards, hit up the shop on the way out. 

Sabattus takes a variety of challenging elements and mixes them together. The result is a streamlined course that manages not to overdo it. Streams, moderate elevation changes, trees, a bit of open real estate, and unique angles all play very well together, making the whole an incredible and fun experience. 

Acker’s Acres/The Twisted – Bowdoinham (Runner-Up)

Features

  • 6,311’ course length
  • 18 holes
  • Single pin locations
  • Single tee pads
  • Concrete tee pads
  • Chainstar baskets
  • Heavily wooded

This nearly made my “best challenge” spot; however, just because it’s a heavily wooded course doesn’t mean it’s the most difficult of the bunch. The park aesthetics are fantastic, and there’s plenty to love and gawk at while you’re playing. However, look around at the sights and sounds too much, and you’ll taco your disc into a tree. 

A lot of the holes are short ones, which might be disconcerting to distance or power players. However, several holes make up for it, with a 700-foot and a 600-foot hole for good measure. There are some tight lines to worry about as well, so bring your technical game and refine your accuracy. 

Devil’s Grove/The Demon – Lewiston (Best Challenge)

Features

  • 4,107’ course length
  • 18 holes
  • Single pin locations
  • Single tee pads
  • Arroyo Vortex baskets
  • Rubber tee pads
  • Pay to play

The Demon is exactly what its namesake implies: a demon. Hills and woods are formidable and prevalent. Get used to carving tight lines and throwing without the need to run up to the edge of the tee box. 

After all, this is a very short course with very short, complicated fairways. You won’t need a lot of elbow grease to get a mid-range or a putter down range. Plus, the tee pads are shorter than average, so you don’t have much running room anyway. It’s a lefty-friendly course with a few ace-run opportunities as well. 

Woodland Valley/The Kodiak – Limerick

Features

  • 8,289’ course length
  • Single pin locations
  • Single tee pads
  • Pavers tee pads
  • Mach V baskets 
  • Heavily wooded
  • Pay to play

The Kodiak is one of the three bear-themed courses in Woodland Valley, and it’s unique in its length within a heavily wooded environment. It’s a fantastic challenge. Perhaps not as close as The Demon, but within a hair or two. 

There’s a large but fair number of shot varieties with brutal out-of-bounds punishments. You may spend a lot of time looking for a disc that just barely went off course. Fighting your way back to the fairway is a frequent challenge as well. The OB will improve over time, however, since the Kodiak is fairly new and newly cut. 

Pleasant Hill DGC – Scarborough

Features

  • 18 holes
  • 6,171’ course length
  • x5 water hazards
  • Concrete/pavers tee pads
  • DISCatcher baskets
  • Single tee pads
  • Single pin locations
  • Pay to play

If you’re looking for a break from all the heavily wooded and even partly wooded courses on this list, Pleasant Hill is a pleasant sigh of relief. Though there are trees throughout the course, it’s far more wide open than previous entries. 

It’s a great way to get out there and sling your discs as hard as you can, so be sure to bring some of your more prolific drivers with you. There are a few water hazards sprinkled throughout, but nothing that’s absolutely egregious. 

Campbell Highlands DGC – Auburn

Features

  • 5,088’ course length
  • 18 holes
  • Concrete tee pads
  • DISCatcher baskets
  • Single pin locations
  • Single tee pads
  • Pay to play

A great course features great design, beautiful scenery, a challenge, and plenty of fun. A fantastic course features a pro shop on-site, and Campbell Highlands has one. It’s not the biggest in Maine, but it’s definitely a wonderful addition to an already great course. 

Campbell Highlands is a highly technical course, so prepare to carve lines and think twice before you release or choose the wrong disc. It’s a well-maintained course, so you don’t have to worry about losing your disc OB

Steven’s Mountain View – Turner

Features

  • 18 holes
  • Multiple pin locations
  • Single tee pads
  • DISCatcher baskets
  • Concrete tee pads
  • 5,957’ course length

At least half of the course is wide open, with the first handful of holes and the last handful of holes allowing for some “grip-it-and-rip-it” play styles. The middle of the courses is wooded but not claustrophobically so. You’ll need to carve some lines, but there is an element of forgiveness for a degree or two of error. 

There’s also a good spread in terms of hole lengths, with 200’ to 500’ throughout. One of the benefits of long throws is having long tee pads. Steven’s Mountain has longer tee pads than most, so you’ll have plenty of running room to put everything behind your disc. 

Bittersweet Ridge DGC – North Yarmouth

Features

  • 4,700’ course length
  • 18 holes
  • Pay to play
  • DISCatcher baskets
  • Concrete baskets
  • Single tee pads
  • Concrete baskets

One of the cleanest and well-maintained disc golf courses in the whole of Maine is Bittersweet Ridge DGC. It’s also yet another Maine course that includes an on-site disc golf shop. Can we get some of that in the lower 49, please?

If you find the traditional Bittersweet Ridge course too tough, there’s also a second course if you want to get stressed the heck out. The second course is much tougher. Bittersweet is challenging itself but lacks major elevation changes. Its strength lies in its effective course design, which flows neatly throughout.

Final Putt

The best disc golf courses in Maine are fairly extensive in the type of players they cater to. They also separate themselves from courses in the United States by including multiple courses in each park. It’s probably disconcerting for other states that so many Maine courses have pro shops on-site as well. 

Overall, Maine is only ranked 32nd in disc golf states because they don’t have that many (only 106 throughout the state). However, the ones they do have are gems. There are 42 leagues throughout the state and 67 courses with at least 18 holes. 

Maine isn’t a huge state, so there’s something here for everybody, and no single course is too far away for the aspiring disc golfer to reach in a few minutes. Overall, these 8 courses are the best that Maine has to offer, and I highly encourage you, new or veteran, to get out there and give them a try!

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