Mississippi Disc Golfing: A Tour of the State’s Best Courses

When it comes to the best disc golf courses in Mississippi, it’s not a short list. Within the last decade or so, disc golf has exploded in popularity across the country. From rural, deep woods and farmlands to urban concrete and asphalt, disc golf is taking over. 

Mississippi is a beautiful state with plenty of rural, suburban, and metropolitan disc golf courses of its own. Mississippi is mostly a flat state (with some more mountainous terrain in the far north), so you won’t find many courses that feature huge elevation changes. 

However, the geography in Mississippi is a tactical plus for disc golf course design, featuring everything from swamps and woods to wide-open par 5s and rolling hills. If you’re looking for excellent disc golf courses with a ton of variety and balmy weather, Mississippi is the place to be. 

My Picks for the Best Disc Golf Courses in Mississippi

The Rez Disc Golf Course (Best Overall)

Old Warrior Run (Best Runner-Up)

Chautauqua Park (Best Mix of Wooded and Open)

Highland Park (Best Mix of Short and Long Shots)

Chalybeate Springs Sports Complex (Best Professional Course)

Center City Park (Best Heavy Wooded Course)

Lake Lowndes State Park (Best Elevation Changes)

Little Black Creek Campground (Best Private Disc Golf Course)

There is a ton of variety in these eight courses. They cover everything from the tactical disc slinger to the recreational preferences. I’ve played a lot of fantastic courses in Mississippi, and I came close to adding IG Levy, but with the variety and quality on offer, some great courses missed the list by a hair. 

Best Disc Golf Courses in Mississippi

Since Mississippi is located in the humid, subtropical portion of the United States, you can expect hot weather, balmy winters, and a decent amount of rain. That means disc golf is on the list of things to do nearly all year long. These courses are an excellent mix of professional, beginner, intermediate, wooded, and open courses.

The Rez Disc Golf Course (Best Overall)

Features

  • 5,324’ to 7,049’ course length
  • Mach V baskets
  • Concrete tees
  • Multiple pins
  • Four water holes
  • A balanced mix of shots

Also known as the Ross Barnett Reservoir, the Rez is an excellent course for every level of disc golfer. Veterans will find plenty of challenges here, while beginners won’t find the course to be overwhelmingly difficult. There are four water holes, so there is a level of anxiety to be sure. 

It’s a very scenic course, and it’s well-laid out, with a healthy balance from basket to basket. There are a lot of pine trees on the Rez, so several of the wooded shots are neatly and narrowly carved into the tree lines. There are no Pro and Amateur tees but the pins change from time to time. 

Old Warrior Run (Best Runner-Up)

Features

  • 4,950’ to 9,936’ course length
  • Concrete and turf tee pads
  • Dynamic Veteran Baskets
  • Cart friendly with camping and restrooms nearby
  • Multiple pin locations
  • Professional, Intermediate, and Amateur tees

Old Warrior Run is a fantastic course with a lot of options, located within Trace Park. It’s got everything for beginners to veterans, including three choices of tees on each shot, with alternating pins across all 18 holes. 

There are five water hazards on the course, so choose your throws wisely. The good news is you can bring your high-speed discs along because there are several wide-open shots. There’s also a good mix of wooded shots and a few technical shots for those who need the practice. 

Chautauqua Park (Best Mix of Wooded and Open)

Features

  • 19-hole course
  • Multiple tees
  • Multiple pins
  • DISCatcher baskets
  • Concrete tee pads
  • Three water holes

Chautauqua is often labeled as “heavily wooded,” but that’s a little on the unfair side of things. Sure, most of the baskets are in the woods, but the truth is, many of these wooded baskets are very sparsely wooded (essentially open for meat hook shots).

Ultimately, it’s a gorgeous course with good elevation changes and several opportunities to really grip and rip off the tee. It also features Pro and amateur boxes and a handful of water hazards to keep you on your toes as you make your way through the course. 

Highland Park (Best Mix of Short and Long Shots)

Features

  • Tight Lines
  • New Mach II baskets
  • Pro and Am tees
  • Grass tees
  • Four water holes
  • 2,879’ to 3,635’ course length

This is a small, ten-hole pickup course that’s perfect for beginners, thanks to the wide-open shots and the perfect mix of long and short shots. It’s located in Meridian, Mississippi’s oldest park, and it features a light dusting of trees throughout and a few water hazards worth considering before you take the shot. 

Courses with fewer than 18 holes don’t make the list often unless I think they really have something to offer. The Highland Park disc golf course could just as easily carry the “best course for beginners” label because it’s as close as you can get to the perfect mix for newbies to the game. 

Chalybeate Springs Sports Complex (Best Professional Course)

Features

  • 6,844’ course length
  • 27 holes/baskets
  • DISCatcher baskets
  • Mixed tees
  • Par 81
  • A moderate mix of wood and hills

This is a tough little course, with no amateur tee options and no changes in the pin locations as the month’s roll by. If you are a beginner, there are a good number of open baskets, but the wooded fairways are tightly designed, requiring some finesse and technical shots. 

There are also clearly marked OB (out of bounds/Mandos) throughout the course. If you play by the official rulebook, these can be punishing. Beginners should ignore the Mandos if they want to get the most out of the course. Despite its difficulty, it’s a fair course and well-designed. 

Center City Park (Best Heavy Wooded Course)

Features

  • Mixed tee types
  • Mixed hole types
  • Course includes guides
  • Very hilly
  • Pro and Amateur tees
  • Includes a hanging basket

Personally, I love courses that get a little unique with their baskets, so long as it’s done in good taste and makes good, strategic sense for the hole. It lends a little variety to the traditional 18-hole course. That’s the case with this one, and Center City Park course is a tough one. 

I would venture to say that it’s best for intermediate and veteran players, but for beginners, you don’t improve your game by sticking to what’s easy. This is a heavily wooded course, and as such, it will prepare you for just about any baskets in the woods you encounter in the future. 

Lake Lowndes State Park (Best Elevation Changes)

Features

  • 20 holes
  • DISCatcher baskets
  • Concrete tees
  • Pro and Am tees
  • 5,091’ to 6,435’ course length
  • Course guides

Several courses on this list feature several elevation changes. However, Lake Lowndes State Park simply does it the best. The hilly environment is directly integrated into the strategy for each basket. It’s not the most difficult course to play, but there is an added level of strategy to each approach. 

The only drawback is that you have to pay to play (entrance fees when you come into the park), but the prices are negligible. There are a lot of trees to contend with, along with some technical shots. But the good news is, you can camp right next door if you have a bad day and want another go. 

Little Black Creek Campground (Best Private Disc Golf Course)

Features

  • 5,321’ to 7,243’ course length
  • Concrete tees
  • Five water holes
  • Chainstar Baskets
  • Pro and Am tees
  • Private campground course with 19 holes

Otherwise known as Eagle’s Landing, Little Black Creek Campground is a beautiful little course set in a private campground. As such, there are plenty of amenities out there, such as restrooms, water fountains, and, of course, a campground. The course itself is a healthy mix of moderate woods and moderate hills.

The pins stay where they are, but there is a professional and an amateur tee at each hole. There are also five water hazards to contend with. However, despite making new disc golfers a little nervous, the water hazards aren’t brutal. This course also includes five par 4s, so you’ll have an opportunity to open it up with your high-speed drivers. 

Final Putt

Mississippi isn’t the first state that comes to mind when you think about disc golf courses, but the popularity of the game has spread to every corner of the United States and then some. Mississippi, just like every other state, is rife with disc golf courses, with far more excellent disc golf courses that aren’t on this list. 

Just about anywhere you live in the state is within driving distance of a disc golf course. If you’re just passing through, you’ll be hard-pressed to get through the state without coming close to at least one. Mississippi is just another testament to the popularity of the game, and there is plenty in the state to fulfill the recreational or training needs of any disc golfer.

If you think we missed one of the best disc golf courses in Mississippi, be sure to let us know in the comments!

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