Best Disc Golf Courses In Wisconsin: Nothing But Chains In America’s Dairyland

If you’re looking for the best disc golf courses in Wisconsin, good luck. The Copper State is a veritable landscape of disc golf riches. 

Wisconsin isn’t the number one state (currently tabbed as the #4 state for the sport), but it is held in very high esteem by veteran and amateur disc golfers alike. 

Wisconsin is a beautiful state with well over 400 courses to choose from. From massive, multi-tiered experiences to champion-level courses, Wisconsin has it all. 

Until the heavy snow arrives, of course.

My Top Picks For The Best Disc Golf Courses In Wisconsin

If there’s one thing I like about disc golf in Wisconsin, it’s the massive variety.

There are plenty of states in the US similar in size that don’t contain half as many courses. But Wisconsin didn’t get its ranking because it has quantity over quality. 

The state is ranked as high as it is because the number of champion-level courses throughout the state is extensive. 

Now, when I say “champion-level,” that doesn’t mean they’re unplayable unless you are an expert. 

Many of these courses have pro and amateur boxes and are more than reasonable for beginners. 

  1. Rollin Ridge – Reedsville (Best Overall)
  2. Justin Trails Big Brother – Sparta (Best Challenge)
  3. Sandy Point DG Ranch – Lac Du Flambeau (Runner-Up)

Some of these states really make things difficult for me, especially when the state carries a pretty high ranking, with scores of courses sitting at the very top. 

Everyone has their own opinions on things, so you may find something in the other five courses on this list that stands out for you as the best. 

Regardless, these top 8 best disc golf courses in Wisconsin are the cream of the crop in a state that’s simply rife with excellent courses. 

Top 8: Best Disc Golf Courses In Wisconsin

Disc golf has been a facet of the Wisconsin outdoor scene, to one degree or another, since the first courses went up in the 1970s. 

In the half a century since, the sport has exploded throughout America’s Dairyland, elevating the state to the best of the best. 

The eight courses on this list are a small representation of a larger pool of equally viable courses. 

The thing is, you can travel just about anywhere in the state and find a handful of terrific courses with unique but fair designs and varying levels of challenge for newcomers and veterans of the sport. 

Rollin Ridge – Reedsville (Best Overall)

Features

  • 4600’ to 8,900’ course length
  • 18 holes
  • x3 water hazards
  • High tree density
  • Mach X baskets
  • Concrete tee pads
  • Multiple pin locations
  • Pro and amateur tee pads
  • Private course
  • Pay to play

You know you’ve found a fantastic course when there’s a pro shop on site. In general, pro shops don’t open up in areas where no one likes to go. 

If there are a ton of people there playing the sport, there’s a good chance a disc golf shop will be interested in setting up nearby. Rollin Ridge is a somewhat hilly course, but not enough to impact your disc selection

If you consider yourself an expert at the game, the black tees are where it’s at, and they offer the most vicious challenge of the course. 

For the rest of us, the amateur tees still provide a challenge without making you feel like going home early. There’s a healthy mix of shot types throughout, shaping your shots along slight elevation changes and through moderate to heavy tree coverage. 

Justin Trails Big Brother – Sparta (Best Challenge)

Features

  •  7,400’ course length
  • 18 holes
  • Concrete tee pads
  • Chainstar baskets
  • Private course
  • Pay to play
  • Pro and amateur tee pads
  • Single pin locations

For beginners, there’s good news—the entire course includes amateur tees, so you don’t have to tackle the hardest part of the course until you are ready. 

The beauty of the Big Brother course at Justin Fields is that it’s a very balanced course despite the challenge of playing your way through the pro tee pads. 

A solid mix of heavily wooded and open shots demands a mixed bag. Shot shaping is common throughout, whether you’re throwing with a grass wall on your right, through a tight tunnel, or simply trying to land your disc on the freshly mown grass strip in the middle of a wide-open fairway. 

This course does many things exceptionally well, but it’s the fact that it makes you a better disc golf player that’s the true takeaway. 

Sandy Point DG Ranch – Lac Du Flambeau (Runner-Up)

Features

  • 6,800’ to 8,100’ course length
  • 29 holes
  • High tree density
  • DISCatcher baskets
  • Single tee pads
  • Concrete tee pads
  • Multiple pin locations
  • Private course
  • Pay to play

Sandy Point Resort is a beautiful slice of heaven in Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin. 

Though I listed it as having a high tree density (and that’s very much the case), the design aspects of the course use that as a strength rather than one massive obstacle. 

For instance, the balance of the course is top-notch, thanks to the types of wooded throws you have to deal with.

Some shots are wide open, narrowing as the fairway approaches the basket. Some tees are heavily wooded, with the fairway opening up after you thread the needle. 

There are beautiful uphill shots, with enough large trees to create slanting dapples of sunlight across the forest floor. 

Overall, it’s a tough course but fair, with no shot resembling the one before it. 

Standing Rocks – Stevens Point

Features

  • 8,300’ to 9,000’ course length
  • 33 holes
  • High tree density
  • Mach V baskets
  • Rubber tee pads
  • Multiple pin locations
  • Pro and amateur tee pads
  • Pay to play

Yet another beautiful park on my list of best disc golf courses in the state of Wisconsin. It’s another tree haven, so prepare yourself by bringing along some overstable and understandable mid-ranges (they really help you carve those sweet lines and s-curves inside the tree lines). 

There are some semi-open shots as well, and it’s a long course. A few high-speed drivers won’t hurt, but be forewarned, this is definitely the place where you can taco one of your favorite drivers if you’re just a bit off. 

Yulga – Stevens Point

Features

  • 4,300’ to 5,500 course length
  • 18 holes
  • Concrete tee pads
  • High tree density
  • Mach VII baskets
  • Multiple pin locations
  • Pro and amateur tee pads

Yulga is one of those courses (you’ve probably encountered this before) that has just enough trees, and just enough spacing in between them to really wreck your day. 

Most of the lanes are fairly wide, but several shot-shaping designs throughout aren’t immediately obvious. 

I’m not saying you shouldn’t bring that driver with the 14-speed on it, but make sure your release is on point, or the trees will laugh at your feeble attempts. 

It’s a gorgeous course, however, even if you’re having a rough go of it. The signage is excellent, and the course is well-kept. 

Wilderness Campground – Montello

Features

  • 4,100’ to 8,100’ course length
  • High tree density
  • 18 holes
  • Concrete tee pads
  • DISCatcher baskets
  • Multiple pin locations
  • Pro and amateur tee pads
  • Private course
  • Pay to play

I can’t help but add a course to the list that does such an incredible job of creating a heavily wooded course that forces shot shaping rather than just laying out some open space between a bunch of trees and hoping for the best. 

This is the kind of course that seriously ups your ability to carve your shots.

Meticulous, finesse throws reign supreme at Wilderness Campground DGC, with a few shots that are open enough for a more traditional drive. 

A well-stocked disc golf bag should include a little bit of everything here, with a good mid-range or putter for breaking out of the overgrowth. 

Vallarta-Ast DGC – Deforest

Features

  • 6,800’ to 10,900’ course length
  • 27 holes
  • Concrete tee pads
  • Multiple pin locations
  • Pro and amateur tee pads
  • Mach V baskets
  • Pay to play

Vallarta-Art may sound like a strange art gallery, but it’s actually a fantastic disc golf course with gently rolling hills and enough trees to make you think before you sling a disc. 

Some of the holes feature some narrow lanes, especially close to the tee, while others will narrow down in the middle of the fairway. 

As pretty as it looks, those baskets nestled on top of stacked stones are deceptive, especially when you come in low and glance off one of those rocks, only to watch your disc lazily roll down the hill. 

This is probably the most laid-back course on the list, though it’s certainly not a walk in the park. 

Tjader Acres – Siren

Features

  • 8,500’ course length
  • 27 holes
  • Mach V baskets
  • Concrete tee pads
  • Single pin locations
  • Single tee pads
  • Private course
  • Pay to play

Last on the list is Tjader Acres in Siren, Wisconsin. This course features an excellent mix of wide-open shots, tunnels, moderately wooded, and finesse throws throughout. 

It’s marked as a heavily wooded course, but I’ve definitely seen denser in my lifetime. 

It’s best to approach this course with caution and a bit of finesse-play in mind. You’ll have to shape your shots through several areas. However, there are a number of grip-it and rip-it opportunities as well. 

For the tight fairways, a stable mid-range or fairway driver is in order. 

Final Putt: Best Disc Golf Courses in Wisconsin

As you can imagine, the number four ranking means the best disc golf courses in Wisconsin are premium destinations, and there are more than just a handful. 

Along with the eight courses in this list, disc golf courses are well spread throughout the state. 

If you’re looking for a premium disc golf destination and want to try your hand at some championship-level courses, Wisconsin is the place to be. 

Unless it’s under a heavy blanket of snow, that is.

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