Best Disc Golf Courses In Wyoming: Competitive Fairways In The Equality State

Long before I ever considered the best disc golf courses in Wyoming, I thought the state was some sort of vast government conspiracy. 

In nearly 40 years, I have yet to see a Wyoming tag on a passing vehicle. Of course, I’ve been to Wyoming since and have put my tinfoil hat aside. 

As it turns out, Wyoming is a vast and beautiful state. Although it’s far from a disc golf mecca, there are hidden gems throughout the Rocky Mountains to the west and the High Plains to the east. 

My Top Picks For The Best Disc Golf Courses In Wyoming

Wyoming is a state of two extremes: mountains and plains. However, even in a state where there are two dominant geographical features, there’s always a degree of in-between. 

The best disc golf courses in Wyoming take full advantage of these “in-betweens” as well as the two extremes. 

As my opening sentence implied, Wyoming is one of those states that never gets any credit. Fortunately, it deserves so much more for disc golfers in the state and those passing through. 

It’s a beautiful state, and the list of disc golf courses I’ve selected both embrace that beauty and take full advantage of the topography behind it. 

  1. Scotty’s DGC – Laramie (Best Overall)
  2. Casper Main Course – Casper (Runner-Up)
  3. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort DGC – Teton Village (Best Challenge)

Wyoming only has 65 courses, which makes sense because the state has a low population density and is fairly rural. 

Not that either is a bad thing, but neither is good for the promotion of more disc golf courses across the state. 

The good news is, with fewer courses to look at, the best of the best shine all the more. 

Top 8: Best Disc Golf Courses In Wyoming

Wyoming represents a healthy mix of disc golf course types, at least in terms of topography and how well the courses fit their locations. 

Taking advantage of the local topography is always a pet peeve with me, especially when courses use terrain, undergrowth, and trees to block fairways. 

The best course designs use the trees and terrain to force players to shape their shots with precision and accuracy and engage in strategic disc selection

The worst ones maintain a tree in the center of the fairway, essentially blocking it. There’s a difference, and I only promote the former. 

Scotty’s DGC – Laramie (Best Overall)

Features

  • 18 holes
  • DGA Mach baskets
  • Concrete tees
  • Multiple pin locations
  • Single tee pads
  • Multiple water hazards

If you’re afraid of landing your disc in water, the creek that bisects the course will keep you on edge for most of the game. 

It’s not what I would call an “extreme water hazard,” but its very existence is enough to get inside your head across a course that mostly consists of RHBH (right-hand, back-hand) throws

Multiple pin locations are throughout, but you can only play one pin per hole, depending on which one is marked off on the signage. 

Speaking of signage, there’s plenty of it, with informative placards on each hole. It’s mostly a flat course with moderate tree coverage. 

However, the presence of the creek and the fairway design requires a fair deal of shot-shaping (The Buzzz is excellent for this) if you want to be successful. 

Casper Main Course – Casper (Runner-Up)

Features

  • 5,700’ to 8,000’ course length
  • 18 holes
  • Concrete tee pads
  • Single pin locations
  • Single tee pads
  • DISCatcher baskets

If you like sand and stunted trees, this is the course for you. Casper has a surreal sort of beauty, with a rolling landscape of yellow, tan, and dry green shades of color. 

The rolling hills come into play several times throughout the course, with some tees facing a slanted horizon and baskets sitting on the sides of various hills. 

Precision is key; you’ll want discs with an easy fade in your disc golf bag when throwing uphill. Slicing in will either dig and stop or bounce and roll for a mile. 

Rolling hills, at least to me, are always the most confusing. It makes it more difficult to gauge distances and your up/down game from the tee box. Sling a disc too low, and you’re scraping the ground in seconds. Sling too high, and it will end up sailing far to the right or left. 

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort DGC – Teton Village (Best Challenge)

Features

  • 5,200’ course length
  • 18 holes
  • Extreme elevation changes
  • Mach II baskets
  • Rubber tee pads
  • Single pin locations
  • Single tee pads

Jackson Hole is a tough little course, loaded with elevation changes and tight tree coverage. There are a few holes, here and there, that are a little more open, but most of your shots will contend with tight lines and elevation. 

The signage is good, and you’ll know where to throw, even if you can’t see the basket from the tee. 

Take full advantage of the few open shots. You might need those open tees to make up for disasters in the woods. This course will mock your plastic as it rolls down the side of the hill, so be careful how hard you slice your disc

It’s a high-risk versus reward course. 

If you go hard at the basket and hit chains, fantastic. If you miss, the results may ruin your day. 

Grand Targhee Resort  – Alta

Features

  • 5,100’ course length
  • 18 holes
  • Grass tee pads
  • DISCatcher baskets
  • Single pin locations
  • Single tee pads
  • Extreme elevation changes

Launching from the tee pad at a horizon skewed to the side is common at the Grand Targhee Resort

Where some courses place an emphasis on throwing uphill or downhill, this course makes everything a sideways, angled adventure. 

It will feel weird for those coming from flatter regions of the United States. 

The good news is the tree density isn’t too brutal. 

There are a few shots where you will have to force your disc through a tight window or take a bigger risk trying to go around. 

It makes for an interesting disc selection, especially since you’ll be working both ways against the elevation.

Leaning Rock – Canyon

Features

I like to think of Leaning Rock as a “scruffy” course. The trees are not overly large, though they will slap a disc down all the same. 

The undergrowth is low but scraggly, enough to keep a disc from giving you that merciful skip right when needed. 

The signage is rudimentary, almost like a child drew them out. 

Fortunately, it’s still easy enough to read and discern, so you know how the fairway is laid out before the toss. 

The course may be scruffy, but it is well-designed, with tight, shot-shaping tunnels, wide-open expanses, downhill throws, and baskets hiding behind tree sentinels. 

Bullsnake Alley – Casper

Features

  • 18 holes
  • Lightning DB-5 baskets
  • Mixed tee pad types
  • Single pin locations
  • Single tee pads
  • Flat terrain

Bullsnake Alley provides disc golfers a break from the ups and downs of the western disc golf courses Wyoming offers. 

This is a mostly flat course with short grass underbrush. 

When I say “short grass,” I mean grass that’s about a foot tall—enough to hide your disc or stop a low-flying laser in its tracks. 

While you may be unfamiliar with the Lightning DB-5 baskets (it’s not a brand seen very often on courses throughout the country), they are well-made and do the job of catching your disc unless you strike the chains right or left of center, really hard. 

Overall, this is a nice little course for intermediate players and beginners, with a splash of pro-level throws as well. 

Energy Rotary Club DGC – Gillette

Features

  • 5,000’ to 6,200’ course length
  • Single tee pads
  • Multiple pin locations
  • Concrete tee pads
  • Mach V baskets

Energy Rotary Club directly reflects the binary nature of Wyoming’s topography. 

The front nine features a brutal slugfest through tight, technical shots in areas with a high tree density. 

The back portion opens up, however, allowing you to breathe and breeze your way through the end of the course. 

Perhaps “breeze your way through” is a poor choice of words. It’s still a challenge, just nowhere near as disastrous as the first half. 

A mistake on the back nine is forgivable. 

A mistake on the front nine is an exercise in screaming fury and broken plastic. 

Spring Creek DGC – Laramie

Features

  • 5,500’ to 7,700’ course length
  • 18 holes
  • Chainstar baskets
  • Concrete tee pads
  • Singel tee pads
  • Multiple pin locations

Spring Creek DGC is bringing up the rear on the list of best disc golf courses in Wyoming. However, I never relegate the worst of the bunch to last place, at least not on purpose. 

The reality is, I love this course because I love to tear my shoulder out of the socket, trying to launch discs well beyond the 400’ mark. 

This course lets you do all of that and more. It’s a mostly wide open course, with sparse tree coverage and nothing but greenery on the horizon, capped by a clear blue sky. 

Bring your lasers, bombers, and 14+ speed discs. Many of the par 3s are over 300’ and, depending on where the pins are located for the day, some throws cover well over 400’ of real estate. 

Final Putt: Best Disc Golf Courses in Wyoming

At the end of the day, the best disc golf courses in Wyoming only add up to a 43rd-place ranking in the US

Wyoming only has 65 courses, after all. It’s hard to say whether quality reigns over quantity in these rankings without seeing a breakdown of the various methodologies that go into the numbers. 

Personally, I think it’s a fantastic state for the game, even though the courses are few and far between in some areas. 

If you love the sport and happen to be passing through the state, you owe it to yourself to stop in at one of the above eight. If you’re new to the game, Wyoming is far from the worst place to get started.

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