Man throwing disc at Caesar Ford State Park in Xenia (photo courtesy of Greene County Parks & Trails)

4 Great Ohio Disc Golf Courses

These courses nestled among nature provide welcoming challenges, whether you’re a seasoned player or just starting out.

Caesar Ford Park | Xenia
Each hole at this course features three tee pads that offer different distances to the goal, so you can choose how far you want to throw based on your skill level. For the disc golf player who aspires to take a shot off a tee pad in front of a crowd, this course’s 18th hole has an amphitheater where up to 1,200 spectators can watch the initial tee shots. 520 S. Stringtown Rd., Xenia 45385

Creaking Woods Disc Golf Course | Archbold
This course promises a disc golf outing that the whole family can enjoy. Each hole is suited to amateur-level players, with the longest being 630 feet. But, as the name suggests, disc golfers must navigate through a forest for a majority of the course’s 18 holes, which provides an additional challenge. The little ones in your crew will especially love the large playground near the course. 1950 S. Defiance St., Archbold 43502

Punderson Disc Golf Course | Newbury Township
Water hazards make many disc golfers sweat and turn to their “throwaway” discs, and this course at Punderson State Park certainly delivers on that challenge. The second hole is an “island shot,” where players must throw their discs out across open water, while on the third hole, disc golfers are tasked with throwing back across the lake from a boardwalk tee pad. 11755 Kinsman Rd., Newbury Township 44065

Burr Oak State Park | Glouster
Trees can be a challenge for disc golfers, and this course in Morgan County has plenty. The signature holes here require players to throw impressive lengths, while the 10th tee also forces them to navigate a narrow lane of pine trees. Accuracy matters more than arm strength at times, and the wooded setting makes a good shot feel that much more satisfying. 10220 Burr Oak Lodge Rd., Glouster 45732