Part hiking, part golf, part frisbee, part social. Disc golf provides a fun way to explore parks throughout St. Louis. Great for families with older kids.

Highlights

  • Lots of great free courses all around St. Louis
  • Very easy to get into – just need to buy a $10 disc for each person
  • A chill but social activity that kids and adults enjoy
  • A range of courses for different skill levels
  • A great winter sport. You can play comfortably in most weather conditions (except heavy rain).

Lowlights

  • Some courses can get muddy
  • Need to bring your own discs

Links

  • DG Course Review – A great site for finding nearby course that includes course length, reviews, and pics.
  • UDisc – Popular disc golf site with map of local courses and lots of ratings and reviews. They also offer a phone App that I haven’t tried yet.
  • St. Louis Disc Golf Club – Local club for disc golfers

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This page will not provide comprehensive coverage of Disc Golf options in St. Louis but I will try to provide a quick overview of some of the best options. I definitely feel like Disc Golf belongs here as an Outdoor Adventure as it shares a lot in common with hiking but adds fun, skill, and social aspects. For more comprehensive coverage, definitely check out DGCourseReview.com and udisc.com

The St. Louis area has lots of great free courses. No reservations needed or any hassle involved. You can generally bring along your dog, have larger groups, adjust the simple rules as desired, and everyone we’ve met on the courses is very casual and friendly. It is just a great way to spend a couple hours with friends and/or family.

We still have lots more courses to try out and will add and better organize our content here as we explore further.

A map of St. Louis area courses

Unger Park in Fenton

Holes: 18 | Length: 5174 | Par 56 | DGCourseReview link

Fairly short, beginner-friendly, 18-hole course that is very pretty with a large lake and a nice wetlands section. A mix of wooded and open. I love the wetlands section in the back nine.

Hudson Park in Ferguson

Holes: 18 | Length: 4434 ft. | Par 56 | DGCourseReview link

An excellent, hilly, fairly short, beginner-friendly 18-hole course in a section of Ferguson that I had never been to before. It offers a nice mix of wooded holes and fairly tight holes in the woods with quite a few hills in the mix. Looking forward to playing it again.

Watson Trail in Sunset Hills

Holes: 9 | Length: 2317ft | Par 27 | DGCourseReview link

Watson Trail is a beginner-friendly, mostly wooded, 9-hole course with some hills. If the kids get bored, there’s a fun playground to break things up.

Willmore Park in South City

Holes: 18 | Length: 6065 – 7200ft. | Par: 56 | DGCourseReview Link

A long, mostly open (not heavily wooded) 18 hole course. Some of the holes have multiple baskets to allow you to adjust the length to your preference but it was still a lot longer than most the other courses my beginner family has tried and none of us got anywhere near par as a result.