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Disc Golf Courses in Huntsville That Kids Can Play

Disc Golf Courses in Huntsville That Kids Can Play

Trying to find fun things to do outdoors with kids can be a bit tricky when they get older. After about the age of nine or ten it can be difficult for parents to compete with friends and Minecraft and extracurriculars.

That’s where disc golf comes in! It’s fun, played outside, great light exercise, and provides the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with older kids, one-on-one or with a group. Of course, younger kids can play too – adjustments can be made for the number of “holes” you play with shorter attention spans.

How to Get Started

You can buy a starter kit of frisbee discs for as little as $10 at any sporting goods store, and a great tutorial that will answer all your questions about the basics of the game can be found on the PDGA website. Another perk of playing disc golf – there are no greens fees like in regular golf. No tee times either. Just a relaxed, inexpensive game families can play together.

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Parent Pro-Tips for Playing with Kids

  • Study the course maps before you go – it helps show you where to park, where the first hole is located, and where the bathrooms are (if any).
  • Play in the mornings – it’s less crowded and hot. Don’t forget the bug spray and sunscreen!
  • If you’re on a course with lots of roughs, wear long pants. Stomping through tall grass looking for a rogue disc can get hairy.
  • Start out with courses you can practice putting a lot on or with an abbreviated 9-hole course. As kids progress and get better at throwing and aiming the frisbee, work your way up to longer courses.
  • Don’t be afraid to let others play through – it’s good disc golf etiquette and keeps you from holding up the game if you need some extra time on a hole.
  • Losing a disc is bound to happen. Don’t get upset! Buy brightly colored discs to help locate them when your kiddo gets a little too enthusiastic.

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Huntsville’s Disc Golf Courses

Did you know Huntsville is home to some awesome disc golf courses? We listed some favorited below, in order of difficulty level.

Dublin Park, Madison
Address: 8324 Madison Pike, Madison (map)
Designed for beginners – easily played with a midrange and a putter. A great starter course for kids! Follow park road around to the 1st tee on the north side of the playground. Course review

Drake Springs Course
Address: 2213 Drake Ave SW, Huntsville (map)
Short 9 hole par 3 course that plays beside and over the Brahan Springs Pond. Course review

Brahan Spring Park Course
Address: 500 Drake Ave SW, Huntsville (map)
Fairways weave among tall pines, demanding accuracy. Front and back 9 end at parking lot. Restrooms across road from #6. Course review

UAH Campus Course
Address: 301 Sparkman Dr NW, Huntsville (map)
A very difficult links type course requiring a variety of throws. Open, long beautiful vistas, wooded shots, lots of water hazards and OB. Course review

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Monte Sano Park Course
Address: 5105 Nolen Ave SE, Huntsville (map)
Very tightly wooded, technical course located in thick forest with creeks, slight elevation changes, and long tunnel shots coming into play. Course review

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Mastin Lake Course
Address: 3315 Watson Dr NW, Huntsville (map)
Wooded course moving up and down the side of a hill. Very challenging. Course review

Indian Creek Greenway, Madison
Address: 360 Harvestwood Ct, Madison (map)
Very challenging – on 50 acres of diverse terrain. Four holes have water hazards and over half the holes have some OB (out of bounds) danger. Course review

We want to know where you like to play disc golf with kids – leave us a comment!

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This article was originally published in 2016 and has been updated with current info. 


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  • There is also a very kid friendly disc golf course at the new Southside Park on Chaney Thompson Road. That park also has a fenced in dog park and playground equipment. This is an absolutely terrific article and as an avid member of a local disc golf club, it is great that this sport is getting so much attention.

    • Thanks, Caleb! I’ll add that one in – please let us know if there are any kid-specific disc golf events at your club!

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