Get Out & Play: Disc Golf

Carol EvansAround Town, Feature

An activity designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities, disc golf is growing in popularity. The game is played much like traditional golf, but instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc. This weekend, grab a disc and give it a toss at one of Knoxville’s seven disc golf courses.


Plumb Creek Park

Knoxville’s newest disc golf course opened this month at the beautiful new West Knoxville park on Hickey Road. The park features a nine-hole disc/foot golf course, a large playground, picnic shelter and a dog park, too.

Powell Station Park

The North Knox park offers nine holes through the woods, and you get the added perk of being able to cool off in the splash pad after your game.

Morningside Park

Just minutes from downtown and newly redesigned, the 18-hole tournament level course sprawls over hilly terrain with tall shade trees and long grassy fairways.

Tommy Schumpert Park

For more advanced players, this 18-hole course at has some very technical fairways with short and long tees and some elevation changes. The course can vary in difficulty, with two tees and two baskets per hole. The longest hole is 1,200 feet from the basket, and 15 of the 18 holes are in the woods.

Victor Ashe Park

Gently rolling hills accent the tournament level 18-hole course of mostly open fairways. There is a practice putting basket and picnic table near the first tee.

Admiral Farragut Park

A beautiful and scenic nine-hole course that features a good mix of wooded and open fairways.

Inskip Park

Designed for ages 8 to 12 to try out the sport and gain skills, but it is open to all ages and skill levels.

Find more info on regional disc golf courses and disc golf rules at outdoorknoxville.com.

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