Besides being one of the more beautiful states in the USA, Michigan has something else going for it. It has some of the best disc golf courses in the country. Here are 3 of the best and often top-rated disc golf course you’ll want to visit on your next trip to Michigan. Oh, and did I forget to mention, they aren’t just rated highly for the state, but for the whole country!
Flip City in Shelby
There’s not much to not like about maybe the best course for disc flingers in all of the 50 states. Flip City is just awesome.
Started as a 4,000 foot long course in 1980, it has since grown to almost double that! With over 2 dozen holes, this course will keep you busy for hours.
It’s also extremely beautiful, especially if you catch it right at the end of spring before the temperatures get a little too hot for some of us, or right in the beginning of autumn, which is just about perfect both whether and scenery-wise.
The website doesn’t have much info, nor imagery, but if you want to visit it anyway for the sake of getting some contact info, here it is: http://www.flipcitygolf.com
Bluegill Disc Gold in Wayland
Another Michigan DG legend, Bluegill Disc Golf is a must-play course. It’s a solid 18 holes, so it’s worth the drive if you don’t happen to live of be staying right next door.
But, slow down before you plan you trip. The owner, Ken Gill, only allows guests when invited. Yes, it’s sad that one the best and most beautiful courses is invite only, but that also helps keep it in great condition.
Due to this being a private course, I couldn’t really find a website for it, which makes sense. But I like to show off websites since this too is a site. The best I could do in this instance if a Facebook page for the course: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bluegill-Disc-Golf/336750559727666
Kensington Metropark in Milford
The Kensington Metropark features a 27 hole disc golf course. It’s called the Black Locust. There are daily passes for $3 or annual passes for $55. It’s bit less naturally beautiful than the other two, but it’s still a great course.
There are tons of activities right around the course, which makes this a great weekend activity. It’s open from early morning to 10PM at night, but it’s not lit, so keep that in mind for evening games in early spring and later fall.
For more info and directions you can visit the Metropark site here: http://www.metroparks.com/parks/kensington-metropark/kensington-metropark-activities/#7
There are plenty of other great DG courses in Michigan, and across the rest of the USA as well, but these three are almost always included in people’s top 10’s list. If you’re a big DG fan, make sure to take a trip to MI to check them out. It’s worth the effort.