Best Disc Golf Courses in Metro Detroit

This outdoor sport is great for any age and fun for the family. Try the game at one of the best disc golf courses in metro Detroit this summer!

Take a trip to the park for a round of disc golf this summer. Not sure how to play disc golf? Think regular golf, except instead of using clubs and golf balls, it requires small Frisbees. Throw one toward one of the many “holes” along the course and ultimately aim for the basket to score. Not to mention, this sport is a cheap (if not free) way to spend some quality time with the kids.

Not experienced? Don’t worry. These disc golf courses are designed to accommodate players of every level. Pack a lunch and some juice boxes and head out to play a game or two with friends and family. (In addition, most of these parks have playgrounds, walking trails and other great amenities.) Note: Due to the nature of the sport, some disc golf courses may not be open during certain months. If that’s not noted, be sure to check ahead, especially during fall/winter season.

Cass Benton Hills in Northville

  • Address: Northville Road, Northville Charter Township
  • Phone: 734-261-1990
  • Hours: dawn-dusk daily, weather permitting
  • Admission: free

This DG course contains 18 holes through both open and wooded areas and a variety of elevated grounds. Big hills and tight trees give the course its challenge and need for distance and sense of control, allowing for a unique experience every time. Playgrounds and picnic areas are also available for a quick lunch break.

Firefighters Park in Troy

  • Address: 1300 W. Square Lake Road, Troy
  • Phone: 248-524-3484
  • Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily; open year-round
  • Admission: free

Tons of open space gives you plenty of room to practice your mad disc golf skills at this family-friendly park. After playing the 18-hole course (great for beginners), venture to the sand volleyball courts, soccer fields, a baseball diamond and children’s play structures. Picnic shelters are also available with a scenic view of the park grounds and woods – plus a small pond is perfect for your little ones to explore.

Freedom Park in Canton

  • Address: Palmer Road at the corner of Sheldon Road, Canton
  • Phone number: 734-394-5310
  • Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily; open year-round
  • Admission: free

This nine-hole traditional golf scene may be challenging for both newbies and pros who want to practice their skills in a more relaxed playing environment. Since the course is smaller than many others, you can spend the day running through multiple times – or simply cruise through a quick round. Park amenities include a play structure, picnic area, walking trails, horseshoe pits, ball courts and open fields perfect for kite flying and other fun activities.

Herman Brys Park

  • Address: 20700 Brys Drive, St. Clair Shores; corner of Eight Mile and Harper roads
  • Phone: 586-445-5350
  • Hours: dawn-dusk daily; open year-round
  • Admission: free

The 24-hole course offers fun for everyone – plus a challenge for skilled players of any age. This park has everything you need for a day of family fun with playground equipment, baseball and soccer fields and a walking path, too. It’s even stocked with tables and barbecue pits perfect for a family picnic.

Hudson Mills Metropark in Dexter

  • Address: 8801 N. Territorial Road, Dexter
  • Phone: 734-426-8211
  • Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. April 1-Oct. 31, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 1-March 31; office hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. summer (contact for seasonal office hours)
  • Admission: $10/vehicle entry, $3/person to play, free/ages 6 and under, $10/deposit for rental equipment; annual disc golf tag: $55/regular, $35/junior and seniors

Find two of Michigan’s top 24-hole disc golf courses here among the open grasses, dense woodlands and challenging wetlands. Rental equipment is available at the activity center. To purchase a disc golf tag, please visit the business office.

Kensington Metropark in Milford

  • Address: 2240 W. Buno Road, Milford (course located at Martindale Beach)
  • Phone: 810-227-8910
  • Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily; open year-round (note: course not lit at night, and tee pads are not cleared of snow in the winter)
  • Admission: $10/vehicle entry, $3/person to play, free/ages 6 and under, $10/deposit for rental equipment; annual disc golf tag: $55/regular, $35/junior and seniors

Check out the Black Locust course (great for all left handers!). While playing, also be sure to check out the Black Locust trees (after which the course was named), and enjoy the 27-hole course overlooking the gorgeous meadows and woodlands.

Raintree Park in Troy

  • Address: 3775 John R Road, Troy
  • Phone: 248-524-3300
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
  • Admission: free

This spot offers an 18-hole disc golf course for beginners to practice their skills; plus a ball diamond, two play structures and a volleyball court to explore after your game.

Starr-Jaycee Park in Royal Oak

  • Address: 13 Mile Road, one block east of Crooks Road, Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-246-3000
  • Hours: 6 a.m.-9 p.m. daily (course closed during train rides, see description); open year-round
  • Admission: free

This Oakland County park is a must-visit for all families – disc golfers or not! With a variety of fairways winding through the scenic woods and the free miniature train rides for kids (noon-4 p.m. on the first weekend of every month, weather permitting, May-November), plus new play structures and picnic areas, why spend a beautiful, sunny afternoon anywhere else?

Stony Creek Metropark-Buckhorn DG Course in Shelby Township

  • Address: 4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Township
  • Phone: 586-781-4242
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily; open year-round (weather permitting)
  • Admission: $10/vehicle entry, $3/person to play, free/ages 6 and under, $10/deposit for rental equipment; annual disc golf tag: $55/regular, $35/junior and seniors

This 36-hole championship course brings players to one of the most challenging DG courses in Michigan. Take a look at nature’s best wetlands, prairies, woods and thickets in a stimulating round of disc golf. The Gladeview Picnic Area is ideal for bird watching and lunch breaks, and the playgrounds are perfect for the young ones.

The Ponds at Lakeshore in Ypsilanti

  • Address: 2300 Lakeshore Blvd., Ypsilanti
  • Phone: 734-883-4408
  • Hours: dawn-dusk daily; open year-round
  • Admission: free

All skill levels are welcome on this former ball-golf course. Need to pick up some equipment first? Or maybe you’re just looking for a friendly face to answer any game questions? Whatever your disc golf needs, be sure to visit the experts at the Throw Shop, Michigan’s largest disc golf pro shop, located at Hole 1 – then gear up for 24 holes of challenge and fun.

Wagner Park in Royal Oak

  • Address: On Detroit Avenue between Rochester Road and Main Street, just north of 12 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-246-3000
  • Hours: 6 a.m.-9 p.m. daily
  • Admission: free

Though this spot is mostly flat with a bit of tree cover, disc golfers will find tight shots and difficult pin placements here. Bring your furry companions to enjoy the dog run or bring some munchies and hit up a picnic area after.

Willow Metropark in New Boston

  • Address: 23200 S. Huron Road, New Boston
  • Phone: 734-697-9181
  • Hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. daily
  • Admission: $10/vehicle entry, $3/person to play, free/ages 6 and under, $10/deposit for rental equipment; annual disc golf tag: $55/regular, $35/junior and seniors

This course begins near the Acorn picnic area and features 24 holes along a flat terrain.

This post was originally published in 2014 and is updated regularly.

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