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International Disc Golf Center

Updated on March 14, 2015
International disc golf center
International disc golf center


If you want to take a trip to the center of the disc golf world, the International Disc Golf Center and the PDGA headquarters, in Columbia County Georgia is the place to go. The international disc golf center has 3 challenging, long disc golf courses that will test any player for distance and accuracy. The longest of the 3 is close to 2 miles of disc throwing, up and down big hills and through thick woods.

Disc golf book

Great disc golf book available to lead you through disc golf from a newbie to a veteran. How to play and how to play better.

What is disc golf

Disc golf is the fastest growing sport in the world. The reasons are that you can play at almost any age and any skill level and for very little cost.

Disc golf has been around for about 40 years. It takes the concept of ball golf. Instead of using clubs and a ball, and trying to get the ball in the hole, you use discs that you throw and try to get them in the special basket in the fewest throws.

The rules are easy to learn and the game is fun to play but it takes many hours of practice to get to where you can control the flight of the disc and make it do what you want it to do.

PDGA headquarters at IDGC

The international disc golf center is the location of the PDGA headquarters. The PDGA is the governing body of disc golf, similar to the PGA. They set the rules and make changes when needed.

The IDGC center has 3 fantastic disc golf courses, and the steady Ed Headrick memorial museum. Ed Headrick is considered the inventor of disc golf. He invented the first disc golf basket, he designed and installed the first disc golf course, he invented to modern day frisbee, he started the DGA and the PDGA and started the first disc golf tournaments.

The courses are pay for play courses, the cost for playing the courses is $8 per day for non residents. The museum is free. The center is open from 9A to 5P Monday thru Saturday, closed on Sunday. The courses are open from sunrise to sunset daily.



there are several motels and hotels within about a half hour drive. The best place to stay is a campground located in Wildwood park, which is adjacent to the international disc golf center. The campground is located on the 78,000 acre Clark Hill Lake. Clark Hill lake offers fantastic fishing, swimming, and boating, so it's has something for family members who may not be into disc golf.

The campground has 61 campsites, horse riding trails, boat launch, beach, picnic area, and 4 covered pavilions. Contact them at 706-541-0586. See the campground web site.

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Steady Ed Memorial course

This course is the most scenic of the 3 courses and probably the easiest.  The course is just under 8000 feet, with a par of 64.  The course rolls through the woods and along the lake.  There are multiple tee pads and pin locations.  read reviews, from players, and look at the course map.

Video about the discs made with Ed's ashes

The W.R Jackson Memorial course

This is the hardest of the 3 courses. The length is 9325 feet, with a par of 69. It's not as picturesque as The Ed, but it will wear you out. There is no water on this course, but it is one challenge hole after another up and down big hills, and through tightly cut fairways. Read Player reviews.

the Jim Warner Memorial

Very hilly and heavily wooded course. Length is 7440 feet. This is the newest of the 3 courses, and falls in the middle for difficulty of play. This course is also very hilly and difficult.  this course is sponsored by Discraft. Read Course reviews.

A day at the IDGC


If you want to challenge yourself to 3 of the toughest courses in the world, at a great location, check out the international disc golf center in Appling Ga. Camp close by and spend some time on a beautiful lake that is full of great fishing. This is a place to put on your list of courses to play.

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