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Disc golf Ohio

Updated on March 14, 2015

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.

Ohio Disc golf

There are close to 100 disc golf courses in Ohio. Spread around the state fairly well. The top rated course in Ohio is Deis Hill Park. Deis hill course has 3 tee boxes per hole, and ranges in length from easy 4370 feet par 57, to a long 9350 feet par 62. The long tees give you 4 holes over 700 feet to challenge even the big throwers. The course in located in Dover Ohio, about 30 miles south of Canton, the home of the football hall of fame. There are some big elevation changes in the park that make for some tough shots. The reviews online all say it's a very nice to look at course, but hard. Here is a great link to disc golf courses in Ohio.

As with most other cities and states, Ohio is in need of more disc golf courses. They are being built but mot fast enough. The best way to advance the sport is to get more people playing disc golf. The best way to get more people playing is to have more places for them to play and check it out and see what a great game it is..

portage lake state park
portage lake state park

Portage lake state park

If you live in or near New Franklin Ohio, just south of Akron, you have a new 18 hole disc golf course to play at portage lake state park. The course was designed by Bill Griffith. The course is open and ready to play. The planning and discussion about the course has taken quite some time, but the course is open to enjoy

The course is 7400 ft. Holes ranging from 220 ft to 705 ft. Par 61. The course is free to play.

It sounds like it is going to be a fun and challenging course. Give it a try.

Portage lake state park entrance

portage lake state park entrance
portage lake state park entrance

Portage lake state park

Portage lake state park offers camping, boating, good fishing, hunting, swimming, picnic area, several hiking trails, volleyball court on the beach, and basketball courts in the camping area. It is a good place to bring the whole family and play some disc golf.

Portage lake is 2520 acres, has a boat launch with 8 parking spots. 900 feet of beach on the lake.

The campground has 74 primitive sites, and pets are allowed.

Twelve other Ohio state parks offer disc golf: Buck Creek, Delaware, East Harbor, Forked Run, Findley, Great Seal, Hueston Woods, Independence Dam, John Bryan, Pike Lake, Rocky Fork and Van Buren.

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Ohio disc golf family

The Jenkins family, probably the most well known and most traveled family in disc golf is from Hinckley Ohio. Sharron Jenkins is a 3 time women's world Champion, Leroy Jenkins has won many national disc golf tournaments,Avery won the world championship in 2009 and currently is touring and traveling the world teaching disc golf and playing in events all over the world.

Valarie Jenkins, the daughter of Sharon and Leroy, is a 3 time world champion like her mom and is currently ranked #1 woman's disc golfer in the world. Valarie is also into promoting the sport and getting more women involved in disc golf. The entire Jenkins family is dedicated to promoting and advancing the sport of disc golf.

Ohio has a rich history in disc golf and many top courses that should be played if you get a chance.

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Video about Ohio state park disc golf

Other Disc Golf Reading

Stolen disc golf bag and discs This is a very cool, feel good story, about a group of disc golfers that set out to help a fellow disc golfer. They wanted to help, not to get something for themselves, but to do what they would want someone to do for them.

Disc golf workout The goal of most disc golfers is to get better. To get better, you need to get lower scores. One of the ways to improve your playing, and lower your scores, is to get in better shape.

How to avoid losing discs Any of us who play disc golf have lost discs, always seems that the one you lose is your favorite disc. Here are some tips on how to avoid losing you discs.

How to select disc golf discs  If you read any of the disc golf discussions, one of the most talked about subjects from newer players is, what disc do I use for ______.


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    • spease profile image

      spease 8 years ago from Minneapolis Mn

      It's more popular than ever. There are most likely courses close to where you live.

    • fishtiger58 profile image

      fishtiger58 8 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Disc golf is so much fun. I didn't know it was still around. We had a 9 hole course on the grounds where I used to work. I still have 3 or 4 discs. I'm going to have to make a trip to Ohio for a camping/disc golf trip.