Oregon is one of the leading states for the sport of disc golf – a popular activity that can be practiced inexpensively and by people of all ages and levels of fitness. It is easy to learn and can be played solo or with friends, and is a great way to spend time outdoors, even if your time is limited.
Play some of the best courses in the world
No matter where you are in Oregon, there is likely to be a disc golf course nearby. In all, there are more than 180 courses in Oregon, and most are public. The site oregondiscgolf.com, provides links to information and maps to courses around the State.
The popular Disc Golf app, UDisc, has a search tool to find disc golf courses near you and get information about each one. The UDisc site regularly ranks courses, and lists four public park courses in Oregon among its top 100 in the world.
- Milo McIver State Park, Estacada, #10
- Whistler’s Bend County Park, Roseburg, #55
- Dexter State Recreation Site, Eugene, #83
- Pier Park, Portland, #100
In addition, there are 13 State Parks with disc golf courses you can play. Several of these parks include campgrounds, and are within a short drive to other courses, making it possible to plan a disc-golf vacation. For those with a day-use fee, the fee is $5, unless you are camping (just display your camping receipt).
Benson State Recreation Area – near Bridal Veil along the Columbia River, there is a small 9-hole course that is open year-round. Views of the gorge and possibly a waterfall add to the ambiance. A day-use parking fee applies.
Champoeg State Heritage Area – this popular park near Newberg boasts an 18-hole course that was recently updated (2019). You can buy discs at the visitor’s center and the park is open year-round; there is a day-use parking fee.
Dabney State Recreation Area – enjoy a round at this 18-hole course along the Sandy River near Corbett. A day-use parking fee applies.
Dexter State Recreation Site – play 18 holes on the shores of this popular reservoir southeast of Eugene. Open year round to play without a day-use fee.
Fort Stevens State Park – buy a disc in the visitor center gift shop and play the extra-long 23-hole Columbia Shore course near Astoria. A day-use parking fee applies.
Illinois River Forks State Park – at Illinois River Forks near Cave Junction, you will find a nice 9-hole course that is playable year-round without a day-use fee.
Jasper State Recreation Area– a small 9-hole course is available at Jasper State Recreation Area near Eugene. The course is a little older and a day-use parking fee applies.
L.L. Stub Stewart State Park – this popular park for mountain biking and hiking near Portland has an 18-hole course, which is open year-round. A day-use parking fee applies.
Milo McIver State Park – Milo McIver near Estacada has an 18-hole course on the east and a smaller 9-hole course on the west. Both are popular and open year-round; a day-use parking fee applies.
Rooster Rock State Park – Rooster Rock, along the Columbia River, has two 9-hole courses open year-round. A day-use parking fee applies.
South Beach State Park – If you are on the coast, the Twisted Pines 18-hole course at South Beach State Park is great for all skill levels. A day-use parking fee applies.
Wallowa Lake State Park – although not shown on the State Parks website, there is a nine-hole course at this serene lake near LaGrande that is open year-round.
Willamette Mission State Park – The Wheatland course is popular to play near Salem. The course open year-round and has 18 holes set among trees and grassy fields along the Willamette River. A day-use parking fee applies.