Disc golf is played much like traditional golf, but instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc, popularly known as a Frisbee®. A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the “hole.” The hole can be one of several different types of targets; the most common is an elevated metal basket. The trees, shrubs, and terrain located in and around the fairways and holes provide challenging obstacles for the disc golfer. The sport is low cost and designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. The Chattanooga area boasts several types of courses of varying difficulty. Come out and play!
Carver Youth and Family Development CenterThe City of Chattanooga’s Carver Youth and Family Development (Recreation) Center has a 9-hole disc golf course around their outdoor walking track. The inner city course is mostly flat and lightly wooded with a nice mix dual tees. Check in at the center to register to play.The paved walking path meanders through and circles an open field behind the center. The path also serves as a great place for kids to ride bikes. Popular bike routes and dedicated bike lanes can be found nearby on Orchard Knob Ave., 14th St., 11th St., Willow St., McCallie Ave., and MLK.
Cloudland CanyonCloudland Canyon is a 3,488 acre Georgia State Park located near Trenton, GA on Lookout Mountain, just 45 minutes southwest of Chattanooga. The park features some of the most spectacular scenery on the Cumberland Plateau and the rugged geology of the trail system includes multiple waterfalls, 1000 ft sandstone cliffs, and multiple caves to explore. The park boasts over 64 miles of hiking/running trails, along with 30 miles of mountain biking trails at the 5 Points Recreation Area that can be accessed via the Cloudland Canyon Connector Trail (CCT).This Georgia State Park is a great weekend destination for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels including day hikers, backpackers, horseback riders, cavers, mountain bikers, disc golfers, and campers. The park offers every type of overnight camping experience possible! Choose from fully-equipped and comfortable Cottages, quirky Yurts to several different types of Tent, Trailer & RV Campsites including Walk-In Campsites and Backcountry Campsites.
The park’s 18-hole disc golf course features moderately hilly, open and wooded fairways with concrete tee pads and DISCatcher holes. The intermediate level fairways range from 192 to 347 feet long. The park also includes wild caves for touring during select months of the year, a fishing pond, 16 miles of horseback riding trails, picnic grounds, group shelters, a playground and numerous interpretive programs.
Hours and Cost
Park Daily, 7 a.m.–10 p.m.
Office Weekdays, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Interpretive Center Saturday–Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cost: $5 day use/parking fee Camping, cave tours, disc golf costs vary Annual passes available
Yes, on leash
Cloudland Canyon State Park 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road Rising Fawn, GA 30738 Park 706-657-4050 Reservations 800-864-7275
Jack Mattox Recreation CenterThe Jack Mattox Recreation Complex is located in Ringgold, GA, a few miles south of downtown Chattanooga, off of I-75. The 9-hole course is beginner friendly, lightly wooded, and a great option for junior players.
Portland ParkThe City of Chattanooga’s Portland Park is located at the base of Signal Mountain where Suck Creek Road heads west to the Tennessee River Gorge.
The small, 9 hole course is open but features trees in play on all holes. A couple of tunnel shots add challenge.
The SinksThe Sinks is Chattanooga’s signature disc golf course. It is maintained by the Chattanooga Flying Disc Club.
The tight, technical 18-hole course features heavily wooded fairways with very little elevation change other than the sinkholes that give the course its name. A variety of shots are required to enjoy this course.