Northern California Disc Golf

Mountain Golf

A log-framed teepad looking down a wooded fairway at Three Links Camp in Mi-wuk

As Hunter S. Thompson once said, “Good people drink good beer.” And in Northern California, good people also play good disc golf.

The disc golf courses of Northern California are an absolute treasure that few people outside of the sport truly appreciate. From the towering redwoods of Brooktrails to the stunning vistas on Zephyr Cove of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains (yes, techincally it’s in Nevada, but ya know), these courses offer an unparalleled experience of technical golf in the most stunning of settings.

The rolling hills and majestic trees of Gold Country make for a stunning backdrop to some of the best disc golf courses in the state. From beginner-friendly nine-hole courses to championship-level 18-hole courses, there’s something for all disc golf lovers.

One such course is New Hogan Dam, located in the town of Valley Springs. New Hogan is a true gem, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The course winds through the hills and trees, offering players a challenging and rewarding round of disc golf.

Another must-play course in Northern California is Lake Amador, located near the town of Ione. This course features a mix of open fairways and wooded holes, with the lake itself coming into play on several holes. The course is challenging but fair, and the views of the surrounding countryside are simply breathtaking.

Heading North even further, Hanging Oaks in Penn Valley is another course worth the travel, no matter your statrting point. Located just outside of Grass Valley, this course features tight fairways, elevation changes, and plenty of opportunities for players to test their skills. The course is well-maintained and offers players a true test of their disc golf abilities.

Finally, Three Links Camp, located in the town of Mi-Wuk, is a course that should not be missed. This course is set among tall pines and offers players a challenging round in the wooded mountains. The course is challenging but fun, and the views are simply stunning.

One of the other great things about disc golf in Northern California is the sense of community that comes with it. You’ll find players of all ages and skill levels out on the course, and everyone is willing to lend a helping hand or offer tips to improve your game.

Whether it’s the people, quality of the courses, or the natural beauty of the sourroundings, there is no denying that disc golf in Northern Cali is quite special. The plethera of jaw-dropping backdrops in the area is unparalleled, with towering redwoods,pines and oak trees creating a peaceful atmosphere that makes it easy to get lost in the game.

So grab your discs, gather your friends, and head out to the tranquil disc golf courses of Northern California. As Thompson once said, “The only ones left standing at the end of the day are the ones who have the most fun.”