Disc Golf has slowly but surely become one of Bend’s favorite outdoor activities. Started in 1970s, Disc Golf is played like traditional golf, except with frisbees (and often without the manicured landscape). There are 15 courses in Central Oregon, ranging from private courses at resorts to public courses in forests and parks. Designed for people of all ages, disc golf may just become your family’s newest favorite pastime—if it’s not already. The Central Oregon Disc Golf Club is an active group of people who play disc golf and organize and participate in tournaments on the region’s courses. Here are five courses to try to get you started on the sport.
One of the first official disc golf courses in Central Oregon, this relatively flat course at Hyzer Pines is open year-round and is located at Sisters High School property. It has eighteen holes that weave through ponderosa pines and one water hazard, making it challenging but fun course.
1700 McKinney Butte Rd., Sisters
Pine Nursery Disc Golf Course
The course at Pine Nursery in northeast Bend runs nine holes with magnificent views of the Cascades. Its mostly flat terrain makes it a great course for beginners. The park has a full 18-hole, and a map is at Hole 1 can help you navigate the course.
3790 NE Purcell Blvd., Bend
Seventh Mountain Resort
Seventh Mountain Resort has a nine-hole course that is family-friendly and easy to follow. You can bring your own Frisbees, or you can rent gear at the resort’s Recreation Center, where you can also find a map to help you navigate the course. Beginners and seasoned players will have fun playing on this well-rounded course.
18575 SW Century Dr., Bend
This eighteen-hole course at Mt. Bachelor was developed by the Central Oregon Disc Golf Club. It starts at the top of the Pine Marten lift at Bachelor and works its way down the mountain to the eighteenth hole.
13000 SW Century Dr., Bend
Black Butte Ranch
This nine-hole course at Black Butte Ranch has a range of challenging terrain, from open meadows to dense forest. It’s not hard to find spectacular views of Black Butte and the Three Sisters from anywhere on the resort property. The course is connected through Black Butte’s paved walking trails, which make it accessible and easier to navigate.
Hawks Beard, Sisters