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Old 08-01-2019, 08:25 AM
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Clear Fork Reservoir in Mansfield Ohio.


Except for the fact that it's right next to Mid Ohio Raceway.
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Old 08-28-2019, 09:30 AM
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IMO it's more the timing of one's round that provides the serenity we're talking about. Most any course is pretty serene on a Monday morning. (Unless the grass cutting is scheduled for then.)
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Old 08-28-2019, 12:32 PM
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Perhaps the most serene round I can ever recall was playing IDGC Steady Ed one Christmas morning. Mine was the only tent in the campground. I still recall how the lake was smooth as glass. Not a single ripple, until some waterfowl landed on it.
It really was a perfect moment.


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Lots of serene courses in the winter, too.
^ This, and playing early in the morning, too.

Amazing how serene some (but definitely not all) of the busier courses can get if you're willing to get your keester out of bed early on a weekend.
I also imagine serenity is easier to find if you get out on a weekday morning.

TVK gets his share of serene rounds... dude gets out there EARLY so he's back in time for breakfast with the Mrs.

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Old 08-30-2019, 10:21 PM
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Lake Claiborne State Park - Dogwood would be a winner. Your cell phone won't even work on the course. The only place I could get a signal (sometimes) was on the hill in front of the playground near the cabins. Whitetail is along the roadways, but a better course IMO. There isn't much, if any traffic though. Gettng a cabin and staying the weekend there with friends was one of the most fun "disc golf weekends" I've ever been on. We played it in early November and it was stunningly beautiful. Deer were abundant.
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Old 08-31-2019, 10:54 AM
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As far as courses in an actual town (not middle of nowhere) salmon falls has to be a contender. Beautiful property there way down a gravel road that feels like you are being led to a trap.

Middle of nowhere, HBH has to be up there, sugaree, and Prince Edward Island. But obviously not gonna see too many people at the Antarctica course either.

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Old 09-03-2019, 11:01 PM
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I value serenity highly. Much of it has to do with when you play (both in terms of busy-ness and time of day) and also with whom you play. I tend to play in small groups or alone, and I like playing courses that are as empty as possible.

I just recently did a review of Waller Mill park and mentioned its serenity. It's beautiful, and plays near a little lake which is visible from many holes, though through trees. In several times playing, I twice had a hawk of some sort fly within 20 feet of me. Very peaceful.

Here are some that come to mind. They were serene when played but may or may not be so typically:
Kings River DGC in Kingsburg, CA
Palmetto Bay Village Center in Palmetto Bay, FL
Branson Trails - Blue in Branson, MO
Harmony Bends in Columbia, MO
Nevin Park DGC in Charlotte, NC
The Lodge (both courses) in Pawhuska, OK
Moraine State Park in Portersville, PA
Canaan Riverbend DGC in Rock Hill, SC
Harmon Hills in Fall Branch, TN
Lester Lorch Park - Coyote DGC in Cedar Hill, TX
Selah Ranch Creekside in Talco, TX
Trey Texas Ranch - Texas Twist in Mt Vernon, TX
Waller Mill Park in Williamsburg, VA
Munden Point in Virginia Beach, VA
Orange Crush in Fairmont, WV
Whippin Post and Woodshed in Paw Paw, WV

(Some of these become less serene simply because of the physical demand of making it through the course.)
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:23 PM
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Sugaree and the Valle Crucis courses...close you eyes and listen, you will hear almost nothing. You're likely to be the only person on the course most days. At either course, I have probably seen 10 others, TOTAL, in 7 years of playing.
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:38 PM
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Whistler's Bend may have been the most serene course I've played. If you make the journey be sure to pack some extra water and a sack lunch! It features 27 holes over varied terrain in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Oregon boasts some premium disc golf but this one was one of the most memorable I've ever visited.

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Old 10-07-2019, 11:33 PM
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Whippin Post and Woodshed in Paw Paw, WV
Hard to get more away from it all than these. A visit here is just what the doctor ordered to decompress. Timberdoodle Thicket is another WV course that's as serene as they come.

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Sugaree and the Valle Crucis courses...close you eyes and listen, you will hear almost nothing. You're likely to be the only person on the course most days. At either course, I have probably seen 10 others, TOTAL, in 7 years of playing.
These NC courses fit the bill as well.

Mmmmmmmaybe one day.... I'll get to play Sugaree.

Because they can limit traffic in a way most public courses can't, quite a few private courses offer the type of serenity public courses can't touch.

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Old 10-08-2019, 02:36 AM
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Definitely Rolling Pines. In all my visits I've seen three groups of disc golfers and no one else. No cars, no kids, no heavy disc golf traffic, and the course is as gorgeous as a park style course can get around here. Not extremely remote or anything, but since the course is just for disc golf and nothing else, it has a secluded, serene feel.



I'll back up armiller on Canaan in SC. It's a private course with a modest entrance fee. Except for running into a group on the rope adventure course and seeing people kayaking down the Catawba, all my rounds have been secluded and incredibly peaceful. Definitely worth the 5$.



Last I checked canaan was closed for renovations.

edit: seems they re-opened last weekend. I know what I'm doing this weekend!

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