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Old 07-28-2019, 10:30 AM
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Default Serene Disc Golf Courses.

By serene I mean free of any distractions including people, players, road noise, air traffic, golf carts, etc.

Of the 163 courses I have played I have only found 3 that I would consider serene.

1. Texas Twist... I have played this course three times in the last four years in mid November and have found it to be the closest course to serene I have found. Except for a few cows mooing and a few wondering the fairways I consider this course to be the most serene course I have ever played.

2. Trey Deuce... Trey's house by tee one would be the only distraction I have found at this course. When I signed the guest form at the domino shack I noticed no one had played here for two weeks prior. When entering the tree farm, holes 6-10, this stretch of holes may be the most serene stretch of holes I have ever played.

3. Mena Lions Club DGC... https://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=8494. I have played this course about six times during the winter months in the last 3 years and have found it to be very serene. Though a two lane highway borders a few holes I have found it not to be a distraction.

Always in search of serene disc golf courses and was wondering if you all might be able to help me. Thanks.
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Old 07-28-2019, 11:15 AM
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The winner would be Sugaree, the on-again, off-again private course on a mountain in North Carolina. Others may equal it, but it would be impossible to surpass.

In my neck of the woods, Chester State Park would make the list. It has a disc-golf-dedicated parking lot, from which you can see some picnic shelters about 500' away. Once you reach hole 1, you're not likely to see or hear a soul for the rest of the round.

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Old 07-28-2019, 11:27 AM
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This may not help you overly, but I also enjoy those qualities. I'm lucky because almost any Phoenix area course around 1pm this time of year is highly serene. That's one of my favorite things about summer here. Nobody hikes or discs during mid day and there is a solitude that is hard to believe in the midst of nearly 5 million people.

I am envious of those who have access to these places under less severe circumstances.

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Old 07-28-2019, 11:29 AM
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Woodshed and Whipping Post in Paw Paw, WV fits that description. The Highbridge Hills complex does too. As do the Horning's Hideout courses in Portland, OR, the Four Mounds courses in Spokane, WA, the Kooky Noosa course in Libby, MT, and Diamond X in Billings, MT.

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I came up with a list of about 50 if I didn't exclude other players, but if I DO exclude other players :

Citronelle AL
Hidden Cove AZ
Bogus Basin ID
Ashe Lake MS
Camp Binachi MS
Eagle Landing MS
Zephyr Cove NV
Base Camp UT
Buxton Woods OR
Hornings complex OR
Stubb Stewart OR
Camp Tadmor OR
Frog Creek OR
Hagg Lake OR
Long Glade OR
Wilder OR
Four Mound complex WA
White River WA

There were a few others that didn't have any other players when I was there, but I enjoyed them so much that I may have overlooked distant ambient traffic noise (like Selah).

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If it's just man-made noises that are the standard, most of my rounds are on a course where you're likely to not encounter another person, nor hear a human or mechanical sound. Which isn't to say that the wildlife is always serene---particularly when geese are visiting---or that you won't hear dogs barking in the distance.

But if you throw visual distractions in there---sights of houses and farms, and a powerline right-of-way, about half the course is disqualified.

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Best that I've played...

Moraine, PA
Deer Lakes, PA
Brewster Ridge, VT
Fox Run, VT
501, MA
Black Falls, VT
Hyzer Creek, NY

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Most serene course I have played is Mountain Lake DGC. Unfortunately it is RIPed now. In the 4 times I played there, only ever saw one other group of golfers (probably why it is RIPed).

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Most serene course I have played is Mountain Lake DGC. Unfortunately it is RIPed now. In the 4 times I played there, only ever saw one other group of golfers (probably why it is RIPed).
yep- too much serenity...
Hawk Hollow, Lake Marshall and Timber Ridge in Virginia all rank high for serenity.

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Birds Ruins 25 NE of Madison is pretty darn serene, until you get to the 5th hole and get the first look at the tall grass prairie that waits along the fairways of a dozen or so of the last 22 holes.

One might hear a tractor if there's hay to be cut, otherwise it's the wind and birdcalls and a great slice of pastoral Wisconsin. A bit of marsh, some wooded up and down ravine type holes, old oak savannah and acres of wildflower prairie. If you like that kind of stuff.
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