A favorite pastime in Fayetteville is a sport played a lot like golf but uses flying discs instead of clubs and golf balls. Of course, we are talking about Disc Golf! This sport has been woven into the fabric of the Fayetteville outdoor recreational scene and is gaining in popularity especially this year. Disc golf is an activity that will bring you to the shores of Fayetteville’s first aquafer at Lake Fayetteville and wind you through the woods of our second oldest park. With two 18-hole courses and several 9-hole courses, no matter what your skill level is, there is a place and a friend here in Fayetteville to play disc golf with you. After a day out on the course, be sure to check out the many great restaurants in Fayetteville and breweries on the Fayetteville Ale Trail.
Places to play Disc Golf in Fayetteville
Northshore is a mostly flat and moderately woody 18-hole disc golf course located on the north shore of Lake Fayetteville. It is maintained by the Fayetteville Disc Golf Association and has a total course length of 5,721ft. In addition to the disc golf park, Lake Fayetteville features boating, fishing, hiking trails, paved multi-use trail that ties into the Razorback Greenway, picnic areas, playgrounds, and softball fields.
Waxhaws is a moderately hilly & heavily wooded 18-hole course located in Walker Park with a total course length of 4,762ft. In 2015, members of the Fayetteville Disc Golf Association partnered with the City Parks and Recreation Department to build Waxhaws Disc Golf Course. In addition, Walker Park offers a family-friendly splash pad, baseball/softball/kickball fields, basketball, handball/racquetball/tennis courts, a skate park, volleyball and playgrounds.
Fayetteville Public Schools Courses
Disc golf at schools make for great practice rounds. Many are less technical and some less scenic but they provide great flat terrain and open fields to get these practice throws in with less crowds. You can find 9-hole courses at these Fayetteville schools: Holcomb Elementary School, Holt Middle School, Owl Creek Elementary, and Vandergriff Elementary.
Nearby popular courses in Northwest Arkansas
Just outside city limits on Fayetteville’s West side is Creekside Park in Farmington. This course 18 holes on offers wide open holes and shorter technical holes weaving from open fairways through wooded paths. The total course length is 6,707ft.
One of the more popular courses in Northwest Arkansas, JB Hunt is host to several disc golf tournaments and features an onsite pro shop to purchase new discs. The 18-hole course is mixed between fields, wooded areas, hills and flat areas and the total length is 6,405ft.
Just south of Fayetteville you can find the Cedar Creek Course in West Fork. This course features 18 holes along rolling hills and the course length is 4,462ft. It is located on private property though so there is a $5 daily fee to play.
Want even more? You can find more courses in Northwest Arkansas and additional information on the Professional Disc Golf Association webpage here.
For a personal contact or more information on the game of disc golf, you can reach out to the Arkansas PDGA State Coordinator, Matt Loyd, at 479-264-4469 or at