6 Great Montgomery & Bucks County Disc Golf Courses
Today, we’re going to use this blog to salute some pioneers.
We’re talking about the men and women who’ve taken it upon themselves to explore the best in Montgomery and Bucks County disc golf and report on their findings.
True, it’s not as dangerous as, say, loading up a covered wagon and heading west, but we still appreciate the effort these folks have taken to let the world know what the region has to offer when it comes to our favorite sport.
If you’re a Montgomery or Bucks County disc golf enthusiast, grab your disc golf equipment and tryout out these six great courses:
- Tamanend Park -- 1255 2nd Pike, Southampton PA
Disc Golf United describes this rustic nine-basket course, built in 2014 as an Eagle Scout project, as “beginner friendly.” Each hole is uniquely challenging, but built with the beginner disc golfer in mind. Each hole except the first is under 200’, making this course ideal for practicing short drives and putting. Each It has been used for tournaments, as well as daily recreational use throughout the year. DG Course Review gives it an average rating of three out of five.
To get there from the west: Take Interstate 276 to exit 351 and head onto Route 1 south. Exit onto Route 132 west (Street Road) and go 5.2 miles until you turn right onto Route 232 north. The park is less than a mile on your right.
To get there from the east: Take Interstate 276 to exit 352. Turn right onto Route 132 (East Street Road) and continue for 5.4 miles until you make a right onto Route 232 north. Once inside the park, go to the second stop sign and turn right. Drive until you come to a field with two pavilions, and park. The first tee is behind the pavilion closest to the lot.
- Tyler State Park – Main Park Road, Newtown, PA
Located in a scenic park along the Neshaminy Creek, this 36-hole course gets a five-disc rating from DG Course Review. In fact, the only downside seems to be its popularity. Reviewers say the course can get crowded on weekends and holidays. The course is well-maintained, and golfers will enjoy playing though through both open pastures and densely wooded areas. The course is physically demanding, and water is a factor on certain holes, but players will have a great time navigating this ever-evolving course.
To get there: Take Interstate 95 to Route 332 west (the Newtown Bypass). Follow Route 332 until it becomes Route 413 north. After 1.7 miles you’ll see the park entrance on your left. Turn in, follow the road until you hit a stop sign. Turn right, and then left into the first parking lot. The course begins in the woods on the left, and a helpful billboard in the main parking lot shows the current layout of the course.
- Plains Park – 50 W. Orvilla Road, Hatfield PA
This nine-basket course celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and features a mix of three open fairways and six more demanding holes in the woods. It only gets two stars from Disc Golf Review, but who knows? You might try it and really like it. See for yourself.
To get there: Take Route 309 to Orvilla Road, by the Hilltown Walmart intersection. Follow Orvilla for roughly 2.4 miles. The park will be on your right next to the Plains Mennonite Church. (If you hit Welsh Road, you’ve gone too far.) The course starts at the corner of the parking lot nearest the road. You can find maps of the course at the pavilion.
- Sellersville Disc Golf Course – 114 E. Walnut St., Sellersville, PA
This 18-basket course, located in the Sellersville town park, gets good reviews for its course diversity and overall maintenance. Water comes into play on many holes, combining with moderately hilly and wooded conditions to give players a great challenge as they navigate this course. Unlike many parks in the area, all primary pathways in the Sellersville Disc Golf Course are paved, as are some of the alternative tees.
To get there: Start from the small town clock on Main Street in Sellersville and head east. At the first stop sign you come to, look for a large Greystone estate and turn left into the alley across the way. The course begins at the Scout cabin lot.
- Sedgley Woods – West of North 33rd Street and West Oxford Street, Philadelphia
Established in 1977 and known as the first disc golf course on the east coast, you’ll find Sedgley Woods tucked inside East Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. DGCR says the 27-hole course is “well known for tight play,” with tournaments held year round. During its inception, the park was designed with natural tree targets or pre-existing manmade targets like lampposts, though the creation of the permanent course saw the introduction of conventional tees.
This course is open to the public throughout the year from sunup to sundown, regardless of scheduled events. Check out their website to learn more about their events, and to read more about this historic disc golf course.
To get there: Take Interstate 76 to exit 342 and head east on Girard Avenue. Follow Girard to 33rd Street and make a left. Make another left onto Oxford Street. The course is 600 feet on the left past the driving range. Be careful: you’ll be in a heavy-traffic part of the city.
- Nockamixon State Park – 1542 Mountain View Drive, Quakertown, PA
Built with serious disc golfers in mind, this 18-basket course “requires distance, accuracy, finesse and course management,” says DGCR. The fact that it’s based in a state park helps matters. “It would be nice just as a hike in the woods,” one reviewer writes. Luckily, you’ll have the opportunity to do just that on this course, since most of it is heavily wooded, with moderate hills and winding fairways that will give even experienced players a challenge. Though some of the terrain could be treacherous for new players, this course is a great way to perfect your game.
To get there from Interstate 78: Take Route 309 south to Quakertown and turn left onto Route 313. Make a left onto Route 563, and follow that road to the marina entrance.
From the Pennsylvania Turnpike/Interstate 476: Take exit 44 (Quakertown) and make a left onto Route 663. Follow it to Route 313 east, and then stick to the same directions as above.
Once you reach the marina entrance, turn right onto Harrisburg School Road, then take the next immediate left into lot 13. The first tee is on the left of the rest rooms.
Ready to hit the course? D-town Disc Golf has you covered!
If you’re ready to explore one of these Montgomery or Bucks County disc golf courses, D-town Disc Golf can help. Established in 2012, we’ve quickly grown into one of the largest and most respected disc golf retailers in the northeast.