Best Disc Golf Courses Around Boston

August 25, 2012 5:22 AM

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Disc golf blends frisbee and golf to create a fun and exciting outdoor activity, and around Boston, it’s a great way to get out in the area’s prettiest parks. Play a leisurely game on a summer afternoon, or challenge friends to a serious match at courses that range from fun to genuinely competitive. These are the best disc golf courses in and around Boston.
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Borderland Disc Golf
259 Massapoag Ave.
North Easton, MA 02356
(617) 626-1250
www.borderlanddiscgolf.com

Price: free

The Borderland Disc Golf course in beautiful Borderland State Park spreads through Easton and Sharon. This extensive course offers two tee boxes (white for intermediate and blue for professional) and two basket placements (short and long) at each hole. This variety allows the course to be played four different ways, and makes it appropriate for any level. For the serious disc golfers, Borderland hosts tournaments, leagues and clinics throughout the year.

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Pye Brook Disc Golf Course
120 Haverhill Road
Topsfield, MA 01983
(978) 887-3406
www.pdga.com

Price: free

Pye Brook offers a challenging course best suited for the advanced player who can make long, accurate shots. Compete with elevations, slopes, wooded holes and water hazards to make each shot. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes as there is also some rough terrain. The tees are rubber, while the holes are double chained baskets. Keep an eye out for the first tee right at the edge of the parking lot.

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Devens Disc Golf
80 Antietam St.
Devens, MA 01432
www.devensdiscgolf.com

Price: free

Devens Disc Golf is built on an old military training ground, so be prepared for hills, rocks and woods during your game. This is far from your average course with its drastic changes in elevation, thickly wooded areas, tight fairways and large boulders. The course boasts a mix of short and long holes, which provides challenges for every skill level. Follow the signs from hole to hole, but watch your step as the terrain changes quickly. Print a scorecard here prior to your game.

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Simonds Park
Bedford Street and Church Ln.
Burlington, MA 01803
www.pdga.com

Price: free

Simonds Park offers a quick nine holes, which makes it a perfect starter course for beginners. The two open holes, and seven pine forest holes are not overly challenging, but offer enough variation to keep the game exciting. Signs have recently been installed to clearly mark this course through the woods. To start your game, tee off to hole one back by the basketball courts before heading to hole two in the big open field.

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Normandy Farms Campground
72 West St.
Foxboro, MA 02035
(866) 673-2767
www.normandyfarms.com

Price: $12 daily/$100 annually

Normandy Farms offers a well-equipped disc golf course, so it is money well spent to play here. The course winds through a lightly wooded area and around a fenced-in dog park. It is clearly marked at the beginning with a map, and features colored tee signs at each hole. The holes are new baskets with red numbers and the tees are tightly packed, crushed gravel. This course is for beginner/intermediate players who are looking for a leisurely game.

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Kim Vareika is the owner of Vareika Personal Training and Yoga in Plainville. She has been in the fitness industry for over ten years, and believes that wellness is about more than just physical health. When she is not teaching, practicing, or writing, she resides in Bridgewater where she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her nephew Caesar. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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