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The Best Frisbee Golf Course in Town

(5.3.17) By Jaclyn Arens – Disk golf is a popular athletic hobby that involves throwing a disk at a target. It is called disk “golf” because just like golf, a player tries to have the least number a throws during a round. Disk golf courses typically have 9 or 18 holes, and they can vary greatly in difficulty.

Nic Madsen relaxing before his shot

Nic Madsen relaxing before his shot

Sioux City has four main disk golf courses. I asked Morningside disk golfers what their favorite course was and why to discover which one was the best course in town.

There is a 9-hole course on WIT’s campus, which is located at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106. This is the closest course to Morningside’s campus, and it is a great course for beginners and intermediates.

Logan Anderson is an avid disk golfer, and the WIT course is definitely his favorite.

He says, “I like WIT’s Frisbee golf course the most because it’s well maintained and close to campus.”

Josh Doering also thinks WIT has the best course. He enjoys that diversity of short vs. long holes, and the added advantage of seeing possible wildlife like deer or turkeys.

He explains, “WIT is my favorite course because of the open environment because you don’t have to worry about losing disks or searching through forest and weeds.”

Crystal Cove Park has an 18-hole course, and it’s located at W 39th St, South Sioux City, NE 68776. This course is pretty far from campus with an approximate 16-minute drive.

Nic Madsen enjoys challenging disk golf, which is why Crystal Cove is his favorite course in town.

He said the biggest plus is that it’s 18 holes, and “I usually play 9-hole courses twice because they just aren’t long enough, but Crystal Cove has 18 holes. Also it’s more challenging than most other courses that I’ve played.”

Dylan Casper says that he also prefers to play at Crystal Cove. He enjoys that it’s a challenging 18-hole course with varying wind conditions.

He adds, “It’s one of the best maintained courses in town.”

Grandview Park is a new 9-hole course located at Grandview Park in Sioux City. It is a moderately hilly course with short hole distances.

Nic Madsen says, “It’s a nice course, but it’s definitely for beginners. I’m not a fan of the 100 ft holes.”

Sertoma Park is a 9-hole course located at Singing Hills Blvd, Sioux City, IA 51106. The course is hilly with a lot of variation.

Matthew Hermelbracht is a Sioux City native who has been disk golfing for years. He says, “My favorite place to go is Sertoma because it scenic and well kept.”

No matter what your skill level is, you can find a great place to go disk golfing in Sioux City. It is a widely popular hobby that is great in spring and summer weather.