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Oklahoma state parks open disc golf courses

As the popularity of disc golf grows, Oklahoma's state parks are providing opportunities for the sport's enthusiasts.
BY KELI CLARK Published: October 14, 2012
/articleid/3718188/1/pictures/1855476">Photo - Trees line the tight fairway along the Lake Eufaula State Park disc golf course. PHOTO PROVIDED
Trees line the tight fairway along the Lake Eufaula State Park disc golf course. PHOTO PROVIDED

The latest course to be completed is at Sequoyah State Park near Wagoner. Located in the Cherokee Area of the park, the nine-hole course was built near the old airstrip. A parking lot is adjacent making it easily accessible for players. The fairly open course is described as moderate because of elevated and downhill play areas, doglegs and winding fairways.

“People found out we were building the disc course and we had phone calls from players wanting to come out before it was even finished,” said Park Manager Tony Presley. “We're still in the process of getting our markers up but we're open.”

Locally made

A unique environmentally friendly concept at each of these courses is the equipment they use. Instead of target baskets with metal frames that other courses offer, the baskets in the state parks are made from recycled tires, manufactured by an Oklahoma vendor.

Tee times are not required and the courses are open year-round to players of all ages. Players are encouraged to bring their own discs. Discs are sold at Lake Eufaula and available for rent at Natural Falls. There is no charge to play at the state park disc golf courses, but Natural Falls State Park charges a day-use fee of $4 to enter the park. Each park offers campgrounds and a lodge and cabins are available at Sequoyah.

“You get to spend time outdoors and be active,” said avid disc golfer Scott Shumsky. “And it's an inexpensive sport so you can afford to bring the family and spend quality time together.”

For more information on the parks where the disc courses are located or for other state park information visit


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