Disc Golf

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Ready to tee off? Plan your next disc golf game in Pekin, IL where you can fully immerse yourself in the thrill of the game.

Full of diverse challenges and beautiful wooded surroundings, our McNaughton Park Disc Golf Course and Sunset Hills Disc Golf Course deliver an unforgettable experience for families and players of all skill levels.

So come explore our courses, perfect your throw, and embrace the adventure that awaits at every turn. Here are a few tips to help you decide which disc golf course is best for you.

Try Out 9 Different Layouts at McNaughton

Stay out of the woods and on the fairway is the name of the game at McNaughton Park Disc Golf Course. This 18-hole professional course is located in an 850-acre nature park with sloping terrains, gorgeous landscapes, and some friendly creatures to say hello to along the way. The 18th hole is noted to be one of the best in the area at nearly 900 feet, and the variation in layouts keep the game fresh, fun and challenging. Download a course map or pick them up at the Pekin Park District Recreation Office located in Veterans Memorial Arena.

Fee: Free
Time: 1.5 to 4 hours

Test the Lake at the Sunset Hills Course

Risk vs. reward is a prominent theme found on many holes at the Sunset Hills Disc Golf Course. Situated on an old “executive nine” golf course, this 18-hole game uses the terrain, obstacles, and elevation to provide a challenging yet rewarding experience. But watch out for Hole #1. A narrow fairway bordered by Sunset Lake means only well-placed drives stay dry.

Fee: $5 day pass
Time: 2 to 2.5 hours
Golf Carts: $10 per person.
Food: On-site restaurant and bar
Yearly Memberships: Available

Pro Tips to Elevate Your Disc Golf Game

1) Choose the Right Discs

Just like in traditional golf, selecting the right discs can significantly impact your game. Make sure to have a variety of discs suited for different distances and flight patterns. Beginners may want to start with a mid-range disc and a putter to get comfortable with throwing techniques before moving on to drivers.

2) Practice Your Throws

Disc golf requires a combination of power, accuracy, and finesse. Spend time practicing different throwing techniques such as backhand, forehand and overhead throws to navigate various obstacles on the course effectively.

3) Know the Course Layout

Familiarize yourself with the layout of each course before you start playing. Take note of the distance, par for each hole, and any challenging terrain or obstacles you may encounter along the way. Understanding the course will help you plan your throws strategically.

4) Mind Your Form

Focus on maintaining proper form and technique with each throw. Keep your stance balanced, grip the disc firmly but not too tightly, and follow through with your arm motion smoothly. Consistent form will lead to more accurate and controlled throws.

5) Play Smart

Disc golf is as much a mental game as it is physical. Stay focused and avoid rushing your shots. Take your time to assess each throw, considering factors like wind direction and terrain. Sometimes, playing it safe with a shorter, controlled throw can be more effective than attempting a risky long shot.

6) Respect the Environment

Remember to respect the natural surroundings and other players on the course. Dispose of trash properly, avoid damaging vegetation and be mindful of noise levels to ensure a pleasant experience for everyone.