Let ’em fly at Scioto Grove Metro Park

DUSTIN DAVIS
Scioto Grove Ranger

As the summer comes to a close the days are becoming cooler and that means it’s the perfect time to get out your discs and check in at the disc golf course at Scioto Grove. The course offers challenges to every experience level in a very wild setting. If you’re lucky, you may even see an eagle or two, the bird, not the score.

A man throws a disc at the disc golf course at Scioto Grove Metro Park. Photo/Dwight Henricksen

The course starts at the top of a ridge where hole one may be your best opportunity for an ace if you have the drive to back it up. From there it descends down into the belly of an old quarry where it meanders back and forth until climbing the ridge on the other side.

View of the quarry on the disc golf course at Scioto Grove Metro Park. Photo/Robin Blair
The third hole on the Scioto Grove disc golf course may be the most challenging hole on the course. Photo/Robin Blair

Hole three is the beast of the course and has claimed a few discs in the weeds. There are some other difficult holes too, but if you are good at changing your release between a hyzer/anhyzer and have a strong power shot you can get around many of the obstacles.

A man throws a disc at the disc golf course at Scioto Grove Metro Park. Photo/Dwight Henricksen

It’s one of those courses that at first seems pretty straight forward but can distinguish newcomers from experienced players as you move through it. I myself continue to improve every time I play it.

Use the stairs to navigate between holes 3 and 18. Photo/Robin Blair

As you continue on after hole 3 there is a rope to help the more adventurous players descend down; but, if I can give you a word of advice, use the stairs. Come down and enjoy a round soon.

Tell us if you’ve played a round at Scioto Grove and what score you got: email mediagroup@metroparks.net

2 thoughts on “Let ’em fly at Scioto Grove Metro Park

    1. Hi, Ronda. There are four main types of discs – distance drivers, fairway drives, midranges and putters – but all you need is a disc you can throw. You can buy them at Dick’s Sporting Goods on Stringtown Road. Thanks!

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