Play Disc Golf or FootGolf at These St. Pete/Clearwater Courses
Not all golf games are played at a country club. Disc golf and FootGolf, sporty spin-offs of the game, are played at parks around the St. Pete/Clearwater area. Grab a team, a frisbee or ball, and score below par at these active local spots.
1 Cliff Stephens Park
Located in Clearwater, this 44-acre park is equipped with a disc golf course, among other facilities and features. After you’ve scored big time, explore the hiking, biking and inline-skating trails, or cast a rod off of one of the four docks along Alligator Creek. Once you’re done here, hop on your bicycle and ride the Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail to explore the area more.
The 18-hole disc golf course at this Clearwater park is shaded by surrounding trees, making it playable yearround. Clearly marked holes vary in length and offer a variety of obstacles, challenging skilled players. Relax under the trees postgame.
A disc golf course is just one of the features of this 75-acre Dunedin park. Play the nine-hole course, and then take in your natural surrounding from the observation platform. The park is inhabited by various wildlife, much of which you can find along its five miles of nature trails. More than two hundred trees have been planted in the park by the Bay Bouquet Garden Club, making this an area favorite.
Discover disc golf at this 156.5-acre park overlooking a huge freshwater lake in Largo. The challenging course is complemented by a 1.8-mile, tree-lined, multi-purpose shell trail, and a small island accessible by a bridge with a wide-open playing field. Make it a day-trip and grill out at seven picnic shelters and grills.
The only disc golf course in the north county, this Oldsmar course is especially challenging with varying elevations. Sheffield Park is equipped with a baseball field and tennis courts, too, along with a dog park.
For the active, this 37-acre park in Pinellas Park has a disc course with several straight shots, fitting for beginners. If you’re a multi-talented athlete, check out the park’s soccer fields and lighted softball fields. Children ages five to seven can play at the Tot Lot, an age-appropriate playground.
Located in St. Pete, the nine-hole disc golf course at Azalea Park and Center is mostly flat, lightly shaded and short enough for beginners. After your round, flex your muscles at the newly installed outdoor fitness center. The park also features a playground, recreation center, football/soccer fields, basketball courts, softball fields, tennis and racquetball courts, as well as picnic pavillions.
Also in St. Pete, Maximo Park is a waterfront park with a beach along Boca Ciega Bay. The 18-hole Tocobaga Disc Golf Course poses numerous challenges with shrubbery and unique vantage points. Enjoy the park’s other offerings too, from a nature boardwalk, to playgrounds and a 50-foot observation tower. For those traveling by sea, moor up at one of the boat ramps.
Take to the course in a whole new way with FootGolf. Using many of the same rules as golf, this rendition is played on shortened holes with the aim of sinking a soccer ball into a 21-inch-wide cup. Largo Golf Course supplies the soccer ball, and players can choose from a nine or 18-hole option. Call ahead to book a tee time.