Opened in 2019, the 18-hole Caddoa Disc Golf Course is located downstream from the John Martin Dam, on the south side of the Arkansas River. The course starts south of the Arkansas River and Lake Hasty, directly across from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Shelter. Parking is available in the gravel lot in front of the shelter. The Caddoa Disc Golf Course is open to the public with tournaments held occasionally. A course map, rules, and a disc drop box can be found at the kiosk. The course also doubles as an interpretive trail with 27 (soon to be 36) tee signs that each highlight a different animal native to the region*.
*Challenge: Can you name the two critters that don’t belong? Answers are found on the Hole 18 tee sign.
Disc golf is played like traditional golf, but with small frisbees called “discs,” instead of clubs and golf balls. At each tee pad, the player throws their disc toward the basket. The player then throws again from where their disc landed and continues until the disc lands in the basket. The goal is to place the disc in the basket with the fewest number of throws.
There are two standard iterations of the Caddoa Disc Golf Course for different skill levels: Expert (blue baskets) and Recreation (red baskets). The Expert course is longer, more challenging, and recommended for experienced players. The Recreation course is shorter and recommended for beginners and newer players.
The Caddoa Disc Golf Course is open and currently playable. We are still installing some course enhancements. Once complete, there will be a total of four courses to choose from, for different skill levels and abilities. Please check back for updates and, as always, play safely!