September 2020 Update: the Ingham County Parks Department was awarded a grant by the DNR to make ADA improvements to Burchfield Park. The modern restrooms will be closed during construction. The vault toilet will be open near the Overlook Shelter during construction. Please avoid construction areas. Please be aware that there is back and forth traffic with construction equipment on the road. The Rivers Edge disc golf course and Renegades Trail disc golf course are open.
Click HERE for a score card for the Renegades Trail course. Click HERE for a map of the course. Each hole will offer 4 different ways to play on the short or long course since there are two concrete tee pads and two baskets at each hole for beginners and advanced players. Obstacles include a 7’ x 15’ wall, sand traps, and stone traps.
Click HERE for a score card for the Rivers Edge course. This second course offers 18 holes.
Daily Disc Golf Pass
Children (age 12 and under): May play at no charge, with an adult.
Annual Disc Golf Pass
Please note there is a vehicle entrance fee at Burchfield Park.
Disc Rental / Disc Replacement Fee
$1 for each set for a round of disc golf; set includes two drivers, one mid range, and a putter in a bag. $11 per disc for damaged, lost, or stolen equipment.
What is disc golf?
Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee. Play is started at a designated tee area and thrown to a basket used as the goal. The length of each hole will vary and will have pars that match the hole difficulty. The object of the game is completing each hole in the fewest number of throws.
To start, a player throws a disc from a tee area to a target, a basket, which is the "hole." As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairway provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the "putt" lands in the basket and the hole is completed. Players can keep track of their score to determine a winner.
Who plays disc golf?
Disc golf can be played from school age to old age, making it one of the greatest lifetime fitness sports available. Because disc golf is so easy to learn, no one is excluded. Players merely match their pace to their capabilities, and proceed from there.
The disc golf course will provide an inexpensive form of recreation for people of all age and skill levels. All you need is a disc to play the game! Questions? Please email email@example.com.