Columbia Park disc golf course
Directions to the disc golf course
Columbia Park borders Leadington at the intersection of East Main and Strauss Street in Park Hills. The entrance to Columbia Park lies at 10 Strauss Street with the 22-acre disc golf course located along the southern edge of Fowler Drive within the park.
Established in 2016, the disc golf course at the south end of Columbia Park lies in an area formerly used by the Columbia Mining Company and Federal Lead Company for railroad lines. The unique combination of forested terrain crossed by old rail beds has attracted tournament players from around the region. Amateurs and more serious players consider the Park Hills course one of the most challenging in Missouri. The front nine holes were designed to offer easier play, winding around for quick return to the parking lot for those seeking a short round. The back nine holes provide the most difficult play and longer pars. The entire course includes separate tees designed for men and for women on each hole. Hole six has consistently been called the most challenging of the 18 holes.
The Columbia Park disc golf course is open for public play without reservation from dawn until dusk everyday. To get local league information, search for Mineral Area Disc Golf on Facebook. Tournaments held at the Columbia Park Disc Golf Course include the Two-Disc Scramble Tournament sponsored by Dynamic Disc and the annual Park Hills-Leadington Chamber of Commerce Three-person Scramble in May. Additional tournaments will be noted on Facebook and in the display box standing alongside the first hole sign shown in the photo on the right.
The Columbia Park Disc Golf Course will become PDGA rated after review by Zack Johnson (PDGA no. 50312) and Kyle Webster (PDGA no. 28977). The city Parks & Recreation Department thanks the Park Hills-Leadington Chamber of Commerce for their generous donation to defray costs of amenities in the construction of the course.top