Disc Golf

Combine the fun of throwing a flying disc with the challenge of golf, and you get disc golf. This activity is fun for participants of almost any age and ability. Simply throw your disc toward the designated basket. Like golf, you get one point for each throw and the lowest score wins.

Disc golf is a perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon, and Three Rivers has some of the best venues in the metro area. Courses at Bryant Lake Regional Park, Elm Creek Park Reserve and Hyland Hills Ski Area offer scenic views and challenging holes. In addition to the 18 and 9-hole courses which require a pass to play, Lake Minnetonka Regional Park and Hyland Lake Park Reserve also offer 3-hole practice areas which do not require a pass.

Courses opened / closed

Check course pages for hours.

18 hole courses

Bryant Lake: 18 holes, open (holes 15-18 are closed for construction)
Elm Creek: 18 holes, open
Hyland Hills: 18 holes/9 holes, open (Closed 6-10 AM and 3-9 PM July 14 & 15 for an event.)

Practice areas

Hyland Visitor Center: 3 holes, closed
Lake Minnetonka Regional Park: 3 holes, closed
Baker Campground: 2 holes, closed

Passes

Course availability is dependent on weather and course conditions. Pass required at 18 and 9-hole courses, but not at practice areas.

Daily Passes

  • A $6* pass is good for 1 round of play and is non-transferable.
  • Passes may be purchased online.
  • A one-time credit of a $6* daily disc golf pass can be applied to the cost of an annual pass when purchased by mail at Three Rivers Park District Administrative Center.

Annual Passes

  • Passes may also be purchased online or by calling 763.559.6700.  
  • If you purchase your pass online, you will receive a confirmation receipt via email which will serve as your seven-day temporary pass. You can expect to receive your recreation pass card in the mail in about one week.
  • If you already have a recreation pass card, any newly purchased annual pass will be immediately added to your card.
  • Passes may be used at any Three Rivers Parks disc golf course and are valid for twelve months from the date purchased.

Replacement Passes

Recreation pass cards can be replaced if lost or damaged for a $5* fee. Call 763.559.6700 to request a replacement card.

*Sales tax not included.

Disc rental

Disc rental is not available at this time.

At Three Rivers, we believe everyone belongs in the parks. The Recreation Pass Plus includes free equipment rentals and recreation passes, and discounts on programs and events. It is available for families and individuals who are experiencing financial difficulty and live in Hennepin County. 

Programs and Events

Upcoming disc golf programs and events.

Other things to do

Archery

Archery

A woman aims a bow and arrow at a target.

Stationary ranges at Elm Creek and Carver Park Reserve offer targets at a variety of distances, as well as a shooting tower. Or test your marksmanship with a walk-through range featuring multiple shooting stations. Open year-round.

Geocaching

Geocaching

Two girls using a GPS unit

Geocaching is a family-friendly, high-tech treasure hunt that combines respect for the environment with a sense of adventure.

Golfing

Golfing

Golfer taking a swing

Three Rivers operates 63 holes of golf with driving ranges across the Twin Cities metro area. With scenic courses designed to challenge all levels of ability, you won't have to drive far to get your fix. Come practice your swing or round up a foursome and play a friendly round at one of our four locations: Baker National, Cleary Lake, Glen Lake Golf and Practice, and Eagle Lake Youth Golf Center.

Sledding

Sledding

girl sledding on her stomach with her arms extended like an airplane

It’s easy to feel like a kid again in Three Rivers, where you'll find some of the best sledding hills in town. Just bundle up and grab a sled for hours of exhilarating fun.

Tubing

Tubing

Children waiting at the top of the tubing hill

If you like sledding, you’ll love snow tubing at the Winter Recreation Area at Elm Creek. Ride a moving sidewalk up a hill 10 stories high and then soar back down on a specially designed inner tube. Once you get to the bottom, do it all over again. 

Related Blog Posts

How to Disc Golf

By: Ann Schinas

May 25, 2020

Looking for a fun, inexpensive activity to get yourself and those close to you outside and moving? Try disc golf! Learn how to play the game, explore common types of putts and throwing techniques for distance, and see where to play in the parks.

July 31, 2019

Golf and sustainability are words that you may not often hear in the same sentence, but at Three Rivers, we have found a way for golf and environmental stewardship to work together. Read on to learn how we are putting sustainability first on our golf courses.