Nockamixon State Park's disc golf course is an amazing course because it has everything you are looking for when you are playing. This course has shorter holes to show off more technical throws and it has longer ones where you can grip it and rip it. It is a pretty difficult course mainly because the par 5's are truly par 5's. It is the perfect course for a couple of friends to take half a day and play 18. Nockamixon State Park is also beautiful because the Nockamixon Lake is close to the course and you are in and out of the forest.
What Makes It Great
This course is great because it will allow you to have a bad hole or two and still play a great round. The course starts off with a par 5 dogleg that's around 840 feet long. Right from the start you can see what this course has to offer. There are also holes where you are throwing up hill, baskets are raised above the ground, and one hole has the basket hanging from a tree. This course will test your throwing ability with all of the different basket placements. The tee boxes are easy to find and are kept clean.
The course also is in a beautiful part of the forest, and at one point you will be throwing across a creek and up a cliff face. This is one of those courses you will see photos of and think I need to play here. There are a few water features in this course that can be tricky if you are playing in the colder months. If you have played disc golf before and are looking for a challenging beautiful place to play 18 then this is the place for you.
Who is Going to Love It
The people that are going to love this place are people who have played disc golf before and can truly enjoy all this course has to offer. It will test you skills with different hole layouts and basket placements. Also if you enjoy nature and walking through the woods then this course is a must for you. There are multiple tree species on the course as well as boulders. There is also a lake near by as well as bike trails and rock climbing. This course is perfect to play after climbing or biking.
Directions, Parking, & Regulations
From downtown Philadelphia you will take I-76W towards Valley Forge. Then take exit 331B for 476-N towards Plymouth Meeting. Once on 476-N stay on it through the tolls. Next, take exit 44 for PA-63 towards Quakertown/Pottstown. Turn onto PA-63 N and continue on 313. Next make a left onto PA-563 N and make a right onto Harrisburg School Rd. Stay on that until you get to parking lot 13. The hole is directly next to the bathroom.