Morristown: Tennessee’s Disc Golf Capital
Known as Tennessee’s Disc Golf Capital, Morristown is the home of four championship caliber disc golf courses and is the host city for the annual Tennessee State Disc Golf Championships, a PDGA US Nationals qualifying tournament.
Beginning in 2007 with the Kiwanis course at Wayne Hansard Park and continuing with the Cherokee Park course and the Rotary course at Frank Lorino Park in 2012, Morristown has become the go-to destination in Tennessee for challenging disc golf courses. Morristown is also the home of the Tennessee State Disc Golf Championships held annually in June.
“Morristown Parks and Recreation is very proud of our role as the leader in the growth of disc golf in Morristown and Hamblen County. We understand the importance of the game and its impact on the area in recreation, leisure, and economics.” Craig Price, Director, City of Morristown Parks & Recreation
Morristown’s courses, designed by H.B. Clark of Blue Grass Disc Golf, have quickly become favorites.
*All Videos courtesy of Baysinger’s Disc Golf Channel
Kiwanis Disc Golf Course
Wayne Hansard Park
5100 Dearing Rd.
“This course has so many good qualities, I don't know where to start! I was impressed at hole #1, and it just kept getting better. The play of this course is very smooth. I didn't have any trouble finding the next tee pad, thanks to the great signage and flow of the layout. Baskets and tee pads were solid, likely above average. The yellow basket tops are always easier to identify in a wooded course. The course is gorgeous, in my opinion, with the rocky landscape and abundance of mature trees. I haven't really seen anything like it. It seems to be well-taken care of. I also appreciate that the course takes time to assign different pars to different holes. There's also a map, bathrooms, vending machines, and a practice basket on site. “
Cody Ayers, Atkins, IA
“Definitely a must play. Shorter so you don't have to have a cannon arm to play the course. You can shoot a good score but the trees make it challenging. I swore I'd shoot even or better but I didn't. Nice elevation changes and nice mix of left, right and straight shots. Very well marked! Even has bricks with arrows pointing to the direction to the next tee at many of the baskets. GPS gets you right to the park with no problem. Play it! It's awesome! I'd love to take this one home with me.” Ralph Pitt, Columbia, SC
Cherokee Disc Golf Course
3075 Floyd Hall Dr.
“This is a fantastic course with lots of elevation changes and a mix of open and wooded holes. Many different challenges - definitely not boring. Cement tee-boxes with hole map and distances at every hole. The entire course was mowed and well-manicured, except for the wooded areas, of course. Several holes are at the edge of major drop-offs, so you have to be careful when "going for it" or it could cost you an extra 1 or 2 shots. Beautiful scenery around a beautiful lake. Just a very fun course to play! I would have to say this is among the top courses I have ever played. If you are near Morristown, TN it is definitely worth checking out!” Jeff Robinson, Pearland, TX
“This is a great place to learn with few obstacles and little chance of losing a disc. It is also a good place for those who really like to bomb a long drive to get to use that skill. It makes a good complement course to nearby Kiwanis that is more of the shorter technical-wooded variety.” Ben Raugh, Murfreesboro, TN
Rotary Disc Golf Course
Frank Lorino Park
3100 Lorino Park Dr.
“Wooded holes, open holes, short holes, long holes, uphill drives, downhill drives... this course has got it all. This is a great course to test your skill on. You can go from par to 5 over in a matter of 2 holes so this is a great course to up your skill level on.” Josh Baysinger, Morristown
“Course is very easy to play and navigate; good mix of elevation and available trees. Lot more birdie ops than I expected being that I throw around 300. The elevation gave me chances and I ended up 2 up.” Kris Todd, Nashville, TN
Panther Creek Disc Golf Course
Panther Creek State Park
2010 Panther Creek Rd.
"The course resides in a beautiful state park with some amazing views that provide peaceful, awe inspiring serenity. The course itself is a juxtaposition to its surroundings; it's brutal, intimidating and exhausting. This course was certainly built with the other Morristown courses in mind. It's a good compliment to Cherokee and Rotary in a sense that you'll never complain about their difficulty anymore! Ultimately, Panther Creek is a beautiful and extreme course. It was clearly created to be challenging."
͟Al Posey, Nashville, TN
Tennessee State Disc Golf Championships
1st weekend in June
“The courses are challenging and very well maintained, and the town rolls out the red carpet for disc golfers every year. The Tennessee State Championships should be on everyone's must play list.” Mickey Pennington, Louisville, KY