Pink, bright yellow, red — the colors in Kenue Park aren’t just from wildflowers.
Disc golfers toss discs in all kinds of fluorescent shades through the 18-hole Okoboji Gold Disc Golf Course that winds through the 75-acre park in Okoboji.
“We’ve had disc golfers come from as far away as Canada and Texas to play this course, and it keeps getting rave reviews,” said Kiley Roth, community relations coordinator for the Dickinson County Conservation Board that owns the disc golf course. “People seem to really enjoy that the course is a peaceful walk through nature while at the same time is challenging.”
The course opened in 2013 and features both amateur- and professional-level concrete tee pads and takes disc golfers through a variety of habitats including a restored oak savanna. Challenges include tallgrass prairie areas and a 30-foot tall glacial kame.
Par for the course is 61.
“Long holes to short stints, obstacles to open terrain — the Okoboji Gold Disc Golf Course is truly unique in northwest Iowa,” Roth said. “It’s also a wonderful walk in a beautiful, natural area full of blooming wildflowers and plenty of avian species throughout the summer.”
The Okoboji Gold Disc Golf Course is open dawn to dusk, seven days per week, in all seasons. It is free to use, but disc golfers do need to bring their own discs. Putters, mid-range discs and drivers are available for $10 each in the Nature Store at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Kenue Park.
For questions, call 712-336-6352 or find a course map and reviews at www.dickinsoncountyconservationboard.com/okoboji-gold-disc-golf-course.