Helena is the birth place of Disc Golf in Montana. Helena has more Folf courses than any other town in the state.
Hyzer Hills – Disc Golf Course, 18 Holes
South Hills which has a course name of Hyzer Hills. Hyzer being a type of throw in the game. To get to the course, take the South Hills exit off of I-15. Turn right onto Saddle Drive at the round-about. The course is on the south side of Saddle Drive. If you are truly into disc golf and folf, you’d like to know that this is a true disc golf course meaning that the course is outfitted with rubber tee pads to throw the disc from and basket targets with multiple pin placements area courses.
Scratch Gravel Hills, 18 Holes
From Green Meadow Dr. go North to Franklin Mine Rd. and turn left. From there go West to Tumbleweed Dr. and take a right the road ends at the course parking lot. Beautiful rocky arid Folf course recently logged due to the Timber Beetle so stay posted. There will be a new course going in soon in conjunction with new biking trails.
Shady Scratch, 18 Holes
Hilly area West of Green Meadow Dr. Go past the turn to Regular Scratch Gravel (see above) and proceed North on Green Meadow Dr. past the blinking light, as you pass over the irrigation canal turn left onto Norris Rd. and follow it up to turn around and parking area. Go through wooden gate and veer off to the left follow the trail and you will soon find yourself on the tee box for hole 1. The course has great rock features, tight fairways, down hill shots, Wear appropriate shoes and bring water.
Sheep Mountain. 18 Holes
Object Course. Very short drive from Helena. Take I-15 South to Clancy exit there and take a right. The road splits off to the left, stay on the right and turn right follow this road up to Sheep Mountain Road. Turn Right and go up a mile or two and you will see the course as you drive through it. Park on left side of road.
Blue Cloud, 18 Holes
Dirt Tee Pads, Tight fairways, Go West out of Helena as you would go to Missoula turn right at the Baxendale Fire Department. Take your first right and follow this road a few miles and go up through the gate and proceed straight. At the next Y intersection, go left. As you come to the next gate go through and turn immediately to your right, follow this down through the meadow and into the trees, follow this road a little ways and you will come to another Y intersection go also the right and you fine yourself in the parking area. The first hole will be to the east of the parking area throwing North. Truck recommended and bring applicable clothing and water
Huckleberry Hollow, 18 Holes
There is a temporary course at the top of Priest Pass on National Forest Land called Huckelberry Hollow. “Huck” as in hucking the disc and on the first few holes fairways, at the right time of the year, you can pick huckleberries.
18 Holes with objects, multiple dirt tee pads, The Montana State Disc Golf Championships were held here in 2011. Distance if played from the long tees is 6343 ft long, and if played from the short tees the distance is 5664 ft long.
The courses first 9 holes finds you winding through the trees on logging roads and cattle trails through meadows and old timber. A fun mix of precision drives and up shots, with some fun down hill shots to finish out the front. The back 9 holes is wide open with plenty of room to let your discs fly while playing through majestic high mountain prairie, an aspen grove and while playing from hole 11 to 12 you actually cross the continental divide at just over 6000ft in elevation. This course is long and is very prone to fast weather changes and high wind so dress accordingly and be prepared for inclimate weather also pack sufficient water. Camp anywhere around hole one.
Directions from Helena go West out of town towards Missoula. Before McDonald Pass at the bottom take a right just after the Priest Pass Road Sign. Follow Priest Pass Road to the top of the pass. Turn right at the elevation sign that reads 5,994 ft and park in the field the first hole is the logging road to the right.
Don’t want to get lost? If you’re visiting Helena and would like to go out with a local who knows the course, post to the Sleeping Giant Disc Golf Alliance Facebook Page and one of their members may be able to join you or at the very least, give you some tips for the course.