Play one of the most famous disc golf courses in the world! Carved out of the Northwoods, this challenging 27-to 29-hole course is fun for all skill levels.
Disc Golf is like taking a hike in the woods and playing a game at the same time. You use a Frisbee-like disc and count the number of throws it takes to get from tee pad to target. The target is a steel basket known as a “pole hole,” a device invented by our dear friend, the late “Steady” Ed Headrik, #001. We have an original DGA pole hole (Mach I) on display in front of the Wisconsin Disc Golf Hall of Fame. Professional or advanced par is Par 3 on each hole. Family par is Par 4 on each hole.
The Sandy Point Ranch course is located in the forested property away from the lake and cabins. It is well marked with tee-signs and directional arrows, with two to three pin placements per hole, but only one set of baskets. Benches, trash cans and out-houses are located throughout the course. Golf discs, score cards and pencils are made available to all resident guests of the resort, and to recreational players as well as traveling pros who pay a $5 green fee.
While you are here to play, check out our fabulous Pro Shop to see the latest in disc golf accessories. We feature Innova Golf Discs as well as many other name brands. We’ve got bags, towels, stools, caps, clothing and lots of fun and unique disc golf novelties. Soft drinks and snacks are also available.
Disc golf is growing
Sandy Point was the 11th course to establish in the state of Wisconsin. Our first nine holes (and soon 18, then 24, now 27) officially opened in 1994. Today, 27 years later, there are 336 established courses in the state as reported by the PDGA. It is not only a fun and easy recreational activity for the whole family, it’s a professional sport.
A whole world of disc golf exists, including a professional organization called the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA), which has over 120,000 members worldwide. The Recreational Disc Golf Association (RDGA) is also a group dedicated to developing and encouraging the family and recreational aspects of the game. This Association was formed by Steady Ed Headrick in 1995 while he was visiting Sandy Point Resort. Resort owners, Mike and Michele, and their daughters, Willow and Camille, are members of both associations.
Our Course is open to the public
As this course is on private property, we charge a green fee to play the Sandy Point Course. The Pro Shop is open every day of the week from 10am – 5pm. If you arrive before or after hours, you may place your green fee in the slot next to the pro shop door. Please note: Use of beach area is for resort residents only.
One of the least expensive family activities in the Northwoods. No tee-times are necessary, and the course is open year-round. The green fee is good for all-day play, and includes a score card, pencil and rental discs. Visit our top-notch Pro shop, full-service in the off season, open by chance/appointment when the snow flies.
Come out to the ranch, learn the game and meet new people.
The Northwoods Open is held over Labor Day weekend. It is a PDGA sanctioned, B-tier event. The course is closed to recreational play during competition; however, spectators are always welcome.
The Sandy Point Team Invitational is held the first weekend in June. We select eight team captains who, in turn, comprise teams of 12 players who compete in Match Play. The course is closed to recreational play during the competition on Saturday and Sunday.