When It Comes to Disc Golf, Colorado Flies High

When It Comes to Disc Golf, Colorado Flies High
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As the glory of summer fades along the Front Range and the chill of another Rocky Mountain winter is around the corner, now’s the time to get outside and chuck some discs.

Unsurprisingly, residents of the Centennial State are among the most interested in disc golf, ranking in the top 10 nationally in search interest and disc golf facilities per capita.

With National Disc Golf Day arriving Saturday and the excitement around disc golf over the past few years, BetColorado.com took a break from sports betting in Colorado to look at which states across the United States are the most interested in disc golf.

BetColorado.com utilized two combined data points to develop the ranking of the 50 U.S. States from most to least into disc golf. We utilized the Professional Disc Golf Association’s course directory to find the most disc golf courses per capita in each state and then Google Trend’s search interest of the phrase “Disc Golf Near Me” over the past 12 months. Points were rewarded from 50 to 1 based on the states’ ranking in each category.

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States Most Interested in Disc Golf

Rank, State Courses Per Capita Search Interest Total Points
T1. Kansas 50 42 92
T1. Vermont 45 47 92
3. Maine 40 50 90
T4. Wisconsin 43 46 89
T4. Iowa 49 40 89
6. Minnesota 44 43 87
7. Oregon 33 48 81
8. Montana 42 38 80
T9. Colorado 34 45 79
T9. Michigan 30 49 79
11. Idaho 38 33 71
12. Missouri 31 39 70
13. North Carolina 28 41 69
14. Oklahoma 37 30 67
15. Arkansas 35 30 65

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Colorado Among Disc Golf Epicenters

On a national level, Colorado ranked in a tie with Michigan as the ninth most disc golf-obsessed state in the country, scoring 79 points in total.

The strongest of the two categories surveyed for the state was search interest, which netted Colorado 45 points.

Colorado’s disc golf courses per capita score (34) ultimately knocked the state from the national upper echelon, ranking behind eight of the nine states with higher overall scores by that metric.

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Colorado’s easterly neighbor, Kansas, was ranked in a tie with Vermont for the No. 1 spot, with 92 points, while the state ranked just behind another Rocky Mountain locale (Montana, which finished eighth with 80 points).



Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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