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.
States Most Interested in Disc Golf
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.
The only thing you can’t do is get odds on disc golf matches at places like Bet365 Colorado.
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).