Bethany Park


A community park located near 66th and Vine Streets. Open shelter available for rentals.

Acres: 9.67

Bethany Park Disc Golf Course

Bethany Beginners Disc Golf Course features two sets of tees designed for beginner players.

  • 9 Holes
  • Grass Tees
  • Area is mixed use, public park
  • Dogs allowed
  • Veteran Targets
  • Cart Friendly
  • Restroom and drinking water available during non-frost seasons.
  • Established 2023

The purple tees are the shortest and cater to players who may have just been introduced to the game, or players with a PDGA rating around 700. The green tees are a longer tee set, and can be utilized by players who have honed their skills on the purple tees and are looking for a greater challenge, and also by players with a PDGA rating around 800.

Course designer/graphics – James Fleege
Construction and development – Trenton Franz

Disc Golf in Lincoln

The Lincoln Flying Disc Club is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1990 and based in Lincoln, NE. Our mission is to grow, promote, and create a sustainable future for disc golf in our community.

Lincoln Flying Disc Club works in coordination with Lincoln Parks and Recreation to maintain the public courses in our city. Our most recent course, Beal Slough Disc Golf Course (60th and Pine Lake), was completed in fall of 2021 and is currently the highest rated course in the state (143 total), and in the top 1% of courses nationally (9804 courses).

The Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) identifies six levels of difficulty in their course design guidelines – Lincoln’s existing courses offer four of these difficulty levels. The addition of Bethany Park provides the local disc golf community with the full range of course difficulty levels as determined by the PDGA.

Proposed 2023 Disc Golf Course Map

What’s Disc Golf

While sharing many similarities with traditional golf, players compete by throwing frisbees (i.e. discs) into baskets with a goal of completing the hole in the fewest amount of throws possible. Disc golf is a lifetime sport and a low-cost, family friendly activity that’s accessible to all socio-economic demographics.

Disc golf discs are different from a common “catch” frisbee. The discs are designed to function in a variety of ways and are categorized into putters, midrange, and drivers – all of which are designed to fly different distances. At Bethany, a player will need 2-3 discs to play a round which can be purchased from local or online retailers at $10-$12 per disc.

Bethany Park Disc Golf Course Project Page

More information, visit Disc Golf Courses

Bethany Park Beginners Disc Golf Course

In 2022, LFDC identified a need for a beginner friendly course to support the rapid growth of the sport within the city. The course at Bethany Park is designed to fill this need by offering two sets of tees per hole that fall within the easiest skill level guidelines as determined by the PDGA.

On-course safety for players and pedestrians was at the forefront of thought in the course design at Bethany. The holes carefully avoid the highly-trafficked shelter, playground, and water fountain as players navigate the course and at no point in the design are players required to throw in the direction of these areas. Care was also taken to minimize players throwing into adjacent properties on the north side of the park and Cotner Blvd on the west side of the park by strategically placing tees and baskets, and/or utilizing trees as a natural barrier.

Beyond being a beginner friendly design, LFDC wanted to introduce players to common situations they’ll find on other courses as they progress in the sport. On the map, you’ll notice “mandos” on holes 3 and 5. A mando is a mandatory route a player must abide by as they play the hole. In this case, players must throw to the right side of the mando object (a light pole) to complete the hole. Both mandos are implemented as on-course safety measures to keep players off of adjacent fairways, and also to provide a slight increase in difficulty. We also plan on implementing instructional language on the course tee signs. This will explain the ideal shot for a player to throw from the tee:

“Throw the disc flat and to the right of the oak tree. For right handed players, a disc naturally curves left at the end of its flight.”

The course will also include a practice basket near the east parking lot. This serves as a warm-up area for players – similar to a putting/chipping green on a golf course.



6500 Vine Street, Lincoln 68505  View Map

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