Columbia Parks and Recreation
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs
801 N. Strawn Rd. (Route ZZ)
Cost: Free for recreation play
Contact the Parks and Recreation Dept. @ 573-874-7460 for fees associated with hosting a tournament.
This championship-level disc golf course was designed by renowned disc golf course designer John Houck. This is the first HouckDesign course built in Missouri.
Strawn Park features big hills, wide meandering creeks, and lots of tall trees - everything needed to accommodate a world class destination course. Interesting creek crossings and ways to traverse the terrain were incorporated into the course design. The championship layout has a par of 68, including four par five holes. Most holes have three tees to accommodate everyone, from beginning players to the most experienced pros. For the times when the course will host the world's top players, there will be a set of longer and trickier "Gold" pin positions, which will allow disc golfers to do what John Houck calls "turning Strawn into Gold."
What's new and unique about this course? Course designer John Houck explains it in this three minute video.
The course designer was also excited about holes #13 and #17.
"Harmony Creek and Perche Creek are going to make this course really memorable. Perche Creek twists and turns in ways that make it perfect for two of the par fives - I'm not sure I could have drawn up a creek that's better for what I was hoping to do. Hole #17 will be a par five that combines one of the highest tees on the course with several twists and turn of the Perche AND another hillside impinging on the approach - it will be a breathtaking signature hole. And Hole #13, back on the Harmony, is going to be one of my all-time favorite par fours - I don't know if it'll be more challenging or beautiful. I do predict that, when it's done, there will be a good number of players naming Strawn as their favorite course anywhere." -- John Houck
Check out the layout for each individual hole on the Harmony Bends Disc Golf Tee Signs web page.
Plans to add another 18-hole course at Strawn Park is scheduled for Fiscal Year 2020 and was identified as one of the projects to be funded by the 2015 Park Sales Tax Ballot.
|Year Completed||Project Description|
|Park Development - Phase I|