Here Are The Course Changes For The 2021 USDGC & TPWDGC

Hole 9 isn't the only alteration from 2020

Winthrop Gold – Hole 9. Photo: Jordan Castro

Coverage of the 2021 USDGC and TPWDGC is presented by Skybreed Discs.

The Winthrop Arena course that hosts the United States Disc Golf Championship each year, and more recently also the Throw Pink Women’s Disc Golf Championship, is known for its introduction of new challenges and obstacles for players to navigate.

Here are the course changes for the 2021 USDGC and TPWDGC.

Hole 1

The opener was lengthened to 283 feet from 249 feet and added a second mando to make off the tee.

Hole 1 – 2021 USDGC & TPWDGC

Hole 9

The green has been changed from an island to a peninsula, and the par was dropped from a par 4 to a par 3 while shortening the hole by more than 200 feet. This was not the talk of the practice rounds though. For the USDGC competitors, five pillars were added about 20 feet in front of the tee; TPWDGC tees from a separate area. While it doesn’t look the best aesthetically, players so far have said the pillars do not affect the play of the hole by much.

Hole 9 – 2021 USDGC

Hole 10

No changes for USDGC, but because the FPO players poster-ized this hole in 2020 with a shorter tee, TPWDGC moved back to the USDGC tee for this season. TPWDGC does have a drop zone further up the fairway than does USDGC.

Hole 10 – 2021 TPWDGC

Hole 11

The TPWDGC will be playing a basket placement about 130 feet closer than it did in 2020 and what the USDGC will continue to play.

Hole 11 – 2021 TPWDGC

Hole 13

The TPWDGC will only be playing the B basket placement at 722 feet.

Hole 13 – 2021 TPWDGC


For 2021, the USDGC layout will be par 66, 9,886 feet for the A configuration rounds 1 and 4, and par 66, 9,788 feet for the B configuration rounds 2 and 3.

For 2021, the TPWDGC layout will be par 68, 8,741 feet for the A configuration rounds 1 and 4, and par 68, 8,746 feet for the B configuration rounds 2 and 3.

See the whole caddie book here.

  1. Bennett Wineka
    Bennett Wineka

    Benn started playing disc golf in the '90s but has somehow never gotten any better. He lives in Decatur, Georgia and cares too much about Atlanta United and UNC basketball. Email him at [email protected]

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