1. Horseshoe Canyon: Jasper, AR - Massive elevation, massive length, huge rocks to shoot over and onto, great scenery. Must play!
2. Waterworks: Kansas City, MO - Like dying and going to disc golf heaven. The shots are amazing, the view is beautiful, and the putting greens have more roll then I've ever seen.
3. Peninsula Park: Iowa City, IA - New course. Long, with tight wooded shots, and booming open shots. Not much elevation, but makes use of nice doglegs. Did I mention it was long?
4. McNaughton: Pekin, IL - Championship level course. Not too tight, but enough to make you shoot accurately.
5. Rosedale: Kansas City, MO - The down under course is super tight and shot; it will test your putter and mids off the tee. The up top course is a great place to let it air out, but has enough OB to keep you in check. If you putt well here, you'll put up a great number.
6. Thomas (Legion) Park: Cedar Rapids, IA - Amazing use of land. There's a huge hill right in the middle of the park, and you shoot up, down, and across it. Starts off pretty wooded and technical before opening up. Some water does come into play.
7. Turkey Creek: Coralville, IA - Where I really learned to play disc golf. Not too long, but the back is super technical, and has some very sloped putting greens. You can watch potential 2's turn into 5's if you aren't careful.
8. Northwood Park: Morton, IL - Nice course with some shorter distanced holes that are very duce able if you're accurate. The trees will eat your discs if you don't stay in the fairway though. the back 9 is heaven for overhand throwers.
9. Northshore Park: Fayetteville, AR - Open course with a few tightly wooded shots. The open stuff should keep low numbers off your card as long as you don't get eaten by the wind while putting (oh, and there's plenty of that, seeing how the course is on a lake). The wooded holes can put a 5 or worse on your card, so play smart and play safe. And watch the water on #12; dogleg right with water on the left. You won't be the first one to find it
10. Sugar Bottom: North Liberty, IA: Nice and secluded, with good use of elevation. Up hills, down hills, tops of hills. If you've got a big enough arm, you can put up some great numbers here, but don't let tee shots get away from you, or you can be in the green with double digits or worse. This course is really a test of how smart you can play, knowing when to run at the basket and when to lay up.