Where Kansas Ranks Among Disc Golf Loving States

Where Kansas Ranks Among Disc Golf Loving States
Fact Checked by Michael Peters

As we reach the dog days of summer, many Kansans will look for ways to get outside and enjoy the sun before the chill of winter arrives.

With National Disc Golf Day taking place Saturday, and the excitement around disc golf over the past few years, BetKansas.com took a break from Kansas betting apps coverage and decided to look at which states are the most interested in disc golf.

BetKansas.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 “Disc Golf Near Me” over the past 12 months. Points were rewarded from 50 to 1 based on the states’ ranking in each category.

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States Most Interested in Disc Golf

Rank, State Courses Per Capita Search Interest Total Points
T1. Kansas 50 42 92
T1. Vermont 45 47 92
3. Maine 40 50 90
T4. Wisconsin 43 46 89
T4. Iowa 49 40 89
6. Minnesota 44 43 87
7. Oregon 33 48 81
8. Montana 42 38 80
T9. Colorado 34 45 79
T9. Michigan 30 49 79
11. Idaho 38 33 71
12. Missouri 31 39 70
13. North Carolina 28 41 69
14. Oklahoma 37 30 67
15. Arkansas 35 30 65

Kansas Among Most Disc Golf Crazed States

It’s safe to say, besides Kansas basketball and Kansas State football, the other pastime that bonds Sunflower State residents together is their shared love of disc golf.

Kansas ranked in a tie for first alongside Vermont for the two metrics BetKansas.com used, with the highest score for disc golf courses per capita (50) and eighth highest score for “disc golf near here” search interest (42).

Those two datapoints gave Kansas a total score of 92 points, which was tied with Vermont for the No. 1 spot nationally, ahead of Maine (90 points), Wisconsin and Iowa (89 points apiece).

About the only downside to the state’s love of the sport is you can’t use Kansas sportsbook promos to bet on it.

The rest of the national disc golf top 10 included Minnesota (87 points), Oregon (81 points), Montana (80 points), Colorado and Michigan (79 points apiece).

Kansas’ easterly neighbor ranked 12th nationally, with 70 points, showing once again who is the victor in the border war.

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Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan is a lead writer at BetKansas.com specializing in covering state issues. He covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years.

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