Penn State...when you think of this school you probably think of football, partying, and cows ... and probably in that order. While Happy Valley's new disc golf course is getting plenty of traffic, it is unlikely to dethrone Beaver Stadium as the area's most recognizable sports complex any time soon. However, that doesn't mean the Circleville disc golf course in State College, PA isn't a step in the right direction.
I visited the nine-hole course last fall, and while it doesn't have the bells and whistles of some of my local Maryland courses, playing a round is certainly a good way to kill an hour. The holes are extremely short, so bring your lucky "Ace" discs. While I wasn't able to ching any during my round, driving to most holes was not a challenge (most were under 300ft.)
As far as stand-out holes go, there is not much to write about when it comes to the Circleville Disc Golf Course. Most holes don't have much in the way of hazards, so if you can throw straight you're in business. Hole number nine stands out because in order to birdie one must squeeze their drive through an open path in a wooded area. If you can do so, you will be rewarded with an easy deuce.
Overall, this is not a course you'll want to drive all the way to central PA to go play, but if you're in the area you could do a lot worse than a half-round of disc golf. The challenges are few, but this is a great first step for disc golf in Centre County.