Cherokee Fire Mountain Disc Golf Sanctuary

Building on the legacy of Cherokee’s Fire Mountain Trails comes the new and stunning layout of the Fire Mountain Disc Golf Sanctuary

Located within the Qualla Boundary of the Eastern Band of Cherokee and carefully built along the beautiful Raven Fork River in the sacred homelands of the Cherokee People, Fire Mountain Disc Golf Sanctuary offers tightly wooded fairways, rugged terrain, and demanding greens. You’ll have to bend your drives around old-growth oak, walnut, locust, sourwood, and pine trees that thrive throughout the property. And don’t be surprised if your gallery includes elk, squirrels, rabbits, and deer.

Map of Fire Mountain Disk Golf Sanctuary showing an 18-hole course layout with hole-by-hole details, course rules, lengths, pars, and logos of sponsors.
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A beautiful and Challenging Course

Boasting impressive concrete tee pads with two unique layouts, Fire Mountain is built for fun. New to the sport? Try the red layout, offering exciting, shot shaping joy to beginners. For those who take their disc golf seriously, you’ll love the gold layout, which bring Fire Mountain’s massive rock formations, rhododendron tunnels and mountain laurel mazes into play on virtually every shot.

Amenities abound with benches near each tee pad, abundant signage throughout, and a spacious shelter in the middle of the property. It’s time to grab your discs and head out – your very own disc golf sanctuary awaits.


At Fire Mountain Disc Golf Sanctuary, three spectacular putting greens are located at the start of the property. There is artistic and detailed signage everywhere with the tee signs featuring Cherokee names and language. Massive boulders serve as seating areas behind every 5×12 concrete tee pad. A spacious pavilion and a huge fire pit are located in the center of the course.

Discover tight but fair fairways and visually stunning (and often punishing) greens on many holes. The property shares space with wildlife including elk, black bear, screech owls, flying squirrels, hellbenders, and the occasional timber rattlesnake.

The final basket of the new 18-hole disc golf course offers a scenic view by Raven Fork.

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Parking: Park across from entrance, just past Cherokee Central School. Do not park near the stickball field across the river. Note that Fire Mountain Disc Golf Sanctuary does not link to or share parking with Fire Mountain Trails

Bathrooms: At this time there are no public restrooms (they are in design phase), so please plan accordingly. 

Poison Ivy: As with any wooded area, you may encounter poison ivy, especially if you have to retrieve your disc off-path, so consider wearing pants. 


The following is a sampling of reviews for Fire Mountain Disc Golf Sanctuary from, a popular disc golf app and network for disc golf enthusiasts.

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Cherokee Awaits.