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Independence Lake County Park Red Hawk Disc Golf Course is the perfect place for a round of disc golf, whether you are new to the game, play on occasion, or are a more avid player. The Red Hawk course consists of thirty six holes, split into two eighteen hole course; Red Hawk East and Red Hawk West. The course is well maintained and kept clean for the golfers’ enjoyment. There are no issues with overgrown weeds or brush, dirt-covered tee pads, or trash-filled holes, allowing you to be at the top of your game. The unique designed, gives you a vast range of different scenarios with each hole you play. Whether it’s a difficult path through trees, or to a hole that allows you to open up with your drive and unleash the beast, each hole will bring you a new challenge to improve your game. To accommodate all different skill levels, each hole has a pro, amateur, and women’s tee pad. As you play your round, you will be able to enjoy the beauty and sounds of the natural wildlife surrounding you due to the secluded placement of the course in the park. Come enjoy a round of disc golf at Independence Lake Red Hawk Disc Golf Course!


  • The original Red Hawk course established in 2009
  • The original Red Hawk course designed by Scott White, Josh Romine, Mike Fortunato
  • Since the original course went in it has been redesigned and maintained by Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission Independence Lake County Park Maintenance employees who take pride in keeping the course to the standard it is. 
  • The Red Hawk X holes added in 2016
  • Red Hawk Course converted into two 18-hole courses; Red Hawk East and Red Hawk West in 2021
  • 36 total holes
  • 36 concreted black and white tee pads
  • 36 natural red tee pads 
  • Course type: Permanent 
  • Basket Type: Red Hawk East uses Chain Stars baskets
  • Basket Type: Red Hawk West uses Mach III baskets
Daily (Vehicle Entry Not Included)   $2.00
Annual Bag Tag (Includes Disc Golf Nights)  $30.00
Disc Golf Night Walk In (Vehicle Entry Not Included)   $5.00
Red Hawk Disc Golf Tournament (Oct. 8th, 2021- Vehicle Included) $30.00
Red Hawk Disc Golf Beginners Program $30.00


Red Hawk Disc Golf Beginners Program:

No dates scheduled at this time.

Red Hawk Glow Disc Golf Nights:

  • Come play your favorite course after dark for open night play. It’s great practice for the Red Hawk Glow Disc Golf Tournament October 7th, 2022. 
  • Baskets lit by glow lights
  • $5.00 walk- in price per person
  • If you have an annual bag tag ($30.00) this program is included in the purchase of the tag
  • Vehicle entry required ($6.00 Resident or $10 Non- Resident)
  • Every second Friday night of each month April through September (4/8/2022 East Course, 5/13/2022 West Course, 6/10/2022 East Course, 7/8/2022 West Course, 8/12/2022 East Course, 9/9/2022 West Course)
  • April, May and September 8:30pm-11:30pm 
  • June, July and August 9:00pm- 12:00am

Red Hawk Glow Disc Golf Tournament:

  •  End a great glow season with playing your favorite course after dark in a tournament structure 
  • October 7th, 2022
  • $30.00 per player
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm registration
  • Tee off 7:30pm
  • Red Hawk West course 18 holes
  • White Tee Pads 
  • Baskets lit by glow lights
  • Player Packs TBD
  • Payouts in Plastic
  • Check out the tournament event page for more information 


If your disc golf club, group or organization is interested in hosting a disc golf tournament at the Red Hawk Disc Golf Course please fill out the Disc Golf Tournament Application and email it to Julie Shoner at [email protected] or Julie Sigda at [email protected].



Shop Red Hawk! If you see something you are interested in purchasing please contact us by phone (734-449-4437), email ([email protected] or [email protected]) or come up to the Beach Center Building at the far end of the park near the beach. In person purchases only. Cash and credit card accepted. Winter hours are Monday through Friday 9:00am-4:30pm and 8:00am through Dusk on the weekends. 

Red Hawk T-Shirt:

  • $20.00
  • Grey in color
  • Dry fit material 
  • Sizes running small through 3XL
  • Front says "I got my glow on at..."
  • Back has picture of Red Hawk logo with words "Red Hawk Disc Golf Independence Lake County Park"
DG T-Shirts

Glow Discs:

  • $15.00 
  • Made by Discraft
  • Variety of colors and weights
  • Currently have Force’s, Nuke’s and Crank’s 
  • All are stamped with the Red Hawk logo
Glow Discs

Normal Discs:

  • $10.00 
  • Made by Discraft
  • Variety of colors and weights
  • Currently have Force’s, Nuke’s, Crank’s, Comet’s and Buzzz’s  
  • All are stamped with the Red Hawk logo in a variety of colors
Normal Discs

Disc Golf Towel:

  • $10.00
  • Made of microfiber material
  • Come’s with a carabiner to hook to your bag
  •  Navy and white colors available at this time
  • Stamped with the Red Hawk Logo in white, black or red
DG Towels

Red Hawk Beanie Hat:

  • $10.00
  • Black in color
  • Red Hawk Logo in a patch sewn on the hat
  • Made of cotton material
DG Hat

Mini Glow Disc Marker:

  • $5.00
  • Standard Disc Marker size
  • Stamped with Red Hawk Logo in black
Mini Disc Marker

LED Glow Lights:

  • $3.00
  • Red, Blue or multi colored available
  • Made by MVP
  • Stick them to your normal discs to use for glow discing  
Disc Lights

Reusable Score Cards:

  • $1.00
  • Made by Discraft
  • Plastic material
  • Comes with a strap to hook to your bag 
DG Reuseable Score Cards