What is Disc Golf?

Disc Golf GoalWhat is Disc Golf?

Disc golf is a flying disc sport in which players throw a disc at a target; it is played using rules similar to golf. It is usually played on a course with 9 or 18 holes. Players complete a hole by throwing a disc from a tee pad or area toward a target, throwing again from where the previous throw landed, until the target is reached. Usually, the number of throws a player uses to reach each target is tallied, and players seek to complete each hole in the lowest number of total throws.

Disc Golf Terminology 

  • Object-Have fun and play the course from beginning to end with the fewest throws. 
  • Tee off-Tee throws must be released from within the designated tee area. 
  • Lie-The spot where the disc lands. 
  • Throwing order-Lowest score on previous hole tees first. After the tee-off the player whose lie is farthest from the target throws first. 
  • Fairway throws-Must be made from on the lie. A run up and follow through is permitted. 
  • Putt-Within 10 yards of the target a player may not step past the lie when attempting a putt throw. 
  • Completion of hole-The hole is complete when the disc is in the basket or supported by the chains. 
  • Out of bounds-A throw that lands out of bounds must be played from the point where the disc went out (1 throw penalty). Out of bounds areas include all paved trails and fences. Do not climb fences or trespass to retrieve discs that leave the park. 

 Courtesy Rules 

  • Do not throw until players or park users are out of range! 
  • Trail users have the right-of-way. 
  • Please respect landscape areas and obey all other park regulations. 
  • Please help keep our park clean by using trash receptacles.