What is Disc Golf?
Disc Golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of hitting a ball into a hole, you throw a more streamlined looking Frisbee® disc into a supported metal basket. The goal is the same: To complete the course in the fewest number of shots.
- A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to each basket, which is the "hole."
- As players progress down the fairway, they must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The trees, shrubs and terrain changes in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer.
- Finally, the "putt" lands in the basket, and the hole is completed.
Who Can Play?
The simple answer is that everyone can. In studies measuring participation in recreational activities, "throwing a Frisbee" has consistently been a top-ten activity.
A disc golf course serves a broader portion of the community than many narrower interest activities with higher cost, skill, or fitness levels required to even begin to play.
Men and women, young and old, families with small children—all can play disc golf.
Because disc golf is so easy to understand and enjoy, no one is excluded. Players merely match their pace to their capabilities and proceed from there.
How Much Does It Cost to Play?
Many courses are located in city or regional parks where citizens play free.
Most private and several public facilities will charge up to $5 per day to play or earn passive income from annual passes and/or fees to enter the park.
The equipment itself is quite inexpensive—discs designed for golf sell for $8-$15 each, and only one is needed to get started.