So, you've seen people playing disc golf and you're wondering what the fuss is all about. Or maybe you've been hearing about it more and more, and you're curious to give it a try. Either way, you've come to the right place. This beginner's guide to disc golf will teach you everything you need to know about this fast-growing sport.

What is Disc Golf?

Disc golf is a sport that combines elements of traditional golf with Frisbee tossing. The goal is toThrow your discs into elevated baskets in as few throws as possible. Sound simple enough? Well, it can be. But don't be fooled—disc golf can also be quite challenging.

How Do You Play Disc Golf?

The rules of disc golf are similar to those of traditional golf, with a few key exceptions. For example, instead of hitting a ball into a hole, you throw a flying disc into an elevated basket. And instead of using different clubs to hit your shots, you use different types of discs—drivers, putters, and mid-range discs—which vary in weight and shape.

To start a hole, each player throws their disc from a tee pad to the basket. The player who throws the disc closest to the basket goes first (this is called 'going through the chain'). From there, players take turns throwing their discs at the basket until they make it in. The number of throws it takes to make the shot is called your 'score.' The player with the lowest score at the end of the round wins!

Disc golf courses vary in length and difficulty, but most holes are between 200 and 400 feet long. Most courses are located in parks or other natural areas and consist of 9 or 18 holes.

What Do You Need to Play Disc Golf?

All you really need to play disc golf is a Frisbee (or two) and access to a course. However, if you want to be serious about the sport, we recommend investing in some quality discs.

A good set of discs will include a driver for long distance shots, a couple of mid-range discs for medium distance shots, and a putter for short distance shots around the basket. Drivers typically weigh between 150 and 180 grams; mid-rangers between 140 and 160 grams; putters between 130 and 150 grams.

When choosing discs, it's also important to consider their shape—discs come in three basic shapes: broad-rimmed drivers, deep-rimmed drivers, and blunt-edged putters. Broad-rimmed drivers are designed for beginners because they're easier to control; deep-rimmed drivers are faster but more difficult to control; blunt-edged putters are slower but offer more precision on short shots around the basket.    

If you're just starting out, we recommend opting for discs with broad rims until you get the hang of things!


We hope this beginner's guide has inspired you to give disc golf a try! It's a great way to enjoy some time outdoors while getting some exercise (and fresh air). All you need is a Frisbee (or two) and access toa course— plus maybe some quality discs if you want to get serious about the sport! So what are you waiting for? Round up some friends and head out to your nearest course today!

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