What is Disc Golf?

What Is Disc Golf?

Disc Golf, also known as frisbee golf or frolf (a combination of frisbee and golf), is a game that is very similar to traditional ball golf. However, instead of using golf balls and golf clubs, players throw a disc into a basket or at a target. Score is kept the same with the lowest score winning. The object of the game is to finish the course in the fewest number of throws. A hole is started by someone throwing a drive from the tee pad area and completed when the disc comes to rest in the basket. The game of disc golf is played all over the United States as well as around the world. As of 2010, there were more than 3,000 established courses, nearly all of them free to play and more being designed and implemented all the time. Most of these courses are 9, 18, or 27 holes and vary in length and difficulty. Some even have alternate tee pads and alternate basket placements! Along with the low cost of disc golf and availability of courses, it is a very enjoyable sport to play no matter how young or how old a person is.

Who Plays Disc Golf?

Disc Golf can be enjoyed by anyone despite age and level of experience, providing an inexpensive means of fitness for life. Disc Golf is so easy to learn. Therefore, no one is excluded, making it an excellent choice for families to enjoy together. The Professional Disc Golf Association, with a member base of over 70,000, is the governing body for the sport and sanctions competitive events for men and women of every skill level from novice to professional. Permanent disc golf coursers are found in every state and in countries worldwide.

Introducing Disc Golf To A Community

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Disc Golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Whether you strive to be competitive on a tournament level or simply enjoy a nice relaxing round of disc golf with friends at your local course, there are plenty of benefits in it for everyone!

Share a round of disc golf with friends and family, or join a local club and meet new people! Disc golf relationships are everlasting!

Disc golf is an inexpensive way to attract visitors to your local parks and outdoor scenery. Not only does disc golf offer a cheap means of exercise, but it can be enjoyed by friends and families alike, despite age and experience.

Disc golf equipment is affordable and easy to install and maintain. A player can start with as little as 2-3 discs and enjoy their time on the course. The investments are up front, rather than recurring.

Once a disc golf course is installed, maintenance and upkeep are minimal and fall in line with the typical maintenance a park demands. Disc golf also allows you to maximize the potential of your parks layout; highlighting features of your property that wouldn’t normally support other activities.

Disc golf allows you to maximize a parks potential. Trees, rough terrain, and other obstacles that aren’t accommodating for other activities, are keystones to a good disc golf course.

A course that flows well with ample obstacles is sure to attract players of all ages and skill levels! In addition, a top tier disc golf course offers opportunity for premier disc golf events, attracting players and disc golf enthusiasts from all over the world to your community.

Terrain

A unique disc golf course offers a variety of obstacles, routes, and terrain. A good variety of features will promote more play, leading to an increase in course feedback and visits from locals and beyond.

Promote Your Park

With disc golf growing at such a rapid rate, there are more and more opportunities to promote your course and park.

Opportunity Oversight

Opportunity lies in the unlikeliest of places when it comes to a truly unique disc golf environment. Floodplains, highly wooded areas, and extreme terrain differences all offer great opportunities for a disc golf course.

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