How To Play Disc Golf

Also known as Frisbee Golf. Hit your target in as few throws as possible while working your way around an outdoor course.

By Zachary Collinger

At least 2 people, but more people make for more fun
Frisbees, enough for each player

game play
You can play this game at a public disc golf course, but any park space will do. Grab a buddy and a Frisbee; the pros use four fancy discs that vary in weight and size, but any old disc will do. Begin the game at any location, but make sure it’s the same for both players. Agree upon a target, or "hole," (trees, signs, or other landmarks) then take aim and unleash the disc. The goal is to reach or hit the target in the fewest number of throws (much like the rules of golf). The player that accomplishes this is rewarded by selecting the next target, or "hole," to aim for and going first. Play a whole round of 18 holes, and keep track of the number of total throws each player takes. The player with the fewest at the end of the game is the winner.

According to the Professional Disc Golf Association, "The object of the game is to traverse a course from beginning to end in the fewest number of throws of the disc."

par for the course
In a more competitive game, choose a "par" for each hole, and tally up bogeys, birdies, and eagles. Make par based on relative difficulty of the holes and measure your scores like golf pros by throws (strokes) over and under par.

-2 Eagle two strokes under par
-1 Birdie one stroke under par
0 Par strokes equal to par
+1 Bogey one stroke more than par
+2 Double bogey two strokes over par


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