Disc Golf is an individual sport that combines the rules of golf with throwing a flying disc (golf discs). While the sport has similarities to golf, the flight characteristics of the disc make for an entirely different challenge. With the option to change discs for each throw, from putters to midranges or drivers or even discs that go straight, left or right, the fun factor increases. And then there is the challenge of coping with changing weather conditions, such as wind and rain. But usually, it's a great walk in the park.
The sport has a number of benefits over golf including:
Most courses are free to play as they are located in public parks – you can play whenever you want - course maps are provided above. Weekly rounds and other events in the Brisbane area are managed by the Brisbane Disc Golf Club.
Disc golf rules are primarily based upon the following principles:
The method of playing disc golf is rather straight forward:
New formal disc golf courses are generally established by local community groups in cooperation with their local Councils. QUDA can provide advice and support if you want to set up a course in your area. An informal (object) course – where the ‘holes’ are trees, poles or other objects – can be set up wherever you imagine it.
Disc Golf is organised nationally by the Australian Disc Golf Association.