Disc golf rules

Objective of the game

Disc golf is played like traditional ball golf, but with flying discs instead of balls and clubs. One point (stroke) is counted each time the disc is thrown and when a penalty is incurred. The goal is to play each hole in the fewest strokes possible. The player with the lowest total strokes for the entire course wins.

Tee throws

Each hole begins with a tee throw. Tee throws must be completed within or behind the designated tee area.


The lie is the spot where the player’s previous throw has landed. Mark lie with a mini disc or turn over the thrown disc, directly towards the hole or designated fairway. The player’s subsequent throw is made from directly behind the marked lie.

Throwing order

The player with the least amount of strokes on the previous hole is the first to tee off on the next hole. After teeing off, the player whose disc is farthest from the hole always throws first.

Fairway throws

Fairway throws must be made from directly behind the lie. A run-up and normal follow-through, after release, is allowed, unless the lie is within 10 meters of the target. Any shot within 10 meters of the target requires that the player not move past the lie until the disc is at rest.

Completion of hole

A disc that comes to rest in the disc pole hole basket or chains constitutes successful completion of that hole.

Unplayable lie

Any disc that comes to rest above the ground is considered an unplayable lie. The disc must be thrown from the lie on the ground, directly underneath the unplayable lie, relocated to avoid damage to the vegetation.

Out of bounds

If any area of out of bounds is visible between the disc and out of bounds line, then the disc is considered out of bounds. A throw that lands out of bounds, must be played from a point three feet in bounds from where the disc went out of bounds.


•    Dress Casual – sensible footwear, trainers
•    No shouting or bad language – please respect other users and the course
•    Remain quiet and avoid unnecessary movements while others are throwing
•    Stand behind the player who is throwing until throw is complete
•    Remove disc from disc pole hole after completing the hole
•    Allow faster groups to play through when possible
•    Never throw when players or park users are within range. Always give park users the right of way. Be aware of your surroundings and environment