What is discgolf?

What is Disc Golf?

Discgolf, formerly known as frisbeegolf, is a sport in which players throw a disc at a target. It is played using rules similar to golf . Most discgolf discs are made of plastic.

The sport is usually played on a 9 or 18 hole course. Players complete a hole by throwing a disc from a tee pad or area to a basket, also known as a target or basket, and throwing again from where the previous throw landed until the target is reached.


The baskets are formed by a wire made of hanging chains above the basket, designed to catch the disc, which then falls into the basket. Typically, the number of throws a player uses to reach each basket is counted (often in proportion to par), and players try to complete each hole in the lowest number of total throws. Par is the number of throws that a (experienced) player must make for a certain hole or number of holes (usually 9 or 18 holes).

The game is played in approximately 40 countries and as of April 26, 2023 there are 107,853 active members of the worldwide Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) (note this link takes you to the Wikipedia of the PDGA).