Rules of Disc Golf

1. when the disc lands out of bounds in the tall grass, on the road or in the field, it's a  one stroke penalty

2. when the disc lands in the trees (six feet or higher above ground),in creek, in sand trap or the fesque grass traps, it's a one stroke penalty 

3. if you throw out of turn it's a one stroke penalty

4. the furthest person from the hole always shoots first

What's Disc Golf? 

Disk Golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use flying discs. 

The sport was formalized in the mid to late 70's, and shares with "ball golf" the object of completing each hole in the fewest number of strokes (or in the case of disc golf, the fewest numbers of holes). 

A disc is thrown from the tee area to a target which is the "hole" or "pin". The "Pin" is an elevated metal basket especially designed for catching. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed. 

The trees, shrubs and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally the "putt" lands in the basket and the hole is completed. 

Disc golf shares the same joys and frustrations of traditional ball golf, whether it's sinking a long putt or hitting a tree half way down the fairway. 



Copyright 2001 Murray's Disc Golf
Last modified: May 20, 2001