Updated: Dec 9, 2020
You’ve heard all about disc golf and have even began to learn the basics, but now you’re wondering to yourself,
Where can I play disc golf?
The good news is due to its rapid increase in popularity, disc golf courses are popping up EVERYWHERE!
Meaning you likely won’t have to travel far to find a course to play and if you really get into playing will be able to find a course wherever your travels take you!
Disc golf courses will be found in several types of public locations that include but are certainly not limited to:
State Parks, Colleges/Universities, ball golf courses, City or Local Parks and Playgrounds, and even local public schools!
A disc golfer eyeing up a shot at local college owned course
How do I find disc golf courses?
If you are not aware of any nearby courses, the easiest tool you can use is right at your fingertips: Google!
Simply go to Google and search “Disc Golf Courses near me”, and hopefully several options pop up for you with directions on how to get there.
On these sites, you’ll not only have the ability to search for local courses based on your location, but you’ll also be able to find a description of the course, reviews, and possibly even pictures of the pins.
Are disc golf courses free?
The good news is that the majority of courses you come across will be 100% free to play as much as you want.
Unfortunately, you will find some courses with a fee to play of some sort. The good news is these fees will often be cheaper than what you would have paid to play ball golf, which is another reason why disc golf is better than ball golf!
What if there are no courses nearby?
With the amount of courses out there today, hopefully this is not the case for you! But if it is, you do still have options.
The easiest option would be to find an open space with room to throw (void of too many pedestrians who don’t want to be on the lookout for errant discs) and play what’s called object golf.
What is object golf you may ask?
Simply put, object golf is when you select an object such as a street sign, goal post, picnic table, or any other inanimate object and use it in lieu of a basket with all the same rules and scoring in place as if you were playing a dedicated course.
You can read all about how to play object golf in THIS ARTICLE!
Without any nearby course, you could also just head to a local field complex used for sports such as football or soccer and practice your backhand, forehand, or any other throwing technique you’ve learned or have been wanting to try.
After all, practice does make perfect!
Build your own course!
An option that would take much more work to pull off and require the access to your own or a friend’s land is to create your own course!!
With the use of just a few baskets, some strategic planning, and a little bit of hard work, you could make yourself a very nice 9 hole course with just a couple acres of ground.
This is accomplished by using 3-5 baskets and 9 different tee boxes that all throw to at least one of the baskets from different directions.
This allows you to maximize land and have several unique shots without needing a full set of 9 baskets.
You'd be surprised to learn that you could possibly build your own course for less than $500! Interested?
CLICK HERE to learn how!
Be a disc golf advocate!
Lastly, we would not be a disc golf site without a shameless plug to grow the sport!!
If you feel that your town or area is lacking a disc golf course, don’t be afraid or hesitant at all to contact some of the local entities listed above (state park, college, etc.) who do not currently have a disc golf course but you think may be interested in adding one.
With some coordinating, planning, and fundraising, you could very well land yourself a local course to call home and continue to help in growing this great sport!
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