Objective of the Game
Disc Golf is played like traditional golf, but with colorful disc golf discs instead of balls and clubs. One throw (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. The hole is completed when the disc comes to rest in a disc golf basket.
Never throw when players or other park users are within range. Always give park users the right of way. Be aware of your surroundings and environment at all times.
Each hole begins with a tee throw. Tee throws must be completed within or behind the designated tee area, usually a concrete pad.
The lie is the spot where the player’s previous throw has landed. Mark each lie with a mini marker disc or leave the thrown disc on the ground where it landed. The player’s subsequent throw is made from directly behind the marked lie.
The player with the least strokes on the previous hole is the first to tee off on the next hole. After all, players have teed off, the player whose disc is farthest from the hole always throws first.
Completion Of Hole
A disc that comes to rest in the disc golf basket or is suspended in the chains constitutes the successful completion of that hole.
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 the player to maintain balance and not move past the lie until the disc rests.
Now that you have the basics down and you enjoy a round at the Fountain or check out the profession in action.
Memorial Disc Golf Championship
Disc golf players from around the world are in town for the Memorial Championship. Hundreds of competitors are taking part in this year’s event, with activities kicking off Thursday, March 2nd.
Pool play will take place at Fountain Park and Vista Del Camino Park in Scottsdale throughout the next several days, with final rounds, hosted out of Vista Del Camino Park on Sunday, March 6. Fountain Park visitors are encouraged to drop by and enjoy the competition while keeping an eye out for flying discs and detours through certain areas of the park. For more information, visit memorialchampionship.com.