Disc Golf

Recreational Rules 

Objective of the Game


The object of the game is to complete each hole in the fewest number of throws (strokes), starting from a tee area and finishing with the disc coming to rest in the basket.

Players start at hole one and complete the course in order, playing through to the last hole #9.

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.



Each hole has a certain number of throws, or strokes, it should take you to get your disc into the basket.

If you get your disc into the basket in the correct amount of throws, that’s called par.

More throws than par is called a bogey, double bogey, triple bogey, etc.

A fewer amount of throws than par is called a birdie, eagle, double eagle, or ace (a hole-in-one).


Tee Throws

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

Throwing order


Tee off order on the first tee will be by mutual arrangement or by flipping discs. (The printed side is heads).

After all players have teed off, the player whose disc is farthest from the hole always throws first.  This is position is called “away” – “you are away” – means you are the furthest away from the basket and you tee off next.


Tee off order on all subsequent holes is determined by the score on the previous hole.  The player with the least amount of strokes on the previous hole is the first to tee off on the next hole.




The lie is the spot where the player’s previous throw has landed. Mark each lie with another disc (marker disc) or leave the thrown disc on the ground where it landed as the marker and throw another one of your discs.


The player’s subsequent throw is made from directly behind the marked lie.



Completion Of Hole

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


What happens if my disc lands on top of the basket? 

Your throw doesn’t count. You have to take a stroke and throw again. 

Out Of Bounds

The waterfall and areas outside of the fairways marked on the course map are out of bounds.

A throw that lands out of bounds, must be played from a point up to 1 meter in bounds from where the disc crossed over the out of bounds line.

What happens if my disc goes in the water?  - You take a penalty stroke and throw again out of the water.


What there are people blocking the fairway?  - You need to skip playing that hole – just write down the par score for everyone in the group and play the next hole, or try and come back later and see if it’s clear to play at that time instead

Penalty throws

A penalty throw is one throw added to your score when a disc goes out of bounds, for violation of a courtesy rule, or when a disc is lost.

If the disc is stuck in a tree or a bush more than 2 meters above the ground, the marker disc is placed exactly beneath it and the play continues from that lie.  Do not climb the trees or enter the water to retrieve lost discs.  Please contact staff to assist.


Courtesy Rules


Courtesy is huge in disc golf. Players must not display unsportsmanlike behavior, such as cursing, shouting, striking/kicking the course or equipment, distracting others, littering, or interfering with other players in any way. 

Players must help to find lost discs and keep score correctly.

If courtesy rules are found to be violated, you'll get a warning first, but any more violations after that will incur a penalty throw. 

Lost Discs


If you've had the misfortune of losing your disc, you will have three minutes to search; that starts once you've arrived at the area you think it went.

All players must assist in the search, and failure to do so is considered a courtesy violation. 

If your disc is a total goner, you'll receive one penalty throw. The next throw will then be made from the previous lie.