Disc Golf is a sport that offers social distancing naturally, where players throw discs from a designated tee towards and eventually into a basket (target), varying from 100 to 900 feet away. The rules are similar to golf, with a course having 9 or 18 baskets and each “hole” having a par (goal number of throws). Unlike traditional golf, disc golf can be played in the woods, with trees as natural obstacles.
Disc Golf courses can be built within almost any budget, the biggest cost of components being the baskets. Baskets range in price from $70.00 to $599.00 each,
In our proposal we include 4 permanent basket options, which may be modified by our clients based on their goals and budget.
On a private property, baskets may not need to be installed permanently, which saves labor.
The second biggest component cost to build a disc course is the tee pads, varying in cost from a numbered post for $17, to a post with a tee map for $37 all the way up to $300 with the leveling, framing and installation of bricks/pavers.
Disc Golf can be played alone or with as many players as a particular course will allow (4 or 6, for example). Players take turns throwing towards the basket initially from the tee, then from the spots where their respective discs land, starting with the person farthest away from the basket. Beyond the fun, the goal is to complete each hole in the fewest numbers of throws.
Unlike traditional golf, Disc Golf can be played in any weather and year round. The only thing that needs to change, is the color or your discs! The many northern golf courses (municipal and private) could add 4 months to the usability of their course by installing baskets to bridge the winter gap.
The concept of disc golf is simple, until you start talking about the discs. Discs are made from a wide range of plastic types, that are heated and molded into distance drivers, mid-range, and putters, weighing 130-180g. Every disc has a series of 4 numbers (often printed on it), defining a flight ratings system. These numbers define how a disc is supposed to fly, when it is thrown properly: