2Recreational Disc Golf Rules
- Apr 22, 2006Recreational Disc Golf Rules
While these are not the rules used for competitive disc golf (see
PDGA.com), they are appropriate for beginners - tournament rules are
much more detailed and specific.
1. Be considerate of all park resources, obey the park regulations, and
2. Disc golf is played using flying discs instead of a ball. One stroke
is counted each time the disc is thrown, or when a penalty is incurred.
The object is to get the lowest score.
3. Throws from the Tee must be completed from within the designated Tee
4. Order of play - After teeing off, the player whose disc is farthest
from the hole always throws first. The player with the fewest strokes on
the previous hole is the first to tee off.
5. Stance - Fairway throws must be made with the foot closest to the
hole within 12 inches behind the spot where the last throw came to rest.
The other foot may be no closer to the hole.
6. A run-up and normal follow-through, after release, are allowed when
more than 30 feet from the hole. Closer than 30 feet, a player may not
step past the lie. "Falling" or "jumping" putts are not allowed.
7. Mandatory - There may be objects on the course considered Mandatories
or Mandos. Discs must be thrown in a particular direction past these
objects, typically for safety reasons. The direction required direction
is indicated on the scorecard or the Tee post. Throwing your disc past
the Mando in the wrong direction will cost you a one stroke penalty, and
you must then make your next throw from the designated drop zone. At
Boulder Woods, this is a point 10 feet back from the missed Mando
directly toward the Tee box.
8. A disc that comes to rest inside the basket or chains constitutes
successful completion of that hole. A disc that comes to rest on top of
the pole hole does NOT constitute a successful putt.
9. A throw that lands out-of-bounds is to be carried in and played from
the point where the disc went out-of-bounds, with a one stroke penalty.
Out of bounds areas might include roads, water, pavilions, and walkways.
Alternate recreational rules do not include penalty strokes, but you
should still carry your disc back in bounds at about where it went out.
Only the Lake is out-of-bounds at Boulder Woods.
10. Never throw until the players ahead of you are out of range, and
until the fairway is completely clear of spectators and park guests. Be
polite and patient in waiting for others to clear your path or skip that
hole and play it later.
That's it! Have fun on the Recreational Boulder Woods Disc Golf Course.
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