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Disc Golf Rules
Tee Throws: Tee throws must be completed within or behind the designated tee area. Do not throw until the players in front of you are out of range.
Lie: The spot where the previous throw has landed, mark with a mini disc or turn over the thrown disc, directly towards the hole.
Throwing Order: After teeing off, the player whose disc is farthest from the hole always throws first. The player with the least amount of throws on the previous hole is the first to tee off on the next hole.
Fairway Throws/Putting: Fairway throws must be made with the foot closest to the hole on the lie. The other foot may be no closer to the hole than the lie. A run-up and normal follow-through, after release, is allowed except when putting (any throw where the rear of the marker disc is within 32.8 feet (10 meters) of the hole). Falling forward to keep your balance after a putt is not allowed. This infraction is called a falling putt.
Completion of Hole: A disc that comes to rest in the disc basket or chains constitutes successful completion of that hole.
Unplayable Lie: Any disc that comes to rest above the ground, in a tree or bush, is considered an un-playable lie. The disc must be thrown from the lie on the ground, directly underneath the un-playable lie. You may now proceed, taking extreme care not to damage the tree or bush, or reshape them in any way to improve your throwing conditions.
Out of Bounds: A throw that lands out of bounds must be played from a point 3 feet in bounds from where the disc went out of bounds. Penalties: Recreational players will not be penalized for rule infractions. Other players will keep you honest.
Course Courtesy: Please pick up trash and help new players play by the rules.
Official Rules: For official disc golf rules, visit the Professional Disc Golf Association web site at www.pdga.com.
Activities listed below are prohibited.
- Disturbing the peace, using threatening, abusive, insulting or profane language.
- Fires, except in facilities provided for such purpose.
- Dogs or horses or any other domesticated animals.
- Minibikes, snowmobiles or ATVs.
- Bicycles on or around any playing field or surface.
- Climbing on fences, backstops or buildings.
- Cleaning, polishing, greasing or repairing vehicles.
- Possession and/or use of alcoholic beverages unless approved by a permit or rental agreement.
- Being under the influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs.
- Drugs which are possessed in violation of law.
- Littering and damaging or defacing property.
- Carrying or discharging any firecrackers or fireworks.