How To Play

General Play

Frisbee Golf is played in a similar fashion to ball golf; however, instead of using a ball and club, a Frisbee is thrown towards a basket which serves as the hole. After the first throw, the Frisbee is thrown again from where it landed. Scoring is kept by counting the number of throws it takes to make the Frisbee land in the basket. Additional points may be added as penalties occur. The player with the lowest score wins the game.

Teeing Off

Rules: The first throw at the beginning of a hole takes place at the tee. The tee is often a rectangular section of concrete or a marked off section of dirt or grass. The player must throw the Frisbee within the tee area. The player may run or take steps before the throw. The player may follow through and step past the tee boundary as long as the Frisbee has been released before any part of the body touches the ground past the boundary or else a penalty is incurred and a stroke is added to the player’s score.

Throwing Order: On the first hole, the players tee off in order of their names placed on the score card. For subsequent holes, the player with the lowest score on the previous hole goes first.

Fairway Rules

Rules: After teeing off, the following throws take place from where the Frisbee lands, the lie, until the Frisbee lands in the hole’s basket. A marker, or the thrown Frisbee itself, can be used to mark the lie. The Frisbee must be thrown with the planting foot being on the line of play and within one foot behind the lie. A running start and/or follow through steps are permitted as long as the Frisbee is released according to the previous rule.

Throwing Order: The Frisbees are thrown in order of farthest to closest to the basket.

Putting

Rules: A throw is considered a putt when the Frisbee lies within the Circle, the area within a 30-foot radius of the basket. The Frisbee must be thrown with the same rules as for fairway play; however, a running start and/or follow through steps are not permitted. The Frisbee must come to rest in the basket before any steps towards the basket can be taken; otherwise, a falling putt penalty is incurred and a stroke is added to the player’s score.

Throwing Order: Just as with fairway play, the Frisbees are thrown in order of farthest to closest to the basket.

Out-of-Bounds

Rules: The Frisbee is considered out-of-bounds in any of the following situations:

  • The Frisbee lands in any marked out of bounds area.
  • The Frisbee lands in any permanent water hazard such as a pond, river, or stream.
  • The Frisbee lands on any public road.
  • The Frisbee comes to rest above the ground and is unreachable from the ground.

When a Frisbee is considered out-of-bounds, a penalty is incurred and a stroke is added to the player’s score. The player may then decide to re-throw the Frisbee from the previous lie or move the Frisbee in bounds within three feet outwards of where the Frisbee first went out-of-bounds.

Course Courtesy

Most often a Frisbee golf course is located on a public park and so it is necessary to be courteous to all other players and users of the park. To prevent injuries, insure that no one is your way as you make a throw. Use respectable language. Do not litter, damage the course/park, or hurt vegetation in any way. Help all other players and users of the park to have an enjoyable experience.