The game

The disc golf was born in the ’70s. It is an outdoor activity played with specific discs (the name “Frisbee” is not used as it is a trademark registered by one of the many producers). As the name itself suggests, the “disc golf” has many points of contact with the traditional “golf” played with clubs and balls. The objective of the game is to complete a course of “holes” (metal baskets in which to stop the disc), with as few shots as possible. For each “hole” there is a tee (far up to 200 meters) from which the player must make the first throw. Later, the player will launch from the exact point of landing the disc, trying to get closer to the target. The final launch (in jargon: putt) has to stop the disc accurately inside the basket.
Every peculiarity of the natural environement, such as slopes, trees, or lakes to be crossed, make the course more, interesting and addictive.
Thanks to low cost of a course (e.g. compared to a football pitch) and the many benefits of this sport, the disc golf is knowing an unparalleled growth. In North America, there are more than 4000 fixed courses, and this number is growing steadily. In Europe, the disc golf has already spread widely across Scandinavia and England and is increasingly engaging players and structures in the south (France, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria and Italy). Hundreds of disc golf courses are made in natural parks almost always without fee for users.
Who can play?
The golf disc is a fun discipline that can be practiced by anyone, regardless of age and sports abilities. The low cost of the equipment (8-15 euros per disc) makes this activity appealing and affordable to everyone from an economic point of view as well. The golf disc can be practiced both for agonism (there are more than 1800 professional circuit tournaments per year in the world), as well as a recreational activity. It’s also suitable for families with all ages kids.