disc golf

noun

Definition of disc golf 

: a game in which players attempt to toss a plastic disc into each of a succession of basketlike receptacles stationed along a course with the object being to reach each target in as few attempts as possible Disc golf is similiar to regular golf in that it has 18 holes and is played primarily by the same rules. But instead of hitting a ball into a hole in the ground, in disc golf, Frisbees are thrown into metal disc-trapping baskets on stationary poles.— Jean Bryant

called also Frisbee golf

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Also, sixth- to twelfth-graders are invited to play disc golf — or learn to play — at 4 p.m. Aug. 2 at 50-Acre Park, 91st and Rockwell. Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, "From fests to concerts to stargazing, lots of events offer free admission this summer," 12 July 2018 Other amenities, such as a sledding hill and disc golf course, are expected to be added in the future. Michelle Mullins, Daily Southtown, "Homer Glen OKs $2.6 million for new playground, sensory garden; work to begin soon," 13 July 2018 Or practicing archery, making pottery, playing disc golf, and navigating a ropes course. Brian Macquarrie, BostonGlobe.com, "At Maine retreat, disabled veterans find sense of belonging," 6 July 2018 There’s plenty do do on the more than 800 acres of property that borders Rocky Mountain National Park, including hiking, fat tire biking, roller skating and archery, disc golf, fly fishing, art, swimming and so much more. Susan B. Barnes, USA TODAY, "Leave the kids behind: Summer camp for adults," 6 July 2018 Iroquois Park This park is home to a disc golf course, miles of walking paths and a wheelchair-accessible playground. Zahria Rogers, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky's 7 best parks and recreation areas that you have to explore," 29 June 2018 Stop by Bolton Valley for its Thursday night dinner series for a farm-to-table meal, craft beers, and a round of disc golf. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "6 Fun Things to Do in Vermont," 25 June 2018 The surrounding park also has a playground, a disc golf course, a large fountain and more. azcentral, "45 Phoenix area splash pads, parks and water features," 14 June 2018 Amenities Restrooms, changing facilities, showers, food concessions, picnic tables, picnic shelter, 18-hole disc golf course and lifeguards from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the summer season. Sarah Wesley Lemire, courant.com, "Five Connecticut Shoreline Destinations: All You Need To Know," 15 May 2018

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1974, in the meaning defined above

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