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 similar 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

Examples of disc golf in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then, retreat to Barnsley Resort, a paradise for outdoors enthusiasts with horseback riding, clay target shooting, archery, ax throwing, golf, disc golf, and more. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Travel + Leisure, 27 Mar. 2024 There’s also a brewery, golf, mountain biking, disc golf, and lots of hiking. Jessica Booth, Redbook, 26 July 2023 Witnesses claimed police were focused on an area of the park where a disc golf course is located, according to WHBQ. Abigail Adams, Peoplemag, 27 Feb. 2024 Additionally, there are more than 30 activities to choose from, including archery, bumper cars, a climbing wall, disc golf, ice skating, and tennis. Lauren Dana Ellman, Travel + Leisure, 18 Jan. 2024 Favorite Hobbies: Running, disc golf, baseball, and Pokémon Go. Dalton Ross, EW.com, 6 Sep. 2023 Visitors to the park also may enjoy picnicking, archery, horseshoes, disc golf and volleyball. Lisa Thorn, The Mercury News, 4 Feb. 2024 In the last several years, the Boise-area mountain has added dozens of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, a mountain coaster, bungee jumping, rock climbing and disc golf. Nicole Blanchard, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 Two sports, disc golf and judo, were contested as demonstration sports. Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of disc golf was in 1974

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“Disc golf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disc%20golf. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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