disc golf


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

Examples of disc golf in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead of chasing and fleeing activities and single sport classes, students today benefit from a comprehensive approach that includes yoga, aerobic dance, roller skating, skateboarding, unicycling and disc golf. oregonlive, "Get fit in your house: Oregon PE teacher’s 10 fun tricks to shape up," 20 Oct. 2020 Some suggested spaces for sports like a football field, disc golf and a baseball diamond. Kristen Griffith, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Stream restoration? Ballfields? Westminster citizens share input on future of Wakefield Valley Park.," 17 Dec. 2020 This eminently portable game blends target-toss contests such as cornhole and disc golf into a rollicking showdown of skill and reflexes. Matt Villano, CNN, "10 outdoor game ideas for the whole family," 16 Dec. 2020 Situated on an expansive greenbelt, the home offers views of the landscape and a nearby disc golf course. Dallas News, "Lennar spotlights greenbelt home in Forney community," 15 Nov. 2020 Like Pasadena and Alvin, Pearland touts two disc golf courses. John Delapp, Chron, "Flying discs fill air at local parks," 28 Oct. 2020 There are miles of walking trails and sidewalks, a mountain bike course, championship disc golf course, dog park and community garden. Dallas News, "Residents find ways to thrive in uncertain times," 17 Oct. 2020 Dynamic Discs, a 15-year-old retailer and wholesaler of equipment for disc golf with 50 employees, has seen some unexpected gains. Ruth Simon, WSJ, "America’s Main Street Revival Goes Into Reverse, Cutting a Small-Town Lifeline," 4 Oct. 2020 The area, which is open year-round, flanks the Missouri River near Gavins Point Dam and offers camping, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, biking, equestrian trails, disc golf and more. Gary Garth, USA TODAY, "'Busiest camping season': Travelers choose outdoor recreation close to home amid COVID-19 pandemic," 7 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of disc golf

1974, in the meaning defined above

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9 Feb 2021

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“Disc golf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disc%20golf. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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