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

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Schweitzer also offers 18 holes of disc golf; huckleberry picking in July through August; horseback riding; and trail running in the summer. Adrienne Jordan, USA TODAY, "Ski resorts are expanding summer activities; here are 7 that are year-round destinations," 5 June 2019 The 57-year-old credits disc golf, a sport where players attempt to throw a Frisbee-like disc into an elevated basket in the fewest throws possible, for helping him maintain some semblance of balance. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "A Chef’s Recipe For Staying Fit: Hurling a Disc Through the Air," 27 May 2019 Then amp up the fun and scale a 50-foot outdoor climbing wall, play 18-hole disc golf (a quirky hybrid of golf and Frisbee), and ride 200-foot-long waterslides at the on-site water park. Kristi Valentini, Redbook, "The No-Fly, All-Fun Vacation," 13 July 2017 There is also shaded seating nearby, as well as disc golf, a dog park, lakes, playgrounds and more. azcentral, "45 Phoenix area splash pads, parks and water features," 14 June 2018 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

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1974, in the meaning defined above

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