Wichita Disc Golf
What is Disc Golf?
Disc golf is a sport that was formalized in the 1970’s. The game that combines elements of golf and the classic game of Frisbee.
Much like regular golf, this sport is played on outdoor courses consisting of either 9 or 18 “holes”. Players throw a plastic disc, or Frisbee, from a tee area in attempts to make it into an elevated metal basket, which is the “hole.” Players are to throw from the spot the disc landed on the last throw. As it the rule in a traditional game of golf, the player completing the course with the fewest throws wins the game. As the sport is played outdoors, trees, shrubs, lakes and more may present additional changes for players.
Disc golf is designed for all ages, and can be played free of charge at many parks and other facilities with courses.
How It Works
Players begin each hole with a tee throw. This must be completed in the designated tee area.
This is the spot where the previous throw has landed. The next throw must be executed from this spot.
When teeing off, the player who completed the last hole in the fewest strokes throws first. After this, the player whose disc is the furthest from the hole throws first.
These throws must be made from directly behind the lie. Players may execute a run-up and normal follow-through, as long as the lie is more than 10 meters from the target. Shots within 10 meters of the target require players to refrain from moving past the lie until the disc is at rest.
Also called a Mandatory, this is a designated pole or tree in the fairway that must be passed. These are typically indicated by arrows.
When the disc comes to a rest above the ground, it is considered unplayable. If this occurs, the lie will be moved to the ground below the disc or the nearest playable area.
Where to Play
Alan John Memorial – Mulvane – 9 holes
Camp Hawk – Newton – 24 holes
Camp Hiawatha - Wichita - 10 holes
Carey Park – Hutchinson – 18 holes
Centennial Park – Newton – 18 holes
Cherry Street Park – Winfield - 9 holes
Eastminster Church – Wichita – 18 holes
Herman Hill Park – Wichita – 18 holes
HOPE Community Church - Andover - 9 holes
Oak Park – Wichita - 18 hole course
Old Oaks Disc Golf Course – Haysville – 18 holes, 9 baskets
Riggs Park – Haysville- 9 holes
Riverlawn Christian Church – Wichita – 9 holes
Stone Creek Park - Derby - 18 holes
Woods Park – Wellington -18 holes