What is Disc Golf?
Disc golf is similar to normal golf – it involves throwing a disc from a tee area to a specific target which is the “hole”. The hole could be anything – elevated metal baskets are used on official courses, but trees, lightposts and bins are all part of unofficial courses. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed until hitting the target.
Disc golf shares the same joys and frustrations of traditional golf, whether it’s sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway. Disc golf is an inclusive, inexpensive sport for anyone who enjoys wandering around a park with friends.
For more information see the Australian Disc Golf website.
Courses around Hobart
The main courses in the Hobart vicinity are listed below. Unofficial courses should be played with respect to other park users and with a regular Ultimate disc to unsure safe and enjoyable play for all. Print off a map, grab some friends and get golfing!
- Poimena Reserve in Austins Ferry, just north of Hobart. This is an official course, free for public use and hold regular tournaments where people can learn to play. See website for more information and Course Map.
- St David’s Park in central Hobart. Object course played with an Ultimate disc
- Princes Park in central Hobart. Object course played with an Ultimate disc.