Disc Golf Etiquette

Disc golf course etiquette

Disc Golf Course Etiquette


When you play disc golf, whether you play by yourself or with a group of friends, there is common courtesy that is expected of you and those around you. While many disc golf courses are free, this doesn’t mean that you should play the sport with any less reverence or respect than you would show any other kind of activity.

Just like any sport, disc golf has its own set of etiquette rules that players should follow to ensure a positive and enjoyable experience for everyone. In this article, we’re diving into the realm of disc golf course etiquette, exploring the unwritten rules and best practices that help create a harmonious and welcoming atmosphere on the course.

Disc golf is more than just a game; it’s a community of passionate players who come together to celebrate the joy of throwing discs and embracing the great outdoors. Following proper etiquette not only shows respect for your fellow players but also helps preserve the beauty of the course and promotes a sense of unity among disc golf enthusiasts.

Whether you’re a seasoned player looking for a refresher on proper course conduct or a newcomer eager to learn the ropes, this guide will equip you with the knowledge to navigate the course with grace, courtesy, and sportsmanship. So, let’s tee off on this enlightening journey and discover the keys to a positive disc golf experience for players of all levels. Get ready to embrace the spirit of camaraderie and uphold the time-honored traditions of disc golf course etiquette, ensuring a fulfilling and respectful experience on the fairways for everyone involved!

Course Etiquette


Be Respectful of Other Players

When you’re on the golf course, there are likely going to be other players out there as well. Keep your voices down, don’t shout or scream, and be considerate of others as they take their shots. If a player or group seems to be playing faster then you, it is polite to let them play through the hole. Everyone is on the course to have a good time. Almost all of the time fellow disc golfers are friendly.

Leave the Cell Phone Off

Nothing is more rude than playing a round of disc golf and constantly texting or answering a ringing phone. If you must have your phone on try to put it on vibrate.

Keep Up the Pace of Play

You may not be the best disc golfer out there, but that doesn’t mean that people playing behind you should have to wait. And wait. And wait for you to finish each hole. If you’re playing slow, then allow faster players behind you to play through. If you find yourself behind a slow group, don’t throw into them being impatient. Instead, politely ask if you may play through. If they refuse and continue to hold up play, skip that hole, move to the next, and then come back to the one you skipped, or simply score your average for that hole.

Be Cordial

Disc golf should be fun. When you see other players on the course who may not have a strong understanding of the game, offer to give them some pointers or explain certain aspects of the game in a friendly manner. You could very well turn people trying it out onto this wonderful game for life.

If the Opportunity Arises, Invite Single Players In

If you have a group of two or three and you notice someone playing by himself or herself, invite them to play with your group. Often, it’s much more fun to play with a group than to go it alone. You could ultimately make a great new friend and playing partner for the future this way!

Ultimately, the entire idea of disc golf is to have fun. Make sure that you consider others’ experiences when you’re out on the course!



As we conclude our exploration of disc golf course etiquette, we hope you now have a deeper understanding of the importance of respectful conduct on the fairways. Disc golf is not just about throwing discs and achieving low scores; it’s about fostering a sense of community, camaraderie, and mutual respect among players.

By following proper etiquette, you contribute to a positive and enjoyable atmosphere on the course, where players of all skill levels can feel welcome and appreciated. Being mindful of others, adhering to the rules, and showing sportsmanship help create a harmonious disc golf experience for everyone.

Remember that disc golf is a game that thrives on passion and unity. Supporting and encouraging your fellow players can lead to meaningful connections and lasting friendships in the disc golf community.

As you continue your disc golf journey, carry the spirit of good etiquette with you on every round. Be a role model for others and inspire newcomers to embrace the principles of respect and sportsmanship that define the disc golf culture.

So, fellow disc golfers, let’s commit to upholding the traditions of disc golf course etiquette and enriching the sport for generations to come. May the fairways be filled with camaraderie, joy, and a deep appreciation for the spirit of disc golf. Happy disc golfing, and may every throw be a testament to the values that make this sport truly special!

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Hi Everyone! My name is Adam, and I am the disc golf swing guru. I live in Charlotte NC. A great city for disc golf, and have been playing for over 15 years. I created this site to share my love of the sport with others. My goal is to create the best disc golf community on the web. I hope you find the information helpful and informative. Enjoy your stay!

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