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A Beginners Guide To Disc Golf In Melbourne

If you’re reading this, then you’re interested in learning how to play disc golf. However, if you’ve never played before (or even heard of the sport until now), don’t stress. The Disc Connection team are here to introduce you to the exciting world of disc golf in Melbourne. Disc golf is already pretty popular in the US, and its popularity is on the rise in Australia. The Disc Connection team are all seasoned disc golf players, so we’ve put together a handy beginners guide to help you get started.


How To Get Started In Disc Golf

There are so many things that set disc golf apart from other sports, but one of the most significant differences is how easy it is to start as a beginner. There’s not a whole lot you need to know or buy before you head out to play your first game.

  • Get yourself a disc. Naturally, one of the most important pieces of disc golf equipment you can own is the disc itself. People who play regularly may have different discs for different throws, but you can start with just one disc and play a pretty great game with just that. You can get one from Disc Connection as cheap as $10.
  • Gloss over the rules. The rules of disc golf closely resemble the rules of regular golf, so if you understand that, you understand disc golf! If not, it’s very simple. Each hole has a par, which is the maximum number of throws you should take to get the disc in the basket. You should aim to get under that number, but if you go over, that’s okay too; just add the number to your score. Throw your next disc from the spot where your first landed, and try to get your disc in the basket. Simple!
  • Find a few people to play alongside. Whether you have friends that are already into disc golf or you’re all playing your first game together, you’ll always have more fun playing with friends. Disc golf in Melbourne is a very social sport, so you’re guaranteed to make plenty of new friends within the community.


Everything You Need To Have Your First Game

You don’t need too much to play disc golf, but if you want to be totally prepared for your first game, here are a few things to pack to make sure you can make the most of your day.

  • A disc/discs
  • Some paper and a pen (if you plan on keeping score)
  • Water
  • A hat and sunglasses
  • A disc marker so you know where to take your next throw
  • A tennis ball for knocking your discs out of trees


The Best Places To Go For Frisbee Golf In Melbourne

Disc golf in Melbourne is rapidly gaining popularity, so there are plenty of frisbee golf courses around. Here are a few of our favourite places to play with friends.

  • Lewis Park. This is a flat, grassy course with thick scrub lining the edges of all the fairways.
    • Where: Wantirna
    • Price: Free
    • Teepad type: Grass
    • Number of tees: 12
    • Par: 37
  • Bald Hill Park. This course features a practice area and how-to-play information signs, making it ideal for beginners.
    • Where: Clarinda
    • Price: Free
    • Teepad type: Concrete
    • Number of tees: 18
    • Par: 58
  • Stoney Creek Disc Golf. The Maribyrnong council established this small but fun little course just under the Westgate Bridge.
    • Where: Yarraville
    • Price: Free
    • Teepad type: Grass
    • Number of tees: 8
    • Par: 28
  • Ruffey Lake Park Disc Golf Course. This is the original home of the Melbourne Disc Golf Club and features nine short holes which will appeal to beginner and intermediate disc golfers alike.
    • Where: Doncaster
    • Price: Free
    • Teepad type: Grass
    • Number of tees: 9
    • Par: 27


For Disc Golf Equipment In Melbourne, Head To Disc Connection

At Disc Connection, we live and breathe disc golf. We’re passionate about this rapidly-growing sport, and as our name suggests, we love connecting people with discs. We aim to provide the widest range of high-quality disc golf equipment at the lowest prices in Australia. With over ten years of experience in the sport, the Disc Connection team can help new players get started, and seasoned players find the latest and greatest discs, bags, baskets, and accessories. For everything disc golf in Melbourne, head to Disc Connection.