Disc Golf

DISC GOLF

We are excited to announce the opening of the Branchwood Disc Golf Course. Anyone can play this scenic 18-hole disc golf course.

Branchwood Disc Golf Course

  • 18-holes
  • All welcome, beginners to seasoned players
  • Hole 1 teebox located between the Branchwood Rec Center and the playground
  • Hours are sun up to sun down
  • Course map available on Hole 1
  • Custom discs available
  • Improvements will be made throughout the year

Branchwood Nature Trail

Rules

  • Stay right, pass on left
  • Disc Golfers yield to walkers/hikers/bikers
  • Pick up after pets and keep them on a short leash
  • Motor vehicles prohibited
  • No smoking or alcohol

Please

  • Respect others, share the trail
  • Give warning before passing
  • Be alert, watch out for flying discs and fellow users
  • Move off the trail when stopped
  • Do not litter
  • Respect nearby private property

Disc Golf Rules

via Disc Golf Association

Objective of the Game
Disc Golf is played like traditional “ball” golf, but with disc golf discs instead of balls and clubs. One stroke is counted each time the disc is thrown and when a penalty is incurred. The goal is to play each hole in the fewest strokes possible.

SAFETY FIRST
Never throw when players or park users are within range. Always give park users the right of way. Be aware of your surroundings and environment.

Tee Throws
Each hole begins by teeing off. Players must tee off from within the designated tee pad.

Lie
The lie is the spot where the player’s previous throw has landed. The player’s subsequent throw is made from directly behind the spot where their previous throw came to rest.

Throwing Order
The player with the least amount of strokes on the previous hole is the first to tee off on the next hole. After teeing off, the player whose disc is farthest from the hole always throws first.

Fairway Throws
Fairway throws must be made from directly behind the lie. A run-up and normal follow-through, after release, is allowed, unless the lie is within 10 meters of the target. Any shot within 10 meters of the target requires that the player not move past the lie until the disc is at rest.

Mandatory (or Mando)
A Mando is one or more designated trees or poles in the fairway that must be passed as indicated by arrows. If a player passes the Mando on the wrong side they must play the shot as if it went out of bounds, or they must throw back to go around the correct side of the Mando.

Completion Of Hole
A disc that comes to rest in the disc golf basket basket or chains constitutes successful completion of that hole.

Unplayable Lie
Any disc that comes to rest above the ground is considered an unplayable lie. The disc must be thrown from the lie on the ground, directly underneath the unplayable lie, relocated to avoid damage to the vegetation.

Out Of Bounds
If a disc comes to rest entirely past the OB line it is considered out of bounds. If any part of the disc is in bounds the disc is considered in play. All roads are out of bounds. Other OB areas on the course will be marked on the tee signs.

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