Once only played by hippies and burnouts on college campuses, today Frisbee golf is a popular pastime all over the world. Sometimes called "disc golf" of "frolf," Frisbee golf is a great way to play a golf-like sport without all the pretension and expense. While the rules of Frisbee golf are less strict than tournament golf, it's still important to know the basic rules.
As with regular golf, your goal in Frisbee golf is to reach a specific target in as few tries as possible. Rather than hitting a small ball with a club, in Frisbee golf you simply throw the disc toward a target, oftentimes a basket. A normal Frisbee golf course has 18 holes just like a golf course and will also have a given par score for every hole. Frisbee golf uses the same scoring structure, where getting one over par is a bogey and getting one under par is a birdie.
A hole of Frisbee golf begins at the tee pad, which are concrete rectangles from where you must throw the disc. Usually, you need to have both feet in the pad at the time of release. As with normal golf, you simply go to where your frisbee landed for your second throw. In Frisbee golf, there's also a putting green, which is defined by a 10-meter radius circle around the basket. When you throw in the circle, which in Frisbee golf lingo is called a "putt," you are not able to move until the disc has come to a stop, meaning it's harder to get momentum behind the toss.
Unlike standard golf, rules for hazards in Frisbee golf vary greatly. What counts as out of bounds will vary greatly by course, and as Frisbee golf players tend to be fairly easygoing, some courses don't have out of bounds areas at all. However, some courses may have penalties for tosses that land a certain height above the ground, such as in a tree or on a ridge.