The sport of disc golf is an offshoot of the Frisbee® craze. The game started with people using Frisbees and aiming at targets made up of trees, trash cans, light poles, pipes, and whatever else was handy. Disc Golf is similar to regular golf; however, instead of using golf clubs and balls, Disc Golf players aim for a pole extending up from the ground with chains and a basket to catch the disc.
In North Idaho, disc golf is played year round at any age, it provides a healthy outdoor
activity and is inexpensive.
Disc Golf Courses and Features in North Idaho:
Corbin Park, Post Falls
15 baskets. Located along the Spokane River, this course offers diverse shots, elevation changes, a few water hazards, big rocks and lots of trees.
University of Idaho Research Park, Post Falls
3 baskets. Located within Riverbend Commerce Park, this is a good place for beginners to practice their throws.
Bluegrass Park – Kiwanis Disc Golf Course, CDA
9 baskets. Located in the 11-acre circular park within the Coeur d’Alene Place subdivision (Ramsey Rd. and Dalton Ave). Features include rolling hills and lots of trees.
Cherry Hill, CDA
18 baskets. This 15-acre course includes elevation changes and lots of foliage and trees for an added challenge.
North Idaho College, CDA
North Idaho College, CDA
18 baskets. Located in Fort Sherman Park, this course offers a flat grassy, moderately wooded course with challenging target placements.
Farragut State Park, Athol
64 baskets. Courses: “Wreckreator” and “North Star” are 18-hole courses with a variety of terrain. “New Whole Nine Yards” 9-hole course is a wide-open pitch-and-putt designed for families and beginners. Double Black Diamond” (a.k.a. “AWOL”) is an 18-hole course. This is a tightly wooded professional disc course with six par-4 holes.
Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Sandpoint
9 and 18 basket options. Mountain course with some uneven terrain and magnificent views. About 700’ elevation gain to the highest point.
Other Disc Golf Resources
Basic Rules of Play
- Throws must be within the designated tee areas.
- After teeing off, the player whose disc is farthest from the hole (basket) throws first.
- The player with the least throws on previous hole is the first to tee-off on the next hole.
- Each tee shot must be made with one foot where the last throw came to rest.
- A run-up and normal follow through, after release, is allowed more than 10 meters (33 feet) from the hole. A disc that comes to rest inside the disc golf basket or chains constitutes successful completion of that hole. Each throw is counted to determine a score. A throw that lands out of bounds must be played from the point where the disc was last in bounds, with a stroke penalty.
- The winner is the player with the lowest score.
- 10. Remember, do not litter, be courteous and most of all have fun.