Disc Golf in the UK
What disc golf facilities are there in the UK?
I'm hoping this page will be a quick resource for everything Disc Golf in the UK. To get me started I'm including links and maps of as many courses as I can, both 'real' in the ground courses and google maps of courses local players have planned. If you know of any more please let me know. Plus where to buy discs, and whatever else I can think of to add.
A good resource for Disc golf in the UK is the British Disc Golf Association but whilst its easy to find all the courses, there isn't much info, or easily found course layouts - hopefully this page will complement the BDGA's information
At the moment course info is arranged with the main permanent courses used on the UK Tour first, then the smaller or temporary courses after, in alphabetical order by Town/City. Although the switch from Squidoo to Hubpages has messed this up a bit, so forgive the inconsistency!. Wherever possible there are maps of the course, linked to an appropriate website or facebook group. (T) means that the course doesn't have permanent targets, it requires portable baskets. (trees) means it has tree targets.
This is still a work in progress, please let me know of any courses or park layouts I have missed and I will add them in.
I've been playing Disc Golf for about 4 years, since spring 2011 when I went to my local course Quarry Park with a group of friends. I was instantly hooked, and quickly joined my local club (Quarry Park). I started playing on the UK tour in 2012 as an Intermediate Amateur (the bottom 'division' as it were), and the 2013 and 2014 tour as an Advanced Amateur.
What is Disc Golf?
Disc golf is a disc game in which individual players throw a flying disc into a basket. According to the Professional Disc Golf Association, "The object of the game is to traverse a course from beginning to end in the fewest number of throws of the disc."
In a nutshell its like Golf, but you throw discs rather than hitting balls, you can play it in regular parks rather than special courses (although there are special courses as well) and it's a great way to get a walk and some fresh air, and have a laugh.
The BDGA Disc Golf Tour
The British Disc Golf Association runs the British tour each year.
Each tour event is 2 days of fun and friendly disc golf competition.
There is also a series of one day events in the Southeast, and the Scottish Quaitch Tour, with a Midlands one day tour possibly starting in 2015.
Players of all abilities are welcome, beginner to experts!
Bristol - Ashton Court, UWE Glenside and UWE Frenchay.
There are 3 basket courses in Bristol;
Ashton Court, UWE Glenside and UWE Frenchay.
The Club have a regular round most Saturdays at 10am.
Bristol Disc Golf website
Croydon. - Lloyd Park
A full 18 hole course in Lloyd Park in Croydon.
The Croydon Disc Golf Club is very active and friendly Club, with regular club rounds at weekends.
Leamington Spa - Quarry Park
Wivenhoe - University of Essex
A full 18 hole course, plus a short course built in and around the University of Essex Wivenhoe Park campus.
There is an active and friendly Club.
Essex Disc Golf Website
Facebook - Essex Disc Golf
Fanmore Disc Golf (B)
Host of the Scottish Disc Golf Open.
Whitfield, Hexham - Burnlaw
Beaminster, Dorset - Whitcombe Farm . Private Course.
Set on organic, very steep Dorset hill farm (private - contact Toby). One of two 18 hole courses of 7000'. An awesome hole is called the Hypotenuse, 600', 45 degrees down! Sheep are OB.
Course Established: 1988
Bedworth - Miners Welfare Park
Now a fully basketed 18 hole course.
There are regular club rounds on a Sunday morning.
Facebook - Bedworth Disc Golf
Auchnagairn - Ace Adventures
Ace have two Disc Golf locations with the main 18 hole (9 baskets) disc golf course at Auchnagairn by the River Findhorn in Moray and the other taster 9 hole (three baskets) course at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort in the Cairngorm National Park.
These are the first pay and play Disc Golf courses in the Scottish Highlands. With a play all day pass only £5.00. Disc Golf is a fabulous way for all ages and ability to enjoy the wonderful outdoors that Scotland has to offer.
Ace Adventures Website
Basingstoke - Down Grange (T)
A free to play 18 hole course (no permanent baskets yet, we're working on that) which starts outside the Toby pub works its way around the park through the woods and ending back at the pub.
We play a regular game every sunday morning and a midweek jangle on tues/weds.
If you've never played before come along on sunday and we'll show you how.
What have you got to lose except my disc's!
Facebook - Hants and Berks Disc Golf
Brighton - Stanmer Park (T)
Eastbourne - Gildredge Park (T)
Dunbar - ReBoot Disc Golf Course
ReBoot Disc Golf Course is located at Foxlake Adventures in Dunbar Scotland. We are open from sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week. We are proud to have built this course to support families as well as the advanced player. We will be hosting clinics, leagues and tournaments throughout the year for all ages and abilities.
Edinburgh - Hermitage
We are happy to announce Disc Golf is coming to Edinburgh. This disc golf project will help those supported by Autism Ventures to develop and improve the skills of people with Autism by providing occupational activities and employment.
About the Hermitage course
Glasgow - Rosshall Park (B)
9 Hole Disc Golf Course opened Autumn 2012. Design and development by Catch the Spirit. Discatcher Pro Targets. Open to the public. Free to play.
Facebook - Rosshall Park Disc Golf Course
Gosforth - Gosforth Frolf (Trees)
Course Finished! (15/7/12)
The 9 hole course in Gosforth is eventually finished. It has been tested thoroughly and although the holes are short in length (around 60m) it is a real challenge due to the many trees! The course record has been set by DG and it currently stands at 24 for 9 holes and 52 for 18 holes.
Gosforth Frolf Website
Grantown-on-Spey - Craggan Outdoors
Due to open Spring 2015
Shrewsbury - On the Side Disc Golf
On The Side Disc Golf Club is a 9 hole basket course on the east of Shrewsbury (Shropshire) set around a glacial mere.
The course address is SY2 6LH where you will find a free car park next to the 8th basket seen in the picture above.
Harrogate - Valley Gardens
Hornsea - Hall Garth Park.
There is a 9 hole Disc Golf course in Hornsea. Hall Garth Park. Free to play. Established 2010. Designed and development by Catch the Spirit and Hull and East Yorkshire Mind. Discs are available to borrrow for free Hornsea Leisure Centre, Broadway, HU18 1PZ. (£3 deposit and registration required for disc hire). Scorecards also available. Anyone with their own discs can just rock up and play any time for FREE!
Anyone in the Hull and East Riding area or the Yorkshire coast should give it a go!!!
Isle of Wight - Garlic Farm
Manchester - Longford Park
Manchester - Longford Park
Not entirely built yet, but on its way.
Churchill, Somerset. Mendips Snowsport Centre
Pay to Play course, Maps are available at the snowsports centre reception.
Nottingham - Cotgrave Country Park
18 Holes in Cotgrave Country Park.
To find out more about Disc Golf near Nottingham, or arrange a game, check out the facebook group
Reading - Prospect Park (T)
Prospect Park, Reading.
An 18 hole 'traveller' course round Prospect Park in Reading - updated Feb 2014.
Check out the Hants and Berks Disc Golf facebook group
Redditch - Arrow Valley Park
9 hole short course with 2 tee positions on each hole.
Arrow Valley Visitors Centre, Battens Drive, South Moons Moat, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0LJ
Check out the Redditch Disc Golf facebook group
St Andrews - University of St Andrews
The University Sports Centre has a nine-hole disc golf course - why not give it a try! Look out for details of disc golf competitions taking place at the University Sports Centre throughout the year. For more information on disc golf, please ask Sports Centre Reception staff
Washbourne Field - Whitnash, Leamington Spa, 6 hole course in a park.
6 basket course in Washbourne park, whitnash, leamington spa.
Discs can be hired from the pub.
Facebook - Washbourne Field Disc Golf
- Disc Golf Ireland
Looking to play disc golf in Ireland? here is the place to look.
- Ashville College, Harrogate.
Ashville College Disc Golf Club. Our 9-basket course was installed in October 2004 around existing sports pitches and provides a range of challenges for players of all abilities.
- Plas Newydd, National Trust property, Anglesey
Our new Frisbee Golf course opened here at Plas Newydd, Anglesey in early 2012 and it's proving to be a very popular attraction.
Google Maps of course layouts for parks across the UK.
Here is a list of links to course layouts in Public Parks across the UK. So if you want to play, and you're not near a permanent coiurse take a look, someone might have mapped out a course for you. If you know of any more please send me the link and I will add it.
- Sussex Disc Golf.com
Info on courses and players in Sussex.
- British Disc Golf Association
The UK Course directory on the BDGA website, giving locations and contact details for all the courses in the UK.
- Coombe Abbey, near Coventry.
A course using the fields by the driveway to Coombe Abbey Country Park, near Coventry.
- BDGA forum
The BDGA forum thread on potential new courses.
Buying Disc Golf Equipment in the UK
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