One disc is all you need to get started! As your skills advance, you may find yourself adding drivers, putters and mid-range discs to your bag. The game's lure is the constant challenge to throw a disc with power and accuracy. Aside being a fun social game, it’s a sport for all ages and all levels of fitness. The game is played much like traditional golf but with a Frisbee, or flying disc, in place of the golf ball and club. The disc is thrown from a tee area to a target, referred to as the “hole” (elevated metal basket with a metal chain net) with the main object to complete each hole in the fewest number of throws. The Knoxville Disc Golf Club hosts tournaments and events for beginners and pros.
City of Knoxville's newest course was designed for ages 8 to 12 to try out the sport and gain skills, but it is open to all ages and skill levels. The course includes nine baskets with two tee pads per basket, giving various skill level options and doubling the course length.
Located on a university campus just 12 miles from downtown Knoxville, the 9-hole course is set away from all buildings and walkways. Course features long distances over rolling hills, with only a couple of wooded holes still laid out in the open. Great for intermediate and rec players, while offering lengthy holes that will force advanced players to dig deep for safe long drives.
POWELL STATION PARK
New 9-hole fun course in the heart of Powell. Some difficulty involved as a few shots play through tightly wooded hallways. Alternate tees on #1 and #8. Restroom, water fountain, and covered pavilion at the front of the park. A non-smoking campaign funded the installation of the course and smoking is discouraged at the park entirely — please respect the community.
PLUMB CREEK PARK
Coming soon to Northwest Knoxville! http://knoxcounty.org/parks/news/news.php?id=627
TOMMY SCHUMPERT PARK
This very technical 18-hole course is played in the woods with short and long tees, and some elevation changes. Recently renovated from 9-hole course to a full 18-holes, which including the addition of good brick teepads. The course can vary in difficulty, with two tees and two baskets per hole. The longest hole is 1,200 feet from the basket, and 15 of the 18 holes are in the woods.
VICTOR ASHE PARK
Gently rolling hills accent this tournament level 18-hole course of mostly open fairways. Features include large teepads, nice tee signs, and multiple pin placements. There is a practice putting basket, picnic table, and bulletin board near the 1st tee.
CLAYTONS DISC GOLF COURSE
Beautifully balanced and professionally designed tournament quality course. The front 9 are mostly wooded, and the back 9 are mostly open. There are 36 baskets in place - shorter blue baskets and longer green ones. Course map posted here and at the kiosk near the parking lot. Two practice baskets.
CARL YEARWOOD PARK- Challenging but short Par 3 course that surrounds Carl Yearwood Softball field. This course has tee signs, access to a water fountain and restrooms, and there are two different basket locations and tee lengths on each hole. Mix of hardwood and evergreens. Several low ceiling shots and water come into play on a couple of holes.
GROVES PARK - known locally as The Mounds. The course is situated on a portion of the former South Hills Golf Course property. The 18-hole disc golf course has four tee lengths on each hole to provide a fun challenge for beginners, intermediate players, advanced players, and professionals. Amenities like tee signs and concrete tee pads are coming soon, but more funding is needed to complete them. Two large multipurpose turf-areas, and a walking trail (1.2 miles) are also planned for the park area.the 18-hole course at Groves Park is a long and mostly open course resting upon a beautifully mature landscape.
Tee throws must be completed within or behind the designated tee area. Do not throw until the players in front of you are out of range.
The spot where the previous throw has landed, mark with a mini disc or turn over the thrown disc, directly towards the hole or dog leg.
After teeing off, the player whose disc is farthest from the hole always throws first. The player with the least amount of throws on the previous hole is the first to tee off on the next hole.
Fairway Throws :
Fairway throws must be made with the foot closest to the hole on the lie. The other foot may be no closer to the hole than the lie. A run-up and normal follow-through, after release, is allowed.
Completion Of Hole:
A disc that comes to rest in the basket or chains constitutes successful completion of that hole.
Any disc that comes to rest above the ground is considered an un-playable lie. The disc must be thrown from the lie on the ground, directly underneath the un-playable lie. Relocated to avoid damage to the vegetation.
Out Of Bounds:
A throw that lands out of bounds, must be played from a point 3 feet in bounds from where the disc went out of bounds. Permanent water hazards and public roads are always out of bounds.
Course Courtesy — Please pick up trash and help new players play by the rules.