Disc golf is played much like golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, though, players use a flying disc or Frisbee®. The sport was formalized in the 1970s and shares with golf the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest throws).
A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target, which is the "hole." The hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is an elevated metal basket. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive throw from the spot where the previous throw landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the "putt" lands in the basket and the hole is completed.
Disc golf shares the same joys and frustrations of golf, whether it's sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway. There are a few differences, though: Disc golf is often free to play in public parks, although pay-to-play courses are trending upward; you probably won't need to rent a cart, but converted golf course layouts are also on the rise; and your "tee time" will usually come during tournament competition, not casual play.
The Tortilla Chucker is a nine hole disc golf course located at Chilton Park in Dodge City, KS. The course and park are maintained by The City of Dodge City Parks and Facilities staff. The course features many different shot types for both recreational and advanced players alike. From holes lined with trees to long open fairways, this course offers a fun round for every level of disc golfer.
DC Slingers is a local disc golf group that helps with course design and funding for future improvement to the city owned course. The DC Slingers group is currently working to raise funds to add tee signs and a full course map to the current nine hole layout and make future plans for an additional nine hole course added to the northern side of the park. Search "DC Slingers" on Facebook to join the group!
Demon Disc Golf Course at Dodge City High School is Dodge City's 18 hole course. The course offers a great variety of short and long holes for all skill levels.
Duck Creek Disc Golf Course is a privately owned course a few miles Northeast of Dodge City that offers a more challenging round with multiple 400 ft. holes and some very technical shots in the woods.
The Ron Allen Memorial Disc Golf Course is an 18 hole course in Jetmore, KS. Approximately 20 miles North of Dodge City, this lake course offers a fun round for any skill level.