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Play a round of golf with a Frisbee

Disc golf is an inexpensive way to spend an afternoon on the greens in Greater Rochester.

Disc golf is like conventional golf, but it’s played with a plastic, Frisbee-like disc. Instead of holes, there are metal chain baskets that stand mid-waist. The object of the game is to finish the course in the fewest number of throws. Courses are found in parks and open spaces using natural obstacles such as trees, shrubs, elevation changes, and creeks.

Beginners should start out using lighter discs, the putters or mid-range discs.They fly straight and are easy to throw. More experienced players add heavier drivers that fly further and are designed to veer to the right or left. Don’t feel obligated to keep score or follow the official game rules; the point is to have fun. However, there are some unofficial pointers to follow: never throw when others in the park are within range, give other park users the right of way, don’t litter, and pack up what you bring in.

There are twelve courses in Greater Rochester and most are free to play. Discs range in price from $10 to $30. Go to the Greater Rochester Disc Golf Club website to find a course near you.


  • Neighborhood Skateboards and Disc Golf sells a variety of discs, clothing, bags and accessories. The store, at 2892 Dewey Avenue, is open Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Sonny’s Landing sells a large selection of Innova and Discraft discs, clothing, hats, scorecards and bags.The store, at 92 North Landing Road, is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday. 
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods sells disc golf sets, discs, targets and accessories. Dick’s is located at the Mall at Greece Ridge, the Towne Center at Webster, Marketplace Mall, and Cobblestone Court in Victor. Store hours vary by day. 
  • Eastern Mountain Sports at 3349 Monroe Avenue sells disc sets and targets. Call 383-1140 for more information.
  • Play It Again Sports in Southtown Plaza in Henrietta sells used and new disc golf gear.


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