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Join the RU Disc Golf Team!

In the heart of Reinhardt University’s campus is an 18-hole tournament-level course which offers a disc golf experience for the beginner and pro alike. Meet by Tee Box #1 located by the Eagle Statue. Discs are available for check-out from Reinhardt Central located on the lower level of the Hasty Student Life Center.

The Course

The course begins outside Bannister Glasshouse of the Hasty Student Life Center The course winds beside the cascading ponds and popular Lake Mullenix, Dobbs Science Center, Fincher Visual Arts Center, University Theatre and ends by the President’s Home.

The course is open year-round from dawn to dusk. Score cards and a course map are available here and in the kiosk located on the lower level of the Hasty Student Life Center next to the Bannister Glasshouse.

Please check the website frequently for any course closures. To reserve the Disc Golf Course, please call the Office of Student Affairs at 770-720-5538.

Disc Golf FAQs

What is Disc Golf and how do you play?

Disc golf is played like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, players use a Frisbee. The object is to complete each hole in the fewest number of strokes/throws. One stroke (throw) is counted each time the disc is thrown and when a penalty is incurred. The goal is to play each hole with the lowest strokes possible. The player with the lowest total strokes for the entire course wins.

Disc golf is a leisure activity for people of all ages and abilities. This course is free and open to the public, students, faculty and staff.

What are the rules of Disc Golf?

Basic Rules of Play

  • A run up and follow through are allowed unless the disc is within 10 meters of the target.
  • Remain quite and avoid unnecessary movements when others are throwing.
  • Stand behind player that is throwing until throw is complete.
  • Allow faster groups to play through when possible.
  • Play is first come, first served.
  • For more detailed rules, please visit the Professional Disc Golf Association at

Tee Throws

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.


The lie is the spot where the player’s previous throw has landed. Mark lie with a mini disc or turn over the thrown disc, directly towards the hole or designated fairway. The player’s subsequent throw is made from directly behind the marked lie.

Throwing Order

The player with least amount of strokes on the previous hole is the first to tee off on the next hole. After teeing off, the player whose disc is farthest from the hole always throws first.

Fairway Throws

Fairway Throws must be made with the foot closest to the hole on the line. The other foot may be no closer to the hole than the lie. A run-up and a normal follow-through, after release, are allowed.

Completion of Hole

A disc that comes to rest in the disc basket or chains constitutes successful completion of that hole.

Unplayable Lie

Any disk that comes to rest above the ground is considered an unplayable lie. The disc must be thrown that lands out of bounds, must be played from a 3 feet bounds from where the disc went of bounds. Permanent water hazards and public roads are always out of bounds.

Who plays Disc Golf?

Disc Golf can be played by both men and women from school age to old age, making it one of the greatest lifetime fitness sports available. Because Disc Golf is so easy to learn, no one is excluded. Players merely match their pace to their capabilities and proceed from there.

The Professional Disc Golf Association, with over 16,000 members, is the governing body for the sport, and sanctions competitive events for men and women of every skill level from novice to professional.

What are the health benefits of playing Disc Golf?

The ongoing fitness boom finds more and more people taking up recreational activities in an effort to improve health and quality of life. Disc Golf provides upper and lower body conditioning, aerobic exercise, and promotes a combination of physical and mental abilities that allow very little risk of physical injury. Concentration skills increase by mastering shots and negotiating obstacles.

Players of limited fitness levels can start slowly and gradually increase their level of play as fitness improves. Scheduling is also flexible; a round takes approximately 30 minutes, and may be played alone, or with others.

And as in traditional golf, Disc Golfers find themselves “hooked,” increasing the likelihood of frequent participation. Disc Golf offers year-round fitness, even in rain or snow. A professional quality disc costs about $10, and it only takes one disc for basic play.

Safety Guidelines

Reinhardt University wants your experience in this course to be a pleasant and safe one. Prior to participating, both student and guests must read carefully.

Individuals not adhering to these policies may be asked to leave. Reinhardt University reserves the right to revoke the privileges of anyone who violates these rules.

Assumption of Risk

When a person is involved in any recreational activity, an injury can occur. One should be aware of the information presented in these safety guidelines is to inform the students and guests of proper techniques and inherent dangers involved with volleyball. There is a chance of broken bones, muscle and soft tissue and back injuries, which could lead to some form of paralysis. Not all potential injury possibilities in this sport are listed, but students and guests should be aware that fundamentals, coaching and proper safety equipment are important to the safety and enjoyment of the sport.

Course Safety

  • Never throw when players or course users are within range.
  • Always give other course users the right of way.
  • Be aware of surroundings and environment.
  • Each hole begins at the Tee Box.
  • Subsequent throws are made from the place where the disc comes to rest.
  • The player who is furthest from the target throws first.
  • The hole is completed when the disc is supported by the target.
  • Tee off order is determined by the player’s scores on the previous hole. Lowest score tees first.
  • All roadways and fenced areas are out of bounds.

University Guidelines

  • Animals are prohibited in the facility, unless utilized as a guide or assistant for people with disabilities.
  • University policy prohibits possession and consumption of alcohol on the course.
  • Players participate at their own risk and are responsible for harm to person or property.
  • Please check the web site frequently for any course closures. To reserve the Disc Course, please call Office of Student Activities.
  • Vandalizing targets, signs, equipment, or landscaping is an offense that will result in disciplinary action.

Course Courtesy

  • Remain quiet and avoid unnecessary movements while others are throwing.
  • Stand behind the player who is throwing until throw is completed.
  • Remove disc from the target after completing the hole.
  • Allow faster groups to play through when possible.
  • Pick up trash and put in proper receptacles.
  • Do not alter the course (trees, bushes, etc.) in any way.