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Disc Golf
Poplar Hall Park Disc Golf Course


Disc Golf PictureDisc Golf is the newest sport offered by RPOS.  It's free and fun for the entire family!  The course is located at Poplar Hall Park, 101 N Military Hwy, Norfolk VA 23502.  

History:   Local Disc Golf advocates Charles Barrie and Wes Landfear approached RPOS in the spring of 2018 to bring the sport to Norfolk.  Several parks and open spaces were considered. Poplar Hall Park was identified as the best fit.  Charles and Wes designed the layout of the course, identifying optimal locations for each basket and tee.  RPOS staff managed the course installation, including course baskets, wooden tee boxes and signage.

Course:   The course is 9 holes, and each hole is par 3.   Although shorter in length than many other courses, the trees and water hazards give players an extra degree of difficulty.

View course here.

What you need to play:   All you need to play are discs and a fun attitude.  Advanced players tend to carry multiple discs for different lengths/angles, but beginners can get by with a driver or mid-range disc and a putter disc. 




Disc Golf Rules


Disc Golf Picture1. Disc Golf is played like ball golf, except you use flying discs.   Each throw is counted to determine a score.   The winner is the player with the lowest score.

2. Tee throws must be completed within or behind the designated tee area.

3. After all players tee off, the next shot is played by the player whose disc is farthest from the target.  This process continues until everyone completes the hole.

4. After the tee shot, throws must be made with the leading foot on the spot where the previous throw landed (the lie).    

5. Except on putts, a run up and follow through are allowed.  On putts (less than 10 yards from the target) you must not step past your lie until the disc comes to rest in the basket.

6. If a throw lands out of bounds take a one throw penalty and play your next shot from the point where the disc was last in bounds.  Water, streets, path, parking lot, etc. are out of bounds and marked with (OB) on tee signs.
7. If a hole has a Mando (mandatory route) the disc must pass the correct side of the Mando before the hole is completed.  

8. A hole is complete when the disc comes to rest inside of the target basket or chains (not on top of the target)