Looking for a new way to enjoy the great outdoors? Ready for a new hobby? Interested in fresh air and exercise with friends? Can you throw a Frisbee? Try disc golf!

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Like regular golf, a disc golf course has either 9 or 18 holes. And, yes, it has a place to tee-off! Also like regular golf, there are a variety of discs used depending on where you are throwing from and the distance you need to throw, including: drivers, mid-range discs and putters.

Photo courtesy of Dawn Steele
Photo courtesy of Dawn Steele

According to DiscGolf.com, the game “started with people using Frisbees and aiming at targets made up of trees, trash cans, light poles, pipes, and whatever else was handy. Disc golf is similar to traditional golf, however, instead of using golf clubs and balls aiming for a hole, disc golf players use disc golf discs and aim for a disc golf basket which is a pole extending up from the ground with chains and a basket where the disc lands. The object of the game is to complete each hole in the fewest number of throws, starting from a tee area and finishing with the disc coming to rest in the basket.”

How to Get Started With Disc Golf:

The Capital City Renegades Disc Golf Club is the place to look for league play...tournaments...and “how-to videos”.

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Photo courtesy of Dawn Steele

Where to Play Disc Golf in the Lansing Area:

The Lansing Area Disc Golf Facebook Group has almost a thousand members and shares this list of places to play:

Burchfield, Holt MI (Rivers Edge/Devil's Den)
Grand Woods, Lansing MI
Sleepy Hollow, Laingsburg MI
Fitzgerald Park, Grand Ledge MI
Pine Hills Golf Course, Laingsburg MI
St. Francis Retreat, DeWitt, MI
Lincoln Park, Charlotte, MI
Ingham Park, Lansing MI (9 Hole)
Valley Farms, Lansing MI (9 Hole)
GLCC, West Lansing MI (9 Hole)
Holt High School, Holt MI (9 Hole)

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Where to purchase disc golf items in Lansing:

Black Ibis Discs
Dick's Sporting Goods
DiscTeez Disc Golf Pro Shop

Dunham's Sports
Eric’s Cycling and Fitness

If you plan to play, remember to pack bug spray, sunglasses or a hat, water and a snack!

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