Semaphore Disc Golf at Glanville Golf Course
Glanville Golf Course is Adelaide's very first golf course to welcome the fun, outdoor sport of disc golf, a game suitable for people of all ages, abilities and interests.
What is Disc Golf?
Disc golf is a game of skill and strategy, the aim being to throw your disc from the tee pad into the disc catching basket (hole) in the least number of throws. As the name implies, the aim of the sport is very alike to a game of regular golf, in that players aim to score in as few turns as possible, similar to pars in a golf course.
Why play Disc Golf?
Disc golf is a healthy recreational activity that provides upper and lower body conditioning, aerobic exercise, and mental stimulation. Concentration skills expand by mastering shots and negotiating obstacles. Players of limited fitness levels can start slowly and gradually increase their level of play.
With similar rules to traditional golf, players throw specially designed golf discs from a tee area into an elevated target basket. It can be enjoyed both individually as a recreational sport and played casually with family and friend.
Semaphore Disc Golf offers Par 3 Disc Golf. All 9 holes are Par 3 following the same layout as our traditional golf course, making it possible for disc golf and traditional golf to play alongside each other or together in groups of two or four players.
Semaphore Disc Golf Operating Hours
Semaphore Disc Golf is open during the regular operating hours of Glanville Golf Course.
Bookings are not required for casual play, however we do encourage bookings for larger groups. Please click below to submit an enquiry form or contact us today.
Types of Golf Discs
A golf disc is like a Frisbee in the principles of flight, although it’s smaller diameter, shallow depth, weight distribution and edge design allow a golf disc to cut through the air more efficiently. When compared to Frisbee, a golf disc travels faster and farther which may make it more difficult to control.
Choosing the right disc for a child or beginner makes a big difference in their success and first impression of disc golf. The ultimate beginner set-up is a three-disc set that includes a driver, mid-range, and putter.
These discs are the most like a traditional Frisbee in both shape and flight. They typically have a round edge and are dome shaped. They fly at slower speeds, have a controllable straight flight, and are ideal for putting and accuracy shots around the green. They can be used for both throwing and putting.
These have a slightly sharper edge than putters and are used for controlled shots that require more speed and distance than can be achieved with a putter. Mid-range disc offers the most versatility when teaching a class or just starting out with one disc.
These are the fastest-flying, sharpest-edged discs in the disc golfer’s bag and require the most advanced technique to throw properly. Beginners are generally advised to avoid these discs until they have become proficient at throwing putters and mid-ranges.
The beauty of disc golf is that it only takes one disc to play. You can use the Mid-Ranges Golf Disc and you’re set to start learning and playing disc golf.
How to Play Disc Golf
Disc golf can be played through two key movements, driving and putting.
- Stand side-on with your shoulders pointing in the direction you want to throw. Turn your body and reach back with a straight arm.
- Pull the disc through your chest on a straight line. Keep your head over the disc and make sure to keep your elbow raised up to maximize power.
- Release the disc on the line you want to throw by allowing your body to swing around, rotating on your foot.
- Stand with your knees slightly bent in a comfortable position with your front foot pointing towards the basket.
- Shift your weight to your back foot and bring disc towards your body.
- In the same motion, shift your weight forward again, spring off your back foot and spin the disc out of your hand towards the baskets.