Disc golf is played in a similar way to traditional ball golf; however, instead of using golf clubs and golf balls, you will use a disc, which is similar to a frisbee. Instead of the traditional hole on the green, in disc golf you aim to land your disc in an elevated framed metal catching basket. As in ball golf, in disc golf you will also aim at getting your disc in the net in the least amount of “throws”.
Disc golf shares the same challenges as ball golf. You can still hit a tree, search for your disc in the scrub or lose it forever in a river. However, alternatively, you can still get a hole in one (“ace”). Disc golf also has 9 or 18 holes with the average hole length measuring between 50 and 150 meters.
Disc golf can be enjoyed by all regardless of age, gender or ability and is healthy, inexpensive and environmentally friendly.
Welcome to Mount Baw Baw Disc Golf
The Mount Baw Baw Disc Golf course is a 9 hole course that showcases some of the most amazing views and natural beauty that the Mount Baw Baw Alpine Village has to offer. The first tee off is at the Village Central Restaurant where you will throw out towards an unforgettable view of the mountain landscape reaching across Gippsland, all the way to Bass straight on a clear day. Hole 2, 3 and 4 will take you around the resort into the central winter ski area. The 5th, 6th and 7th will test your fitness taking you on a climb up to enjoy some more breathtaking views. From here, you will descend to finish below the Alpine Hotel, not far from the original tee off. All holes contain course maps and directional signage.
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Tee Off: Each hole begins with a throw (tee throw) from the tee off pad
Lie: This is the place where the disc lands
Throw order: The person with the lowest score on the previous hole throws first from the tee off pad. After the tee off, the person whose disc is the furthest from the hole throws first.
Fairway throws: All throws after tee off must be made from the lie. A run up and/or a follow through is permitted.
Drop rule: When a player’s disc lands in the scrub, they may choose to drop their disc back on the track. Penalty: 1 point.
Putting: When a player throws within 10 meters of the basket, the player must not step past the lie.
Completion of a hole: The hole is completed when the disc lands in the basket.
Respect: Please do not litter. Place all rubbish in a rubbish bin. Please show respect to all other users of the Mount Baw Baw Alpine resort and refrain from throwing when others are nearby. Please make all efforts not to damage any vegetation or interfere with any wild life.
Clothing Please wear sensible clothing, a hat & sunscreen. The march flies seem to be attracted to blue so we also advise to avoid this colour where possible. For wet weather, water proof ponchos are available from the Adventure Hub for a few dollars.
Resort facilities Don’t forget to pop in to the Village Restaurant after your game for a meal, a snack or for refreshments. If you wish to stay the night, the resort has very affordable accommodation starting from only $45 per person per night. Please ask at the restaurant for more details. Other resort facilities include the rock pool spa, gymnasium, downhill mountain bike tracks, hiking tracks, site seeing and much more.