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Madisonians, it’s disc golf season

Have a fling at one of the area’s many disc golf courses.

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Madison has a plethora of disc golf courses throughout the city’s park system. | Photo by 608today

Instead of throwing a Frisbee back and forth with your friends and family in the confines of your backyard, head out to one of Madison’s many disc golf courses to play this on-the-rise sport.

What is it?

Disc golf is essentially golf, but with a Frisbee. The sport is usually played on a course with nine or 18 “holes,” called baskets.

Local players also build community and find new friends through Madison-area Facebook groups and disc golf clubs.

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Hiestand Park is one of several parks in Madison with disc golf courses. | Photo by 608today

Where can I play?

The city of Madison has three disc golf courses that require a daily or annual permit. Pro tip: you can check out a disc golf kit, that includes discs and course maps, for free with a Madison Public Library card.

There are also free-to-use courses at parks throughout the city.

What do I need to play?

Any simple disc will do, though there is a wide range of gear one can use if you want to step up your game.

See you all on the greens.

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