2016 State of Disc Golf Survey

Infinite Discs State of Disc Golf Survey 2016

It’s that time of year again! Time to reflect on the past year and add your contribution to the biggest survey in disc golf. This survey is extremely valuable to us and everyone involved in disc golf. The results will provide beneficial data for disc golf manufacturers, tournament directors, promoters, and parks departments that need evidence of the growth and potential of disc golf. This is your opportunity to make your voice heard.

This survey takes about 15-30 minutes to complete and will close the last day of January.


Over $1,000 of prizes given away to those who fill out this year’s survey. Prizes include discs, backpack bags, and a brand new disc golf practice basket. Last year we had over 9,000 responses, and we hope that number will continue to grow this year. Please share this survey with all of your disc golf friends and social media disc golf groups. Again, the results to this survey are invaluable to disc golfers everywhere, and everyone’s input matters.

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  • think you should separate beginner and recreational
    I am Not a beginner, but def. Rec.

  • The growth the disc golf has grown tremendously and will continue. look forward to getting out to throw/play again once the healing process is complete.. unability to walk is a detrament to playing this sport. perhaps i should say 18 baskets or more..practice is still a must which is accomplished

  • Like to grow the sport in our area to include high school teams, no luck with the system so far

  • Just started playing this year, own my own business and sell disc in my store through chux plastics.

  • One cannot explain discgolf to another. One must take a new player to the course and let them experience discgolf first hand.

  • I would love access to professional presentation materials, information, and statistics so that I can have the best chance when petitioning local government to authorize new disc golf courses and projects.

  • Thanks for doing this survey and making it better every year. Out here in Cali, we have an equally ambitious survey in progress for players to rate the courses which offer both disc golf and ball golf. And, just like yours, we’re giving away lots of prizes for participants, thanks to 14 different California-based sponsors. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015calidualgolf

  • I love disc golf

  • Disc golf is healthy!

  • The game may have grown but not matured. Jump putters are exempt from footfault rule. Which is a major fault with rules. PDGA only has a 35% member retention level. PDGA is an elitist organization that discriminates against amateurs by giving amateur tournament money to pros. More development in Disc design is occurring which is a positive.

  • Agree that more input on 2d choices should be sought

  • A well thought out survey.

  • Would be interesting to see more questions re pay-to-play, particularly on ball golf courses. In 2015, dual golf blew up in California, where 9 out of 19 new courses in 2015 were installed in operating ball golf facilities.

  • Love the sport hope to start to see some new courses

  • Can you please make it so it reads MVP/Axiom? They are the same company owned and operated by Chad and Brad Richardson. I felt like I had to click back and forth between MVP and Axiom which takes away votes.

  • My rants:
    Two day tournaments are a burden to most disc golfers. Tourney days that run from 9am until 8pm are absurd. Pace of play rules need to be enforced. TD’s need to quit trying to play in their tourneys or they need a solid group of volunteers to help out if they do play.
    My compliments:
    The sport continues to grow. Municipalities are seeing the benefit of disc golf in their communities. More ball golf courses are putting baskets in to supplement their income.
    My dream:
    More pay to play courses.

  • I have been playing off and on for 20years, when I was first introduced to the game I was hooked! I played five days a week for three years straight.
    I quit playing for a while then I would start up agian.my ex wife threw my bag and discs away when I went to rehab for my addiction. I started playing agian in Oct of 2015 slowly buying plastic as it was available thru our club there are so many different choices out there it was hard to decide which to go with because I wanted to try them all but I’m on a limited budget lol. I decided to go with legacy because they do a lot of events and clinics in our area, also a few of our club members are sponsored by legacy so plastic and bags ect are more easily accessible for me I’m not an online shopper I need to touch it feel it before I buy it. I love this sport not only is it great exercise its a great way of life and the ppl I meet are always nice, helpful and respectful.

  • Heard of this sport years ago but didn’t start playing until 2015 due to lack of knowledge (location of courses/disc brands/etc.), but very glad I got into it.

  • I’ve been playing for 6 months straight. I’m addicted and can’t stop, literally. I have to play at least twice a week at least!!

  • Disc golf saved me from a deep depression probably wouldn’t be here today without the sport and the family I gained through the communitee

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