The 9 Best Disc Golf Sets

Updated May 26, 2018 by Richard Lynch

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9. Discraft DSSB Beginner

The Discraft DSSB Beginner is perfect for when you're just starting out. It comes with three high-quality discs that will ensure hours of fun for you and your friends, even if you find yourself constantly throwing them into walls and pavement.
  • withstands heavy abuse
  • good price for what's included
  • doesn't come with a bag
Brand Discraft
Model DSSB
Weight 1.5 pounds
Rating 3.5 / 5.0

8. Trademark Innovations Set

The Trademark Innovations Set is a solid family package, with a total of nine discs that help players master all facets of the game. Everything you need comes packed in a convenient carrying case, so all you'll require is some open space and a nice day.
  • driver is heavy but fast
  • discs types are organized by color
  • colors can fade over time
Brand Trademark Innovations
Weight 4.1 pounds
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

7. Kestrel Sports Bundle

The discs within the Kestrel Sports Bundle are constructed from flexible plastic, making them supple enough to adapt to the conditions but rigid enough to fly straight consistently. It’s a basic set, but it gets the job done.
  • well-balanced for accuracy
  • approved by the pdga
  • bag is not high quality
Brand Kestrel Sports
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

6. Wham-O Mini Frisbee Set

The Wham-O Mini Frisbee Set comes from the makers of the original flying plastic toy and brings the game indoors. You can take it to an office party or keep playing in the living room, on a rainy day. Best of all, the smaller than average parts are perfect for young kids.
  • easy to dismantle and store
  • mini discs fly well
  • may not hold up to excessive use
Brand Wham-O
Model 21577
Weight 1.9 pounds
Rating 5.0 / 5.0

5. Innova Champion

Seasoned veterans will appreciate the Innova Champion, which features long and mid-range options suitable for every course and wind condition. The weight of the discs is ideal for striking that ideal balance of power, speed and accuracy.
  • resilient and scratch-resistant
  • putter is balanced and stable
  • brightly colored so hard to lose
Brand Innova - Champion Discs
Model ICD-1
Weight 1.4 pounds
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

4. Quest AT Starter

Not only do the golf ball dimples imprinted on the Quest AT Starter discs offer a nice aesthetic touch, they also help ensure a flight that is straight and true. The mid-range in this set is particularly effective, with a highly consistent trajectory.
  • works with multiple throw styles
  • lightweight design for new players
  • durable and corrosion-resistant
Brand QuestAT
Model pending
Weight 1.3 pounds
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

3. Driven Disc Golf

Designed specifically for players with little to no experience, all of the discs included in the Driven Disc Golf are easy to throw in a reliable flight path that will help improve your toss over time. The bag is adjustable and hangs at your side without bothering you.
  • includes mini marker piece
  • each disc varies in weight
  • putter has an easy-grip ridge
Brand Driven Disc Golf
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

2. Discraft Deluxe

The Discraft Deluxe is well-suited for players of beginner to intermediate levels, so it can be used for a leisurely game between you and your family or for a slightly more competitive matchup. Each pack includes 4 discs that will allow you try out new playing styles.
  • made of durable plastic blend
  • contents may vary in each set
  • bag includes velcro rain cover
Brand Discraft
Model DSS4
Weight 2.2 pounds
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

1. DGA Starter Set

The DGA Starter Set comes with everything you need to get out on the course and start playing a serious game (nice weather not included). The package features a driver, a putter, and a mid-range, plus score cards and a carrying bag.
  • bag comes in multiple colors
  • storage for up to 10 discs
  • includes the rules of the game
Brand DGA
Model DSC-13
Weight 16 ounces
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

What Should I Look For In a Disc Golf Set?

All disc golf sets are not created equal. In fact, more often than not, it's difficult to determine what might be missing from a disc set until after you've gotten it home. If you want to complete your due diligence prior to that point, the discs themselves may be the best place to start.

In terms of disc golf, there are three basic types of discs - a putter, a mid-range, and a driver. Much like golf, a putter is designed for short-range tosses or lobs, a mid-range is designed for getting from the fairway to the green, and a driver is designed for achieving the maximum flight whenever a player is teeing off. Every disc golf set should include at least one putter, one driver, and one mid-range (if not two or three of each). You'll also want the discs to be brightly colored for visibility, and clearly marked so you can tell which one is which.

Beyond that, you'll want to look into whether a disc golf set comes with its own custom bag. A decent shoulder bag is a tremendous asset if you happen to be playing a full round of golf. Certain disc sets feature a matching bag with extra compartments for holding drinks, snacks, accessories, and gloves. Certain sets also come with their own score cards, which is a nice benefit, albeit not a necessity. You can buy a pad of scorecards separately for less than $5. Either that or you can print out as many PDF scorecards as you want online.

Disc Golf 101: Several Basic Tips & Drills

Believe it or not, the simplest way to sharpen or maintain your disc golf skills may be to head out to the park and have a half-hour catch with a friend. Doing so will improve your throwing style, disc control, and precision. If you have a disc golf course nearby, then you can practice putting from around each basket at a 5-10 ft distance. Either that or you can practice some mid-range shots by stepping 15-20 ft away from the green.

Good putting is a combination of proper release and control. Much like a golf putt, you want to focus on releasing the disc ever-so-gently. The goal is not to overshoot, or risk the disc getting deflected. Just as important is your stance. Most players release the disc while remaining balanced on one leg. Much like a baseball pitcher, this is a result of the wind-up.

By stepping forward with the same leg as your throwing hand, you can create more room for a excess range of motion across the center of your body. The closer you get to the basket, the less power you want to place behind each putt. As you get within a few feet, you almost want to heave the disc as opposed to spinning it. You want the disc to drop up-and-in instead of falling soft.

If you find it difficult to balance yourself on one foot whenever releasing a disc, it may help to practice by standing on one leg for 30 seconds or more. Doing this 4-6 times with a slight break in between will bolster your leg strength and your coordination. Sit-ups and ab crunches are an additional way to build muscle and strength throughout your core.

If you live near an open field, you may want to consider just "driving" a series of discs for distance. The longer and more accurate your drives, the easier it'll be to achieve a lower score.

A Brief History of Disc Golf

The first game of disc golf took place in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1926. Given the "disc" had barely been invented, and the Frisbee was still a decade from being introduced, this inaugural game was played by using a stack of disposable tin plates. All of the targets were metal trash cans; the course was set inside the woods. For five years, the same group of friends continued playing this game on a day-to-day basis. Shortly after the boys moved away to different colleges, the local buzz surrounding their game began to peter out.

A similar version of this game emerged three decades later in Houston, Texas. This Americanized version became an instant hit, thanks in large part to the mass appeal of the Frisbee. By 1965, there were several "Frisbee golf" leagues on college campuses across America. The name of the game had to be changed, however, after the Frisbee company began to enforce its trademark during 1969. In short order, the name of the game was changed to "disc golf," and in 1976, the American Disc Golf Association (DGA) was formed.

The DGA proved instrumental in providing infrastructure, funding, and sponsorship for competitions and tours between 1980 and the modern era. Today, there are over 5,000 disc golf courses spread across 40 countries around the globe. Disc golf is still widely considered to be an American pastime, with the majority of critics regarding it as much more of a game than a sport.

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Last updated on May 26, 2018 by Richard Lynch

Richard grew up in the part of New York state that doesn’t have any tall buildings. When he’s not writing, he spends most of his time reading and playing video games. A massive fan all things sci-fi, he’ll happily talk with you for hours about everything from the deserts of Arrakis to the forests of Endor.

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