Disc golf is played much like traditional golf, Disc golf uses a disc in place of ball and clubs. The intent of the game is to throw a disc from a tee area into an elevated metal basket, which is the "hole". The player moves down the course from the tee to the hole, through trees, shrubs and terrain changes in and around the "fairways", which provide challenging obstacles. Ultimately, the putt is tossed into the basket and the hole is completed.

The goal of disc golf is to complete the course in the lowest number of total throws.