Disc golf has become a favorite pass time for Texans. And, if you're into rattling the chains, the Abilene area offers a wide variety of courses. Whether you want to play the power game and let it rip, or if you want to fine-tune your accuracy with a little finesse, these courses will challenge you in your quest to rattle the chains.

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What is disc golf?

If you're new to the game, disc golf is basically played like regular golf, only baskets and discs are used instead of holes and golf balls. You keep score just like you would a game of golf.

I started playing about nine years ago. And, from the first throw, I was hooked. Am I any good? No. But, the game is just simply fun to play. Not only do you get a level of competition, but you also get a little exercise. Besides, who wouldn't want to hang out with their buddies and chunk discs at baskets for several hours?

What do you need to play disc golf?

There are three discs you'll need to play; a putter, a mid-range, and a driver. Of course, you'll want to have a small disc golf bag to carry those in. As you learn the game, you'll collect more discs and you'll want to get a bigger bag. Heck, some people even have those fancy disc golf carts you can roll around carrying your discs and accessories.

So, now that you know a little about playing the sport of disc golf, you'll want some cool courses to throw at.

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Discover where you can find the best access in the country for your pick of courses, the unique terrain that lends itself to world-class golf, and what makes select clubs noteworthy.

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