Disc Golf in New Zealand

Kiwis who love the sport of disc golf

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Welcome to discgolf.co.nz - celebrating the sport of disc golf in New Zealand. Using the simple frisbee, this is a sport that anyone can play but with challenges that can hook you for life.

Where can I play? Check out our section Disc Golf Courses in New Zealand.

We've been around a while compiling lots of great stories, images and video about disc golf in New Zealand. Some of those are below. Enjoy!

Latest news/upcoming events

Queenstown Classic

Kia Ora Huckers of New Zealand! 2020 is upon us, and with it comes a disc golf event you won’t want to miss! The 25th Annual Queenstown Classic Disc Golf tournament is nearly here. Not only is this event a celebration of 25 years of Queenstown Classic disc golf tournaments, but also Queenstown plays host to the South Island Championships! So slip on your fanciest socks, spit shine those drivers and prepare yourself for a weekend of unforgettable Disc Golf.

The 25th Queenstown Classic Disc Golf Tournament will take place in the stunning Queenstown Gardens, on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of March 2020. There will also be a 2 round doubles tournament held the following Monday, 23rd of March (Otago anniversary day).

The Singles Tournament (21-22nd March) will be played over 2 days on a specially created 25 hole course upon the Queenstown Gardens course (2 x 25 hole rounds Saturday, 2 x 25 holes Sunday), with Saturday’s rounds only being unseeded. There will also be a Fantastic Four round of 6 holes for the top 4 players. As always, there will be awesome prizes up for grabs, games, clinics, and multiple divisions of entry.

Tournament Directors
Paul Child / Stu Gilchrist
Assistant Tournament Director/Official
Hemi Te Awhitu
Tournament Official
Akira Kuroe
Scoring Official
Roberts Krastins

EVENT PRICE
All Pro and Am divisions – $70 ($65 for current QDGC members)
Recreational – $65
$15 discount applies to early bird pre-registration i.e. $55 (or $50 for Recreational), cut-off 7.00pm Sunday 15th March. A further $5 discount applies to registered and current Queenstown Disc Golf Club members i.e. $50.

MAKING YOR PAYMENT
Please direct your registration payment to the Queenstown Disc Golf Club bank account:
Acc name – Queenstown Disc Golf Club
Bank – ASB Queenstown
Acc# – 12 3234 0043779 00
Particulars – Name
Reference – QTC2020

THIS EVENT WILL BE CAPPED AT 100 PLAYERS
This event is expected to fully book out with pre-registrations. However, should this not be the case, you can register on the day at the tournament HQ at 8am on the Saturday.
If needed, there will be a waiting list set up in the occurrence that the tournament is full, and there may be a possibility of withdrawals. *If you do withdraw from the event, you will be given a full refund, and your player pack will be offered to the next person on the waiting list.

REGISTRATION INCLUDES
-Entry into the 2020 Queenstown Classic / South Island championships tournament
-Entry into Monday doubles competition
-Commemorative tournament disc
-PDGA C tier (Pro/Am) and NZDG sanctioning
-Side games and spot prizes
-Lunch and refreshments on Saturday and Sunday
-Trophies in most divisions, including trophy for the lowest total score by a local player
-Prizes in all divisions including CTTP and Ace prize/s

TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT go to www.queenstowndiscgolf.co.nz

DIVISIONS
Men’s Pro Open, Women’s Pro Open, Men’s Pro Masters, Women’s Am Masters, Men’s Am Grand Masters, Women’s Am Grand Masters, Men’s Am Senior Grand Masters, Under 18 boys and girls, Recreational.
*subject to change.
Note: Normal PDGA rules apply during the tournament, and local rules will be announced at the online players meeting.

**Players meeting is MANDATORY to watch. Course rules will be announced here.

**IMPORTANT** – Recreational division is not part of the NZDG tour. This division is for players who have not played in a NZ tour event. Sanctioning and tour points not available in this division.

EVENT SCHEDULE
Thursday 19th March
7:00pm Online players meeting via Queenstown disc golf Facebook page
Friday 20th March
3:00pm Course open for practise
8:00pm Groups and starting holes announced via QDGC Facebook page.

Saturday 21st March
8:00am Card collection from tournament HQ, Queenstown Gardens
9:00am Tournament welcome and announcements
9:30am QT Classic round 1 – 25 x holes (random draw)
12:30pm Lunch and side games (included in entry fee – more details to come)
2:30pm QT Classic round 2 – 25 x holes (random draw)
6:30pm Dinner and drinks at Smiths Craft Beer House (discount dinner option available with online pre-registration)
8:00pm Groups and starting holes for round 3 announced via QDGC Facebook page

Sunday 22nd March
8:00am Card collection (from Tournament HQ)
8.30am QT Classic round 3 – 25 x holes (seeded by overall score)
11.30pm Lunch (provided)
12.30pm QT Classic round 4 – 25 x holes (seeded by overall score)
4:00pm Fantastic four – Top 4 players overall play 6 extra holes
5:00pm Prizegiving

Monday 23rd March
9:00am Tournament Doubles play – Round 1
1:00pm Tournament Doubles play – Round 2

Doubles play is a separate tournament event, played in supplement to the 25th Queenstown Classic. Players will submit their own teams, and prize giving for doubles winners will be conducted as a separate celebration. There will be no lunches provided on the Monday doubles event.

All efforts will be made to keep this tournament to schedule.

As always, SMALL PLANET DISC SPORTS will have a great selection of discs for sale over the weekend. No eftpos available. Cash only.

TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT go to www.queenstowndiscgolf.co.nz

Past events/stories with great images of New Zealand Disc Golf

Disc Golf New Zealand

2017 discgolf.co.nz Auckland Disc Golf Championships

Monte Cecilia Park, Hillsborough, Auckland, NZ Nov 11-12 2017

What a great turnout at Monte Cecilia Park, Hillsborough! Check out the array of great pics captured by our trusty lens lady Rani Timoti...

Disc Golf New Zealand

Wellington Faultline Fury 2017

Harcourt Park, Akatarawa Road, Upper Hutt, New Zealand 12-13 Aug 2017

Players braved the rain and sloshed their way through muddy grounds for 4 rounds.
Congrat's to all who placed in each division & everyone else- you made it through the weekend!

Disc Golf New Zealand

2017 Queenstown Classic

Queenstown 2nd-3rd April 2017

The 22nd running of this tournament that thoroughly deserves the title "Classic" saw a new Tournament Director for the first time in it's reign. But that didn't stop the spectacular scenes of disc golf magic and mate-ship. New TD Paul Child provides the story and pics...

Disc Golf New Zealand

2017 Taupo Classic Disc Golf Tournament

Spa Park Taupo 11 & 12 March brought to you by www.discgolf.co.nz

Jackson Sullivan smashes it in Taupo. This reporter has never seen so many birdies on one card.

Even the weather came to the party as the country's top Disc Golfers bowed to the skills of the man from Wellington (soon to be Auckland.) A win by 10 shots and a course record slaughtered.

Disc Golf New Zealand

New Zealand Disc Golf Championships 2017

Paradise Disc Golf Course, near Glenorchy, South Island 3-5 February

It just gets better and better. Our 2017 NZDG Championships were our 39th annual Nationals - we've come a long way. A great course, well run, well catered for and the standard of play was right up there. Not just by the visiting Pro's either. Well done to Jacko Sullivan who topped the Kiwi standings in an otherwise all Pro 'Super 6'.

Disc Golf New Zealand

2016 discgolf.co.nz Auckland Disc Golf Championships

Monte Cecilia Park November 19-20

One of the few tournaments on The Tour now where we have to haul baskets onto the course (as well as deal with a council who seems to be purposely making this as hard as possible), but once the fun begins it is all worth it! Thanks to everybody who helped make this happen, what a brilliant weekend of Disc Golf.

Disc Golf New Zealand

Twizel Moonbase Disc Golf Championships 2016

Twizel October 29-30 November

Just the thought of that stunning drive from Queenstown up the guts of the South Island to Twizel was enough to get this reporter on the plane for a weekend in the Southern Alps. Not to mention a chance to catch up with the locals and play Disc Golf in that clean alpine air.

Disc Golf New Zealand

2016 Auckland Woodhill Disc Golf Festival

Woodhill MTB & Disc Golf Park 21 - 24 October

As the name suggested, the only thing that was going to get in the way at this event over the long Labour weekend was wood, and it did.

Disc Golf New Zealand

The Fourth Peter Crowther Memorial Disc Golf Tournament 2016

Jellie Park, Christchurch 17th-18th September
PDGA C-Tier event Presented by Chris Davies and Vorticasport

What a way to remember a lost golfing buddy. An excellent testing course in a beautiful park with a great bunch of people.

Well done to TD Chris Davies, from the amazing trophies to a well designed course on top of a well run event.

Disc Golf New Zealand

2016 Auckland Coastal Classic

Waitawa Regional Park 18-19 June 2016

After one of the worlds best disc golfers Dave Feldberg described this course as "the toughest I've ever played", it was always going to be interesting to see who would turn up to take it on a second time.

Twenty nine players did and looked like it was a lot more enjoyable the second time.

Disc Golf New Zealand

2016 Wakatipu Summer Disc Golf Tournaments

Queenstown 2nd-3rd April 2016

Following up on last year's amazing 20th Classic celebrations the Wakatipu reached yet new levels of excitment and incredible scenery as 50 players gathered to enjoy 2 of the wonderful disc golf courses that feature at this stunning part of the world.

Disc Golf New Zealand

2016 www.discgolf.co.nz Taupo Classic

Spa Park Taupo March 12 & 13

What a weekend of Disc Golf. Stunning weather, a made-for-Disc Golf park, a bunch of new faces and one of the most hotly contested Classics in all the years we've been hosting it.

Disc Golf New Zealand

2016 NEW ZEALAND DISC GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

Tuckers Beach Queenstown 5th - 7th February 2016

What an awesome weekend of Disc Golf. The Queenstown Disc Golf Club hosted our 38th annual National Championships.

Hemi and his crew made sure every 'i' was dotted and 't' was crossed.

Stunning venue, testing course and the most amazing bunch of people.

Disc Golf New Zealand

2016 Redwood Disc Golf Championship

Redwood Disc Golf Park, Rotorua. January 16-17 2016

The 2016 NZDG Tour is up and running. Event number one is always a great chance to see who's put in the work over the holiday period and what a stunning two days we had in the Rotorua Redwoods on this now 18 permanent basket course. In this reporter's mind there is no better place to spend a hot summer's day than in the shade of the giant redwoods with a disc in your hand.

Looking back further - our history

Disc Golf New Zealand

Disc golf in New Zealand just goes from strength to strength in the 21st Century as the New Zealand Disc Golf Tour continues to visit scenic spots a-plenty. On the 2016 New Zealand Disc Golf Tour we had holes over lakes, under snow-capped mountains, by glorious hot pools for that half-time foot-dip and much more. So pour yourself a cold one (or two) and take time to enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2016.

Disc Golf New Zealand

The New Zealand Disc Golf Tour went truely professional in 2015 with the Nationals featuring no less than 4 American Pro's including a 5 time world champ. There were tournaments in amazing new locations and once again some fresh new faces. So grab yourself a brew and take time to enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2015.

Disc Golf New Zealand

The hallmark for NZ Disc Golf in 2014 was the quality of play throughout the division. Thanks to the New Zealand Disc Golf Tour we are seeing the skill levels climb to world standards. Not to mention the opportunity to play this great sport in some of the most spectacular locations you could imagine. So grab yourself a brew and take time to enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2014.

Disc Golf New Zealand

The New Zealand Disc Golf Tour continued to grow in 2013 with many players turning up to challenge the old guard. From the deep south to the sub-tropical north we witnessed some awesome play as well as one of the best comebacks we have ever seen. So best you grab yourself a cuppa and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2013.

Disc Golf New Zealand

In 2012 we once again saw record numbers in the Tour, a Kiwi become the Aussie Champ, a fantastic new NZ Tour venue in Wanaka, the first Kiwi to be inducted into the Disc Golf Hall of Fame and much, much more. So grab yourself a brew and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2012.

Disc Golf New Zealand

2011 was another ripper of a year for disc golf in New Zealand. We saw record numbers in the Tour, a great showing by our Kiwis at the Aussie Champs, magical Nationals in Hamilton, a new course at one of New Zealand's most popular mountainbiking parks and much, much more. So relax and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2011.

Disc Golf New Zealand

2010 saw Queenstown Gardens achieve the full 18 basket status. We crowned a new National Champion, hit the Australian Open, played with the New Zealand cricket team (the Black Caps) and of course visited all the fantastic Kiwi disc golf destinations as part of the 2010 New Zealand Disc Golf Tour. So kick back and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2010.

Disc Golf New Zealand

2009 saw some great advancements for Disc Golf in New Zeland with 4 new basketed courses being installed around the country! The New Zealand Disc Golf Tour visited some exotic locations for disc golf in pristine and sometimes challenging conditions. Our Nationals was held on an all-new course, visiting internationals shared their stories. So kick back and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2009.

Disc Golf New Zealand

What a year 2008 was for Disc Golf in New Zeland. The New Zealand Disc Golf Tour visited some exotic locations for disc golf in pristine and sometimes challenging conditions. Not only that, but we also visited the Australian Disc Golf scene not once but twice! We have summarised the year for you, with some of the best pictures and memories that will last for all time. Plus stories from such Kiwi Disc Golf icons as Pete Crowther, Marty 'Scratch' de Haas and more. So kick back and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2008.

Disc Golf New Zealand

Wow, what a ripper 2007 was for Disc Golf in New Zealand! We saw the creation of one of the first permanent courses in New Zealand for a long time, Kiwis at the Worlds, upgrades to the awesome Queenstown course, and of course The New Zealand Disc Golf Tour once again visited some exotic locations for disc golf in pristine and sometimes challenging conditions. We have summarised this fabulous year for you, with some of the best pictures and memories that will last for all time. So kick back and enjoy our dedicated page for The Year That Was NZ Disc Golf 2007.

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