NU Lakefill Frisbee Golf Club is played on the NU Frisbee Golf Course, which has been designed to test a multitude of your Frisbee Skills from mighty “hucks” to gentle touch shots. While, of course, anyone can play, the true master of Frisbee Golf is one who can not only throw like Hercules but has the cunning of Odysseus and the wisdom of Solomon with just a dash of the kahones of Tiger Woods. Frisbee Golf, unlike “disc golf,” which is played with hard little discs, is played with 175 gram Ultimate Frisbees (or discs if you prefer). Frisbee Golf can be played just about anywhere and the rules can be devised by anyone, which makes Frisbee Golf much more interesting and potentially far more amusing and fun than traditional Disc Golf. Frisbee Golf has only two Basic Rules:
1) Do not die, and
2) Do not kill anyone. Anyone breaking either of these rules is automatically assessed a 3 stroke penalty.
a) there is a one stroke penalty for hitting a non player, two strokes if they cry. There is no penalty if mistakenly helpful people pick up your Frisbee and throw it back to you. Just put it back as nearly at the spot from which it was moved as you can.
b) in the “fairway” you may take a three step slide step provided you do not use it to improve your line of the throw.
c) all shots must be taken with one foot starting on the spot where the Frisbee has landed on the previous shot (except tee shots of course).
d) shots within 20 feet are considered putts and no step forward is allowed even in the fairway.
Course layout and scoring are transmitted via Oral Tradition. You may make an appointment with one of the “Elders” of the course to be initiated. Simply call Williams Shoes-The Walking Spirit and ask for Mike or one of the “Frisbee Elders.” 847-328-5868
Here is a list of common questions on the course in general and hole by hole.
1) Frisbees landing in trees or bushes may be played without penalty provided that one foot is on the ground not closer to the hole and the other foot is placed on the spot in the tree or bush that the Frisbee has landed. Branches may not be bent downward to make the spot more easily accessible. If this aerial splits is not doable, you may take a one stroke penalty and throw from a spot as close as possible to the original spot with a clear path to the hole.
2) A Frisbee is considered “in the water” if it is to any degree “floating.” If it is touching water but resting on rocks or other solid objects, it may be played without penalty as long as one foot is placed on that spot and the other foot not closer to the hole. Any Frisbees landing in the water (except puddles) will be charged a one stroke penalty and thrown from a spot as close to the spot where the Frisbee went in the water unless otherwise designated. Wet feet are tough luck unless you prefer the penalty stroke.
3) Kneeling or sitting for a throw is prohibited. Only feet may touch the ground unless you are a girl (for whom squatting is unseemly.)
4) Branches or other movable objects may not be moved or held out of the way to improve your line of fight to the hole (or any direction you may be throwing).
5) Throwing someone else’s Frisbee by mistake will result in a two stroke penalty and the misplayed Frisbee shall be returned to its original spot.
Here are hole by hole descriptions\clarifications of the course to be used in conjunction with the Google Map created by Mike “Considerate” Kinsella.
#1) “The Crotch.” The Frisbee must be completely within the Crotch Square to be holed out. It may not be touching\overlapping the border lines at all.
#2)”Buena Vista.” Only the first or second shot of the hole may be not counted as a stroke if it lands in the “patio pit.” In the “patio pit” no step may be taken. It is considered a putt.
#3) “The Wall.” The scoring procedure is complicated but wondrous. Learn the Oral Tradition and pass it on from generation to generation. The object of the hole is to hit the wall above the line 3 times. If, on the second shot you hit the wall above the line, you may deduct 2 strokes off your total score. If, on the second shot you hit the wall below the line, you may deduct 1 stroke off your total score. Once you hit above the line, you may throw your next shots from wherever you please. Each time your Frisbee hits above the line you must catch it before it hits the ground or you must add 1 stroke. (the third time your Frisbee hits above the line, the catch must be with one hand.)
#4) “The Non-Fern Pole.” Any shot going in the water shall be played from the “patio-pit”and a 1 stroke penalty shall be assessed.
#5) “The South Pole”
#6) “The Rock”
#7) “Bipolar Out”
#8) “The Woods” The first shot that goes out of bounds (off the fairway grass to any degree) will be charged a two stroke penalty and be played from where it lands. Any subsequent shot that goes out of bounds will be charged a 1 stroke penalty and played from where it lands. A shot that hits the hole pole and ricochets out-of-bounds will be considered successfully holed out without incurring any penalty.
#9) “The Sewer Cap.” The Frisbee must be completely within the bolts around the perimeter.
#10) “The No Swimming Sign (Out)” To be successfully holed out the Frisbee must hit either face of the No Swimming Sign to any degree. Edges only do not count. If it only touches the supporting poles it is not considered holed out.
#11) “The Grate.” Shots in the water will be charged a 1 stroke penalty and then thrown from the “drop rock.”
#12) “The No Swimming Sign (In).” The same rules apply as in “No Swimming Sign (Out).
#13) “The Pine Yard.” Or “Bipolar In” The Frisbee must pass through the two “gateway” pines from the direction of the tee.
#14) “The Lake Pole.” The Frisbee must hit the pole. If it only hits the yellow or grey boxes it is not considered holed out.
#15) “The Under-the-bench Pole.” You may pass under the bench from either direction. The Frisbee must hit the pole. If it hits only boxes it is not considered holed out.
#16) “The Bridge.” “(The Curs-ed Bridge Hole)” (Bad things happen on the Bridge) All shots must be played from where they ricochet after hitting the poles. Shots in the water will be played nearest to where they went in the water with a clear line to the next target with a one stroke penalty added. The Frisbee must be completely on the bridge to be considered holed out.
#17) “The Plateau” The first “patio-pit” may only be utilized on the first throw without incurring a stroke. The second “patio-pit” may only be utilized on the second throw without incurring a stroke.
#18) “The 18th.” If on the first (miracle) or second shot only, the Frisbee is on the cement pad but hanging over the edge at all, one stroke may be deducted and a “0” or “1” will be your score.