Yes! You can easily build a quality 9 hole course for less than $200. No disc golf course in your area? Just want a course to practice on or play at your convenience? Read on..........
You will need 3 baskets: There are many types available of various quality, portability and price . One good option is advertised at the bottom left of the homepage. .It is sturdy, light- weight, regulation size, has double chains(important), has good visibility (orange pole with a flag), and can quickly be partially disassembled. It is a great basket for the price.
You will need tee markers: You will need 3 of one color, and 3 more of a different color. You could use orange cones for one set.....and some large cans painted black for the other. The possibilities are endless.....you can probably find something laying around that costs you nothing at all.
You need some land: Yes, you need to already have some land available on which to design your course....but not nearly as much as you might think. If you have enough space to place 3 baskets far enough away from each other to have a legit "par 3" hole, you are good to go.( There are par 3 holes 200 ft. or less on many public courses). You can also use a park or other public land....but will probably want to get a folding model basket for added portability if you go this route,rather than the model referenced earlier...which is more "semi" portable.
Layout suggestion: Have the baskets form a sort of triange. You will designate your baskets as A,B,and C. Start off with your orange tees and do the following:
*Place orange tee#1 where desired...and throw to basket A.
* Somewhere near basket A place orange tee#2 and throw to basket B.
*Near basket B,place orange tee#3,and play to basket C..
Then......play the course backwards in the following manner:
* Using basket C itself as tee#4,play back to basket B.
*Using basket B itself as tee#5,play back to basket A.
Now ....start all over from square one...playing the course again. But this time you will not be using the orange tees....you will be using your black tees , which of course,will be placed at a different location (and preferably distance) than your orange tees.
*Using black tee#6, play to basket A.
*Using black tee#7 play to basket B.
*Using black tee #8,play to basket C.
*Using basket C itself as tee marker #9....play to basket A.
There you have it! Nine different holes. For an added touch,you might consider using number and letter decals to mark your baskets and tee markers.