SPECIAL RULES of MINI DISC GOLF
by: The Mini Disc Golf FEDERATION
Federation-approved mini discs
Little Flyer and Little Flyer spiral
Inova heavy weight DX and CE plastic
Discraft mini magnet (hard or soft) and Z plastic
Ching mini JU JU or MoJo
Throwing Stance Rules:
The player's lead foot must remain in contact with the tee spot during tee off. No run-up or step-up is permitted.
Special Putting Rule:
If the mini comes to rest on top of the mini basket the putt is considered good.
Penalty Stroke Rules:
1. "House!" - "No house!" Rule
A player that throws their mini disc and hits a fully enclosed structure with a roof is assessed a (1) stroke penalty or sent to a designated drop zone. If the player is not sent to a drop zone the player throws from the mini disc's lie.
2. Residential Property Factor
Due to the many, many, unique residential property circumstances and landscapes the course owner has the option to be creative with their course design and O.B. rules. For example if the course is located in a neighborhood with low traffic and the mini disc stops at rest on the street, the designer can rule the mini O.B., assess the player a 1 stroke penalty and have the player throw from the lie. If the mini disc stops at rest on a busy street or road the designer could assess a 1 stoke penalty and have the player throw directly in bounds from where the mini disc came to rest. If the course owner is a Federation member any special course rules must be listed in The Mini Disc Golf Federation Course Directory.
3. The 2 Meter Rule Is Not In Affect For Mini Golf
If a mini disc comes to rest suspended above a structure and does not fall and hit the structure by the time it is the players turn, the disc is spotted perpendicular to the lie, no closer to the pin. No penalty stroke is assessed.
4. Glow Rules
No lost disc penalty stroke is assessed if the mini disc was glowing and a spotter was utilized. The player marks the lie closest to where it was last seen with the approval of the members in the group, and continues play.