Fly 18 is a team of professional disc golfers that specializes in disc golf course design and management for existing golf courses. The rapid growth of our sport has created the need for alternative areas to play disc golf. In fact, as the sport continues to grow, we are faced with some of the same challenges that snowboarders confronted when gaining respect on the mountain. It took years for snowboarding to elevate from its concept to acceptance and now it makes up over 50% of most ski resorts. Disc golf is one of the world’s fastest growing sports. Every year more than 100 new courses appear and thousands of new players take up the game. There are now more than 2100 disc golf courses in the U.S.

On November 13, 2000, Fly 18 successfully designed and installed the worlds first permanent disc golf course in Titusville Florida, at Space Coast National Golf Course. Since then, we have opened courses in California, Texas, Oregon, Illinois, and Indiana.

Disc golf requires no extra maintenance, employees, or up keep and because we understand that the greens are what truly make a golf course, our number one goal is to design the courses to that the disc golfer does not interfere with play on the greens and in turn maintains safe play. To avoid the greens, we play them out of bounds. The disc golfer takes a stroke and plays form the fringe where it last entered the green. The Bunkers also play out of bounds. We design the course so it has the same par as the golf course and the same speed of play as the golfers. The disc golfers actually play slightly faster than golfers. Most of our design team plays both disc golf and golf, and we know where the golfers slice or hook off the tee will likely end up. After taking these factors into consideration we know where to put our tee pads and baskets so everyone can be challenged and be safe.

Custom equipment needed for the sport includes baskets and tee pads. Our baskets are powder-coated with locking collars. Our tee pad is made is made of 100% recycled rubber and is 5’ x 10’. All tee pads are portable and 100% porous.

Fly 18 knows there are a lot of courses in areas where both sports could work together when the conditions are right. We are targeting the upper 10% of our market, which would approximately be 2 to 12 players a day based on the location, price and accommodations of the course.

We hope that we can be another asset to your course and make the game of golf that we all love enjoyable for more people.