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Gauntlet 9 Disc Golf Course

810 N. First Avenue
Knightdale, NC 27545

Dawn to Dusk
*Please note that Disc Golf course is closed during and after rain events to reduce the damage to the course from erosion.*


The Gauntlet 9 Disc Golf Course was a community project 3 years in the making - a partnership between the Town of Knightdale staff, Innova Disc Golf Representative Russell Schwarz, and local citizens.  Special thanks to our Public Works Department for the construction of the course.

Disc golf (often erroneously referred to as frisbee golf) is a flying disc game, as well as a precision and accuracy sport, in which individual players throw a flying disc at a target.  In just eight years (2000 to 2008), the number of disc golf courses doubled, and it continues to increase.  The game is played all across the U.S. and in about 40 countries around the world.

This 9 hole natural disc golf course is located at Knightdale Station Park.  Additional renovations to widen fairways will be completed during Winter 2023/2024.  The course winds thru the trees and the entrance can be found to the right of the YMCA Picnic Shelter; follow the trail right.  Disc golf is unique in the way courses are built into existing forested areas.  Rather than clearing and leveling fairways like a traditional golf course, disc golf takes full advantage of natural elements, using trees and shrubs as obstacles and elevation changes to make the course challenging.  The work to develop this park included a strong emphasis on preserving the many trees, hills, rocks and water elements that make Knightdale Station Park unique, and thus a challenging natural play area.  The Town worked diligently to not remove trees that help to serve as an immediate buffer between the park and the residential area.

How to play

The object of disc golf is to traverse the course from beginning to end in the fewest throws of the disc.  The competitor who plays the round in the fewest total throws (plus penalties) is the winner.  Play on each hole begins at the teeing area and ends at the target.  After the player has thrown from the tee, each successive throw is made from where the previous throw came to rest.

After completing a hole, the player proceeds to the teeing area of the next hole, until all holes have been played.

Disc golf courses are normally laid out in and around wooded areas with diverse terrain to provide natural obstacles to the flight of the disc.  These natural obstacles are very much a part of the game and must not be altered by a player in any way to decrease the difficulty of a hole.  Players must play the course as they find it and play the disc where it lies.

Click on the course scorecard to open.
As of 11/29/23 Hole #7 has been updated to a Par 4, this change is noted on the updated scorecard in the link below.

Course Scorecard
course rules
  • The Town of Knightdale shall not be held responsible for any risk, injury, damages or loss associated with the use of this facility.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not allowed.
  • Altering or breaking shrubs and tree limbs is not allowed.
  • Beware of walkers, runners, and other park users when throwing near paths.
  • Respect other players.  Wait to throw until all players have cleared the hole.  Do not throw when another player is in front of you or not looking.
  • Please adhere to all out of bounds and mandatory course rules as indicated on tee signs.
  • Please pick up your trash and help keep the course clean.
  • Mowing and maintenance may occur at any time during the week.  Please do not throw holes where work is taking place.
rules of play
  • Completion of a Hole:  The hole is completed when the disc is in the basket or supported by the chains.
  • Fairway Throws:  Must be made from the lie position. A run up and follow through is permitted.
  • Lie:  The spot where the disc lands.
  • Out of Bounds:  A throw that lands out of bounds, must be played from a point 3 feet in bounds from where the disc went out of bounds. A one stroke penalty is assessed. All out of bound areas and any mandatory direction will be indicated on the tee sign.
  • Putt:  Within 10 steps of the basket, a player may not step past the lie when attempting a putt throw.
  • Tee Throws:  Tee throws must be completed within or behind the designated tee area. Do not throw until the players in front of you are out of range.
  • Throwing Order:  Lowest score tees first. After the tee throw, the player whose lie is farthest from the basket throws first.
practice area

Whether you're a beginner, warming up to play our 9 holes, or just working on your game come out and visit the practice area.

  • Located at the entrance of the disc golf course.
  • 4 targets
  • No permanent tee boxes, so players have the ability to create their own distance to each target.
Disc rental

Discs are available for a free three-day checkout from our Knightdale Parks, Recreation & Cultural Programs office at 207 Main St.  Rentals will only be available for pick-up and drop-off between the hours of 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Monday-Friday, with the exception of Town Holidays.  Staff will hold your credit card information during the rental period.  A $7 fee will be charged for each lost or unreturned disc.