Best Disc Golf Baskets: Eliminate Kick-Outs With Our Ultimate Disc Golf Basket Buying Guide

The average disc golfer may think that the best disc golf baskets are kind of a marketing ploy. After all, just for something to practice on in your backyard, it doesn’t need to be anything special. Right?

Actually, a good disc golf basket makes a lot of difference.

Not only do the best baskets hold up longer in a variety of conditions, but they also catch your discs better, providing you with a more realistic gauge of your progress in putting and approach. Regular practice using quality baskets will completely change your game. 

That’s why we chose the Axiom Pro HD as the best disc golf basket overall.

Keep reading to see what other baskets made our list.

My Top Picks For The Best Disc Golf Baskets 

My own journey into finding the best disc golf baskets on the market was a multi-state affair. I couldn’t decide if I should bother with one in my own backyard since my local disc golf course is literally a stone’s throw from my front door. On the other hand, my dad owns 33 acres of land in Tennessee and wants to put together a small, private disc golf course. 

Ultimately, I decided to just help with the Tennessee build and neglect my own, 1-acre property. We found some amazing disc golf baskets, although none of them are the permanent, in-ground variety (too costly). 

  1. Axiom Pro HD (Best Basket Overall)
  2. Latitude 64 ProBasket Competition (Best Basket for the Course)
  3. Dynamic Discs Marksman Basket (Best For Beginners)

I’m admittedly partial to the Trilogy lineup (Latitude 64, Westside, and Dynamic Discs), so when I got a chance to use these baskets and realized they were some of the best on the market, you can imagine my delight. However, brand labels do not make a fantastic disc golf basket. 

The best disc golf baskets are spread out across a variety of brands, and despite my preference for Trilogy, I can’t deny that the Axiom Pro HD is simply one of the best out there. The buck doesn’t stop with these three, either. There are a ton of other options as well, much of which I’ve condensed into this top ten list. 

Top Ten Best Disc Golf Baskets

If you’re new to the game, you’ll discover that your approach shots and putts are where the vast majority of your birdies and eagles come from. They make or break your game. It’s astonishing how often I’ve finished the course -2 or -3 under when I could have left -7 to -8 under if not for all the missed putts and poor approach shots. 

That’s where these baskets come into play. They are invaluable to your game’s improvement, especially if you move them around a lot, using your yard’s terrain to shape your shots and make your putts more challenging. 

Axiom Pro HD (Best Basket Overall)

Features

  • 24 chains (12 in and 12 out)
  • Quick Assembly
  • PDGA size
  • Chains are course-weighted
  • Multiple color options
  • 2” Header Band
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty

Specs

  • 45 lbs
  • All-Metal
  • 27.2 x 25.7 x 9 inches

Why We Chose It

I’ve purchased and looked at a ton of practice baskets, and the one thing that surprises me most about the Axiom Pro HD is its affordability. It’s not often you’ll find a PDGA size and weight basket with a high-quality build for a sub-$200 price. The inner chains form a 15” diameter, while the outer are 21”. 

They catch discs remarkably well, and it makes for excellent practice because the chains are PDGA-weighted and will be exactly what you find on professional or championship courses. The basket holds up well over time, protected by a powder-coated steel structure and zinc-coated chains. They provide a nice cushion and absorption rate, even when you throw a missile at it. 

Latitude 64 ProBasket Competition (Best Basket for the Course)

Features

  • 26 chains (13 in and 13 out)
  • PDGA Championship Approved
  • Galvanized Steel
  • Powder-Coated Finish
  • 3” Header Band
  • Tension screws

Specs

  • 45 lbs
  • All-Metal
  • ‎26 x 26 x 17 inches

Why We Chose It

The most joy I got out of slinging putters at the Latitude 64 ProBasket was using a Lat 64 Retro Burst Keystone. Not my favorite putter by any means. But it’s my only Latitude 64 putter, so I thought, “Why not?” The good news is, this is a hefty basket, and once you set it up, it’s not going anywhere.

The total weight is 57 lbs, and it’s extremely durable. The galvanized steel is powder-coated, protecting it from oxidation and dents. With a 3” header, you feel like your up-and-down target zone is a little taller. Though this is the portable version, you can also purchase the disc golf course version if you’re willing to cough up the dough.

Dynamic Discs Marksman Basket (Best Portable Disc Golf Basket)

Features

  • Slim, narrow design
  • Tension Screws
  • 15 Chains
  • Two-Part Pole (easier assembly and disassembly)
  • Electrophoresed and Powder-Coated 
  • 3” Header Band

Specs

  • 48 lbs
  • All-Metal
  • ‎25.2 x 24.02 x 16.14 inches

Why We Chose It

I know. Why choose such a narrow basket? Well, this thing will help you improve your game—drastically. The Dynamic Discs Marksman Basket is designed to improve your left-to-right putting aim thanks to its strange-looking, narrow design. 

I can attest to how well it works.

It’s much harder to hit the chains on distant putts, and when you get back onto the course, every basket looks gigantic. The Marksman Basket is well-designed and extremely sturdy, including tension screws for improved structural integrity and a two-part pole so you can pop it off and throw it in the trunk when you’re ready to transport it. 

Don’t miss our other picks for top portable disc golf baskets!

Prodigy T2 Professional Target (Best Disc Golf Basket for the Price)

Features

  • 24 Chains (16 out and 8 interwoven interior)
  • Powder-Coated 13 Gauge Steel
  • PDGA Championship Approved
  • Includes built-in wheel for transportation
  • Powder-Coated
  • 3” Header Band

Specs

  • 58 lbs
  • All-Metal
  • N/A

Why We Chose It

The Prodigy T2 is designed to be a little more forgivable with off-center putts. If you’ve ever seen these basket types out on the course, you’ll recognize this one immediately, thanks to the interwoven interior chain design. Prodigy went with this to create a more forgivable, disc-catching mechanism. 

Some things work better in theory than on paper, but the T2 is proof that this is not the case here. I’ve never been the best putter, but those inner chains create enough added friction and weight to better absorb my putters, even when I’m struggling to throw darts center mass. 

Innova DISCatcher EZ (Best for Beginners)

Features

  • 24 Chains (12 in and 12 out)
  • 2 and ½” Header Band
  • Powder-Coated
  • PDGA Approved
  • Quick Assembly
  • Multiple color choices

Specs

  • 40 lbs
  • All-Metal
  • 27 x 26 x 9 inches

Why We Chose It

Sometimes, simplicity is the best option, and the Innova DISCatcher EZ is simple and affordable while not sacrificing the quality department. The chains are cold-dipped galvanized, with an outer and inner set of 12. It’s also very easy to set up, with no tools necessary to assemble the 6 pieces. 

When setting up the initial phase of the course on his property, my dad went with several of these. They’re more than efficient, and if I have anything bad to say about these, it is that it is best not to leave them outdoors for prolonged periods.

Oxidation is the enemy of the Innova DISCatcher EZ. 

Discmania Lite Pro (Best Practice Disc Golf Basket)

Features

  • Affordability without compromise
  • Quick Assembly
  • Electronically galvanized frame
  • Horizontally connecting chains (12)
  • Lightweight
  • Compact

Specs

  • 18.7 lbs
  • All-Metal
  • 25.4 x 24.8 x 7.4 inches

Why We Chose It

The Discmania Lite Pro is another prime example of simplicity without compromising on quality. I used one of these back when I lived in Mobile, Alabama, and had a short backyard. I needed something I could quickly assemble and just as quickly disassemble for backyard cookouts, dogs, and some of the kiddos playing in the yard. 

There’s no questioning its portability factor and ease of use. I like the horizontal chain design because it definitely felt like it captured discs more effectively than similar, affordable options with a single row of vertical chains. It also disassembles enough to fit into a small trunk for easy transportation. 

DGA Mach Lite (Best Go-Anywhere Basket)

Features

  • Extreme Portability
  • Includes a carrying bag with a strap
  • 16 chains
  • PDGA Approved
  • Multiple folding parts for quick and easy assembly

Specs

  • 25 lbs
  • Metal and Canvas
  • 26.1 x 14.1 x 7.75 inches

Why We Chose It

If you’re into camping (there are a lot of disc golf courses out there adjacent to or part of campgrounds), this is a fantastic option. It takes a little getting used to since the primary material, outside of the chains, is thick canvas. Not the kind you’ll find in a tent, but much thicker and more durable. 

The thing I love about the DGA Mach Lite is it is designed like those comfortable, folding lawn chairs, the kind that collapses from all four corners. The material is similar as well. Simply pick a spot and open the basket up. In terms of sheer portability and ease of use, this is one of the best disc golf baskets on the market. 

DGA Mach Shift 3-In-1 (Best Versatility in a Disc Golf Basket)

Features

  • Ease of Use and Setup
  • Three Catching Positions
  • Telescoping Pole
  • Lightweight
  • 16 chains (alters with position)

Specs

  • 26 lbs
  • All-Metal
  • 26 x 25.5 x 8 inches

Why We Chose It

I had to list this one because it’s one of the more innovative products in the disc golf market. The Mach Shift 3-in-1 is a DGA product that starts as a standard basket, shifting into two, progressively more narrow variations that challenge and improve your accuracy. 

Since its design is similar to that of most portable baskets, there’s no sacrifice in terms of quality and how quickly you can set it up. I found it to be highly portable, and switching the different catching positions was very easy and fast. 

Hive Basket Double Chains (Honorable Mention)

Features

  • Affordability
  • 24 Chains (12 in and 12 out)
  • Cross Chains version available
  • Lightweight
  • Portability

Specs

  • 22.25 lbs
  • All-Metal
  • 26 x 25 x 7.5 inches

Why We Chose It

The Hive Basket Double Chains is the ultimate in affordable disc golf basket options. I found this one to be an interesting trade-off. For example, the double-chain version (and especially the cross-chain version) captures discs amazingly well. However, if you hit it with a laser beam, the chains are just light enough that the center pole will knock your dis out. 

It’s rare since most people don’t go after a basket as hard as they can while standing in close proximity. This is more of a warning for those working on birdies via approach shots. For putting, the Hive provides a more than efficient basket that quickly assembles for a price that’s hard to beat. 

Axiom Lite (Honorable Mention)

Features

  • Heavy base for better stability
  • 24 Chains (12 in and 12 out)
  • Tension screws
  • Lightweight build
  • Compact and highly portable
  • Welded joints for additional durability

Specs

  • 26 lbs
  • All-Metal
  • 25.8 x 24.6 x 7.4 inches

Why We Chose It

The Axiom Lite is the Pro HD with some concessions. Fortunately, those concessions don’t reduce the quality and useability of the basket. You’ll still find the zinc-coated chains, a heavier base, welded joints, and tension screws in the light version. The biggest difference is in thickness and weight distribution. 

Otherwise, this is a fantastic basket for a quick setup on the course or in your yard for a practice round. Not every course has practice or warm-up baskets available. So, if you’re getting a little older, like me, and need to warm your arm up, the Axiom Lite is more than up for the task. 

How To Choose The Best Disc Golf Baskets

I can’t speak for everyone since a lot of disc golfers have their own preferences, but there are a few important factors that I look for in a disc golf basket.

Durability

Since we set up our baskets on my dad’s land, knowing we weren’t purchasing permanent course baskets, durability and longevity were must-haves. Most of the baskets were in the woods, so wind was not a factor. However, I wanted baskets out there that would withstand rust for as long as possible, as well as the dents that come with repeatedly getting hit with discs. 

Portability

If you’re not trying to convert practice baskets into permanent baskets, you need portability. Not everyone drives a truck, so these baskets need to come apart well enough to fit in small spaces. They also need to do this without losing their structural integrity over time. 

Adjustability

This was a must on my list. It’s not enough to always have the same old, same old. That’s why the narrow and adjustable variations are included. 

Cost

While you can purchase course baskets and even make them sort of portable, they are often excruciatingly expensive, much of which is thanks to the brand name. Affordability, without a loss in quality, was an important aspect of my search.

Final Putt: Best Disc Golf Baskets

There you have it, fellow disc golfers, the best disc golf baskets on the market. I did my best to stick with high-quality disc golf baskets that I’ve used in the past and cover the affordability spectrum from the very top to the very bottom. I think you will find a lot of value in these, even the more expensive variations.

Regardless of which one you pick from the above list, you’ll end up with an excellent practice basket. Or, maybe you can do like me and my old man, by making a private, adjustable course with some serious longevity.

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