30 Disc Golf Accessories EVERY Disc Golfer NEEDS

Whether you’ve played one round of disc golf or have been disc golfing since the dinosaurs walked the earth, newer, better disc golf gear always seems to be coming out.

So, how do you know what you actually need and what would be nice to have when playing disc golf?

I’ve researched and tested many of these products, so you don’t have to waste your money or time on things that won’t help you become a better disc golfer.

In this article, I walk the line between disc golf necessities and the extras that take up space in your bag and closet.

If you’re ready to better your score and beat your friends, keep reading to discover the equipment needed for disc golf.

Must-Have Disc Golf Gear

I’ve included the best disc golf accessories for beginners and long-time players that will make your next round even more enjoyable!

Many of these products make incredible disc golf gifts for holidays and birthdays because they show that you thought about their interests and want to help them pursue their passion.

Disc Golf Discs

You can’t play disc golf without a few types of discs.

For beginners, I recommend buying a couple of fairway drivers, mid-ranges, and several putters. Save the distance drivers for when your form can handle it.

I made the mistake of using distance drivers too early, and I still need help with form issues because of it.

Old habits die hard!

As a beginner, feel free to test out a few different disc golf brands and plastics to discover which one you like the best.

I’m not sponsored by any company; therefore, I’m free to throw any company, so my bag is a mix-match of brands and plastics.

For advanced players, you know what discs you like, so buy multiple of those discs, and it’s good to experiment with new disc golf discs.

Who knows, you might find your new favorite disc.

Disc Golf Bag

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I carried all my discs in my hands for the first few rounds. However, I quickly learned I needed a bag to make my life easier.

I started with a drawstring backpack, but as I began to add more discs to my collection, I decided to upgrade to a bag designed for disc golf, and I haven’t looked back since.

When buying a disc golf bag, I look at the number of discs it holds, the amount of space for other disc golf accessories, and, most importantly, how comfortable it is.

As a beginner, I didn’t need a large backpack because I only had a few discs to carry. However, I’ve outgrown my bag and have to leave discs at home when I head to the course.

There is a delicate balancing act you must walk between bringing all your discs and overloading your bag.

I never throw all of my discs when playing a round of disc golf, but I usually have most of them in my bag. This means I’m carrying unnecessary weight. I could downsize my backpack and still play my best.

Disc Golf Shoes

I primarily play disc golf in tennis shoes or running shoes. It’s easy to see which shoes I play in because the toe is scuffed from dragging it on my forehand throws.

Some shoe companies are finally beginning to make shoes designed for disc golf.

They have better support around your ankles, and the toes don’t wear out as fast for forehand throwers like myself.

Disc Retriever

We’ve all been there. We launch our disc on the perfect line, only to watch it crash into the water or get stuck out of reach in a tree.

I was heartbroken when I lost my favorite disc in a creek because I had no way of getting it back.

I wish I had a disc retriever at that moment.

There are several different styles, from collapsable poles to retrievers tied to a rope. Each has its benefits and drawbacks.

Spending a little extra on one of these disc retrievers will help you save money on lost discs and prevent you from the devastating event of losing your favorite disc.

Disc Golf Chalk Bag

My hands are naturally sweaty, and I play many rounds when the weather is warm.

Sweaty hands make it nearly impossible to properly grip a disc; that’s why a chalk bag or grip enhancer is so important.

A chalk bag, like the Whale Sac disc golf clay stone and powder bag, dries your hands in the rain, in high humidity, and when you’re a little nervous.

Chalk bags are relatively inexpensive and compact, so you won’t be spending much money on them or have them taking up too much space in your bag.

The downside to a chalk bag is that it’s messy, but the Whale Sac is less messy than other bags, which is why it’s a favorite of many disc golfers.

Disc Golf Towel

A towel is a disc golf necessity.

Initially, I thought my disc golf towel was only suitable for drying the dew off my discs or wiping the sweat from my hands.

However, I discovered that a towel makes an excellent warm-up accessory.

You can hold the towel and practice your throwing motion to loosen up and warm the throwing muscles.

Some specialty disc golf towels have a piece of a disc attached to them, so you get a better feel while warming up with it.

However, a dish towel will work too! You don’t always have to spend money on disc golf accessories; sometimes, you just have to think a little outside the box.

UDisc App

The UDisc app is the best disc golf app.

Whether you’re a beginner looking to find a place to play your first round or an advanced player looking for tips and ways to track your progress, the UDisc app has you covered.

UDisc has a free, so you can test it out and determine if it’s right for you and then upgrade to the paid version.

Of course, there are other disc golf apps worth checking out.

Disc Golf Sunglasses

Sunglasses are a frisbee golf accessory I always have because I wear prescription transition lenses.

However, if I didn’t wear transitions, I would have to have sunglasses on bright days; otherwise, I’d get a headache or have trouble seeing the basket.

There’s no perfect pair of sunglasses for disc golf, but I would choose a pair that wraps around your face and doesn’t come flying off when you throw.

Sunglasses designed for other sports are the way to go since sunglasses companies don’t make disc golf-specific sunglasses.

The lens colors are up to you, but I recommend using polarized lenses in case your disc goes into the water; you’ll be able to see into the water better with the polarized lenses.

Disc Golf Hat

Another disc golf accessory I always wear is a hat. I never play a round of disc golf without a ball cap on because I don’t like fixing my hair; it keeps the sun out of my eyes, and I can use it as a substitute fan when it’s hot.

However, a ball cap doesn’t protect the back of my neck from the sun, so I must use sunscreen for that or choose to wear a different hat style. Such as a wide-brimmed or bucket hat.

Reusable Water Bottle

Even when the weather is cool, I carry a reusable water bottle to avoid dehydration. I’ve been hospitalized with dehydration once before, and I don’t want it ever to happen again.

It’s always filled with water, not an adult beverage!

I like reusable water bottles because it helps keep unnecessary plastic out of the environment. My daughter loves to put stickers all over her water bottle, which she wouldn’t do if we were using single-use bottles.

Sunscreen & Bug Spray

Sunscreen is another disc golf essential unless you enjoy getting sunburns and skin cancer.

I spend a lot of time outdoors, disc golfing, kayak fishing, and hiking, so I like to use the bug spray and sunscreen combo in one spray bottle.

I tried applying sunscreen and bug spray separately, but a chemical reaction took place, and they canceled each other, so I ended up with a significant sunburn and lots of mosquito and chigger bites.

If you’re like me, you might end up in the tall grass or a thicket, so applying the bug spray and sunscreen combo before your round begins is best.

First Aid Kit

The first aid kit in your disc golf bag is a great place to keep your sunscreen.

You don’t need a giant medical bag, but you should have a few medical supplies to treat cuts, rolled ankles, and possibly snake bites, as well as your sunscreen/bug spray and wet wipes.

Don’t go crazy, but think of a few items you might need while playing disc golf if an injury occurs.

Wet Wipes

You never know when the public bathroom will run out of toilet paper, or your disc will land in dog poop that someone was too lazy to pick up.

Baby wipes, or Dude wipes, are a disc golf must-have because they are handy in these sticky situations.

You won’t have to sacrifice a sock to keep your disc clean when you hit a tree and get sap on it, or it lands in a less-than-desirable location.

You can pack several in your first aid kit or keep a whole package in your back because they’re lightweight and don’t take up too much space.

Rain Jacket

I live in a part of the country where the weatherman is regularly wrong. There’s a zero percent chance of rain, and we get three inches in a matter of minutes.

That’s why I keep a rain jacket handy. Nothing is worse than getting caught in a downpour during the middle of a round without some waterproof clothing.

Wet clothes make for a miserable rest of the round and ride home.

Purchasing a cheap travel poncho is the best option if you want to avoid carrying a jacket in your bag at all times.

Optional Disc Golf Stuff

While all the disc golf gear listed above is stuff that every disc golfer needs, whether you’re a casual or serious player, the following disc golf accessories are intended for the disc golf addict who wants to crush their competitors.

However, by no means do you have to buy all of this gear to be a good disc golfer.

Disc Golf Basket

A practice basket was one of my first nonessential purchases.

It’s on the border of being a disc golf must-have because my putting is way better now that I can practice any time I want.

The good thing about buying a practice basket is that it doesn’t have to be the fanciest. It simply needs to be a target to putt at and catch your disc when you make an excellent putt.

You’ll find various brands and styles of disc golf baskets from travel, marksmen, and full-scale baskets.

Each has its place, but if you’re looking to get one, I would recommend the smaller marksmen-style baskets because they require you to be more accurate, so once you get to the course and use a regular-sized basket, it will feel like you can’t miss it from 60ft.

Disc Golf Net

Unless you have a dog or child that will run and get all the discs you throw while working on your form, you should get a throwing net.

Several brands make disc golf nets that are easy to put up and relatively compact when in storage.

You’ll be able to throw many more discs when using a net because you won’t spend most of the time walking to get your discs.

This means you can improve your form faster than you ever thought possible.

Disc Golf Cart

This isn’t a golf cart you drive; a disc golf cart is more like a backpack on wheels.

You can add disc golf cart accessories to make it your own and increase the storage capacity.

Depending on the brand and style you get, you might need to purchase a disc golf backpack.

While I don’t own one, I can see the benefits of pulling a cart around instead of carrying a backpack, especially when your disc golf bag is loaded with discs and other disc golf gear.

Some carts double as chairs or ice chests so that you can kill three birds with one stone. However, carts are expensive compared to other frisbee golf accessories.

Disc Golf Range Finder

While I rarely play at courses that require long shots, I can see where knowing the exact distance to the pin is essential.

If you know how far you can throw a particular disc, using a range finder to learn how far away from the basket you are will help you choose the best disc for the situation.

Range finders have been used in other sports and hunting applications, but brands are finally making range finders for disc golf.

They’re lightweight and take up very little space in your bag; the downside is they’re expensive compared to other disc golf gear.

Portable Power Bank

If you’re on the UDisc app a lot, you might find your phone battery running low; that’s when you’ll be thankful to have a portable power bank.

It’s also great for charging your portable speaker, headphones, and electronic hand warmers.

If you film yourself, as I do, it’s also great for keeping your cameras charged, so you never miss that epic or embarrassing shot, which happens often in my case.

Power banks are relatively lightweight and inexpensive, so if you use a lot of electronics, they’re great to have handy.

Portable Music Speaker

I’m not the guy who loves to blast his music while he’s playing, but I know when playing with a group of friends, it’s nice to have some music playing.

So, purchasing a portable Bluetooth speaker is a good idea if you like to listen to music and share it with others.

Remember that not everyone on the course wants to listen to your music, so keep it at a respectable volume, please.

Wireless Headphones

If you run into problems with using a Bluetooth speaker, then pop in some wireless headphones or earbuds.

You’ll be the only one who can hear the music, which will drown out other distracting sounds.

I highly recommend wireless because even when you tuck the wires of the wired headphones under your shirt, they inevitably get snagged on something while you’re throwing.

Using wireless headphones, you can keep your phone in your bag without worrying about getting tangled up.

Pulse A Disc Golf Academy

I spend a lot of time on YouTube searching for the best disc golf teachers to improve my form.

However, sometimes I get conflicting advice or need to know if I can trust the person because I don’t know their qualifications to be a disc golf coach.

That’s not the case with Pulse A Disc Golf Academy. 2009 Disc Golf World Champion Avery Jenkins is one of the coaches on the app, so you know you’re getting high-level advice.

This is a yearly subscription, but if you’re looking to improve quickly instead of wandering aimlessly through YouTube, this is a great place to start.

Hand Warmers

The genuinely dedicated disc golfers are the ones who would need hand warmers when playing disc golf because who in their right mind would play disc golf in the cold?

I highly recommend it if you haven’t tried it; just don’t expect to break any records! Playing in the cold is a great way to fight off the winter blues and play courses when they’re way less crowded.

Hand warmers are a must; it doesn’t matter if they’re one-time use or rechargeable ones, though I prefer the rechargeable hand warmers, even though they cost more initially.

Tennis Ball

I thought we were playing disc golf, not tennis?

We are! A tennis ball can get your disc out of a tree instead of you breaking your arm while climbing a tree to get a $20 piece of plastic unstuck.

While some disc retrievers can replace a tennis ball most of the time, what happens when your disc lands higher than you can reach with the pole?

That’s when a tennis ball is handy, or you can try to find rocks nearby, but that sounds like a concussion waiting to happen, and I wouldn’t like to explain that to the doctor.


Amongst my friends, I’m known as the snack guy.

They make fun of me for it until they’re hungry and need a snack.

My dad is also diabetic, so when we play disc golf together, I like to have a few extra snacks to help raise his blood sugar if we need to.

My favorite snacks include trail mix, gummies, and dried fruit. I wish chocolate didn’t melt so quickly, or I would carry more of it!

Rainfly for Your Bag

While keeping yourself dry during a rainshower seems obvious, keeping your bag dry is less obvious.

However, you’ll thank me for recommending this if you ever get caught in the rain and forget to let your bag dry.

A rainfly keeps your discs dry and reduces the chance of mildew growing between your rounds. It’s well worth the extra money.

Lightweight Seat

You can still carry a small stool if you want to avoid hauling around a cart with a seat on it. Many disc golfers use a lightweight foldable chair to rest while waiting for other players to throw.

If you play at a park with lots of benches, this isn’t something you need.

However, if your local course, like mine, only has one bench halfway through the course, you might need to relax for a bit between holes.

Most of the time, portable stools are inexpensive and don’t take up too much room.

Extra Socks

An extra pair of socks is a must if your feet sweat, you walk through a puddle, or you get a hole in the pair you’re wearing.

I know I wouldn’t want to finish my disc golf round if I had soaking-wet socks on my feet from walking through the water to rescue my disc.

I would also hesitate to get into my car with wet feet, especially when having an extra pair in your bag is so easy.

Catch Disc

Throwing a frisbee is a great way to get warmed up to play disc golf, and it’s a lot of fun. I always have a catch disc in my bag for this reason.

I also like to play ultimate frisbee, so I opted for a higher-quality frisbee, but you don’t have to splurge on this frisbee golf accessory.

You can get one that flies well and is easy to catch.

Disc Golf Disc Rack

As I mentioned, all my discs no longer fit in my bag. I need a shelf to store them on, and that’s where a disc rack comes in very handy.

Some are overpriced, so be careful not to overpay for a shelf to hold your discs.

If you’re a DIYer, you can make your disc rack to hold as many discs as you need.

Final Putt: Disc Golf Accessories

As a beginner, you don’t need anything more than the basics of disc golf accessories.

As you continue to improve your game and develop a more profound passion for disc golf, you’ll find your disc golf gear increasing, and pretty soon, you’ll have everything on this list and then some!

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