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Official Rules of Disc Golf

803.02 Relief from Obstacles

Last updated: Sunday, December 31, 2023 - 19:02

  1. A player may obtain relief from the following obstacles: harmful insects or animals, or any item as designated by the Director. To obtain relief, the player may mark a new lie that is on the line of play, farther from the target, at the nearest point that provides relief (unless greater relief is announced by the Director).
  2. If an obstacle physically prevents the player from taking a legal stance behind the marker disc, or from marking a disc above or below the playing surface, the player may mark a new lie on the line of play immediately behind that obstacle.
  3. A player who takes relief other than as allowed by rule receives one penalty throw.
  4. A player may elect at any time to take optional relief by declaring their intention to the group. The lie may then be relocated by marking a new lie which is farther from the target and is on the line of play. One penalty throw is added to the player's score.
  5. No penalty throw is added if optional relief is being taken following a penalty taken for a disc out-of-bounds or above two meters.