If you are a brand new player picking up a golf disc for the first time, we don't recommend a distance driver. But if you are a relatively new player and know the feel of throwing golf discs, then these beginner friendly distance drivers are for you.

Distance drivers have the thinnest sharpest profiles (edges) and widest rims of all discs. Because of their sleekness, they are very fast and more difficult to control than mid range drivers. Altho there are distance drivers for all skill levels, beginners or players with little or no experience should avoid most of them until they have much more experience.

So if you perhaps have started with a mid range multi purpose disc golf disc and now you are ready to move on to longer distance drivers, then we suggest you start with light weight, understable, standard plastic drivers because they are the easiest distance drivers to control and learn. Altho these are considered good for beginners, many pros use them as well for various shots.

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Lightning Driver #1 - Standard

The Lightning Driver #1 - Standard is a very fast maximum distance flyer, maybe even the best overall disc on the market. Lighter weights recommended for beginners. The #1 seller. Weight range 132-177 gms. Discs under 1…

Lightning Driver #3 - Standard

The Lightning Driver #3 - Standard is a very fast long range flyer with a long straight line glide. It is absolutely awesome with a tailwind. Easy to learn. Weight range about 136-186 gms. Discs under 150 grams float in…

Lightning Flyer #1 - Standard

The Lightning Flyer #1 - Standard is a maximum distance straight line driver. A variation of the #1 Driver, the slightly broader leading edge lets it fly longer with a tailwind. Lighter weights are great for beginners. Wei…

Lightning Flyer #3 - Standard

The Lightning Flyer #3 - Standard is a long range driver that is perfect for mid to long range straight line drives. It is stable and very predictable. A favorite with advanced players. Weight range 160-185 gm. Discs un…

Lightning Roller #2 - Standard

The Lightning Roller #2 - Standard is a long range driver. At 9.25" diameter, it is the largest disc in the Lightning line. Inside grip rings make it an awesome forehand roller. Weight range 175-195 gms. Discs uner 183 …

Lightning Slice #1 - Standard

The Lightning Slice #1 - Standard is a maximum distance driver. It has a fast and slightly understable flight path. Lighter and mid weights have the ability to hold a slice or trunover. Weight range 160-187 gms. Discs u…

Lightning Slice #2 - Standard

The Lightning Slice #2 - Standard is a long range driver. It is essential for the starter package! The #2 Slice is easy to throw and control. It's good for mid to long range drives. It flies long and straingt but can be turne…

Lightning Slice #3 - Standard

The Lightning Slice #3 - Standard is a midrange driver. It is a verstile, understable disc that is great for a controlled turnover. It will hold a slice for 90% of its flight saving right handers on left handed holes and vice…

Discraft Avenger SS - Pro D

The Discraft Pro D Avenger SS is a maximum distance driver with a Stability of 0.5 (slightly overstable). Discraft took the best aspects of the Avenger, its speed and glide, and flatted the edge. The result is a golf disc tha…

Discraft Eclipse - Pro D

The Discraft Pro-D Eclipse is a low flying long range driver with a stability of 0.0 (stable) that is very easy to throw. Having a slighter wider rim and being heavier than most drivers (up to 180 grams) makes it great for ro…

Discraft XL - Pro D

The Discraft Pro-D XL is an extra long range driver with stability ratings of 0.0 to 1.5 (stable to moderately overstable). The Pro-D XL is a terrific beginner friendly golf disc that files straight with very little fade. It …

Innova Archangel - DX

The Innova Archangel - DX is a fairway driver that is understable and one of Innova's easiest to throw for distance, especially for those with less power. The Archangel’s high glide, fast speed and turning characteristic all …

Innova Beast - DX

The Innova DX Beast is a maximum distance driver that is straight. It glides long to a predictable finish. Its high glide, high speed, and high speed turn all combine to give big distance. This disc golf disc is suitable for …

Innova Cheetah - DX

The Innova Cheetah - DX is a straight fairway driver and an easy disc to learn. It flies straight for mid to long range shots on narrow fairways for all skill levels. It is a very versatile disc that is predictably stable at …

Innova Dragon - DX

The Innova DX Dragon is a beginner friendly lightweight fairway driver golf disc that is straight. It has excellent glide for less powerful throwers who want to get more distance with less effort. Made of a special DX plastic…

Innova Gazelle - DX

The Innova DX Gazelle is fairway driver that is straight to slightly overstable. It is a great overall disc for players of all skill levels because of its versatility and control. It is a dependable driver that has long strai…

Innova Leopard - DX

The Innova DX Leopard is a great beginner friendly fairway driver that is understable. It should be everyone’s first driver as it is easy to throw straight and far and has excellent glide. The Leopard is a great turnover disc…

Innova Sidewinder - DX

The Innova DX Sidewinder is a fast beginner friendly understable distance driver golf disc with a predictable high speed turn and lots of glide. This disc can add distance to anyone’s drive, but is especially useful for those…

Innova Valkyrie - DX

The Innova DX Valkyrie is a distance driver that is straight and has great glide. It is an easy to learn disc, and in lighter weights will give newer players extra distance. Lighter weights also give players extreme range whe…

Latitude Bolt - Zero

The Latitude 64 Bolt - Zero is an understable distance driver. The flight of the Bolt is like an understable Halo. It goes very fast and has an understable flight path with good glide. It will fit the player that does not hav…

Latitude Vision - Zero

The Latitude 64 Vision - Zero is a distance driver that was developed to suit beginner and amateur disc golf players. It has an understable flight path and good glide. It can also be used as a roller by more advanced players.…

Innova Beast - DX Glow

The Innova DX Glow Beast is a maximum distance driver that is straight. It glides long to a predictable finish. Its high glide, high speed, and high speed turn all combine to give this disc golf disc big distance. It is suita…

Discmania Craze, CD - P Line

The Discmania Craze, CD - P Line is a straight distance driver.An all purpose control driver, it is Discmania's very first driver and has good range and great reliability in most wind conditions. It can be thrown to fly strai…

Discraft Stratus - Elite X

The Discraft Elite X Stratus a long range driver with a stability of -1.0 (understable). It is great for beginners as well as pros. Easy to throw, it will fly straight and hold a line at low to mid speeds, or fade to an anhyz…

Discraft XL - Elite X

The Discraft Elite X XL is an extra long range driver with stability ratings of 0.0 to 1.5 (stable to moderately overstable). It is a terrific beginner friendly golf disc that flies straight with very little fade. It is easy …

Discraft Xpress - Elite X

The Discraft Elite X Xpress is an extra long turnover driver with stability rating of 0.0 (stable). It is an excellent choice when you need to throw a long slow anhyzer. The Xpress will hold that turnover line and keep on gli…

Millennium Astra - Standard

The Millennium Standard Astra is an ultra long range driver - Long Drift - understable. This wide rim disc is an easy golf disc for beginners to throw. Beginners and slower arm speed throwers will find success in releasing it…

Millennium JLS - Standard

The Millennium Standard JLS is a distance driver - Straight - Stable. It was introduced in the summer of 1999 as an experimental run of just 2000 discs. Immediately, disc golf players realized that Millennium had reached a ne…

Millennium Orion LS - Standard

The Millennium Standard Orion LS (Long Straight) is a distance driver that is straight (stable). Unsurpassed combination of distance and accuracy in long straight shots. It will stay straight and long for all but the stronges…

Millennium Polaris LS - Standard

The MillenniumStandard Polaris LS (Long Straight) is a long distance driver that is straight (stable). It is one of the most dependable straight drivers in the history of disc golf. It took the sport by storm when originally …

Innova Vulcan - Pro

The Innova Pro Vulcan is an understable distance driver that was designed with the less powerful disc golf players in mind. The Vulcan flies similarly to the Katana with less low speed fade. (The Katana is less understable or…

Innova Wahoo - R-Pro

The Innova R-Pro Wahoo is an understable long range distance driver that floats!!! It is a fast disc with a lot of glide and great grip. It flies similar to the Dragon but with increased speed and range. The Wahoo will give y…

Innova Beast - Pro

The Innova Pro Beast is a maximum distance driver that is straight. It glides long to a predictable finish. Its high glide, high speed, and high speed turn all combine to give big distance. It is suitable for beginners and pr…

Innova Leopard - Pro

The Innova Pro Leopard is a great beginner friendly fairway driver that is understable. It should be everyone’s first driver as it is easy to throw straight and far and has excellent glide. The Leopard is a great turnover dis…

Innova Valkyrie - Pro

The Innova Pro Valkyrie is a distance driver that is straight and has great glide. It is an easy to learn disc, and in lighter weights will give newer players extra distance. Lighter weights also give players extreme range wh…

Millennium JLS - Standard Dyed

The Millennium Standard Dyed JLS is a distance driver - Straight - Stable. It was introduced in the summer of 1999 as an experimental run of just 2000 discs. Immediately, disc golf players realized that Millennium had reached…

Millennium Polaris LS - Standard Dyed

The Millennium Standard Dyed Polaris LS (Long Straight) is a long distance driver that is straight (stable). It is one of the most dependable straight drivers in the history of disc golf. It took the sport by storm when origi…

ABC Secret Weapon - Gold Line

The ABC Secret Weapon - Gold is an understable long range driver. It does what only a broken in golf disc will do. Perfect for those left to right shots and carving your way through the woods. Give this understable disc some …

Discraft Avenger SS - Elite Z

The Discraft Elite Z Avenger SS is a maximum distance driver with a Stability of 0.5 (straight to slightly overstable). Discraft took the best aspects of the Avenger, its speed and glide, and flatted the edge. The result is a…

Discraft Glide - Elite Z

The Discraft Elite Z Glide is an understable long range driver with a stability rating of -0.5. It's easy to throw and named for the way it just keeps going with minimal arm speed. Grab a Glide when you need a little more con…

Discraft Mantis - Elite Z

The Discraft Z Mantis is a maximum distance driver, with stability ratings of 0.8 (stable to slightly overstable). The Mantis is nicely domey with a lower profile to the nose, making it even more controllable at medium to slo…

Discraft Nuke SS - Elite Z

The Discraft Elite Z NUKE SS is a maximum distance driver with a stability of 1.0. The moderately overstable disc delivers virtually effortless distance for newer players with lower arm speed. The Nuke SS gives developing pla…

Discraft XL - Elite Z

The Discraft Elite Z XL is an extra long range driver with stability ratings of 0.0 to 1.5 (stable to moderately overstable). The Pro-D XL is a terrific beginner friendly golf disc that files straight with very little fade. I…

Discraft Xpress - Elite Z

The Discraft Elite Z Xpress is an extra long turnover driver with stability rating of 0.0 (stable). It is an excellent choice when you need to throw a long slow anhyzer. The Xpress will hold that turnover line and keep on gli…

Innova Archon - Champion

The Innova Champion Archon is a distance driver that is straight - stable. It blends the graceful long turn of the Katana with the smooth fade of the Wraith. It can be described as a longer Valkyrie. For newer players, the Ar…

Innova Beast - Blizzard Champion

The Innova Champion Blizzard Beast is a maximum distance driver that is straight. Its high glide, high speed, and high speed turn all combine to give longer distance. It is suitable for beginners and pros alike. The Beast is …

Innova Beast - Champion

The Innova Champion Beast is a maximum distance driver that is straight. It glides long to a predictable finish. Its high glide, high speed, and high speed turn all combine to give big distance. It is suitable for beginners a…

Innova Eagle - Champion

The Innova Champion Eagle is a fairway driver that is straight. As Innova's original, professional level golf disc, it ushered in a new era for distance and reliability. The Eagle’s superior speed and predictable flight chara…

Innova Leopard - Champion

The Innova Champion Leopard is a great beginner friendly fairway driver that is understable. It should be everyone’s first driver as it is easy to throw straight and far and has excellent glide. The Leopard is a great turnove…

Innova Mamba - Champion

The Innova Champion Mamba is a beginner friendly distance driver that is understable. It was designed to give maximum distance for minimal effort. The Mamba has more high speed turn than any other Innova long range driver. Th…