These discs are called beginner friendly because they are easy to learn, easier to control. But beginner golf discs are not just for beginners. Top pro players throw these discs too because some are indispensable and some are great for certain shots.

It's recommended that new players start with a standard plastic mid range disc that is light weight and understable.

  • Standard plastic because it is the least expensive in case you lose it and because it is more understable than higher quality plastics.
  • Mid range because they are easier to control than longer range drivers.
  • Light weight because they are easier to control than heavier discs. A lighter disc doesn't have as strong of a tendency to curve left or right.
  • Understable because they are the easiest to throw, most beginner friendly and fly further since they don't have as strong of a tendency to fade or curve left when thrown flat, straight and with average power for right handed back hand (RHBH) throws. Just the opposite for lefties.

Once you develop the control and feel for throwing, you can go for more distance and finesse with other mid and long range drivers. You can also experiment with heavier discs to find the weight that's right for your arm strength.

Read much more detailed Beginner Information. Then if you still have questions, contact us. We'll help you find discs right for you. We've been in the disc golf business since the mid '80s, throwing even longer and we love what we do!

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Gateway Scout - "E"

The Gateway Scout - "E" is a straight-flying midrange disc that will bridge a gap between the Element and the Warrior in stability. The disc has a slightly more blunt nose than the Element with no bead. It is a very straig…

Gateway Magic Soft - "S"

The Gateway Magic Soft - "S" is a popular Gateway putter and approach disc and one of the best all around discs for new players as well as more experienced players. It is a beadless, straight flying putt and approach disc tha…

Gateway Warlock Soft - "S"

The Gateway Warlock Soft - "S" is a putter just like the Wizard but without the signature bead. As a result, the Warlock is dead-straight stable out of the box and behaves like a broken-in Wizard, and has a later low-speed fa…

Gateway Magic Super Soft - "S"

The Gateway Magic Super Soft - "S" is a popular Gateway putter and approach disc and one of the best all around discs for new players as well as more experienced players. It is a beadless, straight flying putt and approach di…

Gateway Warlock Super Soft - "S"

The Gateway Warlock Super Soft - "S" is a putter just like the Wizard but without the signature bead. As a result, the Warlock is dead-straight stable out of the box and behaves like a broken-in Wizard, and has a later low-sp…

Gateway Magic Super Stupid Soft - "S"

The Gateway Magic Super Stupid Soft - "S" is a popular Gateway putter and approach disc and one of the best all around discs for new players as well as more experienced players. It is a beadless, straight flying putt and appr…

Gateway Warlock Super Stupid Soft - "S"

The Gateway Warlock Super Stupid Soft - "S" is a putter just like the Wizard but without the signature bead. As a result, the Warlock is dead-straight stable out of the box and behaves like a broken-in Wizard, and has a later…

Prodigy F3 - 400 Series

The Prodigy F3 - 400 Series is a stable fairway driver for long and controllable flights with a mild finish. It is a great disc for all skill levels. It features our “Easy Release Technology”. Available in 400 Series Weig…

Aerobie Arrow

Introduced in 2003, the Aerobie Arrow approach and putter disc golf disc brings the patented Aerobie spoiler rim to the game of disc golf. With the straightest flights and least fade of any known golf disc, the Arrow golf di…

Discraft Starter Set - Bag and 3 Pro D Discs

The Discraft Disc Golf Starter Set begins with the Discraft Starter Bag and three Discraft Pro-D Discs including a driver, midrange and putter. $34 The Discraft Starter Bag features: * hold up to 10 discs * about 9 "…

Innova 4 PC Starter Set - Discs and Disc Golf Bag

This Innova Disc Golf Starter Set begins with the Innova Starter Bag and three Innova DX Discs including a driver, midrange and putter. The Innova Starter Bag features: * Holds up to 12 golf discs * Water resistant w…

Millennium Starter Set - Disc Golf Bag and Discs

The Millennium Disc Golf Starter Set begins with the Fade Gear Lite Bag and three Millennium Golf Discs including a driver, midrange and putter. The Fade Lite Bag features: * hold up to 12 discs * about 10" long (not…

HyzerBomb Tank - Base-Soft

The Tank that player’s fell in love with in the 90's is back! The HyzerBomb Tank - Base-Soft is a beginner friendly stable putt and approach disc that is softer and more flexible than the Panzer Tank. It boasts a broad sid…

Discraft Starter Set - 3-disc Set (No Bag)

The Discraft beginner 3-piece disc golf set includes a Pro D Avenger SS Distance Driver, Pro D Buzzz Midrange Driver and Elite X Soft APX Putt and Approach Disc. Colors vary. …

Innova Vulcan - Blizzard Champion

The Innova Blizzard Champion 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 …

ABC Money Putter - Bronze Line

The ABC Money Putter - Bronze is the quality putter you need to make money on the tour or take it from your friends. No other disc will take as many strokes off your game as the Money. Get a stack of these precious discs and …

Westside Swan - BT Soft

The Westside BT Swan is a straight putter that has a very low fade and made with BT Soft plastic (formerly Eco1). PDGA approved. BT soft plastics properties: This soft plastic is used for Westside putters only. It is fi…

Westside Harp - BT Soft

The Westside BT Harp is a straight putter made with BT Soft plastic (formerly Eco1). BT soft plastics properties: This soft plastic is used for Westside putters only. It is firm in your hand, yet tacky which makes it grea…

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, t…

Innova Aviar Putter - Champion

The Innova Champion Aviar Putter is a great beginner friendly putt & approach disc that is straight. It is a durable beadless model, a straight flier with a predictable finish. Versatile and dependable in all conditions. …

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 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 Bea…

Innova Beast - Champion Dyed

The Innova Champion Dyed 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 beginn…

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 Leopard - Champion Dyed

The Innova Champion Dyed 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 tu…

Innova Mako - Champion Glow

The Innova Champion Glow Mako is a mid range driver that is straight. It is a large diameter disc and Innova's straightest flying and straightest finishing mid range driver. It has the flight characteristic of a putter with t…

Innova Mako3 - Champion

The Innova Champion Mako3 is a mid range driver that is straight. It is the perfect solution for anyone wanting a straight flyer with very limited fade. The Mako3 is available in the new Champion "3 Series" plastic, and is sl…

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…

Innova Monarch - Champion

The Innova Champion Monarch is a great beginner friendly distance driver that is understable. It has significant high speed turn making the Monarch a good choice for beginning disc golf players and those with slower arm speed…

Innova Monarch - Champion Dyed

The Innova Champion Dyed Monarch is a great beginner friendly distance driver that is understable. It has significant high speed turn making the Monarch a good choice for beginning disc golf players and those with slower arm …

Innova Panther - Champion

The Innova Champion Panther is a straight to slightly understable mid range golf disc with a shallow rim. Players of all abilities can use it for throwing medium and short range shots. The Panther is a perfect disc for those …

Innova Roadrunner - Champion

The Innova Champion Roadrunner is a beginner friendly understable long-range distance driver golf disc with lots of glide. It makes an excellent finesse driver or long range roller. Power throwers can use this disc for long t…

Innova Roadrunner - Champion Dyed

The Innova Champion Dyed Roadrunner is a beginner friendly understable long-range distance driver golf disc with lots of glide. It makes an excellent finesse driver or long range roller. Power throwers can use this disc for l…

Innova Roadrunner - Champion Glow

The Innova Champion Glow Roadrunner is a beginner friendly understable long-range distance driver golf disc with lots of glide. It makes an excellent finesse driver or long range roller. Power throwers can use this disc for l…

Innova Sidewinder - Champion

The Innova Champion 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…

Innova Sidewinder - Champion Dyed

The Innova Champion Dyed 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 usefu…

Innova Sidewinder - Champion Glow

The Innova Champion Glow 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 usefu…

Innova Tern - Champion

The Innova Champion Tern is a distance driver that is slightly understable. The Tern has excellent speed and a flight path that maximizes glide over the entire flight. Similar to the Archon, the Tern is a fast slightly unders…

Innova Tern - Champion Dyed

The Innova Champion Dyed Tern is a distance driver that is slightly understable. The Tern has excellent speed and a flight path that maximizes glide over the entire flight. Similar to the Archon, the Tern is a fast slightly u…

Innova TL - Champion

The Innova Champion TeeBird-L (TL) fairway driver is straight. The TL is the brother of the reliable TeeBird (see below). The “L” stands for “Less Overstable” and “Longer”. This disc has the same great speed and glide as the …

Innova TL+ - Champion

The Innova Champion TeeBird-L (TL) fairway driver is straight. The TL is the brother of the reliable TeeBird (see below). The “L” stands for “Less Overstable” and “Longer”. This disc has the same great speed and glide as the …

Innova Valkyrie - Champion

The Innova Champion 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 ran…

Innova Valkyrie - Champion Dyed

The Innova Champion Dyed 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 extrem…

Innova Valkryie - Champion Glow

The Innova Champion Glow Valkyrie is 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 …

Innova Vulcan - Champion

The Innova Champion 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 understab…

Dynamic Discs Judge - Classic

The Dynamic Discs Classic Judge is your go to putter in all conditions. Very versatile disc, holds a line and finishes straight on approach shots as well. The Judge is available in the Classic Line, hard, medium and soft. …

Dynamic Discs Judge - Classic Blend

The Dynamic Discs Classic Blend Judge is your go to putter in all conditions. Very versatile disc, holds a line and finishes straight on approach shots as well. The Judge is available in the Classic Line, hard, medium and …

Dynamic Discs Judge - Classic Soft

The Dynamic Discs Classic Soft Judge is your go to putter in all conditions. Very versatile disc, holds a line and finishes straight on approach shots as well. The Judge is available in the Classic Line, hard, medium and s…

Dynamic Discs Warden - Classic Soft

The Dynamic Discs Classic Soft Warden is a putt and approach that takes everything players love about the Judge and removes the bead to provide additional comfort in the hand. This putter has a very straight flight path and c…

Dynamic Discs Warden - Classic

The Dynamic Discs Classic Warden is a putt and approach that takes everything players love about the Judge and removes the bead to provide additional comfort in the hand. This putter has a very straight flight path and can fl…

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 Buzzz - Pro D

The Discraft Pro-D Buzzz is a straight flying midrange driver with a stability of 0.0 (stable). In comparison, the other types of Buzzzz have a stability of 0.5 (stable/slightly overstable). It has quickly become one of the m…

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 Focus - Pro D

The Discraft Pro-D Focus is a putter with a stability rating of 0.5 (slightly overstable). It was the 2009 Ace Race proto. This versatile bullet-nosed brute fills a gap in Discraft's putter line up, being their only 0.5 putte…

Discraft Hawk - Pro D

The Discraft Pro-D Hawk is stable midrange driver with a stability rating of 0.0. This beginner friendly disc is a straight flier out of the box, an excellent all-purpose disc, especially handy on tight fairways, holds the li…

Discraft Magnet - Pro D

The Discraft Pro-D Magnet is stable putter with a stability rating of 0.0. Not too hard, not too soft... it is used by thousands of seasoned disc golf players, goes in and stays in. It is excellent in the wind and makes a sup…

Discraft Magnet, Soft - Pro D

The Discraft Pro-D Soft Magnet is a putt and approach disc with a stability rating of 0.0 It was specially engineered for players who love the Magnet but prefer a softer putter that grabs the chains. It's more tacky and flopp…

Discraft Rattler - Pro D

The Discraft Pro-D Rattler is a super accurate putt and approach golf disc with stability 0.0. It flies slow, flat and extremely straight to get you in close from 100 to 150 feet and let you nail those 80 foot putts. Beginner…

DGA Reef - D Line

The DGA Reef - D Line is a slightly understable putter and approach that evolved from the revolutionary Discraft APX mold. It has a slow, straight flying, controllable flight path with consistent fade. It can keep your putts …

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 3 PC Boxed Golf Set - DX

The Innova DX 3pc Set includes 150 gram discs. DX Leopard Distance Driver DX Shark Midrange Driver DX Aviar Putt and Approach Disc …

Innova Aero - DX

The Innova DX Aero is a Putt and Approach disc that is straight. The Aero is the straightest point-to-point golf disc and the easiest disc to keep on the fairway for novice players. It's a great all-around disc golf disc for …

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 Aviar Putter - DX

The Innova Aviar Putter - DX is a great beginner friendly putt & approach disc that is straight. It is a beadless model, a straight flier with a predictable finish. Versatile and dependable in all conditions. The Aviar Pu…

Innova Aviar Putter - DX Bottom - Stamp

The Innova Bottom Stamp Aviar Putter - DX is a great beginner friendly putt & approach disc that is straight. It is a beadless model, a straight flier with a predictable finish. Versatile and dependable in all conditions.…

Innova Aviar Classic - DX

The Innova Classic Aviar - DX is a beginner friendly straight putt and approach disc. It's a beedless Aviar, made with a firm plastic, has a firm grip and is Innova's straightest flying Aviar model from start to finish. Relia…

Innova Aviar Putter - DX Glow

The Innova Glow Aviar Putter - DX is a great beginner friendly putt & approach disc that is straight. It is a beadless model, a straight flier with a predictable finish. Versatile and dependable in all conditions. It i…

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 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…

Innova Birdie - DX

The Innova Birdie - DX a putt and approach disc that is straight. The Thumtrac grip provides a sure release. It has great chain catching ability. Great for approach shots as it flies straight and slowly start to finish. It is…

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 Cobra - DX

The Innova DX Cobra is a predictable midrange driver that is straight to slightly understable. This slightly larger diameter disc is an excellent all-around disc that is easy to grip, easy to throw straight and has great glid…

Innova Dart - DX

The Innova DX Dart is a putt and approach disc that is super straight. The Dart is a small diameter golf disc well suited for all players. The Dart is especially good for long range putts and go-for shots. It has a flight sim…

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 Eagle - DX

The Innova DX 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 characteris…

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 Kite - DX

The Innova DX Kite is a beginner friendly mid range driver that is understable. It is a great precision, small diameter golf disc that has good glide. It makes a great first roller. Beginners will find this is an easy-to-thro…

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 Polecat - DX

The Innova DX Polecat is a beginner friendly putt and approach disc that is straight. It is a straight and flat flying disc made in a comfortable, grippy plastic. This putter is great for short drives and approaches as it tak…

Innova Roc, Classic - DX

The Innova DX Classic Roc is a straight to slightly overstable small diameter putt and approach disc. It is an accurate disc that provides a great "touch" on shorter holes and longer approach shots. It is a solid performer fo…

Innova Shark - DX

The Innova DX Shark is the perfect mid range driver, straight to slightly overstable, for players of all skill levels. It is a very accurate disc golf disc for drives and approach shots. Great for predictable straight, hyzer …

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 Skeeter - DX

The Innova DX Skeeter is a mid range driver golf disc that is straight. It has a slight but dependable fade. This disc and the Shark are Innova's best all around, multi purpose golf discs. The Skeeter is easy to throw and mak…

Innova Sonic - DX

The Innova Sonic is a putt and approach disc golf disc that is understable. Introduced in October 2007 and based on the Hero 235 canine freestyle disc which is also a great disc for kids to learn to throw. The Sonic has a com…

Innova Stingray - DX

The Innova DX Stingray is a large diameter, understable, mid range driver that has a very predictable turn and excellent glide. It has a shallow rim that makes it easy to grip for smaller hands and allows for a smooth consist…

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…

Innova Wedge - DX

The Innova DX Wedge is an understable putt and approach disc. Actually, it is 'wedged' between a putter and a mid range driver. Smaller hands and those preferring a low profile straight flying putter will find the Wedge easie…

Innova Wolf - DX

The Innova DX Wolf is an understable mid range driver designed for making medium range straight and turnover shots. It features the patented INNOVA Thumtrac for added grip and reliability. The Wolf allows any player to learn …

Innova XD Plus - DX

The Innova DX XD Plus is a putt & approach disc that is straight. It has a low profile and thin rim which promotes a secure grip and an easy, natural release. These features combined with straight flight characteristics m…

Innova Zephyr - DX

The Innova DX Zephyr is a Specialty disc - throw and catch disc as well as a disc golf disc approved for Super Class tournament play. It has long been a favorite for the Overall events of Discathon and Accuracy (160 grams). T…

Innova XD - DX

The Innova DX XD is a putt & approach disc that is straight. It has a low profile and thin rim which promotes a secure grip and an easy, natural release. These features combined with straight flight characteristics make t…

Innova Tern - Echo Star

The Innova Echo Star Tern is a distance driver that is slightly understable. The Tern has excellent speed and a flight path that maximizes glide over the entire flight. Similar to the Archon, the Tern is a fast slightly under…

Discraft Buzzz - Elite Z 10 year Anniversary Edition

The Discraft Elite Z 10 year Anniversary Edition Buzzz celebrates a decade of one of the world's most popular golf discs. Only 10,000 were made so don't miss out on one of the most collectible discs of the decade! The Disc…

Discraft Meteor - Elite Z

The Discraft Elite Z Meteor is a midrange driver. with a stability rating of -0.5, understable. It is Discraft's most popular understable midrange, and delivers incredible glide. The Meteor fits nicely into Discraft's midrang…

Discraft Avenger SS - ESP

The Discraft Elite ESP 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…

Discraft Buzzz - ESP

The Discraft ESP Buzzz is a straight flying midrange driver with a stability of 0.5 (stable to slightly overstable). In comparison the Pro D has a stability of 0.0 (stable). It has quickly become one of the most popular discs…

Discraft Buzzz - ESP Super Color Fundraiser for DU Open 2009

The Discraft ESP Super Color Buzzz is a straight flying midrange driver with a stability of 0.5 (stable to slightly overstable). In comparison, the Pro D has a stability of 0.0 (stable). It has quickly become one of the most …

Discraft Buzzz - ESP Super Color Fundraiser for DU Open 2011

The Discraft ESP Super Color Buzzz is a straight flying midrange driver with a stability of 0.5 (stable to slightly overstable). In comparison the Pro D has a stability of 0.0 (stable). It has quickly become one of the most p…

Discraft Comet - ESP

The Discraft ESP Comet is a super accurate, straight flying approach disc with stability of 0.0 (stable). It holds whatever line you throw it on. Great for all players in all conditions and super accurate from any distance. G…