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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Innova Roadrunner - Star

The Innova Star 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 turno…

Innova Roadrunner - GStar

The Innova GStar 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 turn…

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 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 Mamba - Star

The Innova Star 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. Throwi…

Innova Mamba - GStar

The Innova GStar Mamba is a beginner friendly distance driver that is understable. It was designed to give maximum distance for minimal effort. The GStar offers flexibility and even more grip. If has an opaque finish like Sta…

Innova Mako3 - Star

The Innova Star Mako3 is a mid range driver that is straight. It is the perfect solution for anyone wanting a straight flyer with very limited fade. Players will like the Mako3's glide for added distance. The smooth and comfo…

Innova Mako - Star Bottom-Stamp

The Innova Star Bottom-Stamp 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 wi…

Innova Mako - Star

The Innova Star 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 the glide …

Innova Lycan - Star

The Innova Star Lycan golf disc is a predictably straight midrange driver with a stable finish. A relative of the Mako, the Lycan has a beefy rim that is easy to grip, feels good in the hand and releases clean. The Lycan has …

Innova Leopard - Star

The Innova Star 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 di…

Innova Leopard - GStar

The Innova GStar 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. GStar offers flexibility and even…

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 Kite - Star

The Innova Star 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-th…

Innova Foxbat - Star - Proto Star-Stamp

The Innova Star Foxbat is a mid range driver that is stable. Less experienced players will find it easy to throw straight, while experienced players will be able to throw long turnover approach shots with minimal fade. The Fo…

Innova Foxbat - Star

The Innova Star Foxbat is a mid range driver that is stable. Less experienced players will find it easy to throw straight, while experienced players will be able to throw long turnover approach shots with minimal fade. The Fo…

Innova Eagle - Star

The Innova Star 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 character…

Innova Dart - Star

The Innova Star 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 s…

Innova Dart - GStar

The Innova GStar Dart is a putt and approach disc that is super straight. It is very flexible with even more grip. The GStar offers flexibility and even more grip. It has an opaque color like Star with a pearlescent sheen pla…

Innova Daedalus - GStar

The Innova GStar Daedalus is a distance driver. The Daedalus is a new maximum downwind distance driver that is crafted for less powerful players. This disc will double as a long distance roller for more advanced players. A…

Innova Beast - Star

The Innova Star 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 p…

Innova Beast - GStar

The Innova GStar 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 …

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 Aviar Putter - Star

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

Innova Archon - Star Echo

The Innova Echo Star 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, th…

Innova Archon - Star

The Innova Star 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 Archon…

Discraft Xpress - Elite Z Dyed

The Discraft Elite Z Dyed 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 o…

Discraft XL - FLX

The Discraft FLX 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 is…

Discraft XL - ESP

The Discraft ESP 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 is…

Discraft XL - Elite Z Dyed

The Discraft Elite Z Dyed 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 fa…

Discraft Nuke SS - FLX

The Discraft FLX NUKE SS is a maximum distance driverwith a stability of 1.1. The moderately overstable disc delivers virtually effortless distance for newer players with lower arm speed. The Nuke SS gives developing players …

Discraft Nuke SS - Elite Z Dyed

The Discraft Elite Z Dyed 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 developin…

Discraft Meteor - ESP

The Discraft ESP Meteor is a midrange driver. with a stability rating of -0.5, understable. The Meteor fits nicely into Discraft's midrange golf disc lineup next to the Comet. It delivers steady, controlled turnovers with a l…

Discraft Impact - ESP

The Discraft ESP Impact is a long range driver with a stability rating of 0.0 which means it flies straight. It is easy to throw and control by all players, Ams to Pros. The Impact will help you to stay in the fairway and low…

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…

Discraft Comet - Elite X

The Discraft Elite X Comet is a super accurate, straight flying approach disc with stability of 0.0 (stable). It holds whatever line you throw it on. The Comet™ was crucial to Ron Russell's Pro Worlds disc golf victory. Great…

Discraft Buzzz SS - Elite Z Dyed

The Discraft Elite Z Dyed Buzzz SS midrange driver with a stability of 0.0 (stable) flies like a well-seasoned Buzzz right out of the box! Use it to hit pinpoint gaps, and take advantage of its nice glide for super smooth, bu…

Discraft Buzzz - FLX

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

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 - Elite Z Dyed

The Discraft Elite Z Dyed Buzzz is a straight flying midrange driver with a stability of 0.5 (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 Avenger SS - FLX

The Discraft FLX 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 that …

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 Avenger SS - Elite Z Dyed

The Discraft Elite Z Dyed 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 d…

Discmania MD1 - S Line

The Discmania MD1 - S Line was the first Discmania Golf Disc. It is a mid range driver and a stable flyer with good range and a predictable low speed fade. Stable and predictable mid range driver. Beginner friendly. Availa…

Discmania Maniac, P1 - S Line

The Discmania Maniac, P1 - S Line is a straight ideal putter and it works great as an approach disc. The P1 flight characteristic is very straight at high and low speeds. It is very soft and rubbery. This is one of the truest…

Discmania Fever TD2 - S Line

The Discmania Fever TD2 - S Line is an understable distance driver, the most understable (-4 high speed turn) disc in Discmania's line-up. It is a reinvention of the versatile Rush TD. The Fever is best suited for anyone seek…

Discmania Craze, CD - S Line

The Discmania Craze, CD - S 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…

Innova Valkryie - Echo Star

The Innova Echo Star 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 rang…

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…

Innova Roadrunner - Echo Star

The Innova Echo Star 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 …

Innova Mamba - Echo Star

The Innova Echo Star 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. T…

Innova Mako - Echo Star

The Innova Echo Star 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 the g…

Innova Leopard - Echo Star

The Innova Echo Star 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 turnov…

Innova Kite - Echo Star

The Innova Echo Star 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-…

Discraft Nuke SS - Elite Z Glo

The Discraft Elite Z Glow NUKE SS is a maximum distance driver nbsp;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 deve…

Discraft Comet - Elite Z Glo

The Discraft Elite Z Glo Comet is a super accurate, straight flying approach disc with stability of 0.0 (stable). It holds whatever line you throw it on. Great fun for night disc golf. The Comet was crucial to Ron Russell's P…

Discraft Buzzz - Elite Z Glo

The Discraft Elite Z Glo Buzzz is a straight flying midrange driver with a stability of 0.5 (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 Avenger SS - Elite Z Glo

The Discraft Elite Z Glo 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 di…

ABC Flying Squirrel - Platinum Line

The ABC Flying Squirrel- Platinum is an understable mid range driver. It is one of the easiest discs to throw. This disc will effortlessly go 250 feet by giving it some hyzer with a 3/4 throw. Excellent glide. Beginner friend…

Westside Hatchet - VIP

The Westside VIP Hatchet is a distance driver. Speed 9, Glide 6, Turn -2, Fade 2. Official specifications Max weight 176.8 gram. Diameter 21.3 cm. Height 2.0 cm. Rim depth 1.2 cm. Rim thickness 1.9 cm. Inside rim …

Latitude Vision - Opto

The Latitude 64 Vision - Opto 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.…

Latitude Striker - Opto

The Latitude 64 Striker - Opto is a stable fairway driver golf disc that is perfect disc for accurate drives. The excellent balance makes it suitable for most players. It is not too overstable and not too understable, making …

Latitude Ruby - Opto

The Latitude 64 Ruby - Opto is an understable putter and approach disc with a small grip and a neutral flight path. It is in the Easy-to-use series of discs from Latitude 64° that started out with the Diamond. Beginner friend…

Latitude River - Opto

The Latitude 64 River - Opto is a stable fairway control driver with exceptionally good glide and control. It´s easy to throw and fits most players' power and skill levels. With small fade and amazing glide, you can really le…

Latitude Pearl - Opto

The Latitude 64 Pearl - Opto is an understable midrange driver with a small grip and a neutral flight path. It is the second disc in the Easy-to-use series of discs from Latitude 64° that started out with the Diamond. The …

Latitude Jade - Opto

The Latitude 64 Opto Jade is a fairway driver in the very popular ”Easy To Use” line of discs from Latitude 64°. The Diamond has been one of the most sold discs of any kind from Latitude 64° simply because it suits both men a…

Latitude Fuse - Opto

The Latitude 64 Fuse is a very versatile understable midrange driver. It has been co-designed with pro, Jesper Lundmark. The Fuse has a stable, predictable flight pattern up to 90 meters (300 ft) and it can hold curves with m…

Latitude Diamond - Opto

The Latitude 64 Diamond - Opto is a multi purpose driver or fairway driver. It has an understable flight path with good glide and small fade. It is available in the Light Line which is a new line of discs (now called the E…

Latitude Bolt - Opto and Opto Air

The Latitude 64 Bolt - Opto and Opto Air 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…

Dynamic Discs Witness - Lucid

The Dynamic Discs Lucid Witness is a fairway driver great for players with lower arm speed. An understable flight path and tremendous glide make the Witness an excellent choice for players looking to gain distance without sac…

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…

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…

DGA Undertow - ProLine

The DGA Undertow - ProLine is an understable fairway driver that was designed for increased control. The Undertow is a complement to it's over stable cousin, the Tsunami, and can be used for an assortment of different shots! …

DGA Squall - ProLine

The DGA Squall - ProLine is a revolutionary midrange driver that is slightly understable. It features a driver-like grip, smooth release, super grippy and super durable ProLine plastic as well as incredible control for hyzer,…

DGA AfterShock - ProLine

The DGA AfterShock - ProLine is a midrange driver golf disc. It is a less overstable variation of the DGA Shockwave. The main features of the AfterShock are good glide and control It holds straight lines and turnover lines on…