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Disc Golf Baskets

DGA is the leading manufacturer of disc golf baskets and the standard-bearer for disc golf course equipment. DGA Disc Pole Hole disc golf baskets are the player preferred disc golf targets and the top installed disc golf equipment in the sport.

DGA Mach Series Disc Pole Hole Disc Golf Baskets

DGA Mach Series Disc Pole Hole Disc Golf Baskets

DGA’s commitment to quality stands the test of time out on the course. DGA’s main expertise has been in manufacturing disc golf baskets over the last 35+ years. Other baskets on the markets tend to rust and weather quickly. By constantly refining and improving the manufacturing process DGA produces the highest quality, the longest lasting and the greatest value for your course and its players.

DGA uses the highest quality manufacturing and Hot-dipped galvanizing methods. Even DGA color powder coated disc golf baskets are hot-dipped galvanized first to insure long-lasting weather protection.

Each DGA permanent style Mach Family Disc Pole Hole disc golf basket is hand inspected for quality and has a 20 Year Limited Warranty.

DGA invented the first Disc Pole Hole disc golf basket over 35 years ago when DGA formalized the sport. The term disc golf basket, or “Basket” is one of the most common informal names for a Disc Pole Hole. The term Disc Pole Hole is also known as a pin, hole, target, disc catcher, goal, chains, bucket and pole.

A disc golf basket is made up of a chain holder attached at the top of a pole. The pole is often cemented directly into the ground. The chain holder has chains attached to it that surround the pole and hang down towards a basket. The basket is attached about half way down the pole below the chain. A disc golf course is made up of at least 9 disc golf baskets, however most courses are built with 18 disc golf baskets. (Space permitting, there are also course designs up to 21, 24, and 27 holes.) Disc golf baskets must conform to specific dimensions if they are to be used in PDGA sanctioned tournament play.

Disc golf baskets are the main and most important components of a disc golf course. Disc golf baskets serve the same function as golf holes do in the game of ball golf. When a thrown flying disc hits the chains and drops into the basket, the hole is complete. A player’s score is added up by counting the number of throws it takes for the disc to come to rest in the basket. Permanent disc golf baskets are found out on disc golf courses. Portable practice disc golf targets are found in back yards. Schools, camps and Universities use both portable practice disc golf baskets and permanent disc golf baskets for classes, recreation and leagues.

DGA manufactures 6 disc golf basket models conforming to PDGA specification for tournament play and the Mach Mini Disc Golf Basket trophy.

There are two categories of DGA baskets, Permanent and Practice/Portable. Permanent disc golf baskets are heavy-duty and are designed for outdoor park and recreation settings. In these settings disc golf baskets get constant play, (banging of the chains) and abuse. Permanent disc golf baskets have 18 to 24 strands of chain and are durable enough to withstand sun, wind, rain and snow. Each disc golf target is hot dipped galvanized from head to toe (a DGA standard). DGA disc golf baskets can be powder coated different colors if desirable.

Each permanent DGA Disc Pole Hole can be configured in one of three ways:

  1. Direct Cement (No Frills Mounting Option)
  2. Anchor & Collar (Deluxe Mounting Option)
    locked into anchors that are cemented into the ground. This allow for a permanent but movable installation.
  3. Portable Base (Portable Mounting Option)

DGA practice disc golf baskets (Mach Lite and M-14 specifically) are lighter weight and lighter duty then DGA permanent disc golf baskets. DGA practice disc golf baskets are designed to be easily portable. These baskets have 14 to 16 strands of chain to save weight and increase ease of mobility. DGA practice baskets are not designed to be left outdoors but to be put indoors when not in use. The Mach Lite can fold in on itself like an umbrella and comes with a shoulder bag. The M-14 is an all metal basket that snaps together with three spring-loaded buttons. When not in use the M-14 can be kept in its shipping box for storage.

Today more people know what disc golf baskets are when they see them in the park. In 1975 when DGA first unveiled the first Disc Pole Hole disc golf basket to the Frisbee® community, it was a revolutionary breakthrough.

Ed Headrick started the DGA with his son Ken to work on the first Disc Pole Hole disc golf basket. When they began, people were throwing Frisbees at light poles, trash cans, signs and trees. DGA’s first Disc Pole Hole consisted of 10 chains hanging in a parabolic shape over an upward opening basket, (US Patent 4,039,189, issued 1975). Ed had tried many prototypes before cracking the idea of hanging chains over a basket. The archives of the DGA are full of pictures of fishing net contraptions, welded boxes of rings on poles and other sketches hatched out of Headrick’s imagination.

Since DGA’s founding there have been many attempts to improve upon the Disc Pole Hole’s basic design. However, just as the basic design of the bicycle has lasted the test of time, the basic design of the first Disc Pole Hole from 1975 is still the foundation of every basket today.

Over the years DGA has come out with many inventions and patents improving upon the original design. These inventions include multiple rows of chain (inner chains), sliding attach point for the chain(sliding links), the Trapper Basket, and most recently the V reflex chain configuration found on the Mach Lite.

DGA can help you get your course in the ground quickly and easily. To order DGA baskets please fill out a quote request using our Quote Form page or call DGA directly, (Phone Number: 831-722-6037).

When you fill out a quote request form online we will follow-up with you by phone as soon as possible. The quote request form helps our course sales staff with the basic information necessary to get you the right equipment in the most efficient way. Final pricing depends on many factors like

  • number to be purchased
  • shipping method and destination
  • upgrades such as powder coating, number plates, Basket Blades, flags
  • and any other custom options or specific bidding requirements.

If you are just curious about the cost of general course equipment, please look at our Sample Courses page where we have a selection of sample course packages and pricing available for consideration and review to fit your specific budget requirements.

Make sure to ask about DGA golf discs when ordering. DGA offers the highest quality discs and can offer a full choice of discs for your school, your course or your pro shop.

Permanent Style Mach Series Disc Golf Baskets

For permanent Outdoor Disc Golf Course Installations.

Mach X Disc Golf Baskets

Mach X Disc Golf Basket

The New DGA Mach X – Redefining the Disc Golf Basket. Available in the Spring 2014


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Permanent Disc Golf Basket Upgrades

Color Powder Coated Upgrades - Add visibility and Color

DGA Mach New II and Mach V Disc Pole Holes come in Blue Sparkle and Orange Blaze as stock options or you can order your course in the color of your choice*. DGA Disc Pole Holes get and industrial strength two-coat powder-coating application to the chain holder and basket. We utilize the best powder-coating technology available, providing the best performance and appearance for our powder coated baskets.

*If you have a custom color request, we will try to meet your needs. Custom powder coating color orders require a minimum order of 20 units. We will do our best to match your color request however we cannot guarantee exact color matching. Please contact us for a quote for the most current pricing on custom powder coating jobs.
More powder coating information here.


Basket Blades Upgrades - Customize, brand, and Add Visibility

DGA Disc Golf Basket BladesDGA Basket Blades are designed to add visibility and branding potential to your DGA Disc Pole Holes. Compatible with DGA Mach New II and Mach V Disc Pole Holes, each set of Basket Blades consists of three interlocking stainless steel sections. These sections overlap at each end, making the fully assembled unit extremely damage and theft resistant. DGA Basket Blades are available in our stock Orange Blaze color which is great for visibility in almost any environment (except maybe a pumpkin patch).

Number Plate Upgrades - Add visibility, usability and personalize your Mach II or Mach V basket.

Number Plate UpgradesGalvanized steel construction, rubber fender guards, vinyl hole number and DGA stylized base decal. Number plate conversion kits can be added to your Mach II or Mach V baskets in order to upgrade to the look of a Mach III.

DGA Portable Practice Disc Golf Baskets

Easy to Transport. Great for Schools, Camps, Back Yards, the Beach or Park.