37 Best Disc Golf Discs for Beginners (You Need These)


What’s up, new disc golfer? I’m glad you’ve been able to check out this awesome sport and are now thinking about buying some discs! Now you’re on the hunt for some good plastic and I know that you want the very best. Well, we got covered in this post. You’re going to see a comprehensive list of the best beginner discs on the market today.

I know that it seems like there are millions of discs to choose from. And I remember being a new player. I would just blindly buy discs to play with – some good and some bad. I wish I would’ve had this great reference post as a beginner. It really could’ve helped. But I’ve made this list of the best 37 beginner discs for you so that you can find the best discs to play with. Because I want you to play well and love disc golf like I do.

What are the 37 best disc golf discs for beginners?

We’re going to be going over 37 of the best control drivers, mid-range discs, and putters on the market today for new disc golfers. Check out the list below and keep on reading!

Control/fairway drivers

1. Innova Leopard

2. Westside Discs Underworld

3. Discmania FD

4. Discraft Zombee

5. Legacy Patriot

6. MVP Servo

7. Prodigy F3

8. Prodigy F5

9. Prodigy F7

10. Axiom Crave

11. Westside Discs Seer

12. Latitude 64 River

13. MVP Switch

14. Axiom Inspire

15. Discraft Sting

16. Dynamic Discs Maverick

17. MVP Relay

Mid-range discs

18. Discraft Archer

19. Innova Cobra

20. Discraft Comet

21. Innova Panther

22. Innova Coyote

23. Latitude 64 Pearl

24. Discraft Buzzz

25. Innova Condor

26. Innova Atlas

27. Wombat

28. Truth

29. Evidence

Putters

30. Innova Aviar

31. Prodigy PA-4

32. Discraft Zone

33. Innova Wedge

34. Westside Discs Harp

35. Westside Discs Swan 1 Reborn

36. Latitude 64 Ruby

37. Dynamic Discs Judge

Why did we choose these discs?

We chose these 37 discs because they are the absolute best disc golf discs for beginners on the market today. They represent the effort of many disc golf companies to make discs for the true beginner. The goal of these discs is to help you play well and improve your game. We chose discs from three of the four types of discs: control/fairway drivers, mid-range discs, and putters. I wanted to leave drivers out completely, but there are a few control drivers that beginners can use right away. I did decide to leave out distance drivers. You don’t want to play with those as a beginner.

Wait, why no distance drivers?

I don’t have anything against distance drivers. In fact, I love throwing these discs. But they normally require a lot of power, control, technique, and skill. Distance drivers are for intermediate to advanced players. When you’re new, you need beginner discs to play with like control drivers, mid-range discs, and putters.

If you would like to know more about the four different types of discs, check out our post, “What Are the Different Types of Disc Golf Discs?”

Disc flight ratings

Buying discs doesn’t have to be difficult. But when it comes to disc golf, as a beginner, there are a lot of discs that you need to stay away from. Why? Because they are for skilled players. If you buy a disc with the wrong disc golf flight ratings, it can be really bad for your improvement. So you need to make sure and learn the disc golf flight ratings as soon as possible. The flight ratings are the four numbers on a disc golf disc that represent speed, glide, turn, and fade. For beginner discs, you want a low speed (1 to 7), high glide (5 to 8), high turn (-4 to -1), and low fade (0 to 2).

For an in-depth guide on how to understand flight ratings, check out our post, “What Do the Numbers Mean on a Disc Golf Disc?”

Now here’s that list again.

Control/Fairway Drivers


1. Innova Leopard

6, 5, -2, 1

The Innova Leopard is an awesome beginner fairway driver because of how straight this disc flies. The fair amount of turn helps the beginner in their opening rounds with good understability. The low amount of fade also helps the beginner keep the disc straight at the end of flight. If you’re new, this is a disc you need in your bag. You can grab one here (link to InfiniteDiscs.com).

2. Westside Discs Underworld

7, 6, -3, 1

This disc is an awesome starter control driver because it is set up almost perfect for new players. I like to compare this with the Latitude 64 River as it has similar flight ratings. The 1.9cm rim is easy to hold, providing superior control and distance. You can get yours here (link to InfiniteDiscs).

3. Discmania FD

7, 6, -1, 1

The FD is brilliant in that it’s designed for beginning players who want to try and keep the disc in the air longer while flying as straight as possible. The FD is awesome for those hard-to-learn “tunnel shots.” You can check current prices for it here (InfiniteDiscs.com).

4. Discraft Zombee

6, 5, -1, 1

The Zombie is here to eat some brains…uh, I mean chains. Definitely a medium range fairway control driver as this disc was made for the 2012 Ace Race. The flight ratings are moderate, and for the majority who have used this disc, the disc flies straight with a predictable fade at the end. This disc is similar to a Buzzz mid-range and beginners should definitely grab one of these discs for the bag. You can get it here on InfiniteDiscs.com.

5. Legacy Patriot

7, 5, -2, 1

The Patriot is an interesting control driver. Although it can be a beginner disc, it was designed with all players in mind. It doesn’t require a lot of power to get this disc to fly straight, as the feel of this disc and the way it’s made helps it give superior control to newer players. Check this one out on InfiniteDiscs.com.

6. MVP Servo

6, 5, -1, 2

The Servo is a great choice for those players with not a lot of arm strength. This disc is rated a 6 in speed, which tends to be at the lower end of the spectrum (meaning you don’t have to throw it as hard). Here’s what MVP says about the Servo:

“The Servo is a straight-stable fairway driver with a low power requirement and controlled speed. Its extended GYRO™ push gives it less lateral movement and immense glide with an effortless forward fade. Both high and low power throwers alike will achieve easy pinpoint accuracy with ultimate control to make it one of their most used discs on the fairway.”

Grab yours today on infiniteDiscs.com.

7. Prodigy F3

7, 5, -1, 2

So far, I’ve really like what Prodigy has done with their discs. I’ve liked every disc I’ve thrown, even those that may be above my skill level. Now the F3 is a great disc, but needs a little bit more skill than some of the discs on this list. It has less glide and has a little bit more fade on the end of the throw. This is still a beginner disc, but I might recommend getting good with something like the Innova Leopard and then moving up to this disc whenever you go from beginner to amateur. If you think you have the skill, you can get an F3 here (link to InfiniteDiscs.com).

8. Prodigy F5

7, 5, -2, 1

The Prodigy F5 is just a little bit easier to throw than its brother disc the F3 because of the fade of the disc. The F3 will fade a little bit harder to the left at the end of its flight path. This means that you could start out with a Leopard like I suggested earlier, move up to an F5, then move up to an F3. The F5 will help the beginner keep discs fairly straight as it doesn’t require a lot of speed and it has some good turn to it. Grab your F5 here on InfiniteDiscs.com.

9. Prodigy F7

7, 5, -3, 1

I’m going on a little bit of a prodigy run in this post, because like I said in the F3 summary, I’m really liking Prodigy’s selection of discs right now (even though they aren’t new). The F7 is probably the best of the three in this post for beginners. So if you were to pick between the three as a brand new player, I would go with the F7 first. Just like I’ve been talking about with moving up. I would buy the F7 first, then move up to the F5, then move up to the F3 (and when you get really good you can hit up the F1 – but that’s for another time). Grab an F7 here on InfiniteDiscs.com.

10. Axiom Crave

6, 5, -1, 1

The Crave was Axiom’s first attempt at a driver for disc golf and it seems that it has worked out quite well for them. They didn’t do anything crazy with this disc. Axiom decided to just make a moderate, beginner-type disc to start their foray into making more driver models for disc golf. The Crave has a nice, comfortable feel and is super easy to control. I also personally like their choice of dual-color style on the majority of these discs. Grab yours today on InfiniteDiscs.com.

11. Westside Discs Seer

7, 5, -1, 2

Westside Discs created this awesome driver to help beginner players improve their power and control. I’ve always been a fan of Westside ever since I bought their Harp putt and approach disc. The Seer has very good glide and has a really great feel for throwers.

The Seer is a really workable disc depending on how much power you can put behind the disc. It’s also a great disc for “tunnel shots” once you get some experience under your belt. Grab yours here on InfiniteDiscs.com.

12. Latitude 64 River

7, 7, -1, 1

The Latitude 64 River is one of my favorite drivers. I tried one out that a buddy had and then proceeded to use it for the rest of the round. I immediately went to buy it and found a misprint for like $8 bucks. The River can really do a lot for your bag. It handles so well after it is thrown and seems to fly a straight line almost every time it’s thrown. And the best part about this disc is the glide. It will fly and fly if it’s thrown correctly. I absolutely love that about it. The River can also be a staple disc for advanced players, once you get to that point. You can get a River here on InfiniteDiscs.com.

13. MVP Switch

6, 4, -2, 1

Once you start throwing this disc, you’ll want to “switch” to it…you see what I did there? But seriously, this is a great beginner driver. Check it out on InfiniteDiscs.com.

14. Axiom Inspire

6, 5, -1.5, 1

This disc might “inspire” you to want to play better. Okay, I’m done after that. The Inspire is a great disc that beginners can use to gain distance on their drives. It is MVP’s easiest to throw driver. Grab one on InfiniteDiscs.com.

15. Discraft Sting

7, 5, -3, 1

Grab one of these here at InfiniteDiscs.com and feel the sting!

16. Dynamic Discs Maverick

7, 4, -1.5, 2

As I’ve said many times already on this site, I’m a huge fan of Dynamic Discs. They might be my favorite because of how well the discs throw and how forgiving they are on newer players. The Maverick plays off that same idea. It’s very forgiving, allowing the beginner player to be able to learn the game with a very nice, slightly understable control driver. If you’re looking for a disc in this category, this is one of my top choices. Grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.

17. MVP Relay

6, 5, -3, 1

Grab your Relay here at InfiniteDiscs.com.

Midrange


18. Discraft Archer

6, 5, -3, 1

The Archer is a very popular all-purpose disc that was created for the 2016 Ace Race. Get yours here (link to InfiniteDiscs.com).

19. Innova Cobra

4, 5, -2, 2

Grab a cobra here on InfiniteDiscs.com.

20. Discraft Comet

4, 5, -2, 1

The Comet is a really easy mid-range for new players. The understability helps beginners stay a little bit more consistent with every throw. And once you develop your game, the Comet will help you with many different shots. Grab one on InfiniteDiscs.com.

21. Innova Panther

5, 4, -2, 1

The Panther is a really great disc for new disc golfers. Check it out here on InfiniteDiscs.com.

22. Innova Coyote

4, 5, 0, 1

The Coyote is an excellent choice for a starter mid-range. Its ability to hold a consistently straight path makes it a great first choice. Grab one on InfiniteDiscs.com.

23. Latitude 64 Pearl

4, 6 ,4, 0

The Pearl is part of Latitude 64’s “easy-to-use” disc golf line. It has a very neutral flight path and is a good starter mid-range for players with not a lot of arm strength. Check it out here on InfiniteDiscs.com.

24. Discraft Buzzz

5, 4, -1, 1

best disc golf disc for beginnersI absolutely love the Buzzz. It is one of the most popular mid-range discs sold today and is an essential piece of the puzzle as a beginner. It has grown on me a lot. If I were to pick a disc that you should buy when you first start playing, it would be this one. Grab a Buzzz here on InfiniteDiscs.com.

25. Innova Condor

3, 4, 0, 2

The Condor is a fantastic mid-range for new players. You can grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.

26. Innova Atlas

5, 5, 0, 1

I’ve liked the Atlas ever since the first time I threw it. It’s a double-molded disc, so it has a great feel and it just works very well for all players. Grab one here (link to InfiniteDiscs.com).

27. Innova Wombat

5, 6, -1, 1

The Wombat is by far my favorite disc golf disc. I’ve had one ever since I started playing. This disc is brilliant for helping beginners improve on the course. Grab yours here on InfiniteDiscs.com.

28. Dynamic Discs Truth

5, 5, 0, 2

This disc is the truth…no, seriously, it is. If there was a disc on this list that you could single-handedly use to play rounds with, this would be it. Check it out here (link to InfiniteDiscs.com).

29. Dynamic Discs Evidence

5, 5, -1, 0

I love the Evidence. It is an understable disc with a slim profile and a shallow rim. It’s a mid-range for everyone. Definitely check this out on InfiniteDiscs.com.

Putters


30. Innova Aviar

2, 3, 0, 1

The Aviar is one of the most popular putters in the world today. This is definitely a disc that you should check out as a beginner. It is easy to throw, very forgiving, and controllable – everything a beginner player needs in a disc. Pick one up here on InfiniteDiscs.com.

31. Prodigy PA-4

3, 3, -1, 1

This is a great disc for both putting and short drives on the course. The PA-4 will normally stay straight for you, though, no matter what you are trying to accomplish. Grab one of these now on InfiniteDiscs.com.

32. Discraft Zone

4, 3, 0, 3

Even though this disc is labeled as more of an intermediate disc, I have really liked the way this disc feels and believe that it can be used by beginners for putting. I would recommend getting a few rounds in at first before you grab one of these. Grab yours here on InfiniteDiscs.com.

33. Innova Wedge

4, 3, -3, 1

A true beginner should think hard about grabbing a Wedge for their bag. This disc isn’t all that popular, yet it boasts an ability to be both a great beginner putter and just an all-around great disc. The Wedge is really awesome to disc down with and use to work on your driving and approach technique. Check the Wedge out here on InfiniteDiscs.com.

34. Westside Discs Harp

4, 3, 0, 3

The Harp is a really awesome putt and approach disc. I’ve been using this disc almost as much as the Dynamic Discs Judge. This disc is my backup putter, but more often than not, I use it for driving and full rounds because of its ability to really fly good distances. The feel is similar to a mid-range disc like the Dynamic Discs Truth above. Beginners can use this to optimize all parts of their game and improve tremendously. Grab yours here on InfiniteDiscs.com.

35. Westside Discs Swan 1 Reborn

3, 3, -2.5. 0

The Swan 1 Reborn is a great beginner disc that Westside molded after the original Swan disc that was discontinued a little while back. This disc is great for any arm speed and can help you crush long straight putts. Grab yours on InfiniteDiscs.com.

36. Latitude 64 Ruby

3, 4, -3, 0.9

The Ruby is a great putter to consider throwing with if you are new. It’s an easy disc and is a part of Latitude 64’s “easy-to-use” disc golf line, just like the Pearl Mid-range in the section above. It offers the player superior handling for putting and a fairly neutral flight path. Grab yours here (link to InfiniteDiscs.com).

37. Dynamic Discs Judge

2, 4, 0, 1

The Judge is just an all-around spectacular disc that I’ve been throwing almost as long as I’ve been playing. If I only recommended one putter in this post, the Judge would be it. Please, please, please grab this for your bag. You can get it cheap on InfiniteDiscs.com.

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