Best Portable Disc Golf Basket

Whether you play for fun, a competitive edge, or both, we can all agree disc golf is a great way to pass the time, perfect one’s aim, and get some healthy exercise in the beautiful outdoors. Oh, and it’s also a blast!  

Like most sports we invest time in, we want to be good at it. It’s not as much fun playing any game if one never scores. Unless you’re born with insane talent, disc golf requires practice to continue improving your skills. 

If you’re like me, you may not have the time to visit your local disc golf course regularly to put in the time you would like. Fortunately, there is an alternative. Portable disc golf targets such as a PDGA approved basket allows you the freedom to practice wherever and whenever you want.  

What Makes A Great Basket? 


But what makes for a good disc golf basket? If you’re practicing to make perfect or simply want to get in more playtime, a portable basket is an investment worth researching to ensure you’re getting the best bang for your buck.  

Naturally, an affordable price range is a factor. A reasonable price point is under $200, though some are far more expensive options. Weighing your budget against the following construction considerations is key to getting a high-quality, heavy-duty basket at your desired price point. Note, permanent disc golf baskets can go for a lot higher price due to their durability.  Not to mention the costs of the permanent installation. 

Metal construction baskets made with heavy-duty materials are certainly the most durable choice and might be an important thing to consider. Take note of the gauge of the high-quality materials used. This is an essential quality versus portability factor. The  heavier gauge will withstand more wear and tear, whereas the lighter gauge is lighter for portability.  

Galvanized heavy-duty chains will withstand the elements of the great outdoors, whereas non galvanized chains will corrode over time. The number of chains can also be an important factor. The more metal chains, the better to prevent your disc from bouncing out of the basket.  

If you plan to transport your basket to different locations, choose one that folds up for easier portability.  

Some baskets are wider than others, making scoring easier, but a narrower basket with a compact size allows you to improve your disc golf game. Knowing your goal will help decide on this feature and choose the right basket for you. 

We include below a list of the best portable disc golf baskets for your consideration, along with the pros and cons of each.  

Top Portable Disc Golf Basket 


Black Hole Pro

At a reasonable current price of $160, the MVP Black Hole Pro, all metal basket construction, 24-zinc chain basket is deserving of a top spot. It has 12 outer, and 12 inner chains oriented perfectly for zero weak spots. It’s highly portable and built to the PDGA standard height and size regulations. This basket checks all the boxes with a 5-star rating of more than three thousand customer reviews. 

Axiom Discs Pro

With an impressive 4.9-star customer rating, the Axiom Discs Pro is a cheaper, equal quality option. It also has 24 chains strategically placed to prevent cut-throughs and pole bounces and  assembles in under one minute. It is available in six beautiful colors and is a phenomenal practice target.  The only customer complaint has been damaged during shipping and makes up only 3% of the total  customer reviews. This lightweight basket is a great value for those wanting to try a portable basket.

Remix Disc Golf

At only 26 pounds, this is an excellent portable option. The Remix Double Chain Practice Basket is one of the cheapest options at this quality. The gauge is lighter than the Axiom and Black Hole, but it has adequate durability at a fantastic price. The chains are zinc coated, and no tools are required for assembly. If your budget is light, this Remix is highly recommended. It has a 4.8-star rating of more than fifteen hundred customer reviews. It also comes with stakes to ground the unit, offsetting the con of the lighter gauge, though most customers have commented they haven’t needed to use the stakes when on a level surface.  

Innova Discatcher Traveler Target.

Perhaps the lightest of the targets on the list, at just 15 pounds, the Innova Discatcher is an Amazon favorite with over 86% five star ratings. The simple setup is as easy as a camping chair, beach umbrella, or portable table. Speaking of camping, this might be the perfect option for those that love the game and want a little entertainment around the campground. The Discatcher comes with a tote bag for storage and packability. Coming in multiple colors, with a quick release for take down, and thoughtful features such as anchor points to resist any wind, this might be the ultimate portable disc golf basket. 

Dynamic Discs Recruit.

With fewer customer reviews than the others we’ve included, the Dynamic Discs Light-weight Recruit deserves mention. The two and 3-star ratings mentioned damage during shipping and were rated several months ago. Based on the more recent ratings of 4 and 5 stars and an overall rating of 4.8, we speculate the manufacturer took the feedback to the drawing board and improved the  packaging.  

Slightly heavier than the Remix and a similar weight to the others at 35 pounds, this all-metal, 24-chain basket meets PDGA specifications and comes with stakes for grounding. It is available in standard black  and vibrant blue. We love options!  

MVP Black Hole Precision Trainer.

If your skill level is intermediate to advanced, the Precision Trainer is for serious disc golfers like yourself. It has a 12” chain tier diameter for narrow target focus. The 12 chains are heavy duty, course weight, and the narrow basket forces the golfer to concentrate. Customers have noted their satisfaction with the quality of the basket and attest to a substantial improvement in their putting.  

A few points to consider, the chains are loud on impact and can present an issue for your neighbors. Also, a customer mentioned the basket doesn’t hold the 20 discs he typically practices with. It is suited to a maximum of 12 discs.  

Hive Disc Golf Lite.

If you are new to the game and want a decent basket to practice throwing, the Hive Lite will fulfill your wish list. It’s another light, 26-pound basket, and a 4.7-star customer rating. The price is excellent for what you get.  

DGA Mach Lite.

Designed for portability, this DGA Mach Lite does not sacrifice quality. The Mach Lite basket folds up easily for portability and ease of setup. It folds up in its custom travel bag for  comfortable transport and storage and comes in blue, red, and green. Get them all and set up your private backyard course. 

The Mach Lite has a customer rating of 4.5 but has only 198 ratings. Based on the quality of the unit and the positive feedback so far, we expect this rating to increase as more reviews come in. Although we are a little leery of the fabric design, this in turn is a pro as it allows it to easily fold up like an umbrella. If your concerned, check out the DGA Mach Shift below…

DGA Mach Shift.

The Mach Shift 3-in-1 Portable Practice Basket is a lightweight all-metal disc golf basket featuring 3 main chain configurations, each designed to hone your putting and focus. With its telescoping pole and variable chain attachments, the Mach Shift is completely modular with many possible chain configurations. Become the putting champion of your local putting league with the skills you learn from practicing on the Mach Shift.  

Go from a standard, advanced, to pro target level by adjusting the center chain position. Allowing you to hone in your accuracy. The DGA Mach Lite listed above is a little lighter than this version, but if you’re looking for something a little more permanent but still portable, this is a great option. 

Franklin Sports Disc Golf Basket.

Similar to the DGA Mach Lite in design and quality.  The Franklin Disc Golf Basket is currently the #1 portable disc golf basket on Amazon. Perhaps that’s due to the low price or it might be due how easy it is to set up. Similar to an umbrella, in two steps you can be in full on practice mode. Eventually the serious disc golfer may need something a little more robust, but some buyers have taken it on themselves to modify and upgrade this unit as needed.  Others see this as a good option to make a little course as an additional basket. For whatever your reason, this is a nice option to get you started and help you enjoy a bit of backyard practice.

Yaheetech Disc Golf Basket.

One of the lowest priced metal baskets on the list, Yaheetech Disc Golf Basket is a company I had never heard of, but apparently more than a thousand positive reviewers had. Constructed of a heavy-duty painted metal frame and galvanized chains, this 12-chain disc golf basket is built to withstand the elements and ready for your long-term use. It is built to standard height, providing both professionals and amateurs a perfect way to practice and improve their flying disc technique.

Note: there is an updated version of this basket, but it comes at a price.  The update provides additional chains for a better catch of the disc and being more true to a tournament style basket. It also comes with a carrying case.  

Disc Golf Basket Accessories


Do you need these items? Probably not, but it might just improve your basket and make your friends envious of your game. So consider adding a few of these to your portable basket, or as gifts for the avid disc golfer.

MVP Disc Sports LED Disc Golf Basket Light.

This light is fully remote controllable, offering many different color lighting options at the push of a button. Multiple timer options available for 4 or 8 hour modes, so you can set it and forget it. The Lunar Module LED light is powered by 3 AAA batteries that are easy to replace, keeping this light glowing all season long! Elevate your Glow rounds with these premium basket lights.

Waybelive LED Rim Light.

I can’t say these are better then other led light strips on the market, but they are one of the few supporting disc golf, and for me thats worth giving them a try.  Easy to instal using zip ties, and with some nice customization options for 16 different colors or patterns, have some fun playing into the evening or adding a little flair to your glow rounds.

Hit The Chains No Matter Where You Play…


If you’ve read this far, you are obviously excited about your options. Whether you’re a novice player looking to up your game, a casual player hoping to get in more playtime, or a serious, advanced player practicing for a tournament, this list has something for everyone and every budget. 

There are many options that can make for an excellent choice in a portable disc golf basket. This can cause the selection process to be overwhelming. If you’re still unsure what will best meet your needs, we recommend making a list of your priorities and intent compared to the features that coincide with them. New to the sport, plan to transport regularly, and will be using on un-level ground, you might want to choose a lighter model that comes with ground stakes. If you’re a more seasoned player and plan to play hard, a heavier model would better suit your style. If you want a course-like experience, professional disc golf association regulations for size and height will be important to you.  

We love disc golf too! If you’d like to read more product reviews for the sport, check out some more of our posts.  Happy Disc Golfing!  

Corey

Corey
I am an avid rock climber, mountain biker, and disc golfer, who loves nothing more than a beautiful day to go play outside like a kid. I love to read and learn new things in order to gain a better understanding of our amazing world, and feel honored to share some with you. If you don’t find me at my computer typing away, you will find me outside exploring. I wrote this article because I am enthusiastic about helping you improve your disc golf skills and find a passion for getting outside!