Once a course has been added, the “add layout” button will appear at the bottom of the “add/edit courses” page. You can click the blue “add layout” button to finish filling out all of the course information required to add the course to the App and Website.
You can also go in to add layouts by clicking the “edit course” button on any existing page. Scroll to the bottom of the page until you find the “Course Layouts” section as displayed above.
To add a layout, you need to know the number of holes and distance of each hole in that layout and where all potential water hazards and out of bounds spots are found. It is also nice, but not required, to have pictures of each hole.
After giving the layout a name, click the “add” button to include hole details. The green “add” button will populate with the number of fields required according to the number of holes in the layout.
Now you can add the hole information. By default there are three boxes for different Pin Positions. You only have to use one, but if your course has A, B, and C pin locations, fill out each of the boxes with the information to make the Layout more complete. If there are more than 3 pin positions, click the “add position” button. There can be an unlimited number of positions. The pin position name is not required.
Addition information for the hole should now be added. To select more than one Out of Bounds or Water Hazard location, press “shift or control” while you click on the drop down menu. Adding an image of the hole will make your Layout look more complete and informative! Plus you’ll be awarded more Infinite Points!
The additional info field should be used for hole specific holes such as “Island” rules, or valuable things to know for someone playing the course for the first time such as “There is a huge cliff to the left behind the large pine tree.” The details displayed here will appear for players on the mobile app.
Now finish up information for each hole, click save, and your course Layout is ready to play! Load it up on the Infinite Disc Golf App and hit the course!
When to Create a New Layout
Course is substantially more or less difficult
A new layout should be created any time the difficulty of the course gets substantially easier or more difficult. It is not necessary to create a new layout when one basket location changes that is approximately the same difficulty as the previous location. For different basket locations, change the pin locations.
If the par of a hole changes due to different pin locations, or if a shot gets substantially more difficult (170 foot shot vs 490), then a new layout should be created. If you want your stats to stay consistent for all variables, you can create as many different layouts as you would like, but a each layout requires a minimum of 8 rounds played to establish an rating.
If additional out of bounds, mandos and Islands are created for tournaments that make the course different than the normal course, a tournament layout should be created as the average tournament score will be substantially higher.
Alternative Playing Rules
If you want to keep score and play the course with alternative rules (such as mulligans or no out of bounds penalties), please create and use a separate layout so that Infinite Ratings will stay fair and consistent.
Infinite Points for Layouts: Earn 36 Infinite Points for each 18 hole course layout added. 18 points for a course with a nine hole layout (2 points per hole added). To get credit for your added layouts, make sure you include hole distances, out of bounds and water hazard details.
Adding Layouts from the App
It is also possible to add a layout from the mobile app.
After selecting a course, click the “add layout” button at the bottom of the Select Layout screen.
Enter a name for the layout, the # of holes, and a brief description. This will then add your new layout as an option on the select layout screen.
Select this new layout you created for your round.
During your round, you can then add hole pars and distances. You can also take pictures as you are playing and add them to the database.
When Round is Complete
As long as you have entered all the distances, you can immediately submit your score to the cloud and generate round ratings using your new layout created.
To later add out of bounds details, you can log on to the website and edit the app.