Hey all! Just wanted to check and see if anyone out there has any great ideas for how to best promote your courses to players outside your community...outside of the "usual suspects" (hosting tournaments, registering the course at PDGA and any other "directory" types of sites out there, etc.). We've got a short-but-challenging 12-hole course out here in Springfield, MN that opened in 2006, and one of the main things that our City Council was interested in when funding the course ($7,500 investment) was recouping that money via players from outside our community coming in to play, eat in our restaurants, fill-up at our gas stations, spend the night in our Microtel, etc.
One year is in the books since we opened the course, and we know that we've been able to directly attribute about $800 in "new" money coming into the community as a result of the course. However, any ideas folks might have for drawing more players from outside our immediate community would be greatly appreciated. FYI, information on our course can be found here: http://www.springfieldmnchamber.org/attractions/discgolf/course.htm
Derek Tonn (Springfield, MN, USA)