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I DON'T live in the best city. And yet......within 15 minutes of my office, home, or commute, there are 3 fine courses (about "4" at DGCR), which is enough to keep my occupied, plus an assortment of others when I want variety. Within 1 1/2 hours---an easy daytrip---are the hubs of Charlotte, Augusta, plus a bunch of fine courses in the SC upstate. I've got local action 5 days a week if I want it, and there's a tournament within 2 hours virtually every weekend. The weather is playable year-round and fine about 9 months a year.
There are dozens of cities with a better disc golf scene---but how much more do you need? I say, figure out how many courses, how many good courses, and what climate keeps you happy, then take your pick among the qualifiers.
This from another person who believes that Florida is all sand and water.
Ever been to Brooksville?
The Quarry Golf Course in Brooksville is open.
I have played ball and disc golf there. The Quarry has the most elevation that I have seen in Florida.
Florida is great until we get into the dead of summer at which point you're gonna be scheduling early morning and late evening rounds only.
In the winter though, it is pretty amazing.
I currently live in Southern California and have lived in Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids and Rochester, Minn.
So Cal is extremely expensive and economy is way down right now. You would be crazy to move here unless you already had family here, a car and a job. The weather is GREAT! The disc golf is acceptable.
If you don't mind some winter weather you can't go wrong with the three metro areas in Iowa. Those would be Des Moines, Cedar Rapids/Iowa City and the Quad Cities - aka Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa. The economy in Iowa is doing great and the housing is affordable. The people there are the nicest you will ever meet. No matter which city you choose, it is an easy one or two hour drive to any of the 168 courses across Iowa. Plus, there is a ton of tournament golf in the Midwest. It is an easy drive to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri for hundreds more courses. I really miss Iowa disc golf and all the great people there. However - I don't miss shoveling snow, raking leaves and 90% humidity!
If you don't mind even colder weather, go to Minnesota. (Your profile says Eau Claire, so you already get it.) The best disc golf on the planet. Plus you are also close to other great Midwestern disc golf courses in Iowa and Wisconsin. Again, I miss the awesome disc golf scene in Minnesota, but I retired my snow boots FOREVER in 2004!
If the scene in Mobile, AL is as good as these folks say, I say go live by the ocean and forget snow forever. If you want a decent economy, move to Iowa.
No matter where you go, your disc golf family will be there to welcome you.