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I'm looking to move from my current location of Gillette, WY to a city with a solid disc golf scene. I'm skilled enough to play competitively but my current area has only one course that's on the opposite side of town. I'm looking for any and all suggestions. Thanx

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I dont Know how you feel about Wisconsin but If your serious about Disc Golf, there's no better place... As far cities go... Madison is Amazing! And Central Wisconsin is adding great new 18 hole courses all the time (And there's always HighBridge Hills for a weekend getaway. I recommend trying that one no matter where you live in the country). Good luck on your search

I agree 100% Wisco is amazing for disc golf.

 

More criteria.  How do you feel about steamy hot summers---or deep-frozen winters?  Big cities?  Employment?

 

Charlotte, NC has many excellent courses, a thriving club and tournament scene, and very little snow.  Augusta, GA has a half-dozen excellent courses, the IDGC, and even less snow.  Augusta's a much smaller city.

 

Another criteria question:  How many courses do you really need?  If there are 2 or 3 very good courses within 30 minutes, do you need any more than that?  If not, your possibilities expand greatly.

 

What's your definition of "solid disc golf scene", anyway? 

I say Florida.  I know Florida is not a city.

To be specific, Central Florida.

Think about it.  Florida is known for it's great weather.

Where else can you play Disc Golf twelve months out of the year.

I live in Central Florida, and there is

Daytona (Tuscawilla, Reed Canal)

Debary

Mount Dora

Apopka

Orlando (Barnett Park, Bill Frederick, UCF, Airport Lakes)

Then there's West Coast Central Florida (Sarasota Sky Pilots Courses)

Go to Disc Golf Review  dgcoursereview.com

I found 15 courses within a 50 mile radius of Orlando.

 

Enough about how great Florida is.

Where ever you decide to go, use dgcoursereview.com or the PDGA site and actually see how many courses there are to the place you are interested in.

The primary problem with DG Florida is the only way you get elevation on a course is to step on an alligator...

..or one of the many Oak trees one can climb to retrieve on any dg course here ;>}

RSR (Rock Springs Ridge)disc golf course in Apoka,Fl has elevation,recently new to the Central area of Fl

This from another person who believes that Florida is all sand and water.

Ever been to Brooksville? 

I played the Gran Canyon which is unfortunately no longer there. But it also points out that in Florida, to get elevation, you might need to excavate.

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.

So what is wrong with playing on flat land with mowed grass?  Where you can play 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.  Playing in the woods where a bulldozer plowed thru for a fairway taking a right or left turn at 200 feet, hiding the basket.  That is not fun and never will be.  Spending half of your time looking for your discs.   And yes I know it is fun to throw down a toboggan run or off a mountain, but for everyday play, not.

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.

Actually, discgolfwise, "anywhere" might be a good answer for someone from Gillette, WY.

 

Though most of the answers you'll get are from people touting their hometown.  So let me be different.

 

If you don't mind the winters, I think the Des Moines, Minneapolis, and wherever in Michigan Flip City is are hubs with active scenes and good (or great courses).  Slightly warmer, Dallas-Ft. Worth often comes up high in these discussions, as does Kansas City. 

 

The suggestion to look at dgcoursereview is an excellent one.  I haven't been to the West Coast but Oregon seems to have a lot of highly-rated courses (though I get the impression they're not near a "city").

 

I guess the other criteria to ask is, what do you want to do when you're not playing disc golf.  Surely that happens from time to time. 

 

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