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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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Everybody...Thank you. Your recommendations are great and I have a lot of food for thought and a lot of great directions to think about travelling in. I might just have to make my way to all of these locations and take all of your advice and play all of those courses. I just wish I could get paid to travel and throw. Any job offers?

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.





If you stay in AugustA GA, there are 7 public and 3 private (but accessible) couses with 25 miles of driving distance, including the PDGA world headquarters, with all manner of lay-outs and difficulty levels.  Atlanta is 2+ hours away with 19 courses in the greater metro area, with Charlotte 3 hours away (both ATL and Charlotte via interstate) with multiple world class courses. Go to the PDGA website and plug in zip code 30906.
DALLAS/FORT WORTH- has a lot of good courses, several mini's a week, one or two larger tournaments within driving distance a month and alot of disc golfers. The weather is great 9 months of the year. The other three months are descent for disc golf but HOT! DFW has had a stronger than normal economy thru the recession. Dallas has traffic but i've never hit traffic going to a mini.

Upper Midwest sites also looking good for economic survivability in tough times:


i am pretty happy to be living in madison. we seem to be "blessed by the disc golf gods." i enjoyed the st. louis and kansas city areas very much too!
The city you live in! So for me I guess it the Grove! Here in Cottage Grove OR
You might consider the Mpls / St. Paul area. Thanks to Chuck Kennedy, Timmy Gill, Tim Mackey and others, we have over 20 courses in the metro area, and lots more outstate. On any given night during the season you can play a league somewhere. And we play all winter long -- or you can hibernate. It is a solid DG scene, thanks to the volunteers of the Mighty MN Frisbee Assn. Also our unemployment rate is lower than the national average.
I would like to chime in for Huntsville, Alabama as one of the best disc golf cities. After Tom Monroe started disc golf in the south in Florence, Al. The hub of the southeast became Huntsville. Two of the top ten oldest courses in the world are Brahan Springs and Redstone Arsenal. We also have UAHuntsville, Indian Creek, Mastin Lake and Monte Sano, ALL within ten minutes of each other and all with different terrain and challenges. If you want to drive another ten minutes we have the Sportsplex in Athens, AL, Sparkman Park in Hartselle, two private courses, and two more nine holes. As I write this I have designed three more waiting on approval. Huntsville has produced three players with world championships and eight with finishes in the top ten in the open division. Huntsville ran the 1983 and 1993 worlds, numerous major tour events and countless secondary events. The 2008 US Womens was here and it is coming again next year. Huntsville is a high tech town with very little impact from the economic troubles. Employment is high, the city is thriving and disc golf is exploding! Outside of Huntsville I give a nod to Des Moines, Kansas City, Bowling Green and Alabama's own Mobile.

I've played disc golf in all of the metropolitan areas listed on this thread so far except Minneapolis, San Diego and anywhere in Texas.  I think most of the areas listed are fine places for the quality of the disc golf, except Florida is flatter than I would like.  But for flat courses, central Florida does have some good courses. 


If I think about everywhere I have gone for a disc golf vacation [Worlds or the private family equivalent amount of disc golf] Des Moines IA, Bowling Green KY, Charlotte NC, Ludington MI, Ann Arbor MI and Cincinatti OH, come to mind as places I'd go back to just for the disc golf.  Central Florida I'd go back to, but the dude in the mouse costume factors in to that decision.  Love those giant mice. 

This an unanswerable question, check out my discussion from a few weeks ago about the best disc golf state.


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