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How many of you play on courses that are dedicated disc golf courses, that is they only serve one purpose, disc golf? How many of you play on courses that are also City parks where you might find people strolling through the fairways or possibly cooking a chicken in the basket? Our course (Cottonwood) is basically a dedicated course although you may find people wandering on it from time to time or kids thinking that it's a great place to ride their bikes. One time I had to tell a lady twice to move out of the fairway because she insisted on taking pictures of her dogs right there. But generally everyone who shows up is there to disc.

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Morey Field in San Diego is the only truly disc golf dedicated facility that I can think of. Everything else I've ever played has been in a "park".
All of the courses around Indy are in parks.
In the Northern NY / Vermont we have a mix of dedicated courses. Some are at local recreation parks/schools and others that are privately owned. On the other hand most major ski areas around here have put in courses utilizing their trails to generate some summer revenues.
Well if the course is on a ski area (like Sipapu, New Mexico) then it is more or less a dedicated course albeit it one that is only available in the summer months.
We have several courses in my area that fit the description of dedicated courses. Most have occasional pedestrians and some border next to roads and paths. But most have an area dedicated mainly for disc golf.
Black Butte Lake
Bidwell Park
Anderson River Park
Riverbend Park
I'd have to say that most of the courses i play in Texas are dedicated courses, i've only played a few that were also parks or running trails.
Where I live there are both..

Just wondering why do you ask? I think its important that when we are at a shared course... we need to be polite to the non disc golfers.
I play most of the course's in parks. I hope to get back to Minneaplolis/St. Paul to play some course's there. I just played a course in Steele, ND where I have to throw over, under and around playground equipment and park cars.
It's mixed in this area. Originally they were all mixed use. But in the past 10 years the parks systems have seen the wisdom of developing disc golf only courses. Still, some people don't or won't get it will use the disc golf courses for dog walking, bike riding, dope smoking, beer drinking.... No on second thought the ones drinking beer and smoking weed are probably just disc golfers taking a break. :-D
we have a few courses that are in state parks but the areas they are in is dedicated t o DG only. a few in the other parks are within the regular areas of the parks and share space with the general public.
I truly like dedicated courses because then you don't have to deal with trying to throw a hole in the middle of a baseball game. Don't laugh, it's happened before. They would never consider having a ball golf course in the middle of a public park. Of course there wouldn't be enough space for that anyway. But disc golf can be dangerous to those who are not playing. An errant shot could slice open someone's face (happened at our course but it was a disc golfer who got hit).

Not really trying to say anything with this topic other than I would like to see a lot more dedicated courses out there. And dedicated courses do minimize the possibility of a civilian taking one to the chin (although you can't put sense into the senseless). That is when the law of natural selection takes over. Stupid people will probably get hit.

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