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Hi Disc Golf Course Owners:

 

I'm doing research and presentation to my wife's family's farm land (private). I want to open own disc course course with recreational and educational. Been talk to disc golf players, designers, some owners about experiences and their suggestions. Will talk with town about by-law or zone area, and etc.

 

I need your experiences/feedback from pay to play.

 

what's your lowest and highest average income/revenue annual?

 

What's average players show up your course? Day, weekly, weekday, Weekend

 

What's the most spent on budget? Like expense on insurances, maintained, vendors, courses, parts taxes, permits and etc.

 

Any more questions i can't think come up and please give more information from your experiences.

 

Many Thanks

 

You can email me in private adamsilva9@gmail.com

Adam

 

PS. Will announce when my disc golf course will be grand open.

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I can't imagine a disc golf course owner posting here with answers to those questions. If you get any answers at all, I suspect you'll need to do the research and contact the owners you locate directly. You're more likely to get info from public entities that run pay-for-play courses like counties (Three Rivers, MN) or State Park systems (Delaware). Good luck.
Mowing the grass is a big one haha. Where is your disc golf course going to be? Don't skimp out on the equipment. I know a guy that has the most beautiful land you could imagine but he made his own baskets. The baskets are not PDGA approved, can never have a tournament there, they barely even catch a disc and when they do the material he used will ruin your disc by putting gouges in it from sharp points. If you have a good disc golf course someone will be there every day. Weekends will be full. If you think you can design the course yourself, do it, but it usually fails if someone who has no idea what a good disc golf course looks like designs it. Get a local pro to help you. Disc golfers usually don't mind helping in the design aspect. Pay to play is usually a parking fee. Sometimes pay to play you have to pay to get in the park and pay to play the course as well. WHICH SUCKS! Unless the course is so sweet how can anyone resist. George Wilson park in Indiana has $2 per person. Works for me! That course is badass! Other courses like Hudson Mills in Michigan charge you $5 to get in and $2 to play. I don't agree with it because the courses are terribly overgrown there. All of the trees are too big to be in the fairways creating impossible and not fun "fairways" to throw at. The grass is the same width it's always been, but the trees reaching into the fairway and throwing lanes is too much for my patience. Used to be a good course too.
I would pay to play, but not every day... but for a change of the Norm! I do not think walk alongs should have to pay to play, I have sister inlaws that just walk along while my wife and I play... they just wouldn't come if they had to pay..... if they didn't want to come, then we would just go to the free park where they could walk for free....  it's my guess alot of people would think the same. So not a good idea to charge the walk alongs! Or the Kids... let the kids play free and you keep mom and dad coming to your DGC.
If I pay I dont want the walkers or the familes of 7.  They should have to pay to use the park as well.  I love the pay to play courses, would like a yearly fee $60.00 to $100.00.
Yearly is usually an offer. Like I said before, if your course is good enough, you will have patrons and prosper. Everyone should be welcome.

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