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For all those individuals that have been a part in getting a course installed somewhere, finding funding, and designing the holes, help me.  I'm trying to get a course installed in a state park and I'm wondering what you all have gone through in your attempts to get your courses installed. 

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Check out the resources on PDGA site: http://www.pdga.com/course-development
I was once involved in attempting to put in a course at the university here in town. They have a parcel of land that isn't being used and it looked like a great idea. We went out there and set up an object course. It had something of everything and was pretty cool. But the university never approved it in the end. And it kept getting redesigned until it basically sucked and was nothing like the original layout. In fact it was completely different and made no sense at all when we finally played during a non-sanctioned tourney. I was disappointed and the course simply disappeared. That project was a perfect example of how not to go about things.

A far as where to put pins and lay out holes you need someone with experience and vision. Make your course unique and wonderful.
big help - thanks!
We were given a Home Depot gift card for $5000. The rest of the money was raised at local businesses. A one page letter is all you need for Home Depot, be really descriptive and to the point, dont forget to tell them how it will improve the community, Home Depot is all about that. No one wants to read 4 pages of info, thats why its important to keep it at one page.

Good luck!
$5000! that's awesome. Time to write a letter for the course I'm putting in next spring.
Try talking to the local Boy Scout Troop to see if there is a scout that needs to do a Eagle Project.
The first thing is to ask anyone and everyone at the state parks until you find out who the one person who can make this decision is. Target that person.

You are trying to get a major entity to install a disc golf course. They have plenty of resources, and they are committed to professionalism. They probably won't be swayed by donations or volunteer labor.

Also, everything is planned and managed as far out in the future as they can. Look through their plans for the park you have in mind, and show them where disc golf will fit in (using the PDGA documents). Have an experienced member of the Disc Golf Course Designers group get involved at this point, so they know they are dealing with a professional.

A very positive result would be to get someone from the state parks to tell you what the process would be.

I would suggest leading with the idea that every state park should have a disc golf course. Yours could be the pilot.
Woah, nice! Do you happen to know if the letter was sent to a corporate office somewhere or to a local store?
Great advice, I'm already on this track. Right now, for me, it's all about getting some funds to back my idea so I can be taken seriously.
That is good advice....read the info Chuck has posted too..excellent resources there!! ....also do a little homework on Disc Golf in State Parks. Who has them?? GA has, I believe, 4 in their State Park system. See if you get some info on how those have benefited those parks. At one time, Terry...the creator of this site had a link to testimonials.

Here in FL I believe most of the courses are in either City or County parks....I would have to look at the directory to confirm that we don't have any in an actual State Park.

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