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On New Years Day, I took my wife and daughter on a little day trip outside of Orlando to Lake Wales, FL to see the historic Bok Tower Gardens. The place was absolutely gorgeous. The gardens are top notch and the entire property is elevated on a hill. In fact, Lake Wales in general is nothing but hills. The property is riddled with little ponds tucked away in perfectly maintained gardens.. majestic oaks, fairways of all flavors, wooded, open and elevation galore (for Florida at least).
The ENTIRE time I was there I kept spotting the perfect basket locations and tee spots. I would joke with my wife around every corner that I wanted to go back to my car and grab my discs. Finally she got annoyed and asked me, "is that ALL you think about!?" and I simply shrugged my shoulders and sighed, "well, in a place like this? how can I think of anything else?" lol
I know it would probably never happen in a million years, but Bok Tower Gardens could host one of the neatest DG courses in Florida if allowed; hence the idea for this discussion.
I know I'm not alone here. How many of you have gone to a place that would likely never install a course but you can't help but daydream about teeing off and hearing chains the entire time you are there?
Speaking of disc golf road trips.. the last one we were on we stopped at a highway rest stop. While sitting on nice benches & looking at the surrounding green area we got a couple discs out of the car & threw a few imaginary holes. If only we would've had a practice basket...
Some of these rest stops are pretty elaborate with extensive landscaping, etc. (especially the ones coming into or going out of a new state). They have bathrooms, water & snacks. It's like it's already set up for Disc Golf!
We had to ask ourselves, what if every rest stop had a couple baskets set in the ground? Wouldn't that be cool?