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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? 

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I've never been to Oscar Scherer or Urfer, but St. Augustine Lighthouse park is a good one.
nice.   complete with water hazards and giant stalagmites to avoid!
I've never been up that way but I just checked it out on google earth and it looks sweet!
If I had 30 acres, my backyard.
Another cool place for a course would be Ft. Barrancas at Pensacola Naval Air Station
I used to work for the Carolina Panthers so I got to see more of the stadium then most of the public.  It would be awesome to have a course at a NFL stadium.  There are long wide hallways that go left or right, Offices upstairs,  huge locker rooms, big cafeteria big equipment rooms, a lot of huge open areas and tight spots as well, cheerleaders,  Not to mention how awesome would it be to throw from the stands behind one end zone mando through both uprights to the stands behind the other end zone.  Or Launching one out of the tunnel to a basket in the middle of the field.
Ran an event in 2000 around the Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium (with permission from the City of Daytona Beach). Had a ctp from on top of the press box down to the 50 yard line. Used parking lanes for 2 holes (there was a strip of grass between each lane approximately 300 feet long). There was retention ponds, woods, open areas a big mound of dirt. A fun course. Shame could not have been permanent. But grateful for the opportunity to use such a place.

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?

I've thought of that myself, but I think most people at rest stops would think the baskets were some weird kind of grill.
Makes one wonder how many"troops",political correctness, were hidden during 'Nam.
Some of our rest stops here in Florida warn you of poisonous snakes,just in case you walk about for that stretch.
If your going to rip one into the Sunglass Hut use a Vision.   I'm not sure what disc would be approate for the Gap, but you could hyzer bomb a XXX into Victoria Secerts without a problem. While your at it, you might flip a Roadrunner into the Warner Brothers Store, and send a Coyote chasing after it. 

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