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For those who plan for or design disc golf courses, or who want to.

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Latest Activity: Oct 29, 2010

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Most important things to keep in mind 3 Replies

Started by CBass. Last reply by Yank It Right Dec 16, 2008.

Casual Relief, Bunkers, Sandtraps, Etc 2 Replies

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Comment by Trotter on June 26, 2009 at 10:24pm
Our 18 basket expansion is going in within weeks...

You can read about it here...




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Comment by The Lodge on January 29, 2009 at 1:12pm
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Body: As we are continuing to develop The Lodge, something that came up was the idea of an all inclusive weekend getaway. We have lodging, great dining with our executive chef, Chef Taylor. If you are into disc golf, ball golf, hiking, fishing or just relaxing and enjoy the serenity that is country, The Lodge is the place for you. We can personally schedule your stay to fit your desires. Everything from lodging to dining is specially catered to suit you.
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Comment by donnyv on July 30, 2008 at 9:40am
Hi everyone!

I'm trying NOT to hit any of the little trees I planted around my home-built course. They're caged like tomatoes to protect them until they get bigger. I planted 74 of them this year and only about 8 of them died thus far(not by a disc)!

I can get tractors this fall if anyone needs help in the Thumb Area (in Michigan).

later
Comment by Queen on July 10, 2008 at 7:25pm
And when you're done playing a round, if you see some guys who've just mowed that course you were playing, buy 'em all drinks or give 'em a souvenir or just say Thanks!
Comment by Queen on July 10, 2008 at 7:23pm
Maintenance, eh? I think I've done a good job of factoring in the maintenance issue when I've designed courses. A good relationship with the park was made at Forked Run State Park, and they knew what would be needed as far as mowing, etc, was concerned, and they liked it from the first day. Especially since I had Chris Deitzel representing Pennsylvania. I think it was Tom Monroe who drove by on one of those first days, as well, and the park staff was amazed at the number of people who visited the park from all over the state, and those from out of state. So, a good course that draws players from many miles needs to make sure the park staff knows about them. I even put a disc golf guest book in the park office (just after hole 11?), but not sure if that's still there.

Other courses I did have done well w.r.t. maintenance. The ONU course in Ada, Ohio is awesome due to the guys on the grounds crew. The course at Great Seal State Park in Chillicothe OH requires minimal mowing which is sometimes neglected but they do a good job, especially considering there's not a park garage on site, and it probably is good w.r.t. maintenance that the course follows the existing trails. And then there's Pike Lake State Park, where the park manager is way above what any disc golfer would expect when it comes to embracing the sport and managing the disc golf course.

Summary, IMO, #1, befriend your park manager and all the staff and you'll be rewarded with great maintenance. And #2, be sure to show the park staff how the disc golf course results in increased number of visitors. Get those comment cards, guest books, personal handshakes, etc.
Comment by Disc Player Sports on July 7, 2008 at 6:54am
How lucky we are to be involved in any form of course construction.
Dream holes aside, it all depends on the size, and given restrictions of the land.
And what about maintenance? Is it done at your park?
Comment by Tracie DK on May 22, 2008 at 10:20am
sorry, the website is www.discking1.com
Comment by Tracie DK on May 22, 2008 at 10:19am
If you ever need baskets for your courses,please visit


Or send me a message on here.
Thanks!
Tracie Hobson
President
Disc King
Comment by Boom Boom Dino on April 27, 2008 at 10:35am
Hey I don't mind joining a group that loves to do what I love to do design and pop in courses ............ it's a hoot isn't it? The more the better Yahoo !!
 

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