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About a year ago I moved out to the suburbs of the DFW area. I love being a home owner, and out of the apartments.

Now that I am settled in I have decided to make Disc Golf one of my primary forms of exercise. Here is where the blessing/curse kicks in. There are plenty of courses in the DFW area to play in, and when I lived in the city I was maybe 10-15 minutes away from a couple of courses. Now that I have moved out to the burbs I am about 25-35 minutes away from 5-6 courses. So while the overall trip is longer, the selection is much wider.

I am still trying to figure out if I want to view this as a half empty or half full situation. Personally I am pretty new to the sport so I wish I was a bit closer for more regular practicing.

In the mean time I picked up a Mach Lite basket for use in my backyard, but plan on taking it out to some local parks. This should let me get some practice in, and get my dog out for a walk too :).

So would you rather be right next to a couple of courses, or about 30 minutes away from 5-6?

Also if anyone has a mach lite, do you have any good practice routines you run?

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Comment by Gratefulbb on July 29, 2010 at 10:20pm
hmmmm, personally i live within 3 miles of 2 great 18 hole courses and 30 minutes from 5-6 great 18 hole courses! there is no lack of course options in Ohio, i almost feel spoiled when i read some people have to travel so far to enjoy our awesome sport!
Comment by Bill Burns on July 26, 2010 at 4:02pm
I live in North Dallas. Where in the city did you ilve that you were only 10-15 minutes away from a couple of courses? Were you on the east side near BB Owen and Audubon?
Comment by Fat Tire Flier on July 16, 2010 at 12:12am
youre so cursed its a blessing
Comment by J.D.Guy on July 15, 2010 at 4:50pm
eh,... i have mixed feelings. I've always said one of the things i hate the most is driving, but i guess that only applies to things not usually fun (work, errands, etc.). Disc golf and road trips are the exception. For some reason, I view it differently and actually enjoy driving and the further out i venture to play Disc Golf, the more enjoyable the ride. but i hear ya, if i didn't have 2 courses so close to home, i'd have to drive far all the time.
Comment by Diesel Dan on July 15, 2010 at 3:10pm
I live in the DFW area. Sometimes I drive 30 minutes right past 5 disc golf coures just to play at my favorite course..
Comment by James Banevicz on July 14, 2010 at 7:48pm
I live in Royston Georgia for 17 years now, it's 45 minutes from everthing .
Comment by LafnLarry on July 13, 2010 at 5:08pm
I'm in the 'burbs too, only Austin instead of DFW. First I checked dgcoursereview.com to check for courses in my area and noted as many as I could that were convenient to my route home. By taking my dgolfing togs to work I can change and head to a course that is more or less on the way. I'm fortunate in that their are several courses within a few minutes of my usual route home. It saves a lot of wasted time over going home first.
Comment by The Monster on July 13, 2010 at 1:57pm
I live in Euless which is in between Dallas and Fort Worth. We have some fantastic courses with a wide variety of styles. Tight and Technical. wide open. In fact I am throwing both McKinney courses today. If your looking for local guys to throw with and Check us out at DiscGolfDallas.com There are almost 200 of us
Comment by Charles King on July 12, 2010 at 11:56pm
Yeah. The 30 minutes is only bad on top of the 45 minute commute and working from 7:30am to around 5:00. I still have it better than a lot of people so no whining here. I just thought it was interesting that I moved to a spot with access to more courses with a slightly longer drive, but no course for instant gratification ;)
Comment by mark ellis on July 12, 2010 at 5:12pm
Discgolfscene.com has a course finder which claims there are 69 courses within 50 miles of my home and 32 courses within 25 miles. This only lists the public courses, however and several private courses exist. Thank goodness, no reason to get bored. And some courses are so busy during peak times you need to search out other options.

A variety of challenges is useful if you want to learn a variety of shots.

Hey, a half hour drive is no big deal.

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