David...one of the points I think is getting missed is not all new player will be aware of the wide variety of courses in the area. As an example...I introduced my nephews to disc golf a couple of summers ago. One of them really enjoyed playing. His dad, my brother in law, decided he need to take his son to play disc golf.
He found the nearest course to wear they lived and played. Being when I introduced my nephew we were visiting Minnesota and my sister brought her kids to visit. I took all the kids to play. So now one of them takes an interest, goes back home and now his dad, who is new to the sport, doesn't know better and ends up at a course in a public park as a new player with no idea he is in way over his head.
There needs to be an option for new players who discover the sport at their park...that's why public park courses need options for new players.