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Old 04-08-2012, 09:22 PM
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I will throw my vote on for Michigan as well. You honestly can't go wrong with what Fishmich has stated. Not to mention there are some nice breweries there as well.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:17 PM
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What about spotsYlvania, va. Theres 4 course. The blockhouse(the old grange) has 2 courses plus tiki golf plus you can camp there and is private Hawk hallow is private and is a gem and lorellia is public but is rated very high. Not sure of the other courses in the area but that is a great start
This is where I reside and I highly recommend. I live near Loriella which is OK. But it's worth the trip to the Grange, and hollow. Pratt is a pretty decent gem to near Downtown.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:42 AM
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Here's a vote for Santa Cruz & the greater Monterrey Bay area.
DeLaveaga
Ryan Ranch
Pinto Lake

San Francisco is only about 60 miles north. Golden Gate Park is a lot of fun as well.

Plenty of non-disc golf activities and great food in both areas. Awesome mountain and ocean scenery as well.

Just discussing this topic makes me want to book another trip out there ASAP.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:12 PM
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michigans west side has it all. stay in traverse city and eat at some of the best restaurants youll ever come across. visit local microbrews and some beautiful wineries. you have great beaches and the sleeping bear dunes which was recently voted the most beautiful place in the country. you even have a casino close by if you are into that. traverse city and the surrounding towns offer everything from a fun night life, quiet relaxation, shopping, beaches and a couple remarkable disc golf courses. hickory hills and myles kimmerly are must play courses. if you like to fish, the area offers some of the best in michigan as well. just an hour and a half to the south you have ludington which is a cool harbor town that has some great beaches nearby. not to mention courses like flip city, leviathan, and the mason county complex that is home to beauty and beast. if you could take a week id suggest staying in traverse city and explore that area for a good 3-4 days and take the beautiful drive down to ludington for another 3 days or so. i can personally guarantee you wont be disappointed. if that is something you would consider then get back with me and i could recommend some must see places, beaches, dining, camping, hiking, fishing, or whatever.
^ I'll 3rd this... western MI is very laid back and just a fun time.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:46 PM
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^ I'll 3rd this... western MI is very laid back and just a fun time.
For someone looking for nice hotels and good dining?

With all due respect to some of the remote paradises touted here, I gather the O.P. is looking for something like a big-city vacation.

Probably any mid-sized or large city with good disc golf would fit the bill, though if it were me, Santa Cruz / San Francisco would be the most eye-catching suggestion so far.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:05 PM
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I'd think Selah ought to be on the list of top DG vacation destinations. And nearby Dallas has one of the largest concentrations of really good courses (plus some not so great ones, but there's more than 50 courses, so whatev). I don't know if the night life in Dallas is on a par with Cincinatti or Austin, but it has all the big City amenities.
I'd only suggest a vacation in Dallas if you were really into shopping. The Cowboys stadium could be fun to tour. No beaches or water activities at all. The rivers and lakes are on the nasty side. The nightlife is ok, not worth traveling for. I like the Fort Worth Sundance Square over any nightlife on the Dallas side. You would also have to be careful not to come when it is too hot out.


Selah is great though.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:07 PM
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Selah Ranch is nice but there is literally nothing to do besides DG within like two hours drive of there, until you get to Dallas. I hate Dallas as a city although I have yet to check out some of their awesome DG courses. It's a "concrete jungle", a big pain in the ass to drive around there, and the "land of the $30,000 millionaires" aka egotistical jerks (this does not include you cool DG'ers of course!). Selah itself is in a super bible-belty area, I believe it's even considered a Christian Retreat. So they aren't exactly tearing sh*t up out there at night. No good places to eat or party.

I would rather go to Austin, which is actually where I live. TONS of stuff to do, tons of beautiful women, tons of courses. There are a few courses that are pretty sweet here: Circle C, Austin Ridge, Metro East in Manor, and even Searight is really fun for a shorter course right down the road from Circle C. If you like craft beers there's a flourishing scene here now with new breweries popping up left and right.

My wifey and I are going to Portland this fall, which I expect to be similar to Austin in terms of nightlife, but I'm betting the courses are gonna blow Austin's away. I'm def checking out some craft brews and playing Milo McIver and Horning's Hideout when I go!

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Old 04-09-2012, 05:04 PM
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So far, Austin, Portland, and Santa Cruz are catching my eye. I grew up in the Midwest, so otherwise great possibilities like Michigan lack the new/different appeal for me. Lots of beer suggestions! I love beer, but in my humble opinion, if you've seen one fermenting tank you've seen them all. Brewery tours don't add to the appeal of a city to me (although restaurants with elite tap lists do).

I also might consider the southeast (Carolinas, etc), where I can probably afford an extra "star" on the hotels and restaurants. I don't think anybody in this thread suggested New Orleans, but they appear to have a few courses. Perhaps they're just average courses.
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:35 PM
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For someone looking for nice hotels and good dining?

With all due respect to some of the remote paradises touted here, I gather the O.P. is looking for something like a big-city vacation.

Probably any mid-sized or large city with good disc golf would fit the bill, though if it were me, Santa Cruz / San Francisco would be the most eye-catching suggestion so far.
thats why i suggested traverse city. nice hotels could be anything from beachfront resorts to bed and breakfasts. good dining? traverse is one of the best food towns around and even has its own culinary school. http://www.midwestliving.com/travel/...-towns/#page=4
there is also a good sized casino. traverse city offers big city options in a more laid back setting and its surrounded by great scenery. people think northern michigan and they think there is just trees and water. traverse is a little big city sitting right in the middle of it all, everyone should visit the area at some point in their life.
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:58 PM
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thats why i suggested traverse city. nice hotels could be anything from beachfront resorts to bed and breakfasts. good dining? traverse is one of the best food towns around and even has its own culinary school. http://www.midwestliving.com/travel/...-towns/#page=4
there is also a good sized casino. traverse city offers big city options in a more laid back setting and its surrounded by great scenery. people think northern michigan and they think there is just trees and water. traverse is a little big city sitting right in the middle of it all, everyone should visit the area at some point in their life.
+1 to everything that Fish has said.

Not to get all homeboy bias on you, but there is a reason Mario Batali spends summers on the Leelanau Peninsula. It freakin' rules up there. Assuming the weather cooperates, a week's worth of time split between Traverse and Ludington would be awesome.
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