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Old 03-26-2009, 12:08 PM
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Disc golfers are a poor lot. If they weren't they would be playing ball golf.
Not even close.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:12 PM
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I think this would work and I think there is a need. Who wouldn't pay a measly $50 a month for unlimited play at an amazing facility? I'd sign up in a heartbeat...make it happen! Also, as long as prices were competitive, I'd probably buy my discs/bags there as well. Please keep me posted on what happens with this.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:16 PM
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Also, I understand the appeal of free disc golf compared to $40 or more for a real golf green fee, but disc golfers are not poor as a whole. The majority of people I meet on the course have it together and can afford something like this. AND, from what tstockt says, you can play for $10 or so if you don't want to commit to a membership. I'm sure they would offer coupons and discounts to promote play. This idea needs support, let's get behind these guys and help them see this through.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:20 PM
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I think it's more of a dream for these guys (I could be wrong, but that was the impression I was under) rather than a plan they are going to take to action.

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Old 03-26-2009, 12:28 PM
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zud00...why would you say that? These guys seem serious enough to have answers for most of the posts. Typical though, always someone there wanting to shoot down good ideas. TstockT...I hope you guys use posts like these as motivation. There are 6 million people in the D/FW metroplex, probably more than in the whole state of Indiana, we have a need for this. C'mon Dallas, show some support.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:51 PM
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I don't think you could design and maintain a course anywhere close to the quality of the current Rockwall course. You would have to bring in Houck Design and that isn't cheep.

It is a nice dream/idea though. I've used this same discussion to pass the time wile on disc golf road trips.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:54 PM
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I think this would work and I think there is a need. Who wouldn't pay a measly $50 a month for unlimited play at an amazing facility? I'd sign up in a heartbeat...make it happen! Also, as long as prices were competitive, I'd probably buy my discs/bags there as well. Please keep me posted on what happens with this.
Do the numbers. Ask a private course owner how much they'd have to collect to cover all the expenses, including land purchase and building construction. Then add the cost of staff. Think of how many $50s it would take to pay for this. Then imagine going to a bank to arrange financing.

What does land cost in DFW? Will 50 acres suffice?

As a daydream, this is fine. In the meantime, support your private courses, where the course and amenities tend to be better and worth the cost. Or more courses in State Parks. Or Fly 18 (co-existing on ball golf courses), which have all the amenities you want except being exclusively disc golf).
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:58 PM
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If there was a course around central NC that was lit up at night, like some of the ball golf courses in the area... $30-$50 a month is not a big deal to most of the people I know that play in this area...
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:03 PM
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[QUOTE=DavidSauls;43952]Do the numbers. Ask a private course owner how much they'd have to collect to cover all the expenses, including land purchase and building construction. Then add the cost of staff. Think of how many $50s it would take to pay for this. Then imagine going to a bank to arrange financing.[/QUOTE]

Now, that's funny in a good economy, and downright hilarious in 2009 !

You want to borrow money to do what ?
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:34 PM
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If there was a course around central NC that was lit up at night, like some of the ball golf courses in the area... $30-$50 a month is not a big deal to most of the people I know that play in this area...
Near Columbia, SC is a lighted course. A 9-hole course on a par-3 ball golf course, pay-to-play. Almost nobody goes there.

In the daylight, there are better, free options.

During daylight savings, there's daylight until 8:00 or 9:00, so who needs lights? After daylight savings, it's COLD at night. It seemed like a good idea when I first heard about it, but in practice it doesn't work.

For a disc-golf-only course to have lights, add another huge cost and utility bill. And, it couldn't be a wooded course. And, while being open, it would also have to be a very good course to entice players during the daylight....which means long, and lots of land, and thus lots more money.

$50 a month would not be too much to pay for such a course or disc golf country club.....but no one's going to build one if they can only collect $50 a month.
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