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Old 09-19-2013, 09:10 AM
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Avg cost of a course?

What would it cost to build a course with natural tee pads and little to no clearing needed in a city park style course? and then what would it cost to build one with concrete tee pads, both 9 and 18 please? I'm trying to lobby for my city to build one so just curious on the prices and the general outline of how getting your city to build a course goes down. Thanks for the help.
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:51 AM
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My local 9 is expanding, and they are having baskets built by a local metals company for $100/per. About another $500 for asphalt teepads...which I'll admit I don't love, but it beats natural.
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:07 AM
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I'm trying to lobby for my city to build one so just curious on the prices and the general outline of how getting your city to build a course goes down. Thanks for the help.
Start by talking to the people who you have to convince. Their biggest concerns may not be money. It will mean a lot more to them to get full realistic quotes on a course setup that they would allow rather than estimates here that are 'close'.
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:23 AM
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What would it cost to build a course with natural tee pads and little to no clearing needed in a city park style course? and then what would it cost to build one with concrete tee pads, both 9 and 18 please? I'm trying to lobby for my city to build one so just curious on the prices and the general outline of how getting your city to build a course goes down. Thanks for the help.
With all due respect, you will make a much better impression on your parks department if you do your research somewhere beyond an online forum made up of anonymous people.

For starters, I suggest looking at the manufacturers' resources:
http://www.discgolf.com/disc-golf-ed...course-design/
http://www.innovadiscs.com/course/co...velopment.html
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:53 PM
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Right.

Costs of the baskets, which is a major portion of the cost, is easy to find.

Labor costs? Are you talking volunteer installation? Parks Dept. employees installing while on the clock? Or extra pay for the parks dept. folks?

Tee pads....size?

Signs you should be able to price locally.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:28 PM
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Thanks for you answers guys! I was just curious I plan on doing some actual research on it but thought this would be a good place to start. It may help that I know the mayor
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:41 PM
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One thing about a disc golf course is that it doesn't have to all go in at once. In fact, ideally it shouldn't.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:51 PM
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One thing about a disc golf course is that it doesn't have to all go in at once. In fact, ideally it shouldn't.
If I might elaborate: It makes sense to put baskets in before pouring concrete for tees or installing tee markers.

This allows people a while (maybe a couple of months) to play the course as designed, and see how it plays or if any unforeseen issues come up. Maybe what looked good "on paper" doesn't quite work so well in reality. This allows for the flexibility to move or reposition any intended tees as needed to improve the course. Once you pour concrete tees, you you really can't move them. Moving a basket location (if deemed necessary) is a lot more feasible.
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:05 PM
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18 baskets with sleeves cost approx 6k
12x5x4" concrete slab cost $100 each (concrete only!)
signs with post figure about $50 each
misc. $400
TOTAL not including labor approx 9k-10k.
If money is a concern then get the baskets in the ground and work on the other items down the road.
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:28 PM
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My local 9 is expanding, and they are having baskets built by a local metals company for $100/per. About another $500 for asphalt teepads...which I'll admit I don't love, but it beats natural.
This is silly, pay $350-400 for real baskets and the $100 it would cost in materials for concrete. A tee pad is $90-$120 in crete depending on size. Its like playing golf on perfect greens but egg shaped balls...lol. The target is the most important thing.
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