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How many acres

I live in a planned resort with tons of space. A 600+ acre lake with 6000+ lots. I would like to introduce the idea of a disc golf course. Approximately how many acres would it take for an 18 hole course?
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The answer varies widely, depending on the skill level the course is designed for, and the land being used. Obviously, a beginner-friendly course averaging 200' per hole takes less room than a gold course averaging 500'. But keep in mind that a relatively open course requires more acreage than a tightly wooded course.

An acre-per-hole might be a very rough starting point.

Also keep in mind that if you squeeze it into the minimum amount of space, you'll have to make a lot of design compromises. If you have, say, 50 acres, you can use the best features of the property, with fewer constraints to use every inch of it.
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I think I've read before that an acre per hole is a decent starting point.

Edit: Mr. Sauls beat me to it.
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Sorry, Jack.

Look at it this way. An acre gives you a 400' x 100' space. That's room, on average, for a 350' foot hole, with 50' behind and to each side of the basket and line of play before overlapping with another hole. At that rate, you'd have to use every inch, like a jigsaw puzzle, ending up with a little bit of overlap from errant shots. Or shorten the lengths to allow for some spare ground. Or it's a 300' x 133' space, allowing for an average of 250' per hole, more or less.

So an acre per hole is a starting point, and that's what you'll have to work with.
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How many acres is Stoney Hill, out of curiosity?
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How many acres is Stoney Hill, out of curiosity?
About 50 acres. Chris and I own 46, and use a couple of acres of my sister's land.

We're not using all of it. We have room for expansion, or for buffers, in the areas we haven't found useful yet.
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http://www.pdga.com/documents/course...-acreage-guide
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Good info, thanks for all the responses.
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Good info, thanks for all the responses. Next question would be if there is any printed material touting the benefits, popularity, etc. of disc golf? Perhaps put out by PDGA.
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Here's a nice brochure:

http://www.innovadiscs.com/media/PDF...2013-print.pdf
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