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Old 07-14-2015, 11:02 AM
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Getting a new course

For about half of my time I live in the disc golf wasteland of Northwestern PA. The nearest course is about a 30 minute drive and isn't really very good. I was wondering what process for getting a course into an area would be. Who should I contact? What can be done to push the development of a course? A couple new 9 hole courses popped up in the last 2 weeks (each about 40 minutes away), so there is apparently interest, but I'm not sure where to start in getting a good course in the area.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:35 PM
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talk to your local parks and recs ppl... Do you have any disc golf clubs near you? It helps immensely if you have a group of ppl active and supporting the drive to add a course on public land...

Someone with way more experience than me should answer this one... and there are a lot of folks here who have done it successfully.

my real answer to this? Buy 20+ acres of land and make your own
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Old 07-14-2015, 10:38 PM
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Other threads on the subject:

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums...ad.php?t=96715
http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums...ead.php?t=1217
http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums...ead.php?t=7532
http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums...ead.php?t=6343
http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums...d.php?t=102598

Check those out, particularly for people who've successfully sold their local P&R on the idea of putting in a course.
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Old 07-30-2015, 02:56 PM
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Thanks! I'm awaiting a response from local P & R. The local DG Club isn't very active as far as I can tell. I'm also going to touch base with the outdoor rec department at the university where I work once the semester starts. I hadn't thought about that before for some reason.
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:22 PM
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Thanks! I'm awaiting a response from local P & R. The local DG Club isn't very active as far as I can tell. I'm also going to touch base with the outdoor rec department at the university where I work once the semester starts. I hadn't thought about that before for some reason.

Also try state parks if you have any close by, we don't have any yet in ND but I'm going to make a push to try to get one in soon.
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Old 08-24-2015, 06:25 PM
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I just finished putting in a course at a Township Park this summer.
I went to the Township Supervisor early last summer about putting in a course. (I had walked several potential properties for many hours and viewed the properties via Google Earth before deciding on the best location before contacting anyone)
The Twp Supervisor was fairly interested, but said upfront that there was no money available.
I was about to get commitments from several local businesses to sponsor baskets and we quickly had 9 sold so the Supervisor gave me the go ahead to begin.
I did most of the work myself with a few high school age helpers. My play was to finish 9 holes this spring which I did. The Township gave the OK for another 9 which I worked on all this summer and recently opened.
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