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Old 04-23-2012, 08:03 PM
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Would you play on temp design?

I have found a piece of property that is 700 acres of an old retired US Forestry Service Nursery that can be rented for $125 per day. It includes two cabins, several tent sites, electric hookup for RVs and a picnic shelter that is large enough for 100 people to gather for an event.

The property is kept in great shape. The grass is always cut and there is a stocked pond for fishing and a creek with several bridges so access to both sides is easy. The camping area has several fire pits and plenty of room.

I'd like to rent it for four days. Set up a temp course on Thursday morning, open for practice rounds Thursday afternoon and Friday. Play tourney rounds Saturday and Sunday.

We would charge one price no matter the division and price would include camping, food for Friday night, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday brunch.

So heres the question...what would you be willing to pay for something like this? The whole property would be ours for the entire weekend.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:11 PM
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that sounds pretty awesome to me
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:39 PM
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I've dreamed of doing something like this. If it was in the vicinity, I'd definitely be at this event. I'd be willing to pay $77.33 - 105.12.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:46 PM
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That sounds awesome. I'd totally do that. Not sure I'd want to spring for more than $50, or I'd at least want a no-food cheaper option. I know it's hard to provide food cheap enough to prevent the cost from climbing, but that's one way to keep costs down and get more people to pay for the event. Cool idea!
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:52 PM
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$75 I think. Player pack option?
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:52 PM
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Interesting. If I lived in the area it would be worth the $$
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:19 PM
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If I was in the area I'd have to. Otherwise I'd be that one guy that missed out
You could turn this into an annual must play.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:24 PM
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There a group who organize a tour in my province every summer, using a similar idea.

We normally pay between $55 and 75, depending on division, plus a little addition for camping fees, around $25-30. There's always a player's pack at this price point.

It's a phenomenal success and a great time. Although there are some very high calibre players who follow the tour, there is more of a focus on fun than at a PDGA tournament; people let their hair down a little more at these tour stops.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:32 PM
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I'm thinking of charging somewhere between $50-75 per player with $15-20 per player coming off the top for expenses. Bringing in someone to prepare food for several meals and covering the cost of additional portajohns.

I wouldn't want the choice of food or no food because of the additional work of trying to keep up with those that paid and those that didn't....and I'm trying to do it easy with an all inclusive event.

I was there this weekend with my two younger boys and their scout troop. I set up 9 holes for the scouts and those were short but they all had something unique and I could see hundreds of potential holes and i really want to do something...I'm thinking late August.

The location is tucked into the foothills of the smokey mountains in the Golden Corner of SC. About two hours from Charlotte and Atlanta. About an hour from Greenville. The nearest place to buy anything is about 10 miles away. Nearest city is 25 minutes away.

I'll post pictures later this week.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:42 PM
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I would do $75
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