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View Poll Results: Typical Course Rental/Reservation Fee ( - Insurance):
~ $250 or more 2 11.11%
<$200 0 0%
<$150 0 0%
<$100 5 27.78%
<$50 2 11.11%
Free! 9 50.00%
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:31 AM
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Typical Course Rental/Reservation Fee?

How much does it cost you or your club to reserve the local disc golf course for a tournament?
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:20 AM
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In Columbia, SC, we're able to reserve courses for free, as long as we provide the city with proof of insurance.

At Earlewood there was an old community building that we were able to use for free as well, which was a great benefit. The building was recently torn down, and a brand new park headquarters building with a community room just completed. As I understand it, rent for the building is $1,052. But......

The Parks Dept. credited the club for work that was done on the course. The club documented number of people and hours worked on various projects, and the city credited us the $1,052 so we won't actually be paying anything.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:53 AM
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Thanks for the reply. A local course is trying to decide how much to charge us for a Vibram Birdie Bash and I'm quickly finding it might not be inherently free to run one due to course fees and insurance.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:03 PM
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depends on the city/park/place-- some as low as $50 to use like a small local city park with 9 hole DGC while some of the larger Nat./Private parks could be also but fees would be muuuuuuuuuuuch higher as they also do weddings etc.. If it a standard city park and course with multi-uses $50-150 is fair and that generally means access to public bathrooms if on-site as well as running/working utilities for the pavilions. We had my graduation at a local DGC/Park for $50!
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:05 PM
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im not going to vote cause i only know rumors....but i have heard it cost as much as $250 to rent it. i don't know if that includes insurance or not....or even if it is true. but i believe it because less and less tournaments happen at the courses they say cost that much.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:10 PM
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We dont pay anything for use of course or building in Seneca SC or Walhalla SC. We're even covered under their insurance policies. When we have events at Chattooga Belle Farm we pay a fee of $5 per player per day...but they are a private course, so thats to be expected.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:36 PM
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I read on another thread about possibly using waivers instead of getting insurance. Anyone do that?
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:25 PM
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Around us lately.......(northern Illinois). It seems that td's need to check with "certain" parks to make sure that "contracts" are not written that only allow "certain" people to run a tournament.


......ya I know........pathetic.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:05 PM
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For the Wintertime Open at OG, the course rental fee is $110/hour.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:37 PM
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I have had several lawyers tell me that waivers don't do much in court. They can help you disuade people from suing ("well, you signed a waiver, you kind of gave up that right..."), but if you actually go before a judge, they are not worth the paper they are written on.

Of course, your jurisdiction may be different.
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