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LeewayeDiscGolf 03-05-2010 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by paulrothley@msn.com (Post 286111)
I own Phantom Falls, and I ask PP for a donation to help me improve & the course. I have not had any neg feedback. I think this sport is growing faster than public courses are being built, and those who choose to share their private labor of love should be rewarded for filling the void.

My son and I are hoping to get your way in a few months. All I here are good things about your place. We can't wait!:hfive:

Chucktown 03-05-2010 08:13 PM

I really don't care if it is free or not, I would pay to play all of the time. I think that we are lucky that the numerous parks department has spent $5000-$15000 to put in a course. I think that anything more than a dollar or two is excessive because course maintenance is not something that costs a whole lot of money. There is one course in my area that charges and it is $1, which I am happy to pay because it goes to course maintenance and the community center.

I used to play just as much golf and I do disc golf now, my family belonged to a country club so it was free for me, but $70 for my friends. So we could only play 9 holes for $35 and I always payed half so I could get people to play with me. So I am so glad that I found a game that doesn't cost me $250 a week, plus the countless numbers of golf balls I lost every week.

swellerdiscgolf 03-07-2010 03:57 PM

I was just thinking of this the other day. I went to my local course to play and there were about 9 or 10 4somes+, and 3 or 4 twosomes. If this course charged just $2.00 to play it would have made $100 for that one moment that one day, and probably made lots more. While this is a public course in a public park, I would have no trouble paying a couple of bucks to play.

On a selfish note: if it would limit the amount of people playing so it wouldn't take an hour to play only 9 holes.

Danger 03-07-2010 07:30 PM

^Well, here in LA, Sylmar is $2 and most others are free. The price does not affect the size of the crowds, in fact, I think it is one of the busier courses out here.

On the same point, you can see your money at work on the course. Constant improvements, pins regularly rotated, trees being planted, blah blah blah blah..... I am all for paying $2. It's chump change.

I paid $12 for a round on a ball golf course. Kind of a rip off and a meh course design, but once again, I did pay it, didn't I? We had the whole course to ourselves and that was pretty sweet. I also understand that a PRIVATE golf course needs to pay the bills, so thats that. The magic number I guess is $12. We have played it multiple times, too, btw. So the fee is not keeping us away.

I would actually say I would PREFER to pay around $2 for a day pass at a course. It really is NOTHING, and as long as it's going to the course, then I am happy. I have heard all this yahoo talk about planting seeds and what not, and if that's your thing, go for it. I would rather pay 2 bucks and PLAY!

Midnightbiker 03-08-2010 10:54 AM

We have one pay to play course around here , and its only $3. Plus they have a pro shop. What is amazeing is, the lack of "riff raff" and TDDs there is out there. There is another "Free" course only 5 miles from the pay coures and its always packed with TDDs and people that look at you strange course carring a bag. They also usually have huge groups that don't let you play through.

I think the pay to play courses are nicer, and have less jack asses running around on them.

swellerdiscgolf 03-08-2010 11:15 AM

That was my whole point of being able to play quicker. There seems to be friendlier people on the pay to play courses and less of the "what are you doing here" crowd.

Shuie 03-08-2010 11:36 AM

most of the course i've seen that are pay to play are all imaculatant even the private ones..... but i do agree with the policy cept token Creek in madison.... the other 3 course in town that are free are superior to token in my eyes but at token u could defenitely get more rounds in cuz everyone doesn't wanna pay

Dave242 03-08-2010 01:51 PM

I agree. And Token Creek (Vallarta Ast) is much better kept than Heistand or Elver (I believe due to the pay to play)......but is not as good a course by a long shot as the other 2 (a lot having to do with lack of elevation, but also its lack of challenging fairways).

prerube 03-08-2010 02:01 PM

We have to distinguish what pay to play is, there are different kinds.

1. Paying to get into a state park where the Disc Golf is free when you get in
2. Paying additional fees or paying soley for use of disc golf area
3. Paying per round of disc golf. (ex. Tupelo Bay)

Midnightbiker 03-08-2010 02:04 PM

Most families will have no problem paying $6 a person to hit the local Miniature Golf Complex, so why would $3 to play disc golf be a problem. Plus it would keep the riff raff away for the most part, because they would go down the street to the free courses.


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