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Old 11-13-2018, 05:15 PM
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Update: All 18 fairways are at least conceptualized/flagged. I was on the fence about changing 2 holes of the existing 12-13 that have been played, and have chosen, at this point, not to. I am looking forward to cutting enough brush to walk the entire course and get a feel for the flow. There is a fairway I would really like to reverse, but I think the routing becomes a nightmare. My other issues, for tournament play (small local stuff, no sanctioned planned) are proximity of a couple fairways/LZs, and 2 instances where fairways cross. Less than ideal, to be sure, but this is 18 holes on 11 acres. Off the top of my head the average hole length will be 300-320 feet. I think that the quality of the layout will trump the perceived (or actual) flaws. Plus, you know, it's at my house, which is pretty cool.
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Old 11-13-2018, 07:45 PM
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Update: All 18 fairways are at least conceptualized/flagged. I was on the fence about changing 2 holes of the existing 12-13 that have been played, and have chosen, at this point, not to. I am looking forward to cutting enough brush to walk the entire course and get a feel for the flow. There is a fairway I would really like to reverse, but I think the routing becomes a nightmare. My other issues, for tournament play (small local stuff, no sanctioned planned) are proximity of a couple fairways/LZs, and 2 instances where fairways cross. Less than ideal, to be sure, but this is 18 holes on 11 acres. Off the top of my head the average hole length will be 300-320 feet. I think that the quality of the layout will trump the perceived (or actual) flaws. Plus, you know, it's at my house, which is pretty cool.
Just make it clear during player's meeting what hole has the rightaway and to watch out for each other. There are plenty of events on courses like that. Our New Years day event is on a 35+ yr old pitch n putt where the next tees are frequently inside the circle.

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Old 11-13-2018, 08:52 PM
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For any locals not on the Book of Faces... Hidden Ridge Work Day coming up on 11/25 from 9am-4pm. Break around 12:30-1:00 for grub (provided) and throw 9 holes or so. PM for details.

Also gonna have a casual "open" day on Black Friday afternoon.(15 holes open for play.) Shooting for 1pm but need to confirm with my better half. Maybe get some dubs going if we have the numbers.

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Old 11-13-2018, 10:20 PM
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Update: All 18 fairways are at least conceptualized/flagged. I was on the fence about changing 2 holes of the existing 12-13 that have been played, and have chosen, at this point, not to. I am looking forward to cutting enough brush to walk the entire course and get a feel for the flow. There is a fairway I would really like to reverse, but I think the routing becomes a nightmare. My other issues, for tournament play (small local stuff, no sanctioned planned) are proximity of a couple fairways/LZs, and 2 instances where fairways cross. Less than ideal, to be sure, but this is 18 holes on 11 acres. Off the top of my head the average hole length will be 300-320 feet. I think that the quality of the layout will trump the perceived (or actual) flaws. Plus, you know, it's at my house, which is pretty cool.
Our course has one incident of crossing fairways, and people forgive us for it. Both holes are great. Other than a few tournament rounds, there are never enough people here for it to matter. Stay with the quality, I say.

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Old 11-14-2018, 01:57 PM
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One important principle of private course ownership is, Know your audience.

And unless you're expecting a big commercial success of it, that audience is you.

You're the one who'll be playing the most, so make sure it's what you like, and don't worry about the flaws that don't bother you. Other people may share your tastes, more or less, and that's great. And if not, you still get to play the sort of course you enjoy.
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Old 11-14-2018, 02:30 PM
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One important principle of private course ownership is, Know your audience.

And unless you're expecting a big commercial success of it, that audience is you.

You're the one who'll be playing the most, so make sure it's what you like, and don't worry about the flaws that don't bother you. Other people may share your tastes, more or less, and that's great. And if not, you still get to play the sort of course you enjoy.
Wait... you mean you actually get to PLAY your course????

The audience in my mind for the next year is the whole dg world since we will be hosting the first PDGA Major ever contested in a cow pasture. Already has me waking up in a cold sweat screaming... (ok, not really but it has me worried)

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Old 11-14-2018, 02:42 PM
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Wait... you mean you actually get to PLAY your course????

The audience in my mind for the next year is the whole dg world since we will be hosting the first PDGA Major ever contested in a cow pasture. Already has me waking up in a cold sweat screaming... (ok, not really but it has me worried)
I play it every night.....in my dreams.

Actually---and this is true---many of my dreams involve TDing nightmares. And that's with just an XC-tier; can't imagine inviting a Major.

But I do play it about 3 times a month, which is still more than anybody else does.

That TDing stuff is what happens after enough people decide that they like what you like. I guess keeping it tournament-capable is always in the back of our mind.
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Old 11-14-2018, 06:48 PM
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One important principle of private course ownership is, Know your audience.

And unless you're expecting a big commercial success of it, that audience is you.

You're the one who'll be playing the most, so make sure it's what you like, and don't worry about the flaws that don't bother you. Other people may share your tastes, more or less, and that's great. And if not, you still get to play the sort of course you enjoy.
I'm the only one who plays my course for now. I have had some relatives who never played before on a sissy version of it.

I have had my dg buddy play it a couple of times but he doesn't like it for some reason.

So, for now I am carving out new holes and shaping the old holes to suit myself, though I do find myself thinking "Maybe I should create a new route for someone who may throw tomahawks or rollers." Then I snap back to reality.

Anybody here want to come to northern Ohio to play?
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Old 11-14-2018, 10:56 PM
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Since the first moment I played I think it was the grass roots enjoyment which attracted and allured me to disc golf. Almost immediately I think the dream was also born to have my own course. It never seemed particularly feasible out west, though not impossible. Just not something that would happen too quickly.

Well since then I have moved back east, with a partner who owns almost 20 acres of fairly dense mixedd regeneration forest. I have bought 9 baskets and the snow will be melted in days. I just need fresh chains for the chain saw and....my knee to heal.

4 days ago on a cross country ski trip in Baxter I fell bad on a windy trail down a hill and injured my knee cartalidge. Today, I got a ,we'll see if it heals right from the doc at the ER today, thus some optimism, though still uncertainty.

With all the pieces in place I am so close but will alas still be stuck fiddling around with overhead photos and Google earth for at least a few more weeks. That and admiring my stack of basket boxes.

Has anyone gone through this process and come out on the other side with words of wisdom? I'll chart the course, and preliminarily my knees progress, as it goes.
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