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Old 11-29-2020, 02:47 PM
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The other factor is cost of living. Yes, San Diego would be an excellent option (although there don't seem to be enough quality courses for the population), but the price to live there is too high. Unfortunately housing in the Portland, OR area is also very pricey or that would likely be my first choice.

I'm probably going to go the "snowbird" route for a year or two and visit the South and Southwest for a couple months during the winter. I would like to hear from a few more Georgia/Carolina/Arkansas etc. folks about what they think of local playing conditions in the summer months.
A lot of other factors might be involved....scenery, employment (unless you're retired), rural/urban preference, other hobbies, culture.....

Augusta, GA has a half-dozen really excellent courses, and is a small city so traffic's not so bad, and cost-of-living shouldn't be. Charlotte's a big city with a ridiculous number of good courses. Summers from mid-June to early September are pretty hot; spring and fall are gorgeous, winter just has the rare snowfall, and plenty of mild days.

I'm in central South Carolina with 3 good courses nearby, and hotbeds of August, Charlotte, and Upstate (NW corner of S.C.) surrounding me in 3 directions, 1-2 hours away. With a tournament schedule so crowded that there are multiple events most weekends (if that suits). I don't mind the heat, so it's a perfect place......for me. It might bore or fry you.
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Old 11-29-2020, 02:58 PM
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The Atlanta area is very solid year round, Charlotte is good too, but gets a touch colder.

I have enjoyed playing in Portland and Eugene in the winter. Seems like a chill scene and a lot of good courses.

Another sleeper area is the area around Biloxi, Ocean Springs is a nice little town and though the golf is not elite it’s pretty good and the weather is pretty cool on the winter.

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Old 11-29-2020, 04:09 PM
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Nebraska. 100F in summer, 0F in winter. courses aren't crowded. you learn to get used to it and play all the time anyway.....

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Old 11-29-2020, 04:59 PM
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I have never been able to get use to high humidity. That's our summers too often.
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Old 11-29-2020, 07:16 PM
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The Atlanta area is very solid year round, Charlotte is good too, but gets a touch colder.

I have enjoyed playing in Portland and Eugene in the winter. Seems like a chill scene and a lot of good courses.
From my experience, I'd have to agree with the Atlanta and Charlotte recommendations. Lots of good courses, the cold days are relatively few, and typically not bitter like they can be in the midwest.

I don't know enough about Oregon to comment on Portland or Eugene, but I'd be intrigued.

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Old 11-29-2020, 09:22 PM
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My answer is "In a van" You can have a new "home course" multiple times a day and never repeat the same course - although that would be silly, as years wear on you would develop your favorite stops as you traveled familiar areas repeatedly. It is possible to regulate the environment by allowing you to quickly avoid certain factors and move towards more favorable ones. And your neighbors, many quickly become your best friends, and if there's annoying neighbors, they only last a few nights at the most. Your favorite tournaments are always in your back yard. And more!

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Old 11-29-2020, 09:36 PM
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That's it. Hit the road and follow the good weather!

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I live in Round Rock, Texas, and there are 5 Houck designed, awesome courses within 15 minutes from my house. Quality of courses doesn’t get much better than central Texas, though I’d guess Atlanta, Charlotte and Portland give us a run for our money.

That said, I think my vote for best year round golf weather would be the Phoenix area. You get some of the best weather in the world from October - March in Phoenix. When summer rolls around, you can drive a couple hours up to flagstaff or show low for some nice, cool mountain golf at 7,000 feet. Northern Arizona has some incredible courses

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Old 11-30-2020, 08:28 AM
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In general, if there are courses nearby I will find a way to enjoy the disc golf and adapt to weather as necessary.

I've lived three places since becoming the proud owner of a disc golf obsession.

South Florida (Miami area) was decent and has the benefit of playable weather year round. The course selection wasn't as good as other parts of Florida, and I can eventually tire of flat courses, water shots, and lack of seasons. Oklahoma is nice and has some decent courses and road trip options (Tulsa, Pawhuska, and Dallas). It's playable almost all year.

But my favorite place so far has been Northern West Virginia & Pittsburgh. The weather is a little milder than I would have thought before moving here. Spring, Summer, and Fall are very beautiful, and Winter is mild enough that you're almost never playing in snow. I don't particularly enjoy playing in the Winter, but it's very easy to get out and satisfy disc golf cravings. In addition, there are all kinds of great disc golf places within striking distance if you're up for a road trip (Cincinnati and Charlotte aren't that far, for example). And fall in this part of the country is as good as it gets. Add to that the elevation factor, and it's hard to beat the variety and quality of courses around here.

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Old 11-30-2020, 08:58 AM
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Hit the road, live in a van until you get tired of your own smell and having to find where to go to the bathroom every morning...etc.

Sounds great, "living in a van" until you do.
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