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Old 03-02-2018, 11:34 AM
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Default Disc Golf Park Tee Pads?

Looking to pull the trigger on these products for a local DGC. Need references or reviews of anyone who has installed or played on them. Thanks!

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Old 03-02-2018, 12:09 PM
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The only DG Park course I've played was Langley Pond in SC: I recall them being among some of the best tees I've ever played on.

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Equipment: Excellent. Concrete tees with artificial turf drain well and provide great footing.
... at least I thought they were concrete covered with turf. Certainly seemed as solid, although it's hard to know specifically what's going on beneath the outer turf layer.

Sorry I don't have more. I was paying attention to the course a whole, not just that singular aspect of the course.
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The only DG Park course I've played was Langley Pond in SC: I recall them being among some of the best tees I've ever played on.

From my review:

... at least I thought they were concrete covered with turf. Certainly seemed as solid, although it's hard to know specifically what's going on beneath the outer turf layer.

Sorry I don't have more. I was paying attention to the course a whole, not just that singular aspect of the course.
Hah! No need to apologize. That's enough for me. The more I look at this product the more I like it for our situation.
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I would love to try these! A properly installed astroturf pad is by far my favorite surface to tee from. It has great grip in all conditions, even in the rain. The only down side I can think of is winter time you can't just shovel them clear like you can with concrete pads, but that's fine.
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The only DG Park course I've played was Langley Pond in SC: I recall them being among some of the best tees I've ever played on.

From my review:

... at least I thought they were concrete covered with turf. Certainly seemed as solid, although it's hard to know specifically what's going on beneath the outer turf layer.

Sorry I don't have more. I was paying attention to the course a whole, not just that singular aspect of the course.
It's actually sand covered with turf.

2x4 frame, I think some gravel in the bottom, sand to the top, tamped and leveled, turf on top, more sand sprinkled on top of the turf.

My favorite tee pads.
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I would love to try these! A properly installed astroturf pad is by far my favorite surface to tee from. It has great grip in all conditions, even in the rain. The only down side I can think of is winter time you can't just shovel them clear like you can with concrete pads, but that's fine.
Well the snow is a non-issue for this particular park since they close as soon as the white stuff starts flying around. The township does not want to pay to plow out the park and I can't say that I blame them.
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I've actually played off them here:
https://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=7893

This was the first DiscGolfPark course in the US. I thought those teepads were great to throw off of, maybe better than concrete, at least when dry. I've no experience with them on a wet day. As ToddL said, there's sand sprinkled on top of the turf.
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There is a course that has them in the southern Chicago burbs: Meadows DiscGolfPark You can check them out for yourself. Dana on here designed it, maybe reach out to him regarding installation?

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They’re pretty good. You definitely want to install them over a flat surface though.

Unfortunately they won’t last forever. Depending on the traffic of your course, I’d guess the useful lifespan of these pads at 3-7 years.
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Both Langley Pond and Boyd Pond back in Aiken have them and they're great! Grip super well in the dry, and don't get nearly as slick in the wet because the sand lets the water drain through the tee. If you have the means, I highly recommend them.
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