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I've built a couple of courses, neither of which any of you have ever heard of probably :-), but i've "designed" a couple of dozen in google earth. i am addicted to the design process.

Now there is a local golf course that is being considered for conversion to multi-use, including a "Championship Disc Golf Course". my addiction has kept me up for 2 nights now and i think the results are pretty great (yes, i know you're laughing now).

My question is, is it ok to post my layout for review and input to this online community or to the local community via club pages, etc.?

No one has asked me to do this, almost no one knows i've done this, and i've never been nor do i ever expect to be paid for doing this. i do admit to enough vanity that i would like to be recognized and appreciated if my ideas are used. Ok, i've handed the knife to you... cut me.
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Old 05-21-2017, 05:42 PM
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Nothing wrong with doing so, as long as you're willing to accept criticism, constructive and otherwise.

Though it's hard to really critique a design online, from maps and satellite photos. I think it's easier, for everyone else, to spot bad ideas, than to provide good alternatives. But a lot of us are closet designers, and you won't be the first to post a hypothetical course design. So go for it.

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Old 05-21-2017, 05:51 PM
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No reason not to, as you have already indicated relatively thick skin. Take the good and forget the rest.
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:07 PM
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Man I have done the same thing in my head lots of times. A friend of mine has a farm we do an ever changing course on. We just kinda walk around as we are playing and say "man, that would be a great shot!" I say throw your ideas out there. It can't hurt, and even if they don't use it as is, there will probably be some ideas that get used. Bear in mind looking at an aerial view is a lot different than being feet on the ground and seeing it as it will be played.

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Old 05-21-2017, 08:14 PM
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ok, first an overall description. existing golf course, relatively flat, a number of ponds. what i've done is to lay out 2 separate 'normal' 18 hole courses, blue and yellow, and one super long champ course, red. champ course occupies the space of both other courses and is not intended for use except for Championship of the Universe level tournaments (remember, i'm dreaming). The red course is monstrous, but still requiring skill, placement, planning, etc. there are 2 white 'rulers' representing 300 and 500'. green line represents pathways i have chosen to leave available for walking and running, etc. there are some tpads that will be used for different courses which will face different directions. these will be round and have covered seating in the center.

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Old 05-21-2017, 08:19 PM
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the pro course, and then the other 2.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:21 PM
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oh, and the bunkers cost a stroke.
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I recently played my first DG course on a ball golf course which is The Rock at Stonewall in Germanton, NC (user Mike C. has a great vid of it on here) and the one thing that I came away with right away is that without the usual obstacles associated with a DGC like trees it really places elevation change and greens at a premium. If you can throw decently far, the elevation and fast greens are basically the only challenge left unless there's a lot of water available.
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Now there is a local golf course that is being considered for conversion to multi-use, including a "Championship Disc Golf Course". my addiction has kept me up for 2 nights now ..., i've handed the knife to you... cut me.
Have you researched any available public records from the authorities that would be involved? (Beyond obvious social media disc groups and clubs) relevant City Council, county board, etc... There may be some documentation or mention of organization, sponsors, and leadership in place.

You said cut...,

No layout on local pages unless they are mostly your bros. does not sound like they are st this time.

Other than research,, you got to physically go to the club / league for the lowdown. This project may have been in the works for a long time. Scenario overall sounds like a stranger know it all wants jump into decision making position. Basic volunteer, ease into the scene is realistic.

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Old 05-22-2017, 07:33 AM
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"No layout on local pages ..." is good advice, and appreciated.

while in the throes of addiction, i was thinking the obvious brilliance of my vision would shine for the world to see. now that i've put it out there, i see mediocrity. but maybe that is all that can be done with an old golf course. back to the real world now...
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