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Old 11-01-2017, 03:21 PM
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I grew up and Charlotte and have now lived in the Triangle for 11 years. I agree with many of the comments so far about Charlotte having a greater density of quality courses. However, I think the Triangle has a great disc golf scene, plenty of good courses if you extend to all of the counties in the Triangle, and there are a TON of new courses coming online this year and in the next couple. Here are just a few of the new courses I've heard about:

East Clayton (30 minutes from Raleigh)
Marsh Creek (in Raleigh)
West Cary (right in the middle of the Triangle, in between Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill)
Forest Ridge (this will likely end up being 2 championship courses on Falls Lake, just north of Raleigh)
Rolesville (I'm working on getting a DG course to this Raleigh suburb and it's in the town's strategic plan)

DG absolutely shouldn't be the deciding factor in your decision as I feel that Raleigh has terrific disc golf and it's only getting better. I work in state government, so I have that bias towards Raleigh. I would base it on your work travel. If you're in Virginia and Maryland more than most other states, I'd definitely go with Raleigh.

As far as things to do, both towns have a lot to offer. Charlotte is more of a pro sports town with the Panthers, Hornets, and Knights (AAA baseball). The Triangle is much more of a college sports area (UNC, Duke, State), but also has the Hurricanes and a few minor league baseball (Durham Bulls, Carolina Mudcats) and soccer teams and the like.
Dave Mansfield, who designed Zebulon and Wendell is designing River Bend park in Louisburg and there is a chance he will do another on an old ball golf course Bull Run or something like that. River Bend is moving now. Work days Dec 2&3.
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Old 11-01-2017, 03:29 PM
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If you are talking about 1 hour radius, you need to take Kentwood, Middle Creek and Cedar Hills (my home course) off the top 10 and Leigh Farms is barely playable. How about include Tar River (40min from Raleigh), Rockness, Sasquatch, Cedarrock (50min) (1 hour).Deep Creek Dreams (1 hour).
I am not saying the Triangle area has higher quality courses than Charlotte. Just that there are plenty of quality courses in the area and it is more central to the area you will be covering.
I'm talking about a 1/2 hour radius. I live basically a half hour drive or less from all of those courses. I would have had a hard time coming up with a good half hour radius list for Raleigh.
But, yes, I agree, those are some great courses to have about an hour away. That list compares favorably to courses about an hour from Charlotte: Fox Chase, Winthrop, Chester St. Park, Camp Canaan, Bracket's Bluff, All Terrain, Goat Island, etc.
Three years ago, I was also trying to decide between moving to Raleigh or Charlotte. Disc golf was not the driving decision for me. I also travel extensively for work and I spend more time in SC than I do in VA. That made the decision to pick Charlotte much easier but living in Raleigh would have been great too. I still spend several weeks/year in Raleigh and like the city and the disc golf quite a bit.
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Old 11-01-2017, 03:47 PM
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Charlotte's main claim to fame, discgolfwise, is the quantity of quality.

But a question to ask is, does it make a big difference to you whether there are 5 or 10 fine courses to play on a regular basis---or 30?

Different people will have a different answer. But if you're the kind of person who mainly plays a half-dozen courses, and occasionally travels to play others, Charlotte is a bit of overkill.

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Old 11-01-2017, 03:53 PM
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Charlotte's main claim to fame, discgolfwise, is the quantity of quality.

But a question to ask is, does it make a big difference to you whether there are 5 or 10 fine courses to play on a regular basis---or 30?

Different people will have a different answer. But if you're the kind of person who mainly plays a half-dozen courses, and occasionally travels to play others, Charlotte is a bit of overkill.
If I had 30 fine courses around me, I would have a 30 course circuit. Since I have about 12 (including private ones), i do a 12 course circuit then travel when i get burned out on my 12.
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If I had 30 fine courses around me, I would have a 30 course circuit. Since I have about 12 (including private ones), i do a 12 course circuit then travel when i get burned out on my 12.
I don't get burned out on my 50+ I can hit within an hour of me

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The Triangle area is a much better place to live than Charlotte if you look at any statistic other than disc golf.

The burbs of Raleigh are consistently ranked as the best places to live in the country. That's why all these *******s keep moving here making traffic worst.

So move to Charlotte we're full.

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The Triangle area is a much better place to live than Charlotte if you look at any statistic other than disc golf.

The burbs of Raleigh are consistently ranked as the best places to live in the country. That's why all these *******s keep moving here making traffic worst.

So move to Charlotte we're full.
On your ranking comment, I saw a quote years ago that Raleigh is the "Best bet to make a best list." Places to raise a family, park space/greenways, universities, educated populations, jobs, or even best places for a veteran to buy a home ....google a list and it's all there: https://www.raleighnc.gov/home/conte...esRaleigh.html

That said, I disagree that its a "much better place to live." They both rank really well. http://www.newsobserver.com/news/loc...181870911.html
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I'm not sure that deciding on a locale primarily for disc golf is the best idea, unless you are retiring, but with the holidays coming up why not test 'the pudding' with a couple of day trips to compare for yourself? I'm certain you'll find many disc golfers ready to sell you on either option - but in person...

For those not familiar, this thread is interesting in the context of NC in general. There has always been a tremendous rivalry between Charlotte and Raleigh. They are the 2 main metropolitan areas of NC and each offers things the other lacks, with Charlotte roughly being the economic engine that drives the state's growth while Raleigh is the center of government and education...

In past disc golf parlance, this rivalry was also evident: Raleigh had the organization and players, while Charlotte had the facilities...

FWIW

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I'm not sure that deciding on a locale primarily for disc golf is the best idea, unless you are retiring, but with the holidays coming up why not test 'the pudding' with a couple of day trips to compare for yourself? I'm certain you'll find many disc golfers ready to sell you on either option - but in person...

For those not familiar, this thread is interesting in the context of NC in general. There has always been a tremendous rivalry between Charlotte and Raleigh. They are the 2 main metropolitan areas of NC and each offers things the other lacks, with Charlotte roughly being the economic engine that drives the state's growth while Raleigh is the center of government and education...

In past disc golf parlance, this rivalry was also evident: Raleigh had the organization and players, while Charlotte had the facilities...

FWIW

Living in Raleigh the last 20 years, I have not heard about this city rivalry of which you speak. I also have to disagree with your contention that Charlotte is the economic engine driving the state. Did you forget about RTP? Research Triangle Park, the largest research park in the country and one of the oldest and largest in the world with 250 companies on 7,000 acres and 50,000 employees is actually a big economic driver in the state.
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As for places to live, Charlotte and Raleigh strike me as such different places that one, or the other, will be best for a given individual.

But I think the question is mainly about disc golf. It doesn't mean that the O.P. is making his decision based on disc golf. But if he's deciding between the two based on multiple factors, he can find the answers to some of them elsewhere.....this is a good resource to ask about one factor: disc golf.

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