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Old 06-03-2019, 12:35 PM
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Default What would a disc golf facility have to offer in order for you to pay to play?

Long time reader, first time poster here. I'm interested to hear from the community what types of amenities would a dedicated disc golf facility have to offer in order for you to pay to play? Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-03-2019, 12:59 PM
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Old 06-03-2019, 01:18 PM
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first time- a course.
second time- a decent course
over and over- a good course reasonably maintained

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Old 06-03-2019, 01:36 PM
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Be better than the nearby alternatives. Better design, maintenance, etc...

If a great course with overnight options, worth a long drive. I try to go to Selah or Flat Creek in Texas once a year.

Huge bonus for golf cart option.
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So you are willing to pay for a better experience even with FREE courses of pretty good quality closer by? That's good to know. Thanks.

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Old 06-03-2019, 03:16 PM
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So you are willing to pay for a better experience even with FREE courses of pretty good quality closer by? That's good to know. Thanks.
Ryan, absolutely. I don't get the qualm discgolfers have with a P2P course. We pay to play in softball leagues, volleyball leagues, bowling, darts, hunting, and on and on. Yet some people JUMP OUT OF THEIR SKIN when a quality disc golf course is 5 bucks to play -- usually for the whole day. I don't get it.

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Besides a top notch course...
1. Pro shop
2. Snack bar
3. Beer
4. Decent restrooms
5. Overnight options
6. Basket to tee cameras (live steams)
7. 24 hour golf
8. Tiki course for fun
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Old 06-03-2019, 03:45 PM
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Doesn't even need to be something crazy, just simply get the basics down and stick to it. A quality course with nice baskets, tee pads and signage. Toss in some score cards, trash cans and occasional picnic table or benches. Then maintain those things to keep them in good standing. We have our fair share of pay to play courses here and the fee is pretty small and rarely a factor when deciding where to play. Shout-out to the Independence Lake Staff for even shoveling the pads all winter long for the Michigan diehards.

Pay to play is nice as it generally keeps the riff-raff out as they flock to free places they can hang out at. Usually groups that toss some discs but are more concerned with drinking, smoking and texting and if they get bored some graffiti and disc charger making. Funny how a couple bucks to play for the day keeps them away from the pay to play courses.

Now there is a difference from pay to play vs destination course, feel like to be a destination course you will probably need to do more. Maybe some things like multiple courses, restrooms, proshop, camping onsite/nearby, other park activities for nonplaying family members. Dont necessarily need these things if I am just day tripping to a pay to play course, but if I am driving 2+ hours or visiting a new state it sure is nice to have the extras and make it worth the drive.

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Besides a top notch course...
1. Pro shop
2. Snack bar
3. Beer
4. Decent restrooms
5. Overnight options
6. Basket to tee cameras (live steams)
7. 24 hour golf
8. Tiki course for fun
And if you had all of that and more.... plus 4 world class courses.....what would you pay to play all day?
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And if you had all of that and more.... plus 4 world class courses.....what would you pay to play all day?
$5-$10 to enter.
$20 at the pro shop.
$10-15 at the bar.
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