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Looking for ideas on building a course without digging any holes in the ground.

The current idea is to make concrete pyramids that we can put the baskets in. They would weigh about 500 lbs each and be easily movable with a bobcat/forklift.

Any other ideas on basket placement? What about above ground teepads? No stakes in the ground. Anything durable enough to be moved a couple times a year with heavy equipment can be considered.

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Pye Brook Park in Topsfield MA is built on top of an old landfill, so digging wasn't allowed for any reason. They have huge concrete bases that they put the baskets in that sit on top of the ground. They have rebar loops on top for hooking a chain to for easy movement with a bobcat or tractor.



Their tees are mostly 4X4 and 2X4 wood frames set on top of the grass, then filled in and covered with rubber mats. Not very portable as a unit, but not all that difficult to break down and re-build if necessary.

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Some info here about building tee pads that can be moved. Note that because of a change in executive directorship, I never went through with this plan, so I don't have any input on how well it works.

https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forum...d.php?t=122495
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Thank you for the replies. Those baskets with the concrete base are very similar to what we had in mind.

Are those teepad naturally heavy enough to be stable? We can't dig to level the ground to put them on...but we could add gravel and build up a spot that is level. The ground in that photo looks pretty level naturally but we won't always have that luxury.

The proposal is at a state park in an area that is tagged as a "historic area" so there are restrictions on digging.
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For tees we cut the old concrete slab from a pavilion, can fill around the edges with mulch or gravel. Pavers would also be a decent option.

https://www.dgcoursereview.com/cours...d=5593&mode=ci



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Above-ground teepads only if you put considerable fill for a couple of feet in front of them.

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cement baskets into 5 gallon buckets

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Just an update...I know it's been awhile but we are a state park and designing a course in a historic area so there has been a lot of red tape and approvals required.

We have funding for the first 9 holes and hope to grow from there. We have designs for above ground concrete "pyramids" that will hold baskets and be movable with a bobcat.
Still unsure about a final teepad design. They have to be above ground as no digging is allowed in the historic area and we would prefer them to also be movable with the bobcat.

We have a temporary course layed out and will be hosting a "Family Fun Disc Golf Day" in early june (with portable baskets) to raise awareness in the community. Prizes will be given out and loaner discs will be available for first timers.

It's been a slow process but I'm looking forward to the future. We have a lot of land that is already maintained and there is speculation that we could have 27 or 36 holes if everything pans out. I'm not holding my breath on that. I'm taking it one step at a time, but the potential is there.

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Just an update...I know it's been awhile but we are a state park and designing a course in a historic area so there has been a lot of red tape and approvals required.

We have funding for the first 9 holes and hope to grow from there. We have designs for above ground concrete "pyramids" that will hold baskets and be movable with a bobcat.
Still unsure about a final teepad design. They have to be above ground as no digging is allowed in the historic area and we would prefer them to also be movable with the bobcat.

We have a temporary course layed out and will be hosting a "Family Fun Disc Golf Day" in early june (with portable baskets) to raise awareness in the community. Prizes will be given out and loaner discs will be available for first timers.

It's been a slow process but I'm looking forward to the future. We have a lot of land that is already maintained and there is speculation that we could have 27 or 36 holes if everything pans out. I'm not holding my breath on that. I'm taking it one step at a time, but the potential is there.
Have you thought about just using artificial turf, rubber or plastic mats for the teepads? Being a state agency, I would think getting ahold of some used turf from the public schools and/or universities wouldn't be terribly difficult. All you really need to do for prep work is lay down some sand or fine gravel on top of the ground to help with drainage.

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Unless they are only gonna be in place for a day or two at a time, pretty much any way you do a temporary teepad is gonna leave a bald spot in the grass. At least with the sand it wouldn't be just a muddy spot when you need to remove the pads. Plus you wouldn't need to worry as much about having completely flat ground like you would with the concrete. You could use the sand/gravel to level them out and then roll on the turf.

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