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Public 12 9.02%
Private 36 27.07%
I don't care if it's public or private, as long as the course is good. 85 63.91%
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Old 10-30-2015, 11:22 AM
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Should be an option for Public P2P as well, as those tend to be my favorite courses in Michigan. I love the experience of a Private course as you generally have the place to yourself but they aren't always the greatest courses. Generally the best places here are either Pay-to-Play or Pay to enter the Park, which keeps the majority of riff-raff away. The totally free Public courses tend to attract the chuckers, mobs, vandals and partiers. So I guess it would be

1. Public - Pay to Play / Pay to Enter
2. Private
3. Public - Free
It's a good breakdown, but in keeping with the O.P.'s question and theme---do you like the public P2P courses more because they're better courses (in your area), or because of the public aspects? By which I mean, things like other amenities on the property, and more players you may meet on the course?
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Old 10-30-2015, 11:51 AM
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That wouldn't be "never".

With further thought, I guess a course on a military base might fall in this category, if not open to civilians. Nothing else comes to mind.
Or in a prison or other restricted institution. Also, courses that serve as perks for government employees only.
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Intel in Hillsboro OR is "private, never open to the public". And Kessler AFB in Biloxi Ms is "public, never open to the public"(though you can get a round in if accompanied by Intel or AFB personnel, respectively).
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Old 10-30-2015, 12:47 PM
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Intel in Hillsboro OR is "private, never open to the public". And Kessler AFB in Biloxi Ms is "public, never open to the public"(though you can get a round in if accompanied by Intel or AFB personnel, respectively).
Lexmark in Lexington KY fits the Private, never open to the public.
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Old 10-30-2015, 01:05 PM
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Probably a ton of "private, never open to the public" courses.

It was the "public, never open to the public" that had me stumped, initially.
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There's also "private, indiscernible by the public", as in a buddy's 27 holes of tone poles that he keeps unlisted to prevent being overrun by course baggers/chuckers every weekend. If you can find the disc store in La Grande, you can probably get a round in with a local.
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I say it doesn't matter so long as the course is good.

Then I think about my favorites, and each of my personal top 5 are private, so what do I know?

(Harmon Hills, Stoney Hill, Flyboy Hill, Holler in the Hills, BlackJack Hill)
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Im torn because I love P2P because it usually means less vandals, better upkeep, etc. Buuuut the free to play public courses draw so many people to the sport and make it so accessible, so I cant really decide.
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Do you prefer a public or private course? Some people like the feeling of a park course because they get to meet more people, use other park amenities, etc. Others prefer private courses because of how (usually) well groomed they are, seclusion, friendly owners, etc. Where do you stand?
I fall into the don't care as long as it is good category. By good, I also mean not overcrowded and not putting walkers, joggers or other non-disc-golfers in danger from my throws. My favorite course is a private course. My top ten is mostly public.

Whether public or private, I prefer pay-to-play.
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I say it doesn't matter so long as the course is good.

Then I think about my favorites, and each of my personal top 5 are private, so what do I know?

(Harmon Hills, Stoney Hill, Flyboy Hill, Holler in the Hills, BlackJack Hill)
As long as there is a "Hill" in the name, right?

Just kidding buddy

I agree with "as long as its a good course" like a few of you have stated. I've only played 3 private courses and prefer to play them on special occasions rather than on the reg. But, I'm kinda bias on that since I own a private course. Don't get me wrong, its an awesome course and place to live but I kinda get trapped there because I need to be there when most people want to play it. There's a ton of courses I want to play but never have the time since I gotta make sure to maintain mine first before I go and play somewhere else.

Blessing and a curse. I don't even have time to practice or play my own course most of the year
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