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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, 01:17 AM
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Privately owned courses can be free and open to the public, or pay and always open to the public, or pay and sometimes open to the public, or never open to the public.
Publicly owned courses can be free and open to the public, or pay and always open to the public, or pay and sometimes open to the public, or never open to the public.

I don't care who owns the course, just whether I can play there.
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Old 10-30-2015, 07:21 AM
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I understand the public parks, and the P2P's, but what classifies a course as "private"? Like Vision Quest - how exactly does getting to play there work?
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Old 10-30-2015, 08:27 AM
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All things being equal I prefer public. We have some great public courses in this area and community members who are very active in keeping the courses clean. I am happy to pay for the seasons pass to the state parks, in addition to the courses being meticulously maintained, there is plenty of value I receive in the form of other park amenities etc.

I don't have much experience with private courses so I can't really say much.
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I understand the public parks, and the P2P's, but what classifies a course as "private"? Like Vision Quest - how exactly does getting to play there work?
I think, in this regard, it's a matter of ownership. Public courses are owned by one government entity or another, and generally maintained, at least in part, by them. Private courses are owned by individuals or private businesses; even if open to the public, they're considered private courses.
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Old 10-30-2015, 08:46 AM
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Privately owned courses can be free and open to the public, or pay and always open to the public, or pay and sometimes open to the public, or never open to the public.
Publicly owned courses can be free and open to the public, or pay and always open to the public, or pay and sometimes open to the public, or never open to the public.

I don't care who owns the course, just whether I can play there.
Well done.

But....what's a public course never open to the public?
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Old 10-30-2015, 08:53 AM
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I always like to leave a course a little cleaner than I found it. Whether is is picking up trash, or removing deadfall from the fairway, I just feel like if everyone helped out a little all the courses would be better for it. That being said, it is more rewarding to tidy up a private course. The owners do huge amounts of work to make a course so if I can help out I know it is appreciated. I can clean up litter on a public course all day and barely anyone notices and all the trash will be right back the next time I visit so there is less feeling of doing good. I still pick up regardless of whether the course is public or private I just think my efforts are more rewarding when I am helping a specific individual.
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Old 10-30-2015, 09:20 AM
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I understand the public parks, and the P2P's, but what classifies a course as "private"? Like Vision Quest - how exactly does getting to play there work?
well a lot of private courses in maine run like this: they have set hours, something like 9-7. there is a club house and an attendant.you show up during open hours pay the attendant and play. from the vision quest page it seems like it runs similarly but on weekends only. (and members can play during the week)

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Well done.

But....what's a public course never open to the public?
maybe a tourney course in public park?
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I've played some amazing public courses and I've paid to play some awful ones.

It is amazing now much of a chump-deterrent 5 dollars/round is. If I like the course it is well worth it.
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Old 10-30-2015, 10:34 AM
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Well done.

But....what's a public course never open to the public?
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maybe a tourney course in public park?
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.
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Old 10-30-2015, 10:43 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
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