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Old 01-21-2022, 12:25 AM
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All the signs point toward continued growth in the future. I'm not sure if this model would work for anyone else, but I wanted to share some of our experience with others in case it could help other potential disc golf course owners trying to make a living in this very competitive business.
Yeah, I'll believe it....


when armadillos fly.
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Old 01-21-2022, 09:43 AM
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Yeah, I'll believe it....


when armadillos fly.
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Old 01-21-2022, 10:45 AM
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All kinds of good discussion in here so I’ll just toss out my opinions on paying to play.

The vast majority of courses within a fifty mile radius of my house are free. Having limited time in my life to enjoy my hobbies I often just pick something close and go play.

That being said, I’m not cheap or poor and actually prefer to play somewhere that I have to pay when I have time. Free courses are often crowded and a lot of them are in multiuse areas where you not only have to deal with other disc golfers but people using the park for other activities as well. Pay to play courses eliminate having to deal with non disc golfers, the courses are usually less crowded, and generally the people playing the courses take their game a little more serious so there aren’t as many course etiquette issues to deal with.

I think $10 is a reasonable price to pay for a round if it’s a quality course. If it’s an exceptional course I would happily pay double that.

Having a little pro shop onsite should generate more revenue. I know the crowd that I run with will always buy a disc or a mini or a shirt with a course stamp as a souvenir to support the course owners.

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Old 01-21-2022, 10:55 AM
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The vast majority of courses within a fifty mile radius of my house are free. Having limited time in my life to enjoy my hobbies I often just pick something close and go play.

That being said, I’m not cheap or poor and actually prefer to play somewhere that I have to pay when I have time.
From someone who has a private course an hour from the nearest town with any size, this hits the nail on the head.

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Old 01-21-2022, 11:10 AM
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I want to live in a near future when there's a Flip City in every county. It's not implausible!

Believe me, if I had the money and time, I'd be putting in my own one.

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Old 01-22-2022, 06:37 AM
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Yeah, I'll believe it....

when armadillos fly.
I hear the same thing about aces. As in, I'll make an ace ... when armadillos fly.
In fact, there was even a poem written about it ...



When Armadillos Fly

One day I will make an ace, if I try really hard
I'll watch some Youtube videos and practice in my yard
I'll finally get that x-step down, till my drives are smooth as glass
And I'll do that snapping towel drill, till my spin is super fast
I'll try to throw like Paul McBeth, I'll try and try and try
Yes, one day I will make an ace, when armadillos fly

One day I will make an ace, if I just put in the reps
From dawn to dusk I'll play till I can't take another step
I'll play in every mini, every bag tag, to compete
Till I can throw a frozen rope at least three hundred feet
I'll work out at the gym till my muscles cry and cry
Yes, one day I will make an ace, when armadillos fly

One day I will make an ace, when I get my head on straight
I'll read about zen disc golf, I hope it's not too late
I'll see a shrink so he can probe the shadows in my mind
He'll wander around my brain and I'm afraid of what he'll find
I'll learn to meditate and do some yoga bye and bye
Yes, one day I will make an ace, when armadillos fly

One day I will make an ace, when I find the perfect course
No more long range bombers, but a short course I'll endorse
I need a course with all par two's, for me to have a shot
I just don't have the distance, with this noodle arm I've got
I'll find that perfect course before I die, die, die
Yes, one day I will make an ace, when armadillos fly

Today I finally made an ace, it was beautiful to see
I rolled it up the roller ramp and past that big blue screen
It dove into the funnel and popped out the other end
Then dropped into the basket, a perfect throw my friend
I was shocked and overjoyed, I won't lie, lie, lie
It happened at the Dillo, where armadillos fly
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Old 01-22-2022, 07:23 PM
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There are many courses that make way more than $20,000 in greens fees alone. Some make $10,000 in single month. Depends on the location, the designer, the quality of design, and maintenance.
How many courses is many, that charge $5-$10 and make $20k +, outside of Maine and an hour from the nearest populated city ?

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Old 01-23-2022, 08:29 AM
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Though not a private course I would love to see the books on the municipal courses in Dane County, Madison WI. They charge $8 a day for Token Creek and Capital Springs. I would think it to be a great model for other cities. I only wish we had something like this in KC.
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Old 01-23-2022, 09:11 AM
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Though not a private course I would love to see the books on the municipal courses in Dane County, Madison WI. They charge $8 a day for Token Creek and Capital Springs. I would think it to be a great model for other cities. I only wish we had something like this in KC.
despite not being the best dg play the madison courses were very well groomed and upkept

slippery slope tho

madison and kc could get away with it

others couldnt
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Old 01-23-2022, 05:35 PM
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Though not a private course I would love to see the books on the municipal courses in Dane County, Madison WI. They charge $8 a day for Token Creek and Capital Springs. I would think it to be a great model for other cities. I only wish we had something like this in KC.
I've played numerous courses in County and State parks in Michigan that just require you to pay to get into the park. I think it would be a little tricky to determine what percentage of those gate fees are from disc golfers.

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