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Old 02-09-2010, 04:18 PM
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What metro area do you think has the best disc golf? not quantity but quality.

I've lived in Des Moines, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Twin Cities. Personally I'd say that the Twin Cities has the best out of those metro areas. Several good courses all within quick reach. Lots of course variety. Des Moines is a close second. This spring im gonna go hit up the Davenport area (in preparation for the River City Rumble). From the pics ive seen it ma6y end up taking the cake.
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Old 02-09-2010, 04:24 PM
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I've lived in both the Twin Cities and Des Moines and I agree with your assessment. If you go quality per course I think Des Moines wins out between the two. It's also much more compact and easier to get around in DSM. However, the sheer number of courses in the Twin Cities area, and the fact that so many of them are so good make it that much better, though.
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Old 02-09-2010, 04:25 PM
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Totally not trying to be a smart @ss here....but I'm not sure Des Moines, Davenport, or anywhere in Iowa could be considered major metro areas, for purposes of what you're looking for...I'm thinking major cities; San Diego, Dallas, New York, L.A., Houston, Cincy, Philly, Miami, Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis, etc.....I think anything more than 45 minutes from the heart of major metro areas don't count...
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Tulsa is a pretty big city, and has some great courses in that area.
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When giving stats for number and quality of courses in metro areas, I think the number of courses within a half hour of the Interstate loop (assuming it has one) around the metro is a better indicator than 45 minutes from the center of downtown because very few courses are in the actual city boundaries in metro areas compared to the suburban areas.
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Tulsa is a pretty big city, and has some great courses in that area.
I've got a cousin that lives in Tulsa...largest city in the country (by land mass) I believe... How are the courses there? I picture them as being flat, windy, and without a lot of trees.... but I'm pretty certain I could be mischaracterizing Tulsa based on my experiences in other parts of your fair state
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How do you think Charlotte ranks in comparison to what else is out there?
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When giving stats for number and quality of courses in metro areas, I think the number of courses within a half hour of the Interstate loop (assuming it has one) around the metro is a better indicator than 45 minutes from the center of downtown because very few courses are in the actual city boundaries in metro areas compared to the suburban areas.
Yeah, but if you're visiting a city (for things other than disc golf) chances are, the life of most cities (except Detroit) is downtown, and that's where you would want to be staying.
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I've got a cousin that lives in Tulsa...largest city in the country (by land mass) I believe... How are the courses there? I picture them as being flat, windy, and without a lot of trees.... but I'm pretty certain I could be mischaracterizing Tulsa based on my experiences in other parts of your fair state
Well, Tulsa isn't in my state but it does have some killer courses. Not a lot have big elevation changes, but the variety offered by courses like Hunter, Dovillio, McClure, and Black/Redhawk would be enough to make me happy to play on for a very very long time.
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