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Old 06-01-2017, 06:09 PM
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Default Cart friendly courses

As a cart jockey myself, I often wonder if a course I plan to play is cart friendly. I'm also seeing more players on tourney sign-up pages asking the same question of TD's. It might be a good idea to include that information on tournament flyers, new course descriptions and reviews, and perhaps add it to old reviews as well. I'm prepared either way but it's nice to know beforehand.
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Old 06-01-2017, 06:36 PM
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A cart sub-rating like...

1 - multiple carries particularly over water and gullies
2 - some carries and/or very rough/steep ground, primitively water crossings
3 - minor carrying and/or rough/steep ground
4 - no carrying, smoothish ground, decent bridges/steps as needed
5 - pretty much ADA compliant pathways

..., I can think of courses local to me that would fit in each of those in normal conditions

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Old 06-01-2017, 10:04 PM
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I don't think I ever saw a cart until playing a course outside of WV. We're probably one of the least cart friendly states, with many of the courses having steep hills, thick rough, and narrow single track trails.
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I don't think I ever saw a cart until playing a course outside of WV. We're probably one of the least cart friendly states, with many of the courses having steep hills, thick rough, and narrow single track trails.
Woodshed was easy, and only one hole on Whipping Post was a little tricky, the ravine hole.

I think Glenwood would be easy as long as it isn't muddy.

Greenbrier would be ok.

Seth Burton and the Yellow Course would be ok, but Orange Crush and the Black Course would be tough.

Coonskin would probably be ok.
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I absolutely hate the idea of riding in a cart. One of the reasons I love DG is being outside in nature rough terrain etc and getting in a great walk. When I played ball golf I always walked even when playing with guys in carts and I always kept up. Playing Selah at the end of the month and I plan to walk. I try to get 25k to 30k steps everyday
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I absolutely hate the idea of riding in a cart. One of the reasons I love DG is being outside in nature rough terrain etc and getting in a great walk. When I played ball golf I always walked even when playing with guys in carts and I always kept up. Playing Selah at the end of the month and I plan to walk. I try to get 25k to 30k steps everyday
I think you misunderstood what the OP meant by cart. We are talking about push carts not golf carts to ride in.

For guys with bad knees (like me), having my bag and cooler in a cart that I can push reduces the number of times I have to bend/ squat to pick up my bag from around 50 times a round to zero. That increases the number of holes/ rounds I can play in a day.

With a push cart I can match your 25 K steps a day. All the extra strain on my knees without a cart limits me to around 10-12K.

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Old 06-05-2017, 06:11 PM
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cool. I don't have a problem with courses offering a cart but I just don't want to ride. I've never had a pull cart for DG. When I played ball golf I used a pull cart since the golf bag is big and having it upright when choosing clubs is nice.

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cool. I don't have a problem with courses offering a cart but I just don't want to ride. I've never had a pull cart for DG. When I played ball golf I used a pull cart since the golf bag is big and having it upright when choosing clubs is nice.
Again, I think you misunderstood. The OP was talking about players who own carts, and the idea of how terrain friendly courses would be to pulling/pushing those carts around. If you are interested, Google Delta Cart, Zuca Cart or GoKart. There are a couple cool DIY cart threads on this site as well.

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I don't use a cart, but have given this some thought, particularly with the recent popularity of Zuca and Delta carts. I mentioned it in my most recent review, and will include a line or two about a course's cart-friendliness in all future reviews.

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You can also use a baby jogging stroller. Especially good as they have a mesh basket under the seating area that is perfect for trash I pick up on the course.

Have a really good video of my buddy sitting on the front of his cart drinking a beer while cruising down the long sloping #14 fairway at UNC DGC.

https://www.dgcoursereview.com/view_...078&p=a2e19d7b

Just can't figure out how to upload a .mov file.
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