I'm currently in Johannesburg, South Africa, and have had the opportunity to join the S.A. DGC for several rounds of disc golf. They're just a small handfull of folks down here sharing the same passion as we do, struggling to get the sport established. I plan to write an article on this for AceRunners, but here are my observations in a nutshell:
No one down here has heard of disc golf so there's no support for it. It's all about soccer, especially now with the World Cup in town.
Most of the players here are at the novice level, a few coming from an Ultimate Frisbee background.
Discs are twice as expensive here due to shipping costs.
The park they play in is beautiful, but the officials are not supportive, and the locals are spring loaded to whine about anything new.
There are no baskets in place (the club owns one homemade basket for putting practice). If baskets were installed, odds are they'd be vandalized or dissappear in a hurry.
Trees are marked as targets. Tee pads are natural grass.
Of 15 or so club members, 4 are women.
The club meets regularly at the park every weekend and often grills out between rounds.
They are every bit as passionate about disc golf as we are!
Bottom line: Don't take your Atlanta Disc Golf for granted! We have limitless options compaired to these folks!