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How much would you pay to play?

Postby IMPRESARIO » Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:20 pm

New disc golf course being developed in GA that will use an existing ball golf course. Which means we will be able to play 18 holes using a cart and yes you will be able to drink beer and be treated just like any other ball golfer. So how much would you pay to play? Would you drive an hour to come play? How often. Yes we will use quallified experienced disc golf course designers. This will be a GRADE A CHAMPIONSHIP course. So what's a fair price???
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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby BP » Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:36 pm

Very interesting...

I'm sure I'd drop $10 but I'm not sure I'd drop any more than that...
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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby mrpbody33 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:55 pm

$5 for one round per person. $12 for all day access.
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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby djester » Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:58 pm

If it was a course like you describe with carts and other amenities the price would depend on amount of playing time.
Example:
One Round of Golf
greens fee: $5
cart fee: $5
Total = $10

Two Rounds of Golf
greens fee: $10
cart fee: $5
Total = $15

Unlimited Rounds of Golf (with option of leaving & coming back the same day)
greens fee: $15
cart fee: $5
Total = $20

And you could easily set up club memberships for frequent players 8)

I think it's one of the best ways to grow the sport.
With the money the course makes, some earned money could be set aside for weekly/monthly/yearly events as prize money.
This is something I've done lots of thinking about.... I just can't afford any big land amounts to put forth an effort like this.

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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby BP » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:32 pm

They are going to have to sell a lot of greens fees if they are going to pay for those golf carts...
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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby Rubiks » Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:19 pm

Check out the Pine Oaks Disc Golf Course in Ocala, Florida. It sounds similar. Championship caliber, par 65 with a lot of good par 4s and 5s and built on part of an old ball golf course. Another ball golf course is still there, and both courses are served by a common clubhouse. I think they charged $1 per player for one round, and $5 per player to rent a cart. So for $24 my brother and I played two rounds with a cart. And given how long and challenging the course was, two rounds was enough.

To answer your question, I probably wouldn't pay any more than 4 or 5 dollars per round to walk. For a cart, I'd go up to $10.

I wouldn't go to a pay-to-play course too often given my poor college student status and all of the other great courses in Atlanta. But it would definitely be a good day trip course maybe 5 or 6 times a year, and I'd be sure to bring all my friends and play at least two rounds with lunch in between on those occasions. Hope that helps.
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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby richardhead » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:07 pm

When we play practice rounds at Tupelo in Myrtle Beach it's like $12 for a round+cart. I would travel up to an hour 2 times a month to play on a course like this. I would also be available to help install and design such a course. I won't say that I have any experience in design, but I have played several rounds on 2 different courses on ball golf courses and feel like I have some knowledge concerning this topic. I personally think that this is a great opportunity for growth and this type of course is the future of our game. The key is to have an Executive Ball Golf Course that does not have Par 5's.
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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby Steve Adams » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:31 pm

$3-5 for the round + $3-5 cart fee (per round).
As to the number of times per year I swould play it, that would depend on distance (1 hour would likely get me there 3-4 times a year), but more importantaly the layout of the course.
I've played some ball golf courses that are lots of fun, and some that about as fun as having a cavity filled.
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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby Mr-Disc » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:12 pm

Location, location. I would be willing to spend $20 for 2 rounds + cart.
Upper level events need these kinds of venues to display what players are capable of doing with a disc.
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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby BP » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:37 pm

Is this course in question next to a still existing ball golf course???
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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby $Dollar$ » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:44 pm

It is on an operating Ball Golf Course.
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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby richardhead » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:32 am

$Dollar$ wrote:It is on an operating Ball Golf Course.


Is it the ball golf course that you get a glimpse of while driving to Redan??
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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby mrpbody33 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:37 am

If I had to guess it is probably one down in Macon.
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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby Lewis » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:15 pm

"Fair" depends on the quality of the course for disc golf. I don't know how much the carts cost to operate, but I'd likely be willing to give it at least one try for somewhere between $10-$15. More than that and you're probably pricing yourself out of customers for disc golf. We're just not as well heeled a set as ball golfers are. And if the ball golfers don't get along with us or tolerate us well, that's a recipe for disaster.
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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby chain-gang » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:58 pm

Me and my buds would pay 10-12 bucks for a round with a cart. Mabye a little more if there is a HOT chick driving around the BEER cart! We regularly drive an houre or more to play new (to us) courses, so pretty much in the northern half of Georgia is good for us.
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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby Lewis » Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:22 pm

chain-gang wrote:a little more if there is a HOT chick driving around the BEER cart!


I don't think golf courses will hire you to drive the beer cart unless you're a hot chick. Because face it, people are going to buy more beer and snacks from a hot chick than from some old fatbeard.
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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby Larry » Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:59 pm

Lewis wrote:
chain-gang wrote:a little more if there is a HOT chick driving around the BEER cart!


I don't think golf courses will hire you to drive the beer cart unless you're a hot chick. Because face it, people are going to buy more beer and snacks from a hot chick than from some old fatbeard.



That's what he was saying Lewis!

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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby SCdoubles » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:37 pm

The was a story in Minneapolis about pay to play courses. They've got 5 or 6 that now charge. The average seems to be $5.00 a day or you can buy a season pass for as little as $30 on some courses and as much as $100 on others. All course are heavily played.

The article said that one course sold over 300 $30 annual passes in their first 6 weeks as a pay to play.
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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby dandaman » Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:09 am

SCdoubles wrote:The was a story in Minneapolis about pay to play courses. They've got 5 or 6 that now charge. The average seems to be $5.00 a day or you can buy a season pass for as little as $30 on some courses and as much as $100 on others. All course are heavily played.

The article said that one course sold over 300 $30 annual passes in their first 6 weeks as a pay to play.


And that's for not being able to play year round!

Got to remember that we're spoiled in the south. Not too many days when we can't play golf due to weather. Heck when it snows or ice here I run to the golf course to play some snow golf! They don't call it JP Snowsley for nothing!(credit Clunk)
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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby Lewis » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:20 pm

dandaman wrote:And that's for not being able to play year round!

Got to remember that we're spoiled in the south. Not too many days when we can't play golf due to weather. Heck when it snows or ice here I run to the golf course to play some snow golf! They don't call it JP Snowsley for nothing!(credit Clunk)


So true. The Yankees on dgcoursereview.com are always whining in the winter about how they can't play from December through March. Gives me a bit of a culture shock. Thank God I'm a Southerner!
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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby Woodrow » Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:40 pm

They could play; they're just a bunch of p..ies. :lol:
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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby Redan Randy » Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:28 am

Woodrow wrote:They could play; they're just a bunch of p..ies. :lol:

But a cute bunch of p..ies!!
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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby IMPRESARIO » Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:23 am

The goal will be to integrate disc golf in to the ball golf course and create an area where disc golf and tournaments can be showcased. Let's face it kick A$$ tournaments on a stellar course will get you playing it a bit more often. True?
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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby Lewis » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:01 am

Redan Randy wrote:But a cute bunch of p..ies!!
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Looks like somebody doubled the pussycats. Nice photochop.
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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby $Dollar$ » Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:30 pm

Yesterday I was lucky enough to ride all around this Golf course. We have a chance for something really special here. It was completely overwhelming with disc golf potential. It's too early to get into a bunch of details, but this could be something like we've never seen in GA(or maybe anywhere.)

When the opportunity comes around for you to have a chance to support this project, please do in any way possible....it will be well worth it in the end.

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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby Rubiks » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:07 am

$Dollar$ wrote:Yesterday I was lucky enough to ride all around this Golf course. We have a chance for something really special here. It was completely overwhelming with disc golf potential. It's too early to get into a bunch of details, but this could be something like we've never seen in GA(or maybe anywhere.)

When the opportunity comes around for you to have a chance to support this project, please do in any way possible....it will be well worth it in the end.

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


That sounds promising.
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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby chain-gang » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:29 am

So what part of town is this course in?
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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby Brian Lang » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:00 pm

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Re: How much would you pay to play?

Postby IMPRESARIO » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:07 pm

1200 foot Par 4. AWESOME!!!
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