DG by DESIGN
Why Hire a Professional Disc Golf Course Designer?
Quality: Many disc golf courses have been designed by volunteer local players or park personnel who may have minimal playing or design experience. Even though some local players may have played many courses, few have ever designed one. Some experienced players have designed courses but typically they do not know how to design a set of tees for beginners or recreational players. Course designs and tee placements should account for skill levels of recreational players thru world class players as desired based on the proposed users for the course. Less experienced people may miss key design elements that make the difference between an average versus good and safe design. Review the following document on "Choosing a Course Designer" to help evaluate my qualifications and those of other designers.
Experience: I have played and
evaluated over 600 courses in the past 24 years to develop Disc Golf Course Design guidelines adopted
by the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) and am currently chair of that
committee. I have been Co-Director of Course Development for the Minnesota
Frisbee Association for 20+ years. I've been a key contributor to help develop
more courses in the Twin Cities region to become tops among
Cost: Not everyone has the funds for a deluxe course. I can show you cost-effective ways to develop your course. I can also connect you with local and national people and resources to enhance and maintain your local disc golf program. Email: email@example.com
Fees: $60 per hour (plus expenses) $500 per day (plus expenses)
Design fees excluding travel expenses depend on the density of foliage, how much needs to be cleared along with the number of additional sets of tees or pin placements. For 9-hole courses it could run from $500-$2000 and for 18-holes typically runs from $2000-$4000. Courses requiring significant tree removal are the most expensive when significant time is required to oversee that process. I am available most weekdays year-round with sufficient notice and most weekends especially from November through April.