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.
Experience: I have played and evaluated over 300 courses in the past 15 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 15 years. I have lead the effort to install more courses per capita in the
been literally at the “grass roots” level by digging holes, painting signs,
trimming foliage, weed-whipping under-brush, slopping Sak-Crete, assembling
baskets, developing leagues and trudging through the woods doing design
more accurate park and course maps.
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.
Fees: $55 per hour (plus expenses) $400 per day (plus expenses)
(Expenses are primarily travel related)
Depending on the density of foliage, design fees excluding expenses for 9-hole
courses typically run from $400-$1000 and 18-holes typically runs from
$1000-$2000. Courses requiring significant tree removal are the most expen-
sive when additional 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.
For more information contact Chuck Kennedy at: