Course Maintenance

One of the biggest recommendations I can make is volunteering to help maintain and upkeep your local course!

hole1Keeping a course clean and safe is the first steps in ensuring it stays around! Even if your course doesn’t currently have regular maintenance – it’s easy to start small by reminding others to pack their trash, staying on dedicated trails as much as possible, or even just ensuring the bottle caps and cigarettes stay off the ground while you play your rounds. These small things go a long ways towards improving the look of the course and the public perception of our sport!

Most local clubs have a course maintenance or work party day every few months – this is a great way to bring the local club members together as well as provide an inviting and positive place for potential members to become acquainted with the club. Work party days allow a variety of improvements; multiple holes can be mowed, raked, cleared of trash and other debris – large projects like installing new tee pads, alternate basket locations or even walkways and retaining walls can get completed in a single day with good planning.

Hole 14

I try to find time each week to rake, mow, or clear the local course – it’s typically less than 4 hours a week but any amount of time spent doing these things helps to enhance the experience for everyone who visits and plays.

In short, nothing has brought me more satisfaction, simple exercise and good community vibes than helping further develop a beautiful, safe, fun place to play. When you get involved in your course’s community presence not only can you look around and appreciate your home course in new ways, you will develop a new pride and understanding in the holes you’ve helped improve!


Other Articles on Course Maintenance

roger_crain_ggp_beautification12.21.13 December 21, 2013 at 04:11PM – Maintaining the Course - Freshly Raked, seeded, and watered hole 2 & 3 at GGP Disc Golf Course #sfdgbeautificationproject
20130711-164027.jpg July 11, 2013 at 8:47AM – Maintaining the Course - Raked and Watered Hole 4 at #goldengatepark #discgolf course this AM – the grass is coming in nicely! #sfdgbeautificationproject
20130705-001007.jpg July 04, 2013 at 10:46AM – Maintaining the Course - Happy 4th of July! Hole 7 Mowed, 5,6, & 8 Watered this beautiful AM #sfdgbeautificationproject
20130705-001307.jpg June 23, 2013 at 09:15PM – Maintaining the Course - Hole Seven and Eight looking good after a fresh cut! #sfdgbeautificationproject
20130623-220346.jpg June 20, 2013 at 10:15AM – Maintaining the Course - Hole Nine looking super fresh! #sfdgbeautificationproject
20130524-151602.jpg May 24, 2013 at 02:43PM – Maintaining the Course - Doing a rain dance #sfdgbeautificationproject
20130418-135302.jpg April 18, 2013 at 08:03AM – Maintaining the Course - Hole 7 @ #sfdgc #sfdgbeautificationproject
Hole 14 March 08, 2013 at 09:22AM – Maintaining the Course - Cleared Hole 14’s Fairway this morning! #discgolf #sfdgbeautificationproject #sfdgc
hole13_2.18.13 February 26, 2013 at 11:15AM – Maintaining the Course - Hole 13 cleared to C Position! #sfdgbeautificationproject #goldengatepark #sfdgc
golden_gate_park_beautificationproject_feb_19_2013_titleTHUMB February 19, 2013 at 12:14PM – Maintaining the Course - New retaining wall for hole three @ #goldengatepark #discgolf course! #sfdgbeautificationproject