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Redesign of DC's muni courses ...

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  • ALTSeanALTSean VirginiaMembers  1516WRX Points: 731Posts: 1,516 Platinum Tees
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    That's a good point about it being federal land vice State, City or County. Maybe they could get creative with the pricing tiers such as juniors, seniors, military / first responders, etc., but that's still going to leave a lot of local regulars with the higher price point.

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  • XHoop24XHoop24 Members  1115WRX Points: 560Posts: 1,115 Platinum Tees
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    I'd be totally onboard with a local discount and would love for them to get creative with it :) Just passing along what I heard on the pods...

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    With it being Federal property how could they possibly offer a local rate? An Alaskan resident pays Federal taxes just like a DC resident. Giving a decent discount to juniors and seniors sounds reasonable. However if the rates go to $60 or $70 I don't see a long future for East Potomac. Too many options in the suburbs. It would probably still attract tourist golfers but that sounds odd as I don't see people coming on a DC vacation to play golf - could be wrong however.

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    Depends on how the project comes off. If they build it as say a reversible loop design? With a full blown practice facility? And maybe a 9 hole practice course for juniors/beginners? Completely spitballing here.

    But I say things like that all the time (people arent going to go there just to play golf) about a place like Sweetens Cove - and thats 1000x harder to get to and has absolutely zero things to do nearby. You can do a million other things in this city AND play golf...if the course was done in a way that attracted enough people.

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    Personally, I think if they are going to do anything decent at EP the price has to come up. At the current rate you basically can't pay to maintain anything decent. Improving that course will also cost a good amount of money - lots of dirt to be moved there. I'd be happy to see this happen.

    If the DC courses could just hit the average quality of the Montgomery County Munis at those rates I would be pumped. A lot of DC players frequent those courses and we would love to stay closer to home to play. However, I do have a friend that will not be happy when the rates go up. He plays 2 - 3 times a year shoots 100+ and isn't willing to drive far or pay more, the changes could pretty much make him quit playing.

    For those not familiar Bobby Jones Golf course did a major overhaul in ATL not that long ago. An 18 holer that had fallen on hard times (not quite as bad as the DC courses), now it's a cool reversible 9 with a large practice area.


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    Rock Creek is in pretty bad shape and I love the ideas they have for it - a driving range, 9 hole course, and a 9 hole short course.

    Doak said something interesting on the Fried Egg Pod that the NLT guys need to go out and get funding for all of these changes....that is not going to be an easy thing to do right now. Did anyone else hear that on his most recent pod?

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  • cristphotocristphoto Members  4062WRX Points: 415Handicap: 7Posts: 4,062 Titanium Tees
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    Is Langston on Federal park land like the other two? I always thought that was fully independent from the Feds.

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