Ball golf driving ranges have a hard time staying in business without another draw. Ball golf driving ranges that do stay in business, stay in business because it costs more and takes more time to play a round of ball golf than many people can afford to do on a regular basis. Those people go drop $8 on a bucket of balls and hit for an hour. Disc golfers don't suffer from either of those problems when it comes to playing rounds so you will need some large draw to get people to come throw at your range.
If you are looking for investors maybe you can lay out your business plan and some costs. How much is this land going to take to get? How much are the pads, pro shop, discs and other things going to cost? How much are you going to pay the pro to be there? What is the minimum amount of people you need to come and buy discs or time on the range per day to make money? how long do you need to be open before you start making a profit?
how many people actually practice any aspect of disc golf? the most practice the average disc golfer does is throwing extra shots during a round. why would somebody want to pay to practice (with discs that you don't own) when they can play a round(s) for free or go throw in a field for free. isn't mastering the discs you throw the point of practice?
Scooot_er wrote:And disc golfers aren't always the smartest bunch.
... but here's how I'd do it. have people put a tiny color-coded sticker on the bottom of their discs. When they're done they go to your bar and have a drink while they wait for your guy to go retreive their discs and deliver them.... then the cycle starts all over again. Still not a bullet-proof plan but at least now you have bar revenue and people can throw their own plastic.
how to make a disc golf driving range profitable....
1. add a stripper pole and naked girls to the mix 2. serve alcohol (as someone already mentioned) 3. put people who look like assholes in business suits out in the range for everyone to aim at 4. snowball stand