zz wrote:The cleanest courses I've visited throughout the US don't have any garbage cans. Pack your trash!!!
It seems worthy to note if these courses are in a large urban park that is always full of homelss and picnicers, or not, that makes a HUGE difference.
Here's my take of nearby courses:
Hellyer - Dirty. it's by a freeway and very few trash cans.
Moraga - Fairly clean. People don't go to this area very much if they are not golfing.
Novato - Clean. Again, nobody that isn't discing will be in this area very often.
De La - Parking lot - dirty. Course - clean. Lots of garbage cans and nobody is really here if not discing. (a few bikers maybe).. What happened to the trash car that used to be there btw?
Napa - Clean. Ditto.
Zephyr Cove. Ditto.
Bijou - This one *would* be dirty if they didn't have trash cans all over the place probably, as it's used by lots of folks that don't disc golf. (but very few homeles).
Golden Gate - The most dirty. Very few garbage cans, lots of homeless and in an overused area of a giant urban park.
Condon Park - Clean! There are not many garbage cans but nobody else is in this area but discers.
Penn valley - fairly clean. Not a very crowded area usually. But not many garbage cans either.
Felton - clean except the holes right by the school full of kids playing in the park.
(the other nearby courses suck! j/k )
Just saying, it's related to number of people and number of garbage cans.
I'm NOT advocating littering, we should pack it out. Garbage cans would help if we could do them, but we can't.
Thanks for the explanation of why we don't have more trash cans.