Originally Posted by Flatroc
I think it should be at a course that offers little to no "home chain" advantage.
Centrally located would be nice too.
All personal and biased opinions put aside,
perhaps the new Jerry Miller course. It is sort of in the middle of the state and probably won't get played by a majority of golfers.
Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a course with no "home chain" advantage except for temporary courses that exist solely for a given tournament.
Also, having the tournament in the middle of the state favors the middle of the state. That is why the most fair approach is to distribute the unfairness out as evenly as possible... by using different courses in different locations every year. This allows us to have different clubs/regions host the state championships every year (kinda like a mini worlds).
This also solves another unfairness problem... even courses as AWESOME as Milo East and West provide a very specific type of challenge that favors certain types of players over others. By moving around to different courses, you distribute the type of player/challenge that is favored.
I personally favor the notion of using at least two courses, each maybe providing a different type of challenge (e.g. short and technical versus long and open).
I would suggest that clubs/regions/etc put out bids for hosting the state championships every year and that a selection process is used to determine where the state championships are held in a given year. I also feel that this is an area where the state coordinator should be involved and could add a lot of value to Oregon disc golf.