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Old 06-12-2011, 09:31 AM
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I have never looked at the Top 10. I have read enough reviews on here to realize that everything must be taken with a very large grain of salt. Somehow the 5 disc review that is two sentences long from a guy that can't put together a coherent thought doesn't really influence me much.
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:32 AM
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Horseshoe Canyon Ranch isnt on there so... yeah... f the top ten.
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:43 AM
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Hmm, sounds like some of you are coming around to the very conclusion that I've been carping about for two years now. Where's the vindication smiley at?

Well, to those who thought I was nuts, this will have to do.

The very presence of the Top 10 list gives the courses on it artificial promotion. That's why things hardly move on it. If it weren't so prominently displayed, I think it would look differently and change a bit more often.

I also agree with Mando that the review standard is too high. That's the other, if not bigger thing keeping the list so static. I understand the rationale of making a credible standard to keep some biased homers from getting their decent but otherwise not outstanding course on there, but does anyone really think that those folks come in packs of up to 19 people?
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:44 AM
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I don't pay attention to the top courses list. 5, 10 or 20. From my experience on this site, when I am looking for info on a course that I haven't played I can easily find good info either thru the course description, the reviews, the photos and map or a combination of any of the above.
That's what I think the intention for this website was in the first place. The top 10 listing is just something people use for bragging rights for their local course(s). I know here in the Cincy area the ratings and reviews on Idlewild are paid attention to very closely by the players and designers of the course.
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:45 AM
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Noticed a new comer today...Winter Park out.
It might be outta the top 10 cause of it's location. There is not a lot of other "great" courses around it to make it a worth while destination. So it doesn't get the reviews #'s up on a consistent basis. Flip City has good courses surrounding it. Same thing with Highbridge complex. Same thing with Idlewild. Blue ribbon pines, etc.....
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:46 AM
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If you look at the ratings from "Trusted Reviewers Only," most of the "Top 10" courses would be rated even higher. For example, Flip City would be rated at 4.98, and Flyboy would be at 4.90. With that said, the trusted reviewers are only a small fraction of the reviewers on either of these courses. Better to read the reviews for a course than go by rating alone.
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:29 AM
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Noticed a new comer today...Winter Park out.
Makes me SAD!!!
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:51 AM
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Seriously, that list is for wide-eyed noobs. It's like watching the "world's strongest animals" on APL and having the ant be #1, it's 100% subjective.
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:53 AM
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Seriously, that list is for wide-eyed noobs. It's like watching the "world's strongest animals" on APL and having the ant be #1, it's 100% subjective.
This is all your fault GDBP.....
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:55 AM
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Top ten list is quite solid. Before too many more years; top twenty or thirty would all be destination spots.
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