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View Poll Results: Do you lower a course rating because of excessive bugs/gnats/mosquitos?
Yes 9 19.57%
No 36 78.26%
I've never played a course with bugs/gnats/mosquitos! 1 2.17%
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Old 08-08-2015, 05:56 PM
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Talking Bugs on the course?

Today I played a course and was completely bit up from head to toe once I got back to my car. My question is: When reviewing a course, do you factor bugs into your review?
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Old 08-08-2015, 05:59 PM
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To me bugs are always going to be there. Put on bug spray and that is about all you can do. I dont think it should negatively effect a course that much. That is my opinion
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Old 08-08-2015, 06:14 PM
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Only if it's an indoor, climate controlled course. Outdoors, you're invading their habitat: deal with it.
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Old 08-08-2015, 07:27 PM
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Not as a Con, just in the Other Thoughts. I consider that a temporary condition of the course. Like mud or snow or even wind.
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Old 08-08-2015, 08:13 PM
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I will list it as a con, but unless it's truly outrageous, it doesn't affect my rating... once out of 120+ reviews.
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Old 08-08-2015, 08:18 PM
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I voted no, because overall, it's just a part of a land, and any other person would have to deal with it in the area as well. If it's due to the course being in a generally bad location for a course or poorly designed/thought out, then it might warrant a bit of a knock in the review. It should definitely always be noted in the Other Thoughts section, though
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Old 08-08-2015, 08:27 PM
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I'd say it depends. Like if the rough is exceptionally thick with tall grass and has lots of ticks, and it's next to a stagnant swamp full of mosquitoes... Those are things that could be curtailed a bit. But bugs will always be around. I'm mostly concerned about ticks.
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Old 08-08-2015, 08:43 PM
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Absolutely not! I don't factor things into my reviews like that in fact I rarely if ever take into consideration anything outside of the course designers control. I find it asinine to rate a course lower/higher for things like weather, wind, bugs and even to a certain degree tee signs, course kiosks, benches, bag hangers and other things that are nice but have no bearing on how the course plays. I am reviewing THE COURSE; what the designer did with the piece of land given. Better pieces of land usually rate higher unless the designer had no clue.

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Old 08-08-2015, 09:03 PM
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I'd mention it if it were particularly bad, and I knew it was a regular condition of the course. Everywhere has bugs sometimes. They would have to be spectacularly bad to affect my rating.
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Old 08-08-2015, 09:16 PM
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Nope.I mentioned it in a review of a very wooded course, just to warn folk to wear repellent of some kind. Detracting from an outdoor sport due to wildlife is like dogging an hockey rink being cold. Just part of the deal.
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