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Old 01-30-2013, 01:26 PM
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How wooded do we like it?

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I suppose, but based on the overall consensus of ratings on DGCR, the average person who uses the site
prefers wooded courses to open ones.
This comment was made, and it got me thinking "how do we DGCR reviewers like our courses?"

I did a little analysis of 3.5+ rated 18+ hole courses with 10 or more reviews:

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How Wooded	How Hilly	Count	Total	Percent	Top 3 courses
Lightly……	Mostly Flat	36	163	22%	Selah Ranch - Creekside (TX), Bill Frederick Park - T2: The Turkeynator (FL), Trophy Lakes (SC)
Lightly……	Moderately	44	114	39%	Milo McIver State Park (OR), Old Post DGC (AR), Bryant Lake Park (MN)
Lightly……	Very Hilly	14	26	54%	BAP Disc Golf (ME), Base Camp Adventure Lodge DGC (UT), Blue Valley Park (MO)
Moderately	Mostly Flat	97	242	40%	Blue Ribbon Pines DGC (MN), Zobel Park (WI), Madisonville City Park DGC (KY)
Moderately	Moderately	177	290	61%	Idlewild (KY), Justin Trails Big Brother DGC (WI), Harmon Hills (TN), Maple Hill (MA)
Moderately	Very  Hilly	74	98	76%	Branson Cedars Resort Treehouz DGC (MO), Highbridge: Granite Ridge & Gold & Blueberry (WI)
Heavily……	Mostly Flat	29	79	37%	Farm Life Disc Golf (NC), Shelton Springs DGC (WA), Castle Hayne Park (NC)
Heavily……	Moderately	71	128	55%	Selah Ranch - Lakeside (TX), Tyler State Park (PA), Shawshank (TX), Sugaree (NC)
Heavily……	Very Hilly	47	62	76%	Phantom Falls (CO), Horning's Hideout - Meadow Ridge (OR), Magic Meadows DGC (CO)
Count: Number of 18+ hole courses rated 3.5+ (10+ reviews)
Total: Number of 18+ hole courses on the site (10+ reviews) - any rating
Percent: what percent of total are considered "really good" by us
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:29 PM
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Cool.

So Moderately Wooded wins.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:31 PM
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Light 22 39 54
Mod. 40 61 76
Heav 37 55 76
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:32 PM
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Certainly looks like wooded is better than open on average, and that pretty clearly shows that elevation makes a difference to the average reviewer.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:32 PM
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Condensing/isolating the data to just "How Wooded" and "How Hilly"

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How Wooded	Count	Total	Percent
Lightly……	94	303	31%
Moderately	348	630	55%
Heavily……	147	269	55%
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How Hilly	Count	Total	Percent
Mostly Flat	162	484	33%
Moderately	292	532	55%
Very Hilly	135	186	73%
It appears that how hilly a course is has a much larger affect on how we rate courses than how wooded.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:39 PM
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That is CRAZY that Light and Flat are right at 31/33 nearly identical, and Mod and Mod are both 55%. Then the big jump from 55 to 73 for increasing hills, while staying the same old 55 for increasing woods.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:39 PM
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Maybe the moral of the story is "Hitting trees is fun for some of the people some of the time, but throwing downhill is fun for all of the people all of the time"
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So basically

Woods + hills =

Open + flat =
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I like it so hilly and wooded it makes the chuckers quit and the Tarheels whine like spoiled princesses.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:43 PM
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Woods + hills =

Open + flat =
Like so many things.
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