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Old 11-05-2013, 08:00 PM
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Should I give an over rated course a 1 out of 5?

I am not sure how I should review a park where I have mixed experiences, and feel that a 1.5 or 2 star rating is most appropriate. However, the course as a 3.33 rating because some people gave it a 4 or 5 (even when some responses were unanimous that they were not helpful). Should I just give the course a 1.5 or a 2, or give it a 1 to try and lower the average DGCR rating.

It has only 9 holes, a high likelihood of wild throws crossing multiple holes, slippery tee pads, "trophy locals" (some who are serious dbags), and a broken map. However, it got about the same rating as an 18 hole course in the area (3.36) that has much better sinage, safer tee pads, some unique holes, varying distance, and none of the holes interfere with other holes (regarding flight paths).

I have never posted a course review on this site, so I thought I would ask the experts on how to handle this situation.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:03 PM
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I would give it a fair rating. Eventually the overratings will work their way out.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:10 PM
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rate the course as you feel its worthy. who cares what others have said or reviewed it as and if your review contains enough "words" then it will be fine.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:10 PM
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I would give it a fair rating. Eventually the overratings will work their way out.
I agree with this. Review it fairly and give it what you think it's worth. When people see that the reviewers who gave it a 4 or 5 are all thumbs-downed, they'll know what's up.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:11 PM
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Yeah, review the course. Don't review the other reviewers.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:17 PM
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If you give more than ten sentences in the review about what was deficient, you'll get some respect even if your opinion varies from the norm.

That said, you'll probably get some thumbs down if you've only reviewed one course and it's that far off of the average. People with one review can look like they have an agenda. So write some more reviews.

And don't worry, my courses I review typically get a lower rating than the average. There are homers, people who have little perspective because they've only played a couple courses (we were all that way once, and I've changed my reviews as I've gotten more experience), and grade inflaters who can't fathom giving any course less than 3.5.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:18 PM
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Yeah, review the course. Don't review the other reviewers.
My first thought is, "who cares, why is this a thread?"
But the quoted response is probably more appropriate
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:20 PM
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Yes do it, you know you want to.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:27 PM
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Never, ever rate a course just to adjust a rating or get back at other reviewers. If a course has a bunch of homeboy reviews and a review from an out of towner that's lower but seems justified it's really helpful when I'm traveling. If a course has a bunch of inflated homeboy reviews and one that's clearly retaliatory and just trying to "even things out" I thumb it down and ignore it. Just write a good review and rate the course how you think it should be rated. If you justify it well that's a lot more helpful to readers and the integrity of the rating system.

On a different note, you honestly think that a course with all the issues you list is worth a rating (2) that's just barely below average? Your description sounds more like a 1 disc course to me anyway. Just make sure you're giving it that rating because it deserves it, not in reaction to other reviewers.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:13 PM
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