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JD Heel

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1082 DGCR Number
Concord, NC Location
Jonathan Real Name
35 Age
7.4 Years Years Playing
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6/09/2008 Joined On
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My final ratings are comprised of component ratings from ten categories:

1. Risk/Reward - I hesitate to call this "difficulty," although that certainly factors in. While challenging holes are usually a positive, the level of difficulty can be pushed to a point where it becomes superfluous and detracts from the overall experience. This category is simply about the use of obstacles to create the right level of risk/reward.

2. Layout - This is all about the design of the course with regard to navigation/flow from one hole to another. It also includes how the course was designed to fit in with the land. Does it work with the terrain rather than against it? How well does the course navigate its surroundings?

3. Elevation/Terrain - This certainly complements the first two categories, but I thought it deserved a rating of its own.

4. Setting/Aesthetics - Pretty self-explanatory, but I think the beauty of a course, or lack thereof, leaves a lasting impression.

5. Hole Variety/Uniqueness - Nothing is as boring about a course than when the holes start to run together because there's nothing that makes them memorable. For that matter, this category is also about what makes a course unique in comparison to others.

6. Alternate Tees/Baskets - Are there different options for playing holes? This keeps a course from getting stale upon re-playing.

7. Course Maintenance - Is the course kept in good condition? This includes how well-defined fairways are kept right down to whether litter is prevalent.

8. Amenities - In my mind, this includes all the ways in which the course caters to its players. That can range from the presence (or absence) of signage, tee pads, and other basic essentials to the subtle perks that really make a course stand out.

9. Traffic - Nothing can derail a good round more than having to wait on other players at every hole. That's really not the course's fault, per se, but it does factor into the experience. Plus, a well-designed course can carry a lot of traffic without seeming too busy.

10. Intangibles - This is basically my overall experience and impression about a course. While I try to make my ratings as objective as possible, I believe that the "gut feeling" factor deserves mention.

* If my final rating is more than a tenth of a point from one of the site's ratings - such as a 2.7 or 2.8 - I'll round up or down based on whether my Intangibles rating was higher or lower.
Favorite Courses (2)
Played Courses (78)
United States
North Carolina
Jefferson, NC Ashe County Park
Davidson, NC Brackett's Bluff
2 Course(s)
Course Wish List (0)
No Courses in Wish List
United States
California
South Lake Tahoe, CA   Bijou Community Park
1 Course(s)
Nevada
Zephyr Cove, NV Zephyr Cove Park
1 Course(s)
North Carolina
Jefferson, NC   Ashe County Park
Cornelius, NC Bailey Road Park DGC
Monroe, NC Bearskin Creek
Flat Rock, NC   Bonclarken Retreat DGC
Davidson, NC Brackett's Bluff
Brevard, NC   Brevard College DGC
Albemarle, NC City Lake Park DGC
Stallings, NC Crooked Creek Crossing
Davidson, NC   Davidson College
Concord, NC   Dorton Park DGC
Charlotte, NC Eastway Park
Plumtree, NC Elk Mountain Disc Golf
Charlotte, NC   Elon Park - Eager Beaver
Fontana Dam, NC Fontana Village Resort DGC
Albemarle, NC Fox Chase
Boiling Springs, NC Gardner-Webb University DGC
Winston-Salem, NC   Horizons Park
Charlotte, NC Hornets Nest Park
Cullowhee, NC Jackson Rec. DGC
Charlotte, NC   Kilborne TPC
Reidsville, NC Lake's Edge DGC
Mars Hill, NC Mars Hill College DGC
Mint Hill, NC   Mint Hill Park
Charlotte, NC Nevin Park DGC
Concord, NC   North Cabarrus Park
Black Mountain, NC Owen High Nature Trail DGC
Gastonia, NC   Rankin Lake DGC
Charlotte, NC   Reedy Creek Park
Charlotte, NC Renaissance Park
Asheville, NC Richmond Hill
Ridgecrest, NC Ridgecrest
Charlotte, NC Robert L. Smith Park
Matthews, NC   Squirrel Lake Park
Mooresville, NC Stumpy Creek
Linville, NC Sugaree
Charlotte, NC   Sugaw Creek Park
Matthews, NC The Scrapyard
Charlotte, NC   Veterans Park
Waynesville, NC Waynesville DGC
Yadkinville, NC   Yadkin County Park
45 Course(s)
Ohio
1 Course(s)
South Carolina
Rock Hill, SC Boyd Hill
Rock Hill, SC   Fewell Park
Easley, SC Foothills DGC
Central, SC Grand Central Station
North Charleston, SC Park Circle DGC
Walhalla, SC Sertoma Field
Charleston, SC Tidal Creek
Greenville, SC Timmons Park
Charleston (John's Island), SC Trophy Lakes
13 Course(s)
Tennessee
Knoxville, TN Admiral Farragut Park
Kingsport, TN Borden Park
Oak Ridge, TN Carl Yearwood Park
Oak Ridge, TN Groves Park - The Mounds
Knoxville, TN Morningside Park
Morristown, TN Morristown Kiwanis DGC
Roan Mountain, TN Roan Mountain DGC
Harriman, TN Roane County Park DGC
Bristol, TN Steele Creek DGC
Knoxville, TN Victor Ashe Park
Kingsport, TN Warriors Path State Park
Johnson City, TN Winged Deer Park
12 Course(s)
Virginia
Christiansburg, VA Golden Hills DGC
Staunton, VA Kiwanis DGC
Rocky Mount, VA Sontag DGC - Old Layout
North Garden, VA Walnut Creek Park
5 Course(s)