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1422 DGCR Number
Alexandria, VA Location
tim haynes Real Name
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17.5 Years Years Playing
983 DGCR Player Rating
20356 PDGA Number
979 Player Rating
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A few notes about my course ratings; what I notice and don't notice; and my personal biases:

I tend to be prepared for all types of courses and terrain. I keep several different pairs of shoes in the car, and wear whatever is appropriate to the course, so unless teepads are particularly pitiful, I don't really pay attention to teepads, so they will seldom be mentioned in my reviews. I also don't really care which baskets are used -- everybody plays the same baskets, so I just consider that one of the features of the course -- yes, a Mach III will catch more putts than a shallow, single-chain homemade basket, but as long as everybody has to hit the same targets, I don't really care which are in use as long as they aren't visibly abused (bent, chains missing etc...) I know mediocre baskets are a pet peeve for some people, but not me.

I do pay attention to signage -- I try to play new courses whenever possible, so I frequently have the experience of being a new person trying to navigate a new course. Good navigation is worth extra to me. Along with that, I have a bias in favor of clean courses (minimal cigarettes, other litter, trash, deadwood in the fairways, etc...). I usually pickup a grocery bag or two worth of trash when I play a course, and it annoys me when courses are poorly treated.

Personally, I like a mix of holes, and I am a bit of a masochist, usually favoring more difficult courses over easier courses. However, I am very aware of course design, and I don't believe that length = difficulty. A well designed short course will always score better than a poorly designed long course. To me, "difficulty" isn't really reflected in average total number of strokes as much as it is reflected in the penalty for an errant shot. A course that forces you to play your whole game well, and that requires a variety of shots to score well (FH, BH, hyzer, anhyzer, upside-down, S-shots, bombs, technical alley holes, etc.). I also love the risk-reward factor of fast greens that force people to make hard decisions on the course.

I have a bias against poorly-kept underbrush. Thorns, poison ivy, briars, ticks, etc... are all a frustration and take away from the enjoyment of the game. On a perfect course, a bad shot should be penalized, and should also be easy to find. A bad shot that takes 15 minutes of digging through thorns and poison ivy to find detracts from the experience of disc golf and makes it much harder for players of varying skill levels to enjoy a course together. If a difficult hole just adds strokes, that's fine; if it always draws blood, that's not OK.

I'll add other biases as they come to mind, but these should give you a starting framework for understanding my reviews. I try my best to be objective and to evaluate each course with recommendations on the skill level necessary to enjoy the course and/or to play it to its potential. Thanks.
Favorite Courses (22)
Played Courses (224)
United States
Arkansas
Hot Springs, AR Cedar Glades
1 Course(s)
California
1 Course(s)
Delaware
Newark, DE Iron Hill
1 Course(s)
Kentucky
Brownsville, KY Holler In The Hills
1 Course(s)
Maryland
Gaithersburg, MD Seneca Creek State Park
1 Course(s)
Massachusetts
1 Course(s)
Michigan
1 Course(s)
Missouri
1 Course(s)
New York
1 Course(s)
North Carolina
North Wilkesboro, NC Highland Hills DGC
Charlotte, NC Renaissance Park
2 Course(s)
Pennsylvania
Whitehall, PA Jordan Creek
Portersville, PA Moraine State Park
Quakertown, PA Nockamixon State Park
3 Course(s)
South Carolina
1 Course(s)
Tennessee
Nashville, TN Cedar Hill Park
Fall Branch, TN Harmon Hills
2 Course(s)
Texas
1 Course(s)
Virginia
Spotsylvania, VA Hawk Hollow
1 Course(s)
Washington
Seatac, WA Seatac DGC
1 Course(s)
West Virginia
Paw Paw, WV The Woodshed
Paw Paw, WV Whippin' Post
2 Course(s)
Course Wish List (85)
United States
Arkansas
1 Course(s)
California
Colorado
Mt. Crested Butte, CO 10-3 @ CB - Long
Conifer, CO Beaver Ranch
3 Course(s)
Delaware
1 Course(s)
Georgia
Whitesburg, GA Flyboy Aviation
Elberton, GA Lake Russell
4 Course(s)
Hawaii
PoliPoli, Maui, HI Haleakala DGC
2 Course(s)
Idaho
Twin Falls, ID Rock Creek Park
2 Course(s)
Illinois
Saint Charles, IL Campton Hills
2 Course(s)
Indiana
Valparaiso, IN Rogers Lakewood Park
3 Course(s)
Iowa
Bettendorf, IA Devil's Glen
Indianola, IA Pickard Park
3 Course(s)
Louisiana
Lafayette, LA Acadiana Park - Ace Run
1 Course(s)
Maryland
Hampstead, MD Creeping Creek DGC
Hagerstown, MD Ditto Farms DGC
2 Course(s)
Massachusetts
Devens, MA Devens - The Hill
1 Course(s)
Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI The Ponds at Lakeshore
1 Course(s)
Minnesota
Biwabik, MN Giants Ridge
1 Course(s)
Missouri
Kansas City, MO Blue Valley Park
Lee's Summit, MO Legacy Park
Vichy, MO Ozark Mountain
Kansas City, MO Water Works Park
4 Course(s)
Nebraska
Kearney, NE Cottonmill DGC
1 Course(s)
New Mexico
Ruidoso, NM Grindstone Park
1 Course(s)
New York
South Wales, NY Black Diamond DGC
Chili, NY Chili DGC
Providence, NY Hyzer Creek
3 Course(s)
North Carolina
Jefferson, NC Ashe County Park
New Hill, NC Buckhorn DGC
Plumtree, NC Elk Mountain Disc Golf
Williamston, NC Farm Life Disc Golf
Albemarle, NC Fox Chase
Mars Hill, NC Mars Hill University DGC
Linville, NC Sugaree
Yadkinville, NC Yadkin County Park
8 Course(s)
North Dakota
Jamestown, ND Jamestown Reservoir DGC
Dickinson, ND Patterson Lake DGC
2 Course(s)
Ohio
Englewood, OH Englewood MetroPark DGC
1 Course(s)
Oklahoma
1 Course(s)
Oregon
Roseburg, OR Whistler's Bend
2 Course(s)
Pennsylvania
Strasburg, PA Beaver Creek Mini DGC
Spring City, PA Camp Sankanac DGC
Auburn, PA Long Trout Winery
Honesdale, PA Prompton State Park
5 Course(s)
South Carolina
Newberry, SC Stoney Hill
3 Course(s)
Tennessee
Chattanooga, TN The Sinks
1 Course(s)
Texas
Canton, TX Cherry Creek Park
Duncanville, TX Crossroads of Life DGC
Temple, TX Lion's Park
Austin, TX MetCenter DGC
Austin, TX Roy G. Guerrero DGC
Huntsville, TX Shawshank
Missouri City, TX The LINKS at Quail Valley
10 Course(s)
Utah
1 Course(s)
Vermont
North Calais, VT North Calais DGC
1 Course(s)
Washington
Silverdale, WA Kitsap Fairgrounds DGC
Bremerton, WA NAD Park
2 Course(s)
West Virginia
Lavalette, WV Lucky 8
Fairmont, WV Orange Crush
Moundsville, WV The Black Course
Middlebourne, WV The Timberdoodle Thicket
5 Course(s)
Wisconsin
Lac Du Flambeau, WI Sandy Point Resort DG Ranch
Deforest, WI Vallarta-Ast DGC
Kewaunee, WI Winter Park
3 Course(s)
Antarctica
McMurdo, Antarctica Ross Island DGC
1 Course(s)
Sweden
Skellefteå, Västerbotten, Sweden Discgolf Terminalen
1 Course(s)
United States
Arizona
Phoenix, AZ Buffalo Ridge Park
1 Course(s)
Arkansas
North Little Rock, AR Burns Park - Blue Course
North Little Rock, AR Burns Park - Red Course
Hot Springs, AR   Cedar Glades
5 Course(s)
California
Anderson, CA Anderson River Park
Redding, CA Buckeye
Santa Cruz, CA DeLaveaga Park
San Francisco, CA Golden Gate Park DGC
San Diego, CA Morley Field
Redding, CA   Sacramento River RV Park
8 Course(s)
Colorado
Fort Collins, CO   Edora Park - Old Layout
1 Course(s)
Connecticut
North Grosvenordale, CT West Thompson Lake
1 Course(s)
Delaware
Wilmington, DE   Brandywine Creek State Park
Marshallton, DE   Carousel Park
Newark, DE   Iron Hill
3 Course(s)
Georgia
Lookout Mountain, GA Cloudland Canyon State Park
1 Course(s)
Illinois
Alton, IL Rock Spring Park
Collinsville, IL Woodland Park
2 Course(s)
Indiana
Palmyra, IN Buffalo Trace Park
Georgetown, IN Seviren Lang DGC
2 Course(s)
Kentucky
Louisville, KY Charlie Vettiner Park
Bowling Green, KY Ephram White Park
Elizabethtown, KY Freeman Lake Park
Bowling Green, KY Hobson Grove Park
Brownsville, KY Holler In The Hills
Burlington, KY Idlewild
Bowling Green, KY Kereiakes Park
Independence, KY Lincoln Ridge Park
Bowling Green, KY Phil Moore Park
9 Course(s)
Louisiana
Ruston, LA Hideaway Park
Lafayette, LA Pa Davis DGC
2 Course(s)
Maryland
College Park, MD   Calvert Road Park
Germantown, MD   Darnestown Swim & Racquet Club
Baltimore, MD Druid Hill Park
Walkersville, MD Heritage Farm Park
Middletown, MD Middletown Park
Marriottsville, MD   Patapsco Valley State Park
Elkridge, MD Rockburn Branch
Street, MD   Scarboro Hills
Gaithersburg, MD   Seneca Creek State Park
9 Course(s)
Massachusetts
Amesbury, MA Amesbury Pines
Barre, MA Barre Falls
Charlton, MA Buffumville Lake
Marstons Mills, MA Burgess Park
Leicester, MA Pyramids
6 Course(s)
Michigan
Minnesota
East Bethel, MN Blue Ribbon Pines DGC
Minneapolis (Eden Prairie), MN Bryant Lake Park
Inver Grove Heights, MN The Valley DGC
3 Course(s)
Mississippi
Brooklyn, MS Ashe Lake DGC - 18
Hattiesburg, MS Desert Fox DGC - Old Layout
Vicksburg, MS   Redbone Road DGC
Poplarville, MS Wildcat Trace DGC
5 Course(s)
Missouri
Arnold, MO Arnold City Park
St. Louis (St. John), MO Endicott Park
St. Louis (Mehlville), MO Jefferson Barracks
St. Louis (Florissant), MO Sioux Passage - Original
Kansas City, MO Water Works Park
Festus, MO   West City Park
8 Course(s)
New Jersey
1 Course(s)
New York
1 Course(s)
North Carolina
Fayetteville, NC Arnette Park
Statesville, NC Bell & Howard Chevrolet DGC
Rocky Mount, NC Englewood Park
Rocky Mount, NC Farmington Park
North Wilkesboro, NC Highland Hills DGC
Charlotte, NC Hornets Nest Park
Charlotte, NC Renaissance Park
Asheville, NC Richmond Hill
Matthews, NC Squirrel Lake Park
Rocky Mount, NC Sunset Park
12 Course(s)
Ohio
Cincinnati, OH Mt. Airy Forest
1 Course(s)
Oklahoma
Norman, OK N.E. Lions Park
1 Course(s)
Pennsylvania
Tarentum, PA Deer Lakes Park
Whitehall, PA Jordan Creek
Wexford, PA Knob Hill Park
Allentown, PA Little Lehigh Parkway
Portersville, PA Moraine State Park
Quakertown, PA Nockamixon State Park
Akron, PA   Roland Park
Pittsburgh, PA Schenley Park
Erwinna, PA   Tinicum Park
Newtown, PA Tyler State Park
Quakertown, PA Unami Creek Park DGC
Greencastle, PA   Whispering Falls DGC
East Stroudsburg, PA Yetter Park DGC
17 Course(s)
Rhode Island
Charlestown, RI Ninigret Park
1 Course(s)
South Carolina
Winnsboro, SC All-Terrain Disc Golf
Columbia, SC Earlewood Park
Aiken, SC Odell Weeks
Columbia, SC Owens Field Park
North Augusta, SC Riverview Park
Aiken, SC   USC Aiken
8 Course(s)
Tennessee
Millington, TN Bud Hill - Original
Millington, TN Bud Hill - The Ridge
Nashville, TN Cedar Hill Park
Fall Branch, TN Harmon Hills
Germantown, TN Johnson Road Park
Jackson, TN Muse Park
Nashville, TN Naval Hill DGC
Nashville, TN Seven Oaks Park
Smyrna, TN Sharp Springs Park
11 Course(s)
Texas
McKinney, TX   Alex Clark Memorial DGC
Coppell, TX Andrew Brown Park
Garland, TX Audubon Park
Bryan, TX Austins Colony
Dallas, TX B. B. Owen Park
Austin, TX Bartholomew Park
Grapevine, TX   Bear Creek
Crowley, TX Bicentennial DGC
Round Rock, TX Brushy Creek MUD DGC
Abilene, TX Cal Young Park
Bryan, TX Camelot Park
Vidor, TX Copperhead DGC
Fort Worth, TX Eagle Ranch Park
Manor, TX   East Metro Park
Irving, TX Fritz Park
Fort Stockton, TX Ft. Stockton DGC
Fort Worth, TX   Gateway Park - West
Greenville, TX Graham Park
Rockwall, TX   Harry Myers DGC
Carrollton, TX   Jimmy Porter Park
Junction, TX   Junction County Park
Beaumont, TX Klein Park DGC
Lewisville, TX   Lake Lewisville Park
College Station, TX Lemontree Park
Lewisville, TX Leonard L. Woods Park
Houston, TX MacGregor Park
San Antonio, TX McClain Park
Conroe, TX McDade Park
Grand Prairie, TX Mountain Creek
Denton, TX North Lake Park
Haltom City, TX   North Park
College Station, TX Oaks Park
Austin, TX Pease Park
College Station, TX Research Park - Old Layout
Austin, TX Searight Park
Plano, TX Shawnee Park
Texarkana, TX Spring Lake Park
Spring, TX Spring Valley DGC
The Woodlands, TX Terramont Park
North Richland Hills, TX Tommy and Sue Brown Park
McKinney, TX   Towne Lake DGC
Grand Prairie, TX   Turner Park
San Marcos, TX TxState Campus West Park
Beaumont, TX Tyrrell Park
Arlington, TX   Veteran's Park
Irving, TX W.O. Harrington
Austin (Wells Branch), TX Wells Branch Park - Old Layout
Leander, TX   Williamson County DGC
Saginaw, TX Willow Creek Park
College Station, TX Wolf Pen Creek
Waco, TX   Woodway Park
Fort Worth, TX Z-Boaz Park
Austin, TX Zilker Park
67 Course(s)
Virginia
Arlington, VA Bluemont Park
Richmond, VA Bryan Park
Fairfax Station, VA Burke Lake Park
Richmond (Varina), VA Dorey Park
Purcellville, VA Franklin Park
Lorton, VA   Giles Run
Richmond, VA Gillies Creek Park
Christiansburg, VA   Golden Hills DGC
Chester, VA   Goyne Park DGC
Spotsylvania, VA   Hawk Hollow
Spotsylvania, VA Loriella Park
McLean, VA   McLean Central Park
Colonial Heights, VA Pharaoh's Tomb
Fredericksburg, VA Pratt Park
Dublin, VA Randolph Park DGC
Stephens City, VA Sherando Park
Maurertown, VA Signal View DGC
Spotsylvania, VA The Blockhouse - Darkside
Spotsylvania, VA The Blockhouse - Sunnyside
Spotsylvania, VA   The Blockhouse - Tiki Course
North Garden, VA Walnut Creek Park
Harrisonburg, VA Westover Park
28 Course(s)
Washington
Seattle, WA Mineral Springs Park
Seatac, WA Seatac DGC
Auburn, WA White River
4 Course(s)
West Virginia
Paw Paw, WV   The Woodshed
Paw Paw, WV   Whippin' Post
2 Course(s)