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ABOUT MY REVIEWS ...
I take a comprehensive view when rating a course. While the holes themselves are the primary factor, I also consider tees, flow, signage, "amenities", etc. I enjoy courses and holes that offer variety and provide options.

While not my original intent, I'd categorize courses I rate in the following manner:
0.0: I've yet to give a zero. although there have been a few close calls.
0.5: Are courses I wouldn't bother playing again nor would recommend.
1.0: Are courses I probably won't bother playing again, but may be of interest to others.
1.5: Will play if my time and its location happen to intersect.
2.0: Decent enough to play/practice, but not overly exciting.
2.5: Solid, middle-of-the-road course, with offsetting minor pros and cons - typically fun/relaxing.
3.0: Just a bit above an average course, typically a good play, often for a focused audience-type.
3.5: Typically offers good variety with a steady stream of solid holes, look forward to playing it frequently.
4.0: Highly recommended, just a notch or two below the top courses - definitely worth a play.
4.5: Pretty much has it all - just a blemish or two. Play it if you can!
5.0: I have yet to play one, although Deer Lakes and Moraine are close.

LITE REVIEWS:
A 72=hour 12=course 6+/-player whirlwind trip to the Indianapolis area mid=August 2014 ended my streak of reviewing every course I've played. Below are tidbits of those courses I played, in the order in which I played them:
2.5 Avon: Novice/Intermediate; More open than wooded; Some elevation changes; Tees a bit small.
2.5 Mt. Gilead: Mostly long. Mostly open. Dead flat.
2.5 Blue Heron: Some holes quite suitable for novice/intermediate, while other had disc-loss out-of-bounds quite close!
1.0 Cumberland: Flat. Soccer games along left. Possible disc-loss creek along right.
3.5 Disc@Fall Creek: Nice variety of open, semi-, and full-wooded, and distances/shot-shapes.
3.0 Hill@Northview: Pretty and well-manicured with elevation changes; Primarily open.
1.5 Lawrence Inlow: A nice, short introductory course initially open (short righties), followed by some woods.
3.0 Elwood: Ugly (former landfill/dump) but effective - wooded (smaller trees) with interesting lines and other challenges.
3.0 Lions@Yorktown: A mixture of (mainly) good holes with elevation and/or woods, along with a few bland, flat, open holes.
3.0 McCulloch: Nice park with rolling elevation and scattered, large trees; Bit too much max huck followed by moderate approach.
3.5 Boondocks: The front, mostly open, front nine is okay, but the back nine up/down/along the wooded ridge is excellent.
3.5 Hazel Landing: Excellent teepads/signage/flow. More wooded than open. Challenging lines. Dead flat.

I also spent a long weekend in New England in mid-October 2014:
3.5 Wickham: Fantastic park. Lots of length. Nice mix of altering open/wooded. Some long walks between holes.
3.0 Cross Farms: Nearly entirely wooded. Nearly entirely flat. Lots of challenging holes.
4.0 Pyramids: Initially across/up/down a wooded ridge with creek, openish/flatter towards end, but still challening throughout
NR. Pyramids Pink: Work on your short game - and if you can putt well on these baskets, you can putt anywhere!
2.0 Wilton: Front nine offers some wood challenge, but also safety issues; Rougher back nine better, but signage/tees need work.
3.0 Otter Creek: An undulating wooded ridge with two tees, offering both birdy chances and difficult pars.
1.0 Granite Gorge: Mostly throwing up open hills, aka bunny ski slopes, from too small/rough teepads.
3.5 Crane Hill: Two tees with a mix of open, wooded, and in/out, mostly flat with some elevation changes mid-course.

Favorite Courses (8)
Played Courses (374)
United States
Maryland
Marriottsville, MD Patapsco Valley State Park
Elkridge, MD Rockburn Branch
2 Course(s)
Pennsylvania
Tarentum, PA Deer Lakes Park
Portersville, PA Moraine State Park
2 Course(s)
Tennessee
Oak Ridge, TN Groves Park - The Mounds
Fall Branch, TN Harmon Hills
2 Course(s)
Virginia
North Garden, VA Walnut Creek Park
1 Course(s)
West Virginia
Ridgeley, WV Knobley Mountain DGC
1 Course(s)
Course Wish List (63)
United States
Colorado
Bailey, CO Bailey DGC
Conifer, CO Beaver Ranch
Fort Collins, CO Edora Park
Aurora, CO Exposition Park
Pagosa Springs, CO Reservoir Hill DGC
5 Course(s)
Kansas
Atwood, KS Lake Atwood DGC
1 Course(s)
Maine
South Paris, ME Creative Recreations
Auburn, ME Dragan Field
5 Course(s)
Maryland
1 Course(s)
Minnesota
East Bethel, MN Blue Ribbon Pines DGC
Minneapolis (Eden Prairie), MN Bryant Lake Park
St. Paul (South St. Paul), MN Kaposia Park
Cottage Grove, MN Oakwood Park
Inver Grove Heights, MN The Valley DGC
5 Course(s)
Nebraska
Sidney, NE Deer Run Park DGC
North Platte, NE Flight to 9
McCook, NE Kelley Park
3 Course(s)
New Hampshire
Brookfield, NH Moose Mountain DGC
Manchester, NH The Hollows
Canterbury, NH Top O' The Hill Disc Golf
Center Barnstead, NH Woods at Beauty Hill - Lynx
4 Course(s)
New Mexico
Angel Fire, NM Angel Fire Resort
Farmington, NM Lions Wilderness DGC
2 Course(s)
Pennsylvania
Macungie, PA Bear Creek - Original
Danielsville, PA Blue Mountain - Skyline Park
Danielsville, PA Blue Mountain - Slopeside 9
Danielsville, PA Blue Mountain - Valley Park
Reading, PA Laurel Lane DGC
Tamaqua, PA Villas Crossing DGC
6 Course(s)
Tennessee
Morristown, TN Cherokee Park DGC
Oak Ridge, TN Groves Park - The Woods
Knoxville, TN Johnson University DGC
Knoxville, TN Morningside Park
Morristown, TN Rotary DGC
Kingston, TN Whitestone DGC
7 Course(s)
Utah
1 Course(s)
Virginia
Bedford, VA Bedford YMCA
Louisa, VA Betty Queen Center
Bedford, VA Big Branch
Wise, VA Camp Bethel
Richmond (Varina), VA Dorey Park
Bluemont, VA Full Circle Farm DGC
Richmond, VA Gillies Creek Park
Troutville, VA Greenfield DGC
Hampden Sydney, VA Hampden-Sydney College
Roanoke, VA Highland Park
McGaheysville, VA Massanutten DGC
Moneta, VA Moneta Park
Colonial Heights, VA Pharaoh's Tomb
Rural Retreat, VA Rural Retreat Lake DGC
St. Paul, VA Sugar Hill
Scottsville, VA The Dawgwoods
Abingdon, VA VHCC Wolves DGC
Williamsburg, VA Waller Mill Park
19 Course(s)
Wisconsin
Menomonie, WI Brickyard
Menomonie, WI Wakanda Park
3 Course(s)
Wyoming
Cheyenne, WY Dry Creek Parkway
1 Course(s)
United States
Alabama
Mobile (Palmetto), AL   Chickasabogue County Park - Original
Mobile (Chickasaw), AL   Chickasaw Community Park
Mobile, AL   Langan Park
4 Course(s)
Arizona
Fountain Hills, AZ   Fountain Hills Park
Tucson, AZ   Groves Park
Marana, AZ   Marana Rock DGC
Tucson, AZ   Santa Cruz River Park
4 Course(s)
California
South Lake Tahoe, CA   Bijou Community Park
Felton, CA   Black Mouse DGC
San Leandro, CA   Chabot Park
Rohnert Park, CA   Crane Creek
Santa Cruz, CA   DeLaveaga Park
San Francisco, CA   Golden Gate Park DGC
Livermore, CA   Livermore DGC
Petaluma, CA   Lucchesi Park
Lodi, CA   Micke Grove
Moraga, CA   Moraga Commons Park
Stockton, CA   Oak Grove Park - Gold
Stockton, CA   Oak Grove Park - Purple
San Ramon, CA   Old Ranch Park
San Jose, CA   Parque De La Raza DGC
Grass Valley, CA   Squirrel Creek DGC
Novato, CA   Stafford Lake County Park
Markleeville, CA   Turtle Rock Park
Los Gatos, CA   Venture Christian Church
Walnut Creek, CA   Walden Park
21 Course(s)
Connecticut
Tolland, CT Cross Farms
North Grosvenordale, CT   West Thompson Lake
Manchester, CT Wickham Park
3 Course(s)
Delaware
Wilmington, DE   Bellevue State Park
Wilmington, DE   Brandywine Creek State Park
Wilmington, DE   Canby West
Lewes, DE   Cape Henlopen State Park
Marshallton, DE   Carousel Park
Dover, DE   Dover Park
Newark, DE   Iron Hill
Felton, DE   Killens Pond State Park
Kirkwood, DE   Lums Pond State Park
Milford, DE   Putt-A-Rosa
Laurel, DE   Trap Pond State Park
13 Course(s)
Florida
Pensacola, FL   Blue Angel Park - Oaks DGC
Pensacola, FL   Blue Angel Park - Palmetto DGC
Pensacola, FL   Blue Angel Park - Pines DGC
Freeport, FL   ChainDragon
Fort Walton Beach, FL   Ferry Park
Panama City, FL   Joe Moody Harris Park
Parker, FL   Under the Oaks Park
7 Course(s)
Georgia
Grovetown, GA   Patriot's Park
Augusta, GA   Pendleton King Park
3 Course(s)
Hawaii
Waimanalo, HI   Bellows Field Beach DGC
1 Course(s)
Illinois
Oak Brook, IL   Central Park - Old Layout
1 Course(s)
Indiana
Avon, IN Avon Town Hall
Franklin, IN Blue Heron DGC
Knightstown, IN Boondocks Farms
Indianapolis, IN   Brookside Park
Fishers, IN Cumberland Park
Lawrence, IN DISC @ Fall Creek
Noblesville, IN   Dr. James A. Dillon Park
Elwood, IN Elwood DGC
Indianapolis, IN   George Washington Park
Carmel, IN Hazel Landing Park
Crown Point, IN   Lemon Lake County Park - Blue
Crown Point, IN   Lemon Lake County Park - Red
Yorktown, IN Lions Club Park
Lebanon, IN   Longley Park DGC
Peru, IN   Maconaquah Park
Muncie, IN McCulloch DGC
Mooresville, IN Mt. Gilead DGC
Peru, IN   Pieradise DGC
Valparaiso, IN   Rogers Lakewood Park
23 Course(s)
Kentucky
Richmond, KY   Camp Catalpa DGC
Nicholasville, KY   Lake Mingo DGC
Corbin, KY   Miller Park DGC
Nicholasville, KY   Riney B DGC
Lexington, KY   River Hill Park DGC
Lexington, KY   Shillito Park
8 Course(s)
Maine
Fairfield, ME   Quaker Hill Disc Golf
Augusta, ME   Quarry Run - Old Layout
Sabattus, ME   Sabattus Disc Golf - Eagle
Sabattus, ME   Sabattus Disc Golf - Hawk
Sabattus, ME   Sabattus Disc Golf - Owl
Unity, ME   Unity College DGC
9 Course(s)
Maryland
College Park, MD   Calvert Road Park
Churchville, MD   Churchville 6
Hampstead, MD   Creeping Creek DGC
Germantown, MD   Darnestown Swim & Racquet Club
Hagerstown, MD   Ditto Farms DGC
Baltimore, MD   Druid Hill Park
Towson, MD   Goucher College DGC
Walkersville, MD   Heritage Farm Park
Salisbury, MD   Horse Bridge DGC - Original
Salisbury, MD   Horse Bridge DGC - Woods
Lexington Park, MD   Hot Shots DGC
Cambridge, MD   Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay
Snow Hill, MD   John Walter Smith Park
Millersville, MD   Kinder Farm Park
Baltimore, MD   Lake Montebello - Youth DGC
Baltimore, MD   Lake Montebello DGC
Middletown, MD   Middletown Park
Marriottsville, MD   Patapsco Valley State Park
Wye Mills, MD   Peake Disc Golf
Baltimore, MD   Pine Grove Middle School
Elkridge, MD   Rockburn Branch
North East, MD   Sandy Cove Conference Center
Street, MD   Scarboro Hills
Salisbury, MD   Schumaker Pond
Gaithersburg, MD   Seneca Creek State Park
Pikesville, MD   Silver Creek DGC
Hagerstown, MD   The Greens at Hamilton Run
Queen Anne, MD   Tuckahoe State Park
LaPlata, MD Turkey Hill DGC
Delmar, MD   Wood Creek Golf Links
Woodsboro, MD   Woodsboro Regional Park DGC
31 Course(s)
Massachusetts
Amesbury, MA   Amesbury Pines
Barre, MA   Barre Falls
Wilbraham, MA Crane Hill DGC
Leicester, MA   Maple Hill DGC
Leicester, MA Pyramids
Leicester, MA Pyramids Pink
Conway, MA   The Highlands of Conway
Royalston, MA   Tully Lake DGC
8 Course(s)
Mississippi
Biloxi, MS   Hiller Park
Pascagoula, MS   IG Levy DGC
Gautier, MS   Shepard State Park
3 Course(s)
Nevada
Zephyr Cove, NV   Zephyr Cove Park
1 Course(s)
New Hampshire
Newbury, NH   Mount Sunapee Resort
Pelham, NH   Muldoon Park
Keene, NH Otter Brook DGC
Wilton, NH WLC DGC
5 Course(s)
New Jersey
Milford, NJ   Alexandria Township Park
Pennsville, NJ   Riverview DGC
2 Course(s)
New York
Plattsburgh, NY   Cadyville DGC
Chili, NY   Chili DGC
Conklin, NY   Conklin DGC
Corning, NY   Denison Park
4 Course(s)
North Carolina
Jefferson, NC   Ashe County Park
Burlington, NC   Cedarock Park
Archdale, NC   Creekside Park
Fontana Dam, NC   Fontana Village Resort DGC
Asheville, NC   Richmond Hill
Waynesville, NC   Waynesville DGC
7 Course(s)
Ohio
Canton, OH   Arboretum-Spiker Park
Steubenville, OH   Beatty Park DGC
Green, OH   Boettler Park
Dover, OH   Deis Hill Park
Wooster, OH   Freedlander Park
Hudson, OH   Hudson Springs Park
Massillon, OH   Lincoln Park (Oak Ledges DGC)
Canton, OH   Malone University DGC
Minerva, OH   Minerva DGC
Cortland, OH   Mosquito Lake State Park
Suffield/Kent, OH   Mulligan Springs
Cortland , OH   Outflow @ Mosquito DGC
Parma, OH   Parma DGC
Akron, OH   Portage Lakes DGC
Medina, OH   Roscoe Ewing Park
Canton, OH   Schneider Park
Malvern, OH   Tank Run
Suffield, OH   The Hangar
Alliance, OH   The Wayfarer's Roost DGC
Wadsworth, OH   Wadsworth Memorial DGC
Ravenna, OH   West Branch State Park
Louisville, OH   Wildwood Park
25 Course(s)
Pennsylvania
Reading, PA   Angelica Park
Kennett Square, PA   Anson Nixon Park
Bedford, PA   Bedford School District DGC
Boyertown, PA   Boyertown Park DGC
Waynesburg, PA   Butler Farm
Spring City, PA   Camp Sankanac DGC
Frankstown, PA   Canoe Creek State Park
Glen Rock, PA   Codorus Township Park
Carlisle, PA   Coyote Hills DGC
Camp Hill, PA   Creekside DGC
Lancaster, PA   D. F. Buchmiller Park
Tarentum, PA   Deer Lakes Park
Myerstown, PA   Dunkle's Wetlands
Boyertown, PA   Earl Township Community Park
Elizabethtown, PA   Elizabethtown College
Weatherly, PA   Eurana Park DGC
Lake Harmony, PA   Francis E. Walter Dam - Original
Elverson, PA   French Creek State Park
Indiana, PA   Getty Heights Park
White Haven, PA   Hickory Run State Park
Indiana, PA   IUP College Lodge
Myerstown, PA   Jackson Rec. Park DGC
Whitehall, PA   Jordan Creek
Jumonville, PA   Jumonville Glen
Pottstown, PA   Kenilworth Park
Wexford, PA   Knob Hill Park
Lebanon, PA   Lenni Lenape Park DGC
Hughesville, PA   Lime Bluff Recreation Area
Allentown, PA   Little Lehigh Parkway
Auburn, PA   Long Trout Winery
Mechanicsburg, PA   Messiah Village DGC
Monroeville, PA   Monroeville Park
Portersville, PA   Moraine State Park
Farmington, PA   Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Gilbertsville, PA   New Hanover Community Park
Shippensburg, PA   New Hopewell DGC
Quakertown, PA   Nockamixon State Park
Baden, PA   Old Economy Park DGC
Lancaster, PA   Overlook Community Park
Shippensburg, PA   Papa Jack's DGC
Lewisberry, PA   Red Land High School
Confluence, PA   Red Neck DGC
Shawnee On The Delaware, PA   River's Edge Park
Akron, PA   Roland Park
Akron, PA   Roland Park - Old Layout
Philadelphia, PA   Sedgley Woods
Sellersville, PA   Sellersville DGC
Seven Springs, PA   Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Schellsburg, PA   Shawnee State Park
Willow Street, PA   Ship Rock DGC
Lebanon, PA   South Hills DGC
Bethlehem, PA   South Mountain DGC
Boiling Springs, PA   Spring Meadows DGC
Pine Grove, PA   Sweet Arrow Lake DGC
Erwinna, PA   Tinicum Park
Pine Grove, PA   Twin Grove
Beaver, PA   Two Mile Run Extension
Newtown, PA   Tyler State Park
Quakertown, PA   Unami Creek Park DGC
Altoona, PA   Valley View Park
Greencastle, PA   Whispering Falls DGC
Carlisle, PA   White Tail Woods
Silver Spring Township, PA   Willow Mill Park
Chambersburg, PA   Wilson College DGC
East Stroudsburg, PA   Yetter Park DGC
72 Course(s)
Rhode Island
Charlestown, RI   Ninigret Park
1 Course(s)
South Carolina
North Augusta, SC   Riverview Park
3 Course(s)
Tennessee
Knoxville, TN   Admiral Farragut Park
Athens, TN   Athens Regional Park DGC
Kingsport, TN   Borden Park
Cookeville, TN   Cane Creek Park
Jefferson City, TN   Carson-Newman College DGC
Nashville, TN   Cedar Hill Park
Algood, TN   Church On The Hill DGC
Decatur, TN   Decatur City Park
Johnson City, TN   ETSU DGC
Greene County, TN   Fossil Hill
Oak Ridge, TN   Groves Park - The Mounds
Fall Branch, TN   Harmon Hills
Madisonville, TN   Hiwassee College
Loudon, TN   Loudon Municipal Park DGC
Gatlinburg, TN   Mills Park DGC
Morristown, TN   Morristown Kiwanis DGC
Greeneville, TN   Nolichucky Bluffs
Mountain City, TN   Ralph Stout Park
Roan Mountain, TN   Roan Mountain DGC
Harriman, TN   Roane County Park DGC
Oak Ridge, TN   Secret City DGC
Nashville, TN   Seven Oaks Park
Bristol, TN   Steele Creek DGC
Knoxville, TN   Tommy Schumpert Park
Nashville, TN Two Rivers Park
Knoxville, TN   Victor Ashe Park
Kingsport, TN   Warriors Path State Park
Johnson City, TN   Winged Deer Park
28 Course(s)
Texas
San Antonio, TX   McClain Park
San Antonio, TX   Northwest Vista College DGC
2 Course(s)
Vermont
Brattleboro, VT   Austine DGC
Killington, VT   Base Camp Outfitters DGC
Montgomery, VT   Black Falls DGC
Waterbury Center, VT   Center Chains DGC
Montgomery, VT   Cherry Hill DGC
Jeffersonville, VT   Smugglers Notch - Brewster Ridge
Jeffersonville, VT   Smugglers Notch - Village 9
Stowe, VT   Trapp Family Lodge
Randolph, VT   White River DGC
9 Course(s)
Virginia
Virginia Beach, VA   Bayville Park
Suffolk, VA   Bennett's Creek
Weyers Cave, VA   Blue Ridge Community College
Arlington, VA   Bluemont Park
Bridgewater, VA   Bridgewater College DGC
Richmond, VA   Bryan Park
Centreville, VA   Bull Run Regional Park
Fairfax Station, VA   Burke Lake Park
Appomattox, VA   Elk Creek DGC
Emory, VA   Emory and Henry College
Bedford, VA   Falling Creek Park DGC
Roanoke, VA   Fishburn Park
Fort Lee, VA   Fort Lee Rec. Park
Purcellville, VA   Franklin Park
Lorton, VA   Giles Run
Christiansburg, VA   Golden Hills DGC
Chester, VA   Goyne Park DGC
Spotsylvania, VA   Hawk Hollow
Eastville, VA   Indiantown Park DGC - Back 18
Eastville, VA   Indiantown Park DGC - Front 18
Winchester, VA   Jim Barnett Park
Staunton, VA   Kiwanis DGC
Lynchburg, VA   Liberty University
Spotsylvania, VA   Loriella Park
Luray, VA   Luray Rec Park
McLean, VA   McLean Central Park
Pembroke, VA   Mountain Lake DGC
Virginia Beach, VA   Munden Point
Mechanicsville, VA   New Hanover Presbyterian Church
Williamsburg, VA   New Quarter Park
Newport News, VA   Newport News DGC
Lynchburg, VA   Peaks View Park
Lorton, VA   Pohick Bay Regional Park
Fredericksburg, VA   Pratt Park
Lynchburg, VA   Randolph College DGC
Dublin, VA   Randolph Park DGC
Front Royal, VA   Rockland Park
Stephens City, VA   Sherando Park
Maurertown, VA   Signal View DGC
Manassas, VA   Stonewall Middle School
Spotsylvania, VA   The Blockhouse - Darkside
Spotsylvania, VA   The Blockhouse - Sunnyside
Spotsylvania, VA   The Blockhouse - Tiki Course
Gainesville, VA   The Eagle's Claw
Richmond, VA   University of Richmond
North Garden, VA   Walnut Creek Park
Hollins (Roanoke), VA   Walrond Park - Old Layout
Hollins (Roanoke), VA   Walrond Park - Old Layout
Lexington, VA   Washington and Lee University
Harrisonburg, VA   Westover Park
54 Course(s)
West Virginia
Ripley, WV   Cedar Lakes DGC
Morgantown, WV   Dorsey's Knob DGC
Caldwell, WV   Greenbrier State Forest DGC
Ridgeley, WV   Knobley Mountain DGC
South Charleston, WV   Little Creek Park
Pipestem, WV   Pipestem State Park
Martinsburg, WV   Poor House Farm DGC
Huntington, WV   Rotary Park
Fairmont, WV   Seth Burton Memorial DGC
Paw Paw, WV   The Woodshed
New Manchester, WV   Tomlinson Run State Park
Clarksburg, WV   Veterans Memorial Park
Paw Paw, WV   Whippin' Post
14 Course(s)
Canada
Ontario
Brantford, ON   Mohawk DGC
1 Course(s)
United Kingdom
Harrogate, United Kingdom   Ashville College DGC
Croydon, London, United Kingdom   Lloyd Park
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom   On The Side Disc Golf
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, United Kingdom   Quarry Park
Colchester, United Kingdom   University of Essex, Colchester
Colchester, United Kingdom   University of Essex, Colchester - Short 9
Bristol, United Kingdom   Univesity of West England - Glenside