Explanation of Review Criteria (subject to change)
I will score my reviews based on 5 categories: Tee pads, Baskets, Layout/Design, Scenery/Surroundings, and Likeliness to Return.
I will score each category out of a possible 5, then average the scores for a final score.
Teepads; good tee pads would be concrete, level, and sufficient space. The larger, the better. Bad tee pads would be none at all.
Baskets; good baskets will catch well. Ideally, triple chains - at least double chains. They will be easily identifiable, and they will be in a good shape. Bad baskets will be single chained, missing chains, hard to spot, or damaged.
Layout/Design; A good layout will contain a large variety of shots (i.e. long, short, tight, open, water etc.). The design will be well-thought out, and the course will make adequate use of the land provided. The course would have good flow, with baskets leading to the next tee pad. A course that loops from hole #1 to the end is a plus. Nice tee signs, "next tee" signs, and maps help as well. Fair/clear lines and fairways for holes help the layout score as well.
A bad layout/design would be boring to play (lack of obstacles or variety). Flat, barren courses fit this description. A course that intersects on holes too often is poorly laid out. A course that is difficult to navigate is poorly designed. A course that fails to utilize the good qualities of the land would be poorly laid out.
Scenery/Surroundings; Good scenery would be beautiful, in my opinion. Friendly neighborhoods are a plus. Pro shops, driving ranges, and vending machines are good qualities. Safe wildlife (and even a little danger, like gators) is good for a course. Trash cans and benches are nice as well.
Bad surroundings would involve high-crime neighborhoods. An abundance of high grass, spiderwebs, bugs, thick brush, thorny bushes, or mud would hurt a score. Lots of trash is verrry bad for a score.
Likeliness to Return; This score is based purely on how much I enjoyed the course. I rate the course based on the likelihood that I would return to play again, assuming I was in the area. It is only my opinion.
My top 10 courses;
1. Holler in the Hills (Brownsville, KY)
2. North Georgia Canopy Tours (Lula, GA)
3. Blue Ribbon Pines (East Bethel, MN)
4. Silver Creek Park (Manitowoc, WI)
5. Idlewild (Burlington, KY)
6. Flip City Disc Golf (Shelby, MI)
7. Bryant Lake Park (Minneapolis, MN)
8. Camden Park I (Milan, IL)
8. Pageant Hill (Custer, SD)
9. Cedar Hill Park (Nashville, TN)
10. Morristown Kiwanis DGC (Morristown, TN)
Mason County Park - Beauty (Ludington, MI)
Hiller Park (Biloxi, MS)
Cliff Stephens Park (Clearwater, FL)
Indian Hills Community College (Ottumwa, IA)
Renaissance Park (Charlotte, NC)
George Ward Park (Birmingham, AL)
Fuller Park (Muscatine, IA)
Veteran's Memorial DGC (Tupelo, MS)
Ocala Greenway DGC (Ocala, FL)
Sandy Creek Park (Athens, GA)
Fontana Village Resort (Fontana Dam, NC)
Turkey Creek Classic, June 2011 (bubbled 9th)
Fay Clark/Shaver Dubs, June 2011?
Titan DG Dubs (Jones/Shaver) July 2011
Shueyville Open, August 2011 (first time cashing, 8th place?, $15?)
Peninsula Dubs Ice Bowl, February 2012 (bubbled 3rd)
Wildcat Dubs, April 2012 (bubbled 3rd, lost throw off)
Legion of Doom, May 2012
Sugar Bottom Open, August 2012
Franklin Fling, August 2012
Shueyville Open, August 2012 (4th place, $38)
Wildcat Dubs, May 11, 2013 (1st/3, $60)
Legion of Doom, May 18, 2013 (7th/35, $40)
Grip and Rip Presents Series #3 June 1, 2013 (2nd/9, $35)
Manitowalk in the Park XIII, July 20th, 2013 (11th/28, $20) Took 2 penalty strokes for scorecard error
Sweet Sugar Bottom Open (3rd/17, $32)
Buffalo Trace Open (3rd/22, 2 discs = $36)
Pickerington Classic (13th/41, $10)
Coca-Cola Classic (20th/24, no cash)
Dale Roberts Memorial (2nd/28, $93)
Inaugural Iowa City Classic (3rd/7, $28)
East Lake Challenge (5th/10, $25)
GVCCC (13th/17 Intermediate, FAIL)
Cave Creek Campground Grand Opening (5th/6, FAIL)
Tick or Treat 2013 (3rd/10, $50)
Fuller Fall Classic (2nd/8, $46)