bigreddog

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34729 DGCR Number
Lawrence/olathe, KS Location
Cliff Oswald Real Name
23 Age
4.6 Years Years Playing
RHBH Main Throwing Style
937 DGCR Player Rating
65829 PDGA Number
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I'm an engineering physics major, so I have developed an excel spreadsheet to assist me in objectively rating courses. I began by listing all of the factors I wanted to take into account for rating courses and weighting each of them on importance (3 being the most important). The factors and weighting I take into account are as follows.

Condition of Baskets, tees 1.5
Overall comfort level while playing 1.5
Course maintenance 1.25
Navigation between holes 0.75
Navigation on the actual holes 1.5
Amount of elevation present/Use of elevation 3
Use of obstacles 2.5
How easy it is to find discs 1.5
Variety of distances 3
variety of shot paths 3
Variety of openness on shots 3
Decisionmaking required 1.5
Quality of Alternate hole positions 2.5
Overall challenge of the course 1.5
Ability to challenge all levels without being impossible 1.5

For each of these factors I rate the course 0 through 10. I put these values into a formula which outputs an overall rating value. These rating values for each category are added up and the total (rounded to the nearest half disc) is the rating I give.

For my fellow math geeks, the formula I use for each is (1.5sin((pi*R/10)-(pi/2))+1.5)*W

where R is the 1-10 rating for each category and W is the importance weighting.


The following are the more exact ratings I have for each course I've played.


Water Works Park 4.843
Longview DGC (Perry Lake) 4.382
Lakeside Hills (Birdland) 4.269
Jackson Park - 18 4.219
Heritage Park 4.182
Centennial Park 4.178
Recreation Park 4.109
Shawnee Mission Park 4.068
Wyandotte County Park 4.062
Sioux Passage - Original 4.046
Graceland University 3.953
Fairmont Park 3.833
Pendleton King Park 3.772
Legacy Park 3.631
Swope Park 3.580
Crestview Park 3.577
Rosedale - top 3.577
Blue Valley - MO 3.397
J&B Rolling Hills 3.276
Rose Park 3.273
Harmon & Sante Fe Parks DGC 3.267
Wilbur Young Park DGC 3.208
William Yates Sprint DGC 3.197
Blue Valley - KS 3.177
Lake Shawnee 3.158
Lake Shore DGC 3.150
Fox Hill Fliers 3.121
Rosedale - Down Under 3.069
William Jewell DGC 2.984
Prarie Center Park 2.945
Baldwin City Lake 2.798
Jackson Park - 9 2.741
Tuttle Creek SP 2.730
Missouri Western 2.706
Pomona State Park 2.634
Kanza Park 2.627
Lenexa DGC 2.514
Riverfront Park 2.476
Blue Valley - MO short 2.336
Rice Park 2.266
Riverview Park 2.242
Crystal City Underground 2.226
Cleveland Lake 1.937
Pomona Lake 1.784
University of St Mary 1.676
English Landing Park 1.604
Hidden Valley Park 1.577
Bluejacket DGC 1.511
Basehor-Linwood Midde School 1.230
California Trail 0.989
Shawnee Country Club 0.881
Cambridge Park 0.649


Note: I also do not post reviews until I have played a course at least twice unless it is either a nine hole course, has no reviews at the time I first play it, or if my initial rating is 1.6 or lower and I will probably not return as a result.
Favorite Courses (11)
Played Courses (80)
United States
Iowa
Des Moines, IA Grandview Park
1 Course(s)
Kansas
Lawrence, KS Centennial Park
Olathe, KS Heritage Park
Atchison, KS Jackson Park - 18
Ozawkie, KS Longview DGC
Bonner Springs, KS Wyandotte County Park
7 Course(s)
Missouri
Raymore, MO Recreation Park
Kansas City, MO Water Works Park
3 Course(s)
Course Wish List (76)
United States
Alabama
Huntsville, AL Redstone Arsenal
1 Course(s)
Alaska
Anchorage, AK Kincaid Park DGC
1 Course(s)
Arizona
Phoenix, AZ Buffalo Ridge Park
1 Course(s)
Arkansas
Russellville, AR Old Post DGC
1 Course(s)
California
Markleeville, CA Turtle Rock Park
1 Course(s)
Colorado
1 Course(s)
Connecticut
Norwalk, CT Cranbury Park
1 Course(s)
Delaware
Newark, DE Iron Hill
1 Course(s)
Florida
Ocala, FL Ocala Greenway DGC
1 Course(s)
Georgia
1 Course(s)
Idaho
1 Course(s)
Illinois
Geneseo, IL Richmond Hill Park
1 Course(s)
Indiana
Georgetown, IN Seviren Lang DGC
1 Course(s)
Iowa
Indianola, IA Pickard Park
Council Bluffs, IA Treasure Cove DGC
2 Course(s)
Kansas
Topeka, KS Big Shunga Park
Newton, KS Camp Hawk
Hutchinson, KS Carey Park
Baldwin City, KS Dogwood
Osage City, KS Eisenhower State Park
Baldwin City, KS Fuzzy Pony - Short Course
Baldwin City, KS Running Horse
Cottonwood Falls, KS Swope Park
Salina, KS Thomas Park
Miltonvale, KS Tootleville Park
Manhattan, KS Warner Park
14 Course(s)
Kentucky
Madisonville, KY Madisonville City Park DGC
1 Course(s)
Louisiana
Shreveport, LA Ford Park
1 Course(s)
Maine
1 Course(s)
Maryland
Lexington Park, MD Hot Shots DGC
1 Course(s)
Massachusetts
Nantucket, MA Nantucket DGC
1 Course(s)
Michigan
Traverse City, MI Hickory Hills
1 Course(s)
Minnesota
Hibbing, MN North Hibbing DG Park
1 Course(s)
Mississippi
Starkville, MS Champion Ridge
1 Course(s)
Missouri
Cameron, MO Cameron DGC
Smithville, MO Camp Branch DGC
Camdenton, MO Dragon Ridge
Kearney, MO Jesse James DGC
Jefferson City, MO Joseph C. Miller DGC
Rolla, MO Lion's Club DGC
California, MO Proctor Lake Park
15 Course(s)
Montana
Billings, MT Diamond X
1 Course(s)
Nebraska
Beatrice, NE Chautauqua Park
Omaha, NE Hummel Park
Fairbury, NE McNish Park
Lincoln, NE Roper Park - West
Omaha, NE Seymour Smith Park
6 Course(s)
Oklahoma
Tulsa, OK Blackhawk
Tulsa, OK Course Dovillio
Tulsa (Broken Arrow), OK Haikey Creek Park
Tulsa, OK Hunter Park
Tulsa (Sperry), OK Mack Taylor Park
Tulsa, OK McClure Park
West Siloam Springs, OK Natural Falls State Park
10 Course(s)
Oregon
Portland, OR Pier Park
1 Course(s)
Pennsylvania
Portersville, PA Moraine State Park
Lebanon, PA South Hills DGC
2 Course(s)
Tennessee
Fall Branch, TN Harmon Hills
1 Course(s)
Texas
Wisconsin
Green Lake, WI Zobel Park
1 Course(s)
Antarctica
McMurdo, Antarctica Ross Island DGC
1 Course(s)
United States
Arkansas
2 Course(s)
Georgia
Augusta, GA Pendleton King Park
1 Course(s)
Iowa
Polk City, IA Big Creek State Park
Des Moines, IA   Crivaro Park
Des Moines, IA Ewing Park
Des Moines, IA Grandview Park
Lamoni, IA J&B Rolling Hills
Johnston, IA Walnut Ridge
7 Course(s)
Kansas
Baldwin City, KS Baldwin City Lake
Bonner Springs, KS   Basehor-Linwood Middle School DGC
Overland Park, KS   Blue Valley of Kansas
Eudora, KS   Bluejacket DGC
Olathe, KS   California Trail
Overland Park, KS   Cambridge Park
Lawrence, KS   Centennial Park
Topeka, KS   Crestview Park
Manhattan, KS Fairmont Park
Prairie Village, KS   Harmon & Santa Fe Parks DGC
Olathe, KS Heritage Park
Wichita, KS Herman Hill Park
Atchison, KS Jackson Park - 18
Atchison, KS   Jackson Park - 9
Emporia, KS Jones Park - East
Emporia, KS Jones Park - West
Ottawa, KS   Kanza Park
Topeka, KS   Lake Shawnee
Lenexa, KS   Lenexa DGC
Ozawkie, KS   Longview DGC
Wichita, KS Oak Park
Vassar, KS   Pomona State Park
Olathe, KS   Prairie Center Park
Topeka, KS   Rice Park
Lawrence, KS   Riverfront DGC
McLouth, KS Rose Park
McLouth, KS   Rose Park - Old Layout
Kansas City, KS   Rosedale Park - Down Under
Kansas City, KS   Rosedale Park - Top
Shawnee, KS   Shawnee Country Club
Shawnee, KS   Shawnee Mission Park DGC
Derby, KS Stone Creek Park
Leavenworth, KS   University of St. Mary
Bonner Springs, KS   Wyandotte County Park
39 Course(s)
Missouri
Liberty, MO Bad Rock Creek DGC
Kansas City, MO   Blue Valley Park
Kansas City, MO   Blue Valley Park - Short Course
Belton, MO   Cleveland Lake
Parkville, MO   English Landing Park
Kansas City, MO Fox Hill Fliers
Kansas City, MO   Hidden Valley Park
Laurie, MO Hillbilly DGC
Columbia, MO Indian Hills DGC
Kansas City, MO Kessler Park (Cliff Drive)
Pleasant Hill, MO Lake Shore DGC
Lee's Summit, MO   Legacy Park
St. Joseph, MO Missouri Western
Raymore, MO Recreation Park
Platte City, MO   Riverview Park
St. Louis (Florissant), MO Sioux Passage - Original
Kansas City, MO   Swope Park
Kansas City, MO   Water Works Park
Blue Springs, MO Wilbur Young Park DGC
Liberty, MO William Jewell DGC
Independence, MO   William Yates Sprint DGC
27 Course(s)
South Carolina
North Augusta, SC Hippodrome Complex - Hogback
North Augusta, SC Hippodrome Complex - Old Glory
4 Course(s)