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34935 DGCR Number
New Orleans, LA Location
Ray Real Name
2.7 Years Years Playing
RHBH Main Throwing Style
878 DGCR Player Rating
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When rating courses, I consider tiers to begin at each whole number. 4/4.5 courses are must-plays, 3/3.5 are solid courses and well worth a visit, 2/2.5 have some drawbacks that diminish the experience but aren't time wasters, 1/1.5 have some serious problems, and 0/.5 courses are hardly courses at all. Generally, there's a bigger difference for me between a 3.5 and a 4.0 than there is a 3.0 and a 3.5. A 5 is reserved for the truly transcendent.

Variety is hugely important to how I rate a course. I think a mix of hole lengths, levels of woodedness, pars, and shots is essential to make a top tier course. Consistency is also a key factor: I tend to rate courses higher that have evenly-distributed quality than ones that have some amazing holes and some duds. Finally, challenge factor plays an important part in my ratings. I'm not a particularly good player, but I seem to be a glutton for punishment. Being able to challenge a wide range of skill levels and having an involved mental game is to me part of what makes a great course.

I use my wish list to mark courses I may have the opportunity to visit in the near future as well as ideals. Hence the eclectic mix.

Personal Top 25 (a bit of a ridiculous exercise, but fun):
1) Selah Ranch - Lakeside
2) Whippin' Post
3) Moraine State Park
4) Orange Crush
5) Friends of Punderson
6) Trey Texas Ranch - Texas Twist
7) Selah Ranch - Creekside
8) Knob Hill Park
9) The Black Course
10) Deer Lakes Park
11) Woodshed
12) Trey Texas Ranch - Trey Deuce
13) Shawshank
14) Blue Angel Park - Oaks
15) Flanacher Park
16) Center City
17) Linbrook
18) Blue Angel Park - Palmetto
19) Portage Lakes DGC
20) Blue Angel Park - Pines
21) University of South Alabama
22) Two Mile Run Extension
23) Ross Barnett Reservoir - The Rez DGC
24) IUP College Lodge
25) Langan Park

Best Short Course:
Acadiana Park - Ace Run

Best 9-holer:
1) Linbrook
2) Two Mile Run Extension
3) Paul B. Johnson SP - Little Fox

Best Par 3er:
1) Knob Hill Park
2) Shawshank
3) Blue Angel Park - Palmetto

Best Multi-course Destination:
1) Selah Ranch
2) Woodshed/Whippin' Post
3) Blue Angel Park
4) Trey Texas Ranch
5) Orange Crush/Seth Burton

1) Whippin' Post
2) Friends of Punderson
3) Orange Crush

Photo credit to my wife, who often helps me out during road trips. : )
Favorite Courses (8)
Played Courses (76)
United States
1 Course(s)
Wexford, PA Knob Hill Park
Pittsburgh, PA Linbrook DGC
Portersville, PA Moraine State Park
3 Course(s)
2 Course(s)
West Virginia
Fairmont, WV Orange Crush
Paw Paw, WV Whippin' Post
2 Course(s)
Course Wish List (91)
United States
Tuscaloosa, AL Bowers Park
Huntsville, AL Brahan Spring Park
Mobile (Palmetto), AL Chickasabogue County Park - Original
Citronelle, AL Citronelle Municipal Park
4 Course(s)
1 Course(s)
Grass Valley, CA Squirrel Creek DGC
2 Course(s)
Live Oak, FL Magnolia DGC
2 Course(s)
2 Course(s)
Rochelle, IL Skare Woods
Lockport, IL The Canyons
3 Course(s)
Council Bluffs, IA Treasure Cove DGC
Johnston (Des Moines), IA Walnut Ridge
2 Course(s)
1 Course(s)
Moss Bluff, LA Bob Rodgers Memorial DGC
Franklinton, LA Bogue Chitto State Park
Shreveport, LA Clyde Fant DGC
Ragley, LA La Cote DGC
Lydia, LA Weeks Park
7 Course(s)
Hagerstown, MD Ditto Farms DGC
Gaithersburg, MD Seneca Creek State Park
2 Course(s)
Leicester, MA Maple Hill DGC
1 Course(s)
Quitman, MS Archusa Water Park
Gautier, MS Shepard State Park
Ellisville, MS The Lynx
3 Course(s)
Omaha, NE Hummel Park
1 Course(s)
New Jersey
Voorhees, NJ Stafford Woods
2 Course(s)
New York
Greece, NY Basil Marella Park
South Dayton, NY Chainbiters at Brown's Farm
Providence, NY Hyzer Creek
Parma, NY Parma DGC
Addison, NY Twin Creeks DGC
8 Course(s)
North Carolina
Jefferson, NC Ashe County Park
Sugar Grove, NC Black Jack DGC
Davidson, NC Brackett's Bluff
New Hill, NC Buckhorn DGC
Charlotte, NC Hornets Nest Park
Charlotte, NC Nevin Park DGC
Asheville, NC Richmond Hill
7 Course(s)
Parma, OH Parma DGC
Medina, OH Roscoe Ewing Park
3 Course(s)
2 Course(s)
Quakertown, PA Nockamixon State Park
Erwinna, PA Tinicum Park
2 Course(s)
South Carolina
Newberry, SC Stoney Hill
Charleston (John's Island), SC Trophy Lakes
2 Course(s)
Fall Branch, TN Harmon Hills
1 Course(s)
San Antonio, TX McClain Park
Conroe, TX McDade Park
2 Course(s)
Spotsylvania, VA Hawk Hollow
Pembroke, VA Mountain Lake DGC
Williamsburg, VA New Quarter Park
Maurertown, VA Signal View DGC
Spotsylvania, VA The Blockhouse - Darkside
North Garden, VA Walnut Creek Park
6 Course(s)
Monroe, WA Tall Firs DGC
1 Course(s)
West Virginia
Ridgeley, WV Knobley Mountain DGC
Lavalette, WV Lucky 8
Middlebourne, WV The Timberdoodle Thicket
3 Course(s)
Manitowoc, WI Silver Creek Park
2 Course(s)
British Columbia
North Vancouver, BC Grouse Mountain
Langley, BC Langley Passive Park
Burnaby, BC Robert Burnaby Park
3 Course(s)
Port Colborne, ON Whisky Run
2 Course(s)
Baku, Azerbaijan Royal Park DGC
1 Course(s)
Helsinki, Finland Talin Huippu
2 Course(s)
Söhnstetten, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Discgolf Parcours Söhnstetten
Berlin-Potsdam, Germany Hyzernaut's DGC
Rüsselsheim, Germany Ostpark Rüsselsheim
Berlin-Wedding, Germany Volkspark Rehberge
4 Course(s)
Stockholm, Kista, Sweden Järva Discgolf Park
Stockholm, Huddinge, Sweden Visättra - Long
2 Course(s)
United States
Mobile, AL   Cottage Hill Park
Mobile, AL Langan Park
3 Course(s)
Browns Valley, CA   Hammon Grove Park
Chico, CA   Peregrine Point
2 Course(s)
Pensacola, FL   Blue Angel Park - Oaks DGC
Pensacola, FL   Blue Angel Park - Palmetto DGC
Pensacola, FL   Blue Angel Park - Pines DGC
Panama City, FL   Florida State University
Pensacola, FL   Hitzman Optimist Park
Gulf Breeze, FL   Sunset DGC
6 Course(s)
Lafayette, LA   Acadiana Park - Ace Run
Lafayette, LA   Acadiana Park - Duzee
New Orleans, LA   Christian Brothers School
New Orleans, LA   City Park - Old Layout
New Orleans, LA   City Park - Old Layout
New Orleans, LA City Park DGC
Gonzales, LA   Duplessis Primary School DGC
Zachary, LA   Flanacher Park DGC
Pineville, LA   Ft. Buhlow DGC - Purple
Baker, LA   Greenwood Park
Lafayette, LA   Heymann Park
Metairie, LA   Lafreniere Park
Lafayette, LA   Pa Davis DGC
Mandeville, LA   The Pines DGC
14 Course(s)
Brooklyn, MS   Ashe Lake DGC - 18
Brooklyn, MS   Ashe Lake DGC - 9
Waveland, MS   Buccaneer State Park
Pearl, MS   Center City DGC
Crystal Springs, MS   Chautauqua Park DGC
Diamondhead, MS   Diamondhead DGC
Biloxi, MS   Hiller Park
Kiln, MS   McLeod Park
Hattiesburg, MS   Paul B. Johnson SP - Desert Fox
Hattiesburg, MS   Paul B. Johnson SP - Little Fox
11 Course(s)
Omaha, NE   Seymour Smith Park
1 Course(s)
Canton, OH   Arboretum-Spiker Park
Newbury, OH   Friends of Punderson DGC
Ashtabula, OH   Lake Shore Park
Massillon, OH   Lincoln Park (Oak Ledges DGC)
Canton, OH   Malone University DGC
Akron, OH   Portage Lakes DGC
Canton, OH   Schneider Park
East Liverpool, OH   Thompson Park Disc Golf
8 Course(s)
Waynesburg, PA   Butler Farm
Tarentum, PA   Deer Lakes Park
Indiana, PA   Getty Heights Park
Indiana, PA   IUP College Lodge
Wexford, PA   Knob Hill Park
Pittsburgh, PA   Linbrook DGC
Portersville, PA   Moraine State Park
Baden, PA   Old Economy Park DGC
Blairsville, PA   Pine Ridge Park
Beaver, PA   Two Mile Run Extension
10 Course(s)
South Carolina
North Charleston, SC   Park Circle DGC
1 Course(s)
Beaumont, TX   Klein Park DGC
Talco, TX   Selah Ranch - Creekside
Talco, TX   Selah Ranch - Lakeside
Huntsville, TX   Shawshank
Mount Vernon, TX   Trey Texas Ranch - Texas Twist
Mount Vernon, TX   Trey Texas Ranch - Trey Deuce
9 Course(s)
West Virginia
Morgantown, WV   Dorsey's Knob DGC
Fairmont, WV   Orange Crush
Fairmont, WV   Seth Burton Memorial DGC
Moundsville, WV   The Black Course
Paw Paw, WV   The Woodshed
Moundsville, WV   The Yellow Course
Paw Paw, WV   Whippin' Post
7 Course(s)
British Columbia
Vancouver, BC   Jericho Hill
Vancouver, BC   Little Mountain DGC-Q.E. Park
Vancouver, BC   Quilchena DGC
3 Course(s)
Darmstadt, Germany   Darmstadt