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69586 DGCR Number
Saint Petersburg , FL Location
Mark Blazer Real Name
3.1 Years Years Playing
RHBH Main Throwing Style
939 DGCR Player Rating
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MY Ratings
What makes a great course?
I have asked many of the regulars I play with, "what's your favorite course in the area." After getting a bunch of responses, I was surprised by the diversity of thee expressed favorite. So then I would ask them why? and other follow up questions. So what makes a great course? To me, it's a little bit of everything. IMO, a great course will be one that's challenging yet fair. It will have a Zen-like quality, but will ambush you if you are not on your toes. It will let you relax at the tee and give you the information you need when you need it. It will throw you curveball after curveball then fastball, change, sinker, fastball, wild pitch. That's what I love. My ratings may have a structure to them, but my formula is based on what's said above.

Being someone who loves stats, I rate a course on 5 main weighted factors, they are:
FUN FACTOR, CHARACTER, UNIQUENESS, RAW DIFFICULTY, RAW BEAUTY.
The first three categories listed, are further broken down into a total of 46 weighted sub categories. My formula data is kept in an excel spreadsheet.
[1] (15%) Fun Factor (aceability, forgiveness, disc loss opportunities, overgrowth, club/people, time waiting, etc.) it's somewhat subjective.
[2] (25%) Character (benches, practice area, bag holders, multi tees, multi pins, basket condition, teeing experience, restrooms, water fountain, etc.)
[3] (25%) Uniqueness (hole variety, open/wooded, water, doglegs, pocket shots, window shots, blind, par 4, par 5, etc.)
[4] (20%) Raw Difficulty - per DGCR rating and my subjective personal feeling
[5] (15%) Raw Beauty - completely subjective

* My top rated courses for (FUN FACTOR)
[1] (5.390) Flying Armadillo - Gold (San Marcos, TX), [2] (4.670) Ferry Park (Ft Walton Beach, FL), [3] (4.480) Zilker Park (Austin, TX), [4] (4.320) Wells Branch Park (Austin TX), [5] (4.310) Brushy Creek MUD (Cedar Park, TX)
* My top rated courses for (CHARACTER)
[1] (5.040) Taylor Park (Largo, FL), [2] (4.870) Cliff Stevens Park (Clearwater, FL), [3] (4.775) Lakeview Park (Sarasota FL), [4] (4.630) Circle C Metro Park (Austin, TX), [5] (4.575) Picnic Island DGC (Tampa, FL)
* My top rated courses for (UNIQUENESS)
[1] (5.175) Austin Ridge Bible Church (Austin, TX), [2] (5.150) Old Settlers' Park (Round Rock, TX), [3] (4.725) The Bear (Alford, FL), [4] (4.700) Perkerson Park (Atlanta, GA), [5] (4.475) BenBrook Park DGC (Leander, TX),
* My top rated courses for (RAW DIFFICULTY)
[1] (4.750) Austin Ridge Bible Church (Austin, TX), [2] (4.550) Circle C Metro Park (Austin, TX), [2] (4.550) Perkerson Park (Atlanta, GA), [2] (4.550) Bay Memorial Park (Panama City, FL), [5] (4.500) The Preserve DGC (Port Charlotte, FL)
* My top rated courses for (RAW BEAUTY)
[1] (5.000) Austin Ridge Bible Church (Austin, TX), [2] (4.750) Taylor Park (Largo, FL), [3] (4.500) Picnic Island DGC (Tampa, FL), [4] (4.500) Golden Gate Park DGC (San Francisco, CA), [5] (4.250) Perkerson Park (Atlanta, GA)

* My top rated courses (OVERALL) (out of 84 courses)
[1] (4.291) Austin Ridge Bible Church (Austin, TX) (personal favorite)
[2] (4.264) Circle C Metro Park (Austin, TX)
[3] (4.126) Perkerson Park (Atlanta, GA) (personal favorite)
[4] (4.121) Picnic Island DGC (Tampa, FL)
[5] (3.997) Taylor Park (Largo, FL) (personal favorite)
[6] (3.928) Cliff Stevens Park (Clearwater, FL)
[7] (3.915) Tom Brown Park (Tallahassee, FL) (Old Layout)
[8] (3.912) Flying Armadillo - Gold (San Marcos, TX) (personal favorite)
[9] (3.767) Estero DGC - (Estero, FL) (personal favorite)
[10] (3.738) Golden Gate Park DGC (San Francisco, CA) (personal favorite)
[11] (3.701) Cypress Point Park (Tampa, FL)
[12] (3.700) Flying Armadillo - Big (San Marcos, TX)
[13] (3.699) Edward Medard Park (Plant City, FL)
[14] (3.690) The Preserve DGC (Port Charlotte, FL) (personal favorite)
[15] (3.649) The Bear (Alford, FL)
[16] (3.586) Searight Park (Austin, TX)
[43] (2.717) Wells Branch Park (Austin, TX) (personal favorite)

The meaning of my course Rating #'s
0.0 - I wouldn't walk to this course if it were in my backyard.
0.5 - I'd drive across the street for this course.
1.0 - If it was in my neighborhood I'd play on occasion.
1.5 - I'd go 5 miles out of my way to play this one
2.0 - I'd go probably 20 miles out of my way to play again.
2.5 - Nice course, hey Joe, hey Mike.
3.0 - Man I wish this course was in my backyard.
3.5 - Friggin sweet.
4.0 - I'd plan a special trip to go see this course again.
4.5 - Why do you have to be 500 miles away?
5.0 - I would drive all the way threw my dreams to find this course.
Favorite Courses (10)
Played Courses (95)
United States
California
San Francisco, CA Golden Gate Park DGC
1 Course(s)
Florida
Freeport, FL ChainDragon
Estero, FL Estero DGC
Jonesville, FL Jonesville Park
Largo, FL Taylor Park
North Port Charlotte, FL The Preserve DGC
5 Course(s)
Georgia
Atlanta, GA Perkerson Park
1 Course(s)
Texas
San Marcos, TX Flying Armadillo - Gold
Austin (Wells Branch), TX Wells Branch Park
3 Course(s)
Course Wish List (105)
United States
Alabama
Dothan, AL Eastgate Park
Fort Rucker, AL Flying DGC @ Fort Rucker
Huntsville, AL Indian Creek DGC
Huntsville, AL Monte Sano DGC
Semmes, AL The Admiral
7 Course(s)
California
Santa Cruz, CA DeLaveaga Park
1 Course(s)
Colorado
Conifer, CO Beaver Ranch
Pine, CO Bucksnort DGC
2 Course(s)
Florida
Fort Myers Beach, FL Bay Oaks DGC
Royal Palm Beach, FL Commons Park
Palm Bay, FL Covenant DGC
New Smyrna Beach, FL Crossroad DGC
Tampa, FL Crosswynde DGC
Pensacola, FL Hitzman Optimist Park
Tallahassee, FL Jack McLean Park
Panama City, FL Joe Moody Harris Park
Tampa, FL Lewis Lake DGC
Live Oak, FL Magnolia DGC
Malabar, FL Malabar Disc Golf
Sebring, FL Mosquito Creek
North Fort Myers, FL N. Ft. Myers Community Park
Jacksonville, FL New World DGC
Ocala, FL Ocala Greenway DGC
Palm Bay, FL Palm Bay Regional
Dade City, FL Ridge Manor Oaks DGC
Ocala, FL Sawmill DGC
Oviedo, FL Shane Kelly Park
Riverview, FL Showmen's DGC
Punta Gorda, FL South County Regional Park
Sarasota, FL Sun-N-Fun RV Resort
Gulf Breeze, FL Sunset DGC
Tallahassee, FL Tom Brown Park
Parker, FL Under the Oaks Park
Inverness, FL Whispering Pines DGC
Melbourne, FL Wickham Park
46 Course(s)
Georgia
Lookout Mountain, GA Cloudland Canyon State Park
Whitesburg, GA Flyboy Aviation
Valdosta, GA Freedom Park
Tifton, GA Fulwood Park
Carrollton, GA Hobbs Farm Park
Mt. Berry, GA Log Cabin Course
Marietta, GA Oregon Park
Perry, GA Rozar Park DGC
14 Course(s)
Illinois
Lockport, IL The Canyons
1 Course(s)
Kentucky
Burlington, KY Idlewild
1 Course(s)
Massachusetts
Leicester, MA Maple Hill DGC
1 Course(s)
Michigan
1 Course(s)
Missouri
1 Course(s)
Montana
1 Course(s)
North Carolina
Charlotte, NC Nevin Park DGC
Charlotte, NC Renaissance Park - Gold
Newland, NC Sugaree
3 Course(s)
Pennsylvania
Portersville, PA Moraine State Park
Holtwood, PA Muddy Run DGC
2 Course(s)
South Carolina
Beech Island, SC Boyd Pond Park DGC
1 Course(s)
Tennessee
Fall Branch, TN Harmon Hills
Chattanooga, TN The Sinks
Winchester, TN Winchester City Park
4 Course(s)
Texas
Manor, TX East Metro Park
Austin, TX Roy G. Guerrero DGC
2 Course(s)
Vermont
Jeffersonville, VT Smugglers Notch - Fox Run
1 Course(s)
Wisconsin
Ripon, WI Murray Park
Menasha, WI O'Hauser Park
Ripon, WI Riggs Park
West Bend, WI Riverside Park DGC
Reedsville, WI Rollin Ridge
Elkhart Lake, WI Sheboygan County Marsh Park
Fredonia, WI Stoney Creek DGC
New Berlin, WI Valley View Park
Waupun, WI WARP DGC
Green Lake, WI Zobel Park
12 Course(s)
Antarctica
McMurdo, Antarctica Ross Island DGC
1 Course(s)
Ireland
Wicklow, Ireland Kippure Estate DGC
1 Course(s)
Netherlands Antilles
Westpunt, Netherlands Antilles Westpunt Curacao DGC
1 Course(s)
United Kingdom
Croydon, London, United Kingdom Lloyd Park
1 Course(s)
United States
Alabama
Scottsboro, AL   Agape DGC
Huntsville, AL Mastin Lake
Rainbow City, AL   Rainbow City DGC
3 Course(s)
California
San Francisco, CA   Golden Gate Park DGC
San Ramon, CA   Old Ranch Park
2 Course(s)
Florida
Tampa, FL   22nd St. Park DGC
Kissimmee, FL   65th Infantry Veterans DGC
Orlando, FL   Airport Lakes Park
Niceville, FL Anderson Pond
St. Petersburg, FL   Azalea Park DGC
Gainesville, FL   Barr Systems DGC
Gainesville, FL   Barr Systems DGC - Old Layout
Panama City, FL   Bay Memorial Park
Niceville, FL   Boggy Bayou DGC
Bonita Springs, FL Bonita Springs Rec. Center
Clearwater, FL   Bright House Field
Valrico, FL   Buckhorn Park
Cedar Key, FL   Cemetery Point Park
Freeport, FL   ChainDragon
Clearwater, FL   Cliff Stephens Park
Tampa, FL   Cypress Point Park
Plant City, FL   Edward Medard Park
Estero, FL Estero DGC
Fort Walton Beach, FL   Ferry Park
Floral City, FL   Floral Park
Tallahassee, FL   Florida A&M DGC
Panama City, FL   Florida State University
Milton, FL Gator Links at NLA
West Bradenton, FL   GT Bray Park
Dunedin, FL   Hammock Park
Live Oak, FL   Heritage Park & Gardens DGC
Jonesville, FL   Jonesville Park
Clermont, FL Lake Hiawatha Preserve
Wildwood, FL   Lake Okahumpka
Sarasota, FL   Lakeview Park
Brandon, FL   Limona DGC
Mount Dora, FL Lincoln Ave. Park West
Destin, FL   Morgan Sports Complex
Clearwater, FL   North East Coachman Park
Sarasota, FL   North Water Tower Park
Gainesville, FL Northside Park
Naples, FL Palm Springs Park
Sarasota, FL   Payne Park
Bradenton, FL   Peace Community Park
Tampa, FL   Picnic Island DGC
Venice, FL   Pinebrook DGC
Milton, FL Pirates Cove at NLA
St. Petersburg, FL   Riviera Bay Park
St. Leo, FL   Saint Leo University
Lake Panasoffkee, FL   Shady Brook Greenway Park
Largo, FL   Taylor Park
Alford, FL   The Bear
North Port Charlotte, FL   The Preserve DGC
Brooksville, FL   The Quarry Golf Course
St. Petersburg, FL   Tocobaga DGC
Tallahassee, FL   Tom Brown Park - Old Layout
Gainesville, FL   Trilogy School DGC
Trinity, FL   Trinity College
Tampa, FL   USF Riverfront Park
Pinellas Park, FL   Youth Park DGC
56 Course(s)
Georgia
Bainbridge, GA   Bainbridge High School
Atlanta, GA   Perkerson Park
Rome, GA   Shorter University DGC
4 Course(s)
Indiana
Lafayette, IN   Murdock Park
Indianapolis, IN Northwestway Park DGC
2 Course(s)
Kentucky
Bowling Green, KY   Lover's Lane Park
1 Course(s)
Texas
Austin, TX   Austin Ridge Bible Church
Austin, TX   Bartholomew Park
Leander, TX   Benbrook Park DGC
Round Rock, TX   Brushy Creek MUD DGC
Pflugerville, TX   Falcon Pointe DGC
San Marcos, TX   Flying Armadillo - Gold
Fort Stockton, TX Ft. Stockton DGC
Austin, TX   MetCenter DGC
Pflugerville, TX   North Town
Round Rock, TX   Old Settlers' Park
Harker Heights, TX Purser Park DGC
Georgetown, TX   Rivery Park
Austin, TX   Searight Park
Leander, TX   The Highlands
Austin (Wells Branch), TX   Wells Branch Park
Leander, TX   Williamson County DGC
Austin, TX   Zilker Park
21 Course(s)
Wisconsin
Fond du Lac, WI Adelaide Park
Milwaukee, WI Dretzka Park
Grafton, WI Lime-Kiln Park
Appleton, WI Plamann Apple Creek 18
Rosendale, WI   Rosendale High School
6 Course(s)