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Old 08-21-2015, 04:21 PM
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Lately I've been noticing a lot of reviews for VisionQuest, which I think are fake. They are all 4.5 and 5 star reviews, and most of them are coming from an account where they have only reviewed 1 course. Something seems a little shady to me, anyone else feel the same way?
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Old 08-21-2015, 04:48 PM
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Judging by the photos of the course... 4.5s and 5.0s may not be skewing the place much off of its natural score. DAMN.
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Note that isn't condoning the fake reviews. Just sayin'.
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Old 08-21-2015, 04:49 PM
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I think they are legit. From the pics it looks like they put a lot of work and money into the place. Name is a little funny to me since my friends and I used to call our dream girls from college our "Vision Quest"
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Old 08-21-2015, 04:57 PM
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I don't think they're fake. Drive by reviews? For sure. For an owner to check in with a group of players and say "Hey did you like the course? Oh, you thought it was the best thing you ever played? Could you do me a favor and check out this website called DGCR and write a review for me? Awesome, I'll remember that next time you're out here and give you a free beer" Or whatever the dialogue is. I know for a fact it happens at Rollin Ridge, and look where that got them - they have a chart on the wall that shows how many reviews they have, and how many more 5 star reviews it will take to move them into the number one position. It's a marketing strategy, and it works.
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:03 PM
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I don't think they're fake. Drive by reviews? For sure. For an owner to check in with a group of players and say "Hey did you like the course? Oh, you thought it was the best thing you ever played? Could you do me a favor and check out this website called DGCR and write a review for me? Awesome, I'll remember that next time you're out here and give you a free beer" Or whatever the dialogue is. I know for a fact it happens at Rollin Ridge, and look where that got them - they have a chart on the wall that shows how many reviews they have, and how many more 5 star reviews it will take to move them into the number one position. It's a marketing strategy, and it works.
FWIW, I've been to Rollin' Ridge a ton of times, and never once have the owners ever mentioned anything about reviews or course ranking.
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:24 PM
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It's pretty much the Minnesotan PK Park, so eh, it is what it is. I usually just click on them, read through, and vote them down if there's no substance to them
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:51 PM
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the pictures of the course do look good. but i really like how there is a picture of the restrooms
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Old 08-21-2015, 06:18 PM
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historically speaking the exact same thing and a similiar thread was started about this crappy course in New England called Maple Hill.

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I wonder how many are paying members...?
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