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So I'll play some of the courses that are universally loved, and as a MA3'ish player, I don't enjoy playing them at all. So that is challenging for me to rate.
Same. I got beat up some on my review of Iron Hill for trying to make the point that it isn't as good a course from the shorter tees for the recreational player, as it is from the longer tees for the highly skilled player. I'm sure the place is terrific for the 900+ rated player, but the short tees are pretty crappy and poorly marked. That's just a "fact" I found at the course.

And even though the course beat the crap out of me, that doesn't mean I won't be back....
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Old 01-26-2022, 09:34 AM
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As HyooMac points out, some courses definitely play better from one set of tees (or baskets) than the other(s), Iron Hill being a good example. That can definitely sway a reviewer's opinion.

The challenge is in being objective, and trying to capture how well the course suits different skill levels and/or skill sets, or at least indicating that your review is based playing the _____ layout (something I've seen quite a few reviewers mention).

Garrulous wind-bag that I am, I'll say it again:
a good review provides context.

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Old 01-26-2022, 10:06 AM
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i just try to keep it in mind myself when i'm reviewing. it's easy to remember more issues than may actually have been present when you're not digging the course vibe or not playing well or not having a good day or whatever. i try to spend a little extra time making sure i'm being as objective as i can be with my cons.

this reviewer seems to have played the course many times so it sounds like it's just not his preference. or maybe he always loses to his buddies here. either way, it's not full of long walks, crossing fairways, and dangerous tees. it does have a major road on one border of the park. you get close to it on a few holes but it's never in play. there are a couple internal park roads that border several holes and are OB. i could see how one might not like that aesthetically and just not dig the vibe. there are some filler holes but there are a number of cool holes with excellent elevation changes and specific lines required, a solid 3.75.
Before I read the review I thought, "This sounds like Turner Park". Sure enough, it was.

I can see the dissenting opinion to some degrees personally. You play next to a road on I think 5-7 holes iirc? I know I've had my disc run over by a car on hole 16 or 17. I can't remember which one it is. Downhill, 650' hole. I overturned my disc and it sailed down the road all the way to be pin high in middle of the road. I was walking to get my disc when an oncoming car swerved to run over it.

The playground, while often not busy, has had errant shots fly over/near it from bad tree kicks on holes 1 and 3 I believe it is. Hole 4's blind shot over the hill I've often had discs roll into the park road there as well, which does get travel by cars, though admittedly not often. There are at least 3 long walks to the next tee on a few holes that I remember. They're not grueling long, but not great when the course is already so extremely hilly and long. Every time I played Turner when I lived there, I was exhausted after the round.

Now, as far as crossing fairways goes, I can't think of any holes that cross each other. Maybe a couple on the back 9 get close in certain positions if you have a bad shot that hyzers out?

All that being said, I really like a lot of the holes at Turner. It has some of my favorite holes I've ever played. I certainly wouldn't rate it a 2, but I think it's a stretch at 3.75 also. Maybe that's my bias because DFW has so many courses better than Turner, I just don't see reason to play it much, if at all. You're always in spitting distance from a better course that won't leave you as worn out as Turner will. Solid 3 though. Maybe 3.5.
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Old 02-03-2022, 08:03 AM
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I'm a little embarrassed to admit this because maybe I'm the only one, but...

I don't like it when somebody posts 4, 5 or 12 reviews all at once, because they push others off the Recent Reviews front page.


And sometimes those "others" include my review.
And sometimes their reviews really suck.


There, I said it.

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Old 02-03-2022, 08:47 AM
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Before I read the review I thought, "This sounds like Turner Park". Sure enough, it was.

I can see the dissenting opinion to some degrees personally. You play next to a road on I think 5-7 holes iirc? I know I've had my disc run over by a car on hole 16 or 17. I can't remember which one it is. Downhill, 650' hole. I overturned my disc and it sailed down the road all the way to be pin high in middle of the road. I was walking to get my disc when an oncoming car swerved to run over it.

The playground, while often not busy, has had errant shots fly over/near it from bad tree kicks on holes 1 and 3 I believe it is. Hole 4's blind shot over the hill I've often had discs roll into the park road there as well, which does get travel by cars, though admittedly not often. There are at least 3 long walks to the next tee on a few holes that I remember. They're not grueling long, but not great when the course is already so extremely hilly and long. Every time I played Turner when I lived there, I was exhausted after the round.

Now, as far as crossing fairways goes, I can't think of any holes that cross each other. Maybe a couple on the back 9 get close in certain positions if you have a bad shot that hyzers out?

All that being said, I really like a lot of the holes at Turner. It has some of my favorite holes I've ever played. I certainly wouldn't rate it a 2, but I think it's a stretch at 3.75 also. Maybe that's my bias because DFW has so many courses better than Turner, I just don't see reason to play it much, if at all. You're always in spitting distance from a better course that won't leave you as worn out as Turner will. Solid 3 though. Maybe 3.5.

I remember that hole that finished by the road. I like the following hole better, I believe it was the one where you are throwing off of a hill to a basket guarded by a couple of trees. There might of been a small creek involved too? Not quite sure as it has been a while and I only played one round because it was such a workout. Back then, it was one of the better courses in the DFW area. Now I am not sure
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I'm a little embarrassed to admit this because maybe I'm the only one, but...

I don't like it when somebody posts 4, 5 or 12 reviews all at once, because they push others off the Recent Reviews front page.


And sometimes those "others" include my review.
And sometimes their reviews really suck.


There, I said it.
Yep! Very disheartening when you're trying to put out a good review and get some thumbs up to be bombed by literally 10 reviews that have 1 thumbs up among them and 10 downvotes.

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Old 02-03-2022, 09:03 AM
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I'm a little embarrassed to admit this because maybe I'm the only one, but...

I don't like it when somebody posts 4, 5 or 12 reviews all at once, because they push others off the Recent Reviews front page.


And sometimes those "others" include my review.
And sometimes their reviews really suck.


There, I said it.
Nope, I've had the same thought in the past.

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Old 02-03-2022, 09:30 AM
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I think we've all felt that frustration at some point.
Write reviews on here long enough and sooner or later, it's bound to happen. Such is the life of a course reviewer.

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