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4 Played: Flip, Idlewild, Rollin' Ridge, Wildcat.

Indiana's "#1" course is....interesting?

Only 11 reviews, though, so I expect it will come down to earth with some time.
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14...and counting. Played 7 of them this year (some first time, some repeats). Just played Hobbs Farm on 12/27...phenomenal course!


Colorado: Bucksnort DGC (4.77)
Georgia: Hobbs Farm Park (4.66)
Illinois: Fairfield Park (4.59)
Iowa: Wildcat Bluff (4.64)
Kentucky: Idlewild (4.76)
Maine: Sabattus Disc Golf- Eagle (4.70)
Massachusetts: 501 Disc Golf (4.71)
Michigan: Flip City Disc Golf Park (4.84)
Minnesota: Blue Ribbon Pines DGC (4.71)
New Hampshire: Salmon Falls (4.08)
Oregon: Riverbend DGC (4.62)
Texas: Selah Ranch - Lakeside (4.85)
Vermont: Smugglers Notch - Brewster Ridge (4.63)
Wisconsin: Rollin Ridge (4.79)

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I suppose I should've listed mine.

Rollin Ridge (WI)
Blue Ribbon Pines (MN)
Fairfield (IL)
Wildcat Bluff (IA)
Idlewild (KY)
Flip City (MI)

Hopefully 2 more next summer. Harmony Bends (MO) and Jones East or West, I forget which one it was, in Kansas.

As far as discussion, I can't argue with Wildcat Bluff, Idlewild or Flip City being top rated. I've only played a handful in each of those states though. I personally like Highbridge Hill's Blueberry and Gold better than Rollin Ridge, probably Granite Ridge too. Not to take anything away from RR though. Awesome course in it's own right. Fairfield is a great course, my second favorite in IL, but the Canyons is far superior IMO. Both excellent courses though. Blue Ribbon is a great course but I would say Bethel University is actually better. I haven't played Bryant Lake yet (somehow) but it sounds like it could give BRP a run for it's money.
I'd agree with all of this, except maybe Bryant Lake being better than BRP. It does have a bit of elevation, but I think the golf itself doesn't match up. Bryant Lake may be the "cleanest" course I've ever been to, though. So incredibly manicured....and the view over the lake is real nice.

I'd add in Wilderness as probably better than Rollin' Ridge as well. Hell, maybe even Stoney Creek is better at this point.

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Have only played two: Flip and Idlewild.

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So many of the top courses could easily be swapped with the course immediately below it... especially considering many of them teeter between 4.5 and either 5.0 or 4.0.

Bryant Lake vs BRP is a legit toss up, worthy of conversation. Personally preferred Bryant Lake, but totally see how some give the top slot to BRP.

I'd give the nod to Woodshed over Whippin' Post... but it's real close.
Deer Lake and Moraine are neck & neck in my book (apparently with Muddy Run).
I enjoyed The Canyons more than Fairfield, but get those who feel just the opposite. FWIW, I think Foundation Park Champ 18 might be better than either of them.

… indeed, these are tough hairs to split.
That's why I try to reserve my opinion until I've actually played at least a few of the state's Top 10.

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The Canyons is incredible, and I'd also slot it in above Fairfield.

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The Canyons is incredible, and I'd also slot it in above Fairfield.
Agreed. The Fairfield redesign was a monumental improvement over the old layout, but the Canyons is significantly more fun than either of the current Fairfield layouts. I may be alone here, but I'd put Camden II ahead of both.
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Yes, or Foundation Park.
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I guess I got 8/50.

Delaware: Iron Hill (4.29)
Kentucky: Idlewild (4.76)
Massachusetts: 501 Disc Golf (4.71)
New Jersey: Stafford Woods (4.22)
New York: Brakewell Steel / Warwick Park (4.56)
Pennsylvania: Muddy Run DGC (4.67)
Vermont: Smugglers Notch - Brewster Ridge (4.63)
West Virginia: Whippin’ Post (4.41)

I have to admit that out of that list I think 501 and Stafford might be my favorites. Which is ironic, because I definitely don't think 501 is the best course in Massachusetts and Stafford is definitely one of the best courses on the east coast, but actually has the lowest rating on that list.

Also, Hawaii must really suck.

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Nice discussion. I like reading all the responses.

Here's the same list arranged highest rating to lowest, instead of alphabetically by state:
  1. Missouri: Harmony Bends DGC (4.90)
  2. Texas: Selah Ranch - Lakeside (4.85)
  3. Michigan: Flip City Disc Golf Park (4.84)
  4. Wisconsin: Rollin Ridge (4.79)
  5. Colorado: Bucksnort DGC (4.77)
  6. Kentucky: Idlewild (4.76)
  7. Tennessee: Harmon Hills (4.73)
  8. Virginia: Hawk Hollow - Plentiful Creek (4.73)
  9. Massachusetts: 501 Disc Golf (4.71)
  10. Minnesota: Blue Ribbon Pines DGC (4.71)
  11. Maine: Sabattus Disc Golf- Eagle (4.70)
  12. Pennsylvania: Muddy Run DGC (4.67)
  13. Georgia: Hobbs Farm Park (4.66)
  14. California: Birds of Paradise (4.65)
  15. Iowa: Wildcat Bluff (4.64)
  16. Vermont: Smugglers Notch - Brewster Ridge (4.63)
  17. Oregon: Riverbend DGC (4.62)
  18. Illinois: Fairfield Park (4.59)
  19. Louisiana: Lake Claiborne SP- Whitetail (4.59)
  20. South Carolina: Langley Pond DiscGolfPark (4.57)
  21. South Dakota: Spearfish Canyon Disc Golf (4.57)
  22. New York: Brakewell Steel / Warwick Park (4.56)
  23. Utah: Base Camp Adventure Lodge DGC (4.53)
  24. Oklahoma: The Lodge - Island Course (4.50)
  25. North Carolina: Ashe County Park (4.47)
  26. Indiana: Prides Creek State Park (4.45)
  27. Washington: Shelton Springs (4.44)
  28. West Virginia: Whippin’ Post (4.41)
  29. New Mexico: Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort (4.38)
  30. Florida: Picnic Island DGC (4.36)
  31. Alabama: The Admiral (4.32)
  32. Alaska: Kincaid Park (4.31)
  33. Nevada: Zephyr Cove Park (4.31)
  34. Arkansas: Old Post DGC (4.30)
  35. Delaware: Iron Hill (4.29)
  36. Maryland: Seneca Creek State Park (4.26)
  37. New Jersey: Stafford Woods (4.22)
  38. Kansas: Jones Park- West (4.21)
  39. Connecticut: Wickham Park (4.20)
  40. Idaho: Lake Walcott State Park (4.17)
  41. Ohio: Deis Hill Park (4.13)
  42. Montana: Blue Mountain (4.12)
  43. Mississippi: Ross Barnett Reservoir - The Rez (4.10)
  44. New Hampshire: Salmon Falls (4.08)
  45. Nebraska: Cottonmill DGC (4.06)
  46. Arizona: Arizona Snowbowl (3.88)
  47. North Dakota: General Sibley Park (3.77)
  48. Wyoming: Casper DGC (3.77)
  49. Rhode Island: Willow Valley (3.54)
  50. Hawaii: Kahului DGC (2.97)

Kinda fun to look at. Some states surprise me with how highly rated the top course is, others for the other reason. I'm surprised to see North Carolina relatively low. Maybe it's just because of stricter reviewers who require more to give out high ratings? Maybe no clear consensus on the number one course?

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