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Old 07-03-2017, 02:32 PM
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I truly think each of it's four designed layouts appropriately challenges each of the following skill levels:
Short Tees to Short Pins: = red / beginner
Long Tee to Short Pins = white / intermediate
Short Tee to Long Pins = blue / advanced
Long Tee to Long Pins = gold / pro


If DGCR adds some sort "skill level indicator," I think it should:
1) Be consistent with the PDGA's color code scheme.
2) Allow for multiple colors to allow courses that successfully use multiple tee and/or pin placements to change the difficulty.
I agree to all of this... red, white, blue, gold is the standard that most are aware of and use... even though some courses use different color schemes
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Old 07-03-2017, 02:37 PM
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I get the idea that some courses have multiple positions for different skill levels.. I guess we could have a multiple level selection

Select the course skill level below (can select more than one):
red / beginner
white / intermediate
blue / advanced
gold / pro

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Old 07-03-2017, 02:37 PM
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What does everyone think about a level designation for a course? Like a red level course or a gold level course. Should that be written in a review or checked off in a review or just listed on the course page..?

Tim and I are talking about it like ski trail designations... like double diamond or blue square... you know the trail difficulty before you even get to it... it's marked on the trail map and posted at the beginning of the trail... trail? jeez, it's been so long since I've been on the slopes.
I like that. I often have a hard time describing how hard/easy a course is where if I had some sort of tangible standard I could refer to would make things easier. I keep finding myself saying things like, "advanced players will be bored here" or "newbies are going to find this course frustrating" etc.

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Old 07-03-2017, 02:50 PM
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One thing I do know is that a large group gets to an answer better than even a single expert can... in many cases anyway and this is backed up by studies.
Excellent point. And, of course....

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And for those that don't like it, they can just ignore it
It certainly wouldn't do any harm, and if it works out it will be a nice added feature.

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Don't like it. Everything/course can't be "pigeon-holed" into some few guys loony 'color-coded' system broken down by an arbitrary number of shots based on a statistically-flawed rating system. Besides that's what an SSA is/was supposed to do (provide a 'hardness factor' for a course).
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Old 07-03-2017, 04:15 PM
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so you'd say list the SSA on the course page then?
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Old 07-03-2017, 04:29 PM
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SSA would be great....if someone responsible could make sure that the SSA they were listing, applied to the everyday setup.
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Old 07-03-2017, 08:15 PM
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Don't like it. Everything/course can't be "pigeon-holed" into some few guys loony 'color-coded' system broken down by an arbitrary number of shots based on a statistically-flawed rating system. Besides that's what an SSA is/was supposed to do (provide a 'hardness factor' for a course).
I get it. "Loony" because invented in Minnesota.
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Not to be confused with "loonie".
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:11 PM
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I'm lazy and don't want to read through the entire thread so if repeated earlier in the thread just f'ing deal with it...

Time to get rid of ratings and just have reviews. Ratings invite the fly by homeboy reviewers and course designer reviewers bumping up course ratings as well as the haters rating down a course cause they hate it or whatever. Let's weed out this crap. Write a well written review and folks will get a good idea of whether or not it's worth it for them to check out.
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