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Old 04-20-2017, 11:54 AM
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The course is rated 4.72 so why is it not listed in the top 25?
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:55 AM
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Not enough reviews yet.
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:22 PM
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I expect it will be once it reaches the review threshold; the crazy thing is it's still really rough so once the course gets beaten in a bit it'll be even better
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Old 04-20-2017, 04:52 PM
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Probably.

On the one hand, I generally expect a course to slip a little as more reviews come in, and to settle down from the flush of mostly-local, 5-star reviews. I've seen that with a number of regional courses before. As courses get high ratings, they draw more players from a wider cross-section of the country, and perhaps players whose skillsets don't quite match it.

On the other hand, Langley Pond starts with a lofty rating earned while still pretty rough, and many of those reviews required players to simply imagine the lake. As the lake reaches full and the course wears in, it's bound to be better.
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:40 PM
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Langley is well worth that lofty rating. It's the best public and free course I've played yet. That includes all my hometown courses: Renny, Nevin, Hornets Nest. The course is a beast; tough but fair. When I played there last month, a couple of the locals told me a second 18 might be getting put in at some point.
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:53 PM
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I wasn't quite as dazzled as many---but I played it under less-than-optimal conditions, and need to play it again before reviewing it. Which is not to trash it---my feeling at the time was that it was a 4.0, and will be a 4.5 when polished and when the lake returns to full height (which it may have by now, for all I know).

It is pretty rare, around here, to be so good, and public and free.
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:35 PM
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I thought it was 4...I would play WR Jackson every time if I had to choose between the two. Not a fan of extra walking.
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The walking didn't bother me. It just didn't......thrill me.

But I played on a hot day on a very painful knee, with the course still very rough, and a nasty weedpatch where the lake should be, and only played the longs, which are seriously above my pay grade.........so I owe it another shot. But the courses at the top of my lists, the 5s, I fell in love with halfway through and will drive many hours to play; Langley is about 90 minutes away, and I haven't yet been inspired to return.

But it's very good.
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Anyway, I expect that as it gets a lot of play, it'll settle in a little lower than the current 4.72.
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:16 PM
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The only reason it's a 4.72 is that it's a DiscGolfPark...
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