When it comes to disc golfing, I am easily pleased. I can be amused by a short course with many ace runs or by an extraordinarily challenging championship course.
A few things that frustrate me are; courses that swallow discs without legitimate hazards, horrible signage and/or flow of a course, I like to know where the next basket and/or tee is, and most of all when there is an awesome piece of land that isn't used to its full potential.
I try my best to rate courses fairly but sometimes I will take off half a disc or so if something really bothers me. For example, if I get eaten alive by bugs through 40 percent deet spray then that course, no matter how great, will not be as fun as it could be. I try to take everything into consideration.
I love to play new courses, no matter how good or bad. I don't mind 9 holers or even less. Every time I travel at all I put as much extra time in for disc golf that I can.
If you are wondering what perspective my ratings come from, I am not PDGA current and have only played a few tournaments. I usually shoot around 930-950.
Also, I know some people look down on 9-hole courses but I like to treat them all the same. That being said, a 18 hole course with a 4 rating from me is likely to be overall better rated on this site than a 9 hole course that also recieved a 4 from me. I don't always want to spend a couple hours on the course and a 9 is just what I need.