Western Carolina University 2020. Accounting major, finance minor. I can throw a max of 500 feet.
My top ten
#1. Harmon Hills
#2. Ashe County
#3. Black Jack
#4. Holly Run
#5. The Bear
#6. North Georgia Canopy Tours
#7: Hornets Nest Gold (temp course)
#8: The Rock at Stonewall
#9: Winged Deer
#10: Grand Central Station
#7 at Fewell (65')
#8 at Bonclarken. (80')
#4 short Va Du Mar (202')
#5 (the temp. hole at Goat Island) (168')
#16 at Bradley (275')
#6 at Goat Island (210')
#10 at Ashe County (184')
#4 at Jackson Park (231') in the Grateful Jay. First throw final round! Gave me the win in MA1.
#15 at South Mountain (120')
Old #1 at WCU (251') (2x)
#1 at Jackson Co. Rec (80') (3x)
#7 at Warlick (55')
#16 at Boyd Hill (207')
#3 at WCU (172')
#14 at WCU (211')
#9 at WCU (302')
#17 at Dacusville (2x) (70')
#2 at WCU (151')
#9 at Bradley (230')
#1 at Meeks Park (280')
#15 at York Middle (321')
#4 at Castle Heights (113')
#5 at Winged Deer (178')
#12 at Jackson Co. Rec. (118')
What I think of some disc golf rules and other ideas:
-Mandos: I like mandos for the most part. Now there are some mandos where I'm like "Come on, that's ridiculous!" But that's only if they aren't wide enough, too far from the pad, but if they strongly increase the chance of lost disc potential. But most aren't like that, so that to me is an extra but fair challenge.
Ropes: I think they are necessary in some occasions. I think if they are going directly to the basket from the tee-pad is a great idea. Some at the USDGC are a little goofy. I hate the idea of multiple islands being created and where you are OB if you aren't in one of the islands. As long as the rule is to take it from where it went out, it's all good to me.
-Island greens: Usually enjoy them, as long as they are large enough and there's a drop zone. If there's enough potential for a score in the double digits, then I don't like it.
-Drop zones: Love them!
-The rating system: Love it too! I always thought that in games, there needs to be a high score. And the rating system offers that. Love how it's used too and how it all depends on how everyone else plays.
I also love rock music, post-hardcore to be exact.
Now about reviews:
-Keep it simple. Like an early morning cup of coffee. If I like the course, I'll give it a good rating. If I don't, I won't. I've seen reviewers say that they love the course, but have no choice but to downvote it because of "this" and "that." This is your opinion, and it's your thought on a disc golf course. No shame in liking a low rated course.
-If I like a course, I'm going to focus more on the good stuff and be persuasive by pointing out what I loved about it.
-The kind of holes I like:
-Anything with flavor and defined. It'd take me forever to say all sorts of hole I love.
-Holes I don't like:
-A dinker with OB stakes not far past the basket. It's like the designer was desperate to penalize shots that don't go in from the tee to basket. I don't like dinkers period. And when they are forced and pointless, I get more annoyed.
Logic behind that: "Hmmmmm. I'll just make a 119' dinker and put OB stakes 10' past the basket. That way all players will have to play rather safe. People should be penalized for going for the ace!"
-A long, tight dogleg par 3. That's a par 3 distance on a par 4 fairway. I don't mind a good curve or a turn. But a 360' par 3 toward a 90 degree angle, that's just a fail.
Logic behind designing that: "If some of these player's are SOOO good, then maybe I should give them something brutal, and something for them to test their mental game. I mean, you can't birdie them ALL!"
-An undefined hole requiring the right trees to whack or such luck avoiding to have some sort of chance to birdie. Call that hippie golf, crap golf, an epic fail, a maze composed of walls made out of horse ______ (you know what four letter word to put in the blank.)
-A wide open bomb that's flat. One that's so wide open to where you wish there was OB just to make it interesting. While the county'd save more money putting a long boring hole in disc golf than a recreational field, they'd be getting bad feedback from all park users.
-Thing is. None of this really matters. It's only what I think. I mean if a course is overgrown and I say that, then it's a fact. But as far as what I think, it's just my opinion. When it comes to holes, don't fight what you like.