bigreddog

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34729 DGCR Number
Lawrence/olathe, KS Location
Cliff Oswald Real Name
25 Age
6.7 Years Years Playing
RHBH Main Throwing Style
937 DGCR Player Rating
65829 PDGA Number
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I'm an engineering physics major, so I have developed an excel spreadsheet to assist me in objectively rating courses. I began by listing all of the factors I wanted to take into account for rating courses and weighting each of them on importance (3 being the most important). The factors and weighting I take into account are as follows.

Condition of Baskets, tees 1.5
Overall comfort level while playing 1.5
Course maintenance 1.25
Navigation between holes 0.75
Navigation on the actual holes 1.5
Amount of elevation present/Use of elevation 3
Use of obstacles 2.5
How easy it is to find discs 1.5
Variety of distances 3
variety of shot paths 3
Variety of openness on shots 3
Decisionmaking required 1.5
Quality of Alternate hole positions 2.5
Overall challenge of the course 1.5
Ability to challenge all levels without being impossible 1.5

For each of these factors I rate the course 0 through 10. I put these values into a formula which outputs an overall rating value. These rating values for each category are added up and the total (rounded to the nearest half disc) is the rating I give.

For my fellow math geeks, the formula I use for each is (1.5sin((pi*R/10)-(pi/2))+1.5)*W

where R is the 1-10 rating for each category and W is the importance weighting.


A more qualitative view of my ratings would be...

5 - Destination course, anyone who hasn't played this course is missing out
4.5 - Phenomenal course, a must play if in the area
4.0 - A course I would frequent if I lived in the area and would recommend to out of staters
3.5 - This course would be part of my regular rotation if I were local, worth a play if you're out of state and have time
3.0 - I'd play here every now and then for variety if local
2.5 - I would have to be doing something else that happened to be near this course to play it again. Potentially a "warm-up" course
2.0 - Probably won't play again unless it's in my backyard
1.5 - Meh
1.0 - A regularly mowed field with 9 tees/markers and 9 baskets and no obstacles
0.5 - Same as 1.0 but overgrown/missing baskets or tees
0.0 - I'm actually not sure this is a disc golf course

The following are the more exact ratings I have for each course I've played.

Water Works Park 4.843
Longview DGC (Perry Lake) 4.382
Lakeside Hills (Birdland) 4.269
Jackson Park - 18 4.216
Centennial Park 4.178
Wyandotte County Park 4.094
Sioux Passage - Original 4.046
Shawnee Mission Park 4.046
Grandview Park 3.985
Graceland University 3.953
Fairmont Park 3.833
Pendleton King Park 3.772
Heritage Park 3.721
Legacy Park 3.631
Swope Park 3.580
Rosedale - top 3.577
Crestview Park 3.562
Recreation Park 3.446
Blue Valley - MO 3.397
Lake Shore DGC 3.309
J&B Rolling Hills 3.276
Harmon & Sante Fe Parks DGC 3.210
Wilbur Young Park DGC 3.208
William Yates Sprint DGC 3.197
Rose Park 3.195
Blue Valley - KS 3.177
Lions Park 3.173
Fox Hill Fliers 3.121
Rosedale - Down Under 3.069
William Jewell DGC 2.984
Prarie Center Park 2.945
Lake Shawnee 2.902
Baldwin City Lake 2.798
Jackson Park - 9 2.741
Tuttle Creek SP 2.730
Missouri Western 2.706
Pomona State Park 2.634
Kanza Park 2.627
Lenexa DGC 2.514
Riverfront Park 2.476
Blue Valley - MO short 2.336
Rice Park 2.266
Riverview Park 2.242
Crystal City Underground 2.226
Crivaro Park 2.180
English Landing Park 2.095
Cleveland Lake 1.937
Pomona Lake 1.784
Desoto High 1.691
University of St Mary 1.676
Hidden Valley Park 1.577
Bluejacket DGC 1.511
Edwardsville 1.449
Basehor-Linwood Middle School DGC 1.236
California Trail 0.989
Shawnee Country Club 0.881
Cambridge Park 0.649


Note: I also do not post reviews until I have played a course at least twice unless it is either a nine hole course, has no reviews at the time I first play it, or if my initial rating is 1.6 or lower and I will probably not return as a result.
Favorite Courses (12)
Played Courses (104)
United States
Colorado
Conifer, CO Beaver Ranch
1 Course(s)
Iowa
Des Moines, IA Grandview Park
1 Course(s)
Kansas
Lawrence, KS Centennial Park
Atchison, KS Jackson Park - 18
Ozawkie, KS Longview DGC
Bonner Springs, KS Wyandotte County Park
5 Course(s)
Maryland
Gaithersburg, MD Seneca Creek State Park
1 Course(s)
Missouri
Columbia, MO Harmony Bends DGC
Raymore, MO Recreation Park
Kansas City, MO Water Works Park
4 Course(s)
Course Wish List (79)
United States
Alabama
Huntsville, AL Redstone Arsenal
1 Course(s)
Alaska
Anchorage, AK Kincaid Park DGC
1 Course(s)
Arizona
Phoenix, AZ Buffalo Ridge Park
1 Course(s)
Arkansas
Russellville, AR Old Post DGC
1 Course(s)
California
Markleeville, CA Turtle Rock Park
1 Course(s)
Colorado
1 Course(s)
Connecticut
Norwalk, CT Cranbury Park
1 Course(s)
Delaware
Newark, DE Iron Hill
1 Course(s)
Florida
Ocala, FL Ocala Greenway DGC
1 Course(s)
Georgia
1 Course(s)
Idaho
1 Course(s)
Illinois
Geneseo, IL Richmond Hill Park
1 Course(s)
Indiana
Georgetown, IN Seviren Lang DGC
1 Course(s)
Iowa
Indianola, IA Pickard Park
Council Bluffs, IA Treasure Cove DGC
2 Course(s)
Kansas
Topeka, KS Big Shunga Park
Newton, KS Camp Hawk
Baldwin City, KS Dogwood
Olpe, KS Eagle DGC
Osage City, KS Eisenhower State Park
Emporia, KS Emporia Middle School
Baldwin City, KS Fuzzy Pony - Short Course
Emporia, KS Hammond Park
Neosho Rapids, KS Neosho Rapids DGC
Baldwin City, KS Running Horse
Salina, KS Thomas Park
Miltonvale, KS Tootleville Park
Manhattan, KS Warner Park
18 Course(s)
Kentucky
Madisonville, KY Madisonville City Park DGC
1 Course(s)
Louisiana
Shreveport, LA Ford Park
1 Course(s)
Maine
1 Course(s)
Maryland
Lexington Park, MD Hot Shots DGC
1 Course(s)
Massachusetts
Nantucket, MA Nantucket DGC
1 Course(s)
Michigan
Traverse City, MI Hickory Hills
1 Course(s)
Minnesota
Hibbing, MN North Hibbing DG Park
1 Course(s)
Mississippi
Starkville, MS Champion Ridge
1 Course(s)
Missouri
Cameron, MO Cameron DGC
Smithville, MO Camp Branch DGC
Camdenton, MO Dragon Ridge
Kearney, MO Jesse James DGC
Jefferson City, MO Joseph C. Miller DGC
Rolla, MO Lion's Club DGC
California, MO Proctor Lake Park
14 Course(s)
Montana
Billings, MT Diamond X
1 Course(s)
Nebraska
Beatrice, NE Chautauqua Park
Omaha, NE Hummel Park
Fairbury, NE McNish Park
Lincoln, NE Roper Park - West
Omaha, NE Seymour Smith Park
6 Course(s)
Oklahoma
Tulsa, OK Blackhawk
Tulsa, OK Course Dovillio
Tulsa (Broken Arrow), OK Haikey Creek Park
Tulsa, OK Hunter Park
Tulsa (Sperry), OK Mack Taylor Park
Tulsa, OK McClure Park
West Siloam Springs, OK Natural Falls State Park
10 Course(s)
Oregon
Portland, OR Pier Park
1 Course(s)
Pennsylvania
Portersville, PA Moraine State Park
Lebanon, PA South Hills DGC
2 Course(s)
Tennessee
Fall Branch, TN Harmon Hills
1 Course(s)
Texas
Wisconsin
Green Lake, WI Zobel Park
1 Course(s)
Antarctica
McMurdo, Antarctica Ross Island DGC
1 Course(s)
United States
Arkansas
2 Course(s)
California
San Francisco, CA Golden Gate Park DGC
San Diego, CA Morley Field
2 Course(s)
Colorado
Conifer, CO Beaver Ranch
Longmont, CO Clark Centennial Park
Estes Park, CO YMCA of the Rockies
4 Course(s)
Florida
Clearwater, FL North East Coachman Park
Tampa, FL Picnic Island DGC
Largo, FL Taylor Park
St. Petersburg, FL Tocobaga DGC
4 Course(s)
Georgia
Augusta, GA Pendleton King Park
1 Course(s)
Iowa
Polk City, IA Big Creek State Park
Des Moines, IA   Crivaro Park
Des Moines, IA Ewing Park
Des Moines, IA   Grandview Park
Lamoni, IA J&B Rolling Hills
Altoona, IA Lions Park
Johnston, IA Walnut Ridge
8 Course(s)
Kansas
Baldwin City, KS Baldwin City Lake
Bonner Springs, KS   Basehor-Linwood Middle School DGC
Overland Park, KS   Blue Valley of Kansas
Eudora, KS   Bluejacket DGC
Olathe, KS   California Trail
Overland Park, KS   Cambridge Park
Hutchinson, KS Carey Park
Lawrence, KS   Centennial Park
Wichita, KS Cessna West Park
Cottonwood Falls, KS Chase DGC - Advanced
Colwich, KS Cowskin DGC
Topeka, KS   Crestview Park
De Soto, KS   De Soto Wildcat DGC
Edwardsville, KS   Edwardsville City Park
Manhattan, KS Fairmont Park
Prairie Village, KS   Harmon & Santa Fe Parks DGC
Olathe, KS Heritage Park
Wichita, KS Herman Hill Park
Atchison, KS   Jackson Park - 18
Atchison, KS   Jackson Park - 9
Emporia, KS Jones Park - East
Emporia, KS Jones Park - West
Ottawa, KS   Kanza Park
Topeka, KS   Lake Shawnee
Lenexa, KS   Lenexa DGC
Ozawkie, KS   Longview DGC
Wichita, KS Oak Park
Vassar, KS   Pomona State Park
Olathe, KS   Prairie Center Park
Topeka, KS   Rice Park
Lawrence, KS   Riverfront DGC
McLouth, KS Rose Park
McLouth, KS   Rose Park - Old Layout
Kansas City, KS   Rosedale Park - Down Under
Kansas City, KS   Rosedale Park - Top
Shawnee, KS   Shawnee Country Club
Shawnee, KS   Shawnee Mission Park DGC
Derby, KS Stone Creek Park
Leavenworth, KS   University of St. Mary
Bonner Springs, KS   Wyandotte County Park
45 Course(s)
Maryland
Gaithersburg, MD Seneca Creek State Park
1 Course(s)
Missouri
Liberty, MO Bad Rock Creek DGC
Kansas City, MO   Blue Valley Park
Kansas City, MO   Blue Valley Park - Short Course
Belton, MO   Cleveland Lake
Parkville, MO   English Landing Park
Kansas City, MO Fox Hill Fliers
Columbia, MO Harmony Bends DGC
Kansas City, MO   Hidden Valley Park
Laurie, MO Hillbilly DGC
Columbia, MO Indian Hills DGC
Kansas City, MO   Kessler Park (Cliff Drive)
Pleasant Hill, MO Lake Shore DGC
Lee's Summit, MO   Legacy Park
St. Joseph, MO Missouri Western
Gladstone, MO Old Pike Country Club
Raymore, MO Recreation Park
Platte City, MO   Riverview Park
St. Louis (Florissant), MO Sioux Passage - Original
Kansas City, MO   Swope Park
Kansas City, MO   Water Works Park
Blue Springs, MO Wilbur Young Park DGC
Liberty, MO William Jewell DGC
Independence, MO   William Yates Sprint DGC
30 Course(s)
Pennsylvania
Lancaster, PA D. F. Buchmiller Park
2 Course(s)
South Carolina
North Augusta, SC Hippodrome Complex - Hogback
North Augusta, SC Hippodrome Complex - Old Glory
4 Course(s)
Virginia
1 Course(s)