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When rating courses, I consider tiers to begin at each whole number. 4/4.5 courses are must-plays, 3/3.5 are solid courses and well worth a visit, 2/2.5 have some drawbacks that diminish the experience but aren't time wasters, 1/1.5 have some serious problems, and 0/.5 courses are hardly courses at all. Generally, there's a bigger difference for me between a 3.5 and a 4.0 than there is a 3.0 and a 3.5. A 5 is reserved for the truly transcendent.

Variety is hugely important to how I rate a course. I think a mix of hole lengths, levels of woodedness, pars, and shots is essential to make a top tier course. Consistency is also a key factor: I tend to rate courses higher that have evenly-distributed quality than ones that have some amazing holes and some duds. Finally, challenge factor plays an important part in my ratings. I'm not a particularly good player, but I seem to be a glutton for punishment. Being able to challenge a wide range of skill levels and having an involved mental game is to me part of what makes a great course.

I value design above all else. Elements such as grooming and tees are only truly important to me insofar as they allow a course to be playable. A beautiful, pristine setting is nice, unique atmosphere is great, but at the end of the day I'm fixated on the experience of playing through a layout, i.e. the golf itself.

I use my wish list to mark courses I may have the opportunity to visit in the near future as well as ideals. Hence the eclectic mix.

Personal Top 25 (which seems like an increasingly ridiculous concept):

1) Harmony Bends
2) Selah Ranch - Lakeside
3) Sugaree
4) Idlewild
5) Whippin' Post
6) Iron Hill
7) Moraine State Park
8) Renaissance Park - Gold
9) IDGC - WR Jackson Memorial
10) Parc des Familles
11) IDGC - Steady Ed Headrick Memorial
12) Orange Crush
13) Harmon Hills
14) Trey Texas Ranch - Texas Twist
15) Friends of Punderson
16) Hornets Nest Park
17) Selah Ranch - Creekside
18) Knob Hill Park
19) IDGC - Jim Warner Memorial
20) Nevin Park DGC
21) Silver Fox DGC
22) Deer Lakes Park
23) The Black Course
24) Bud Hill - Original
25) Fairfield Park
Favorite Courses (6)
Played Courses (181)
United States
Columbia, MO Harmony Bends DGC
1 Course(s)
North Carolina
Charlotte, NC Renaissance Park - Gold
Newland, NC Sugaree
2 Course(s)
Wexford, PA Knob Hill Park
Portersville, PA Moraine State Park
2 Course(s)
1 Course(s)
Course Wish List (117)
United States
Tuscaloosa, AL Bowers Park
Huntsville, AL Brahan Spring Park
Mobile (Palmetto), AL Chickasabogue County Park - Original
Citronelle, AL Citronelle Municipal Park
Clay, AL Clay DGC
Owens Cross Roads, AL V-Rock DGC
6 Course(s)
2 Course(s)
Santa Cruz, CA DeLaveaga Park
Grass Valley, CA Squirrel Creek DGC
4 Course(s)
Pagosa Springs, CO Elk Hill
1 Course(s)
Live Oak, FL Maggie
2 Course(s)
Rutledge, GA Indian Creek Park DGC
Griffin, GA Tyus DGC
4 Course(s)
Sandpoint, ID Caliber DGC
Salmon, ID The Killer Course
2 Course(s)
Rochelle, IL Skare Woods
1 Course(s)
Colfax, IA Lewis Club Park
Newton, IA Maytag Park
Bettendorf, IA Middle Park DGC
Council Bluffs, IA Treasure Cove DGC
Johnston, IA Walnut Ridge
Davenport, IA West Lake Park
6 Course(s)
1 Course(s)
Moss Bluff, LA Bob Rodgers Memorial DGC
Shreveport, LA Clyde Fant DGC
Ragley, LA La Cote DGC
Lydia, LA Weeks Park
5 Course(s)
1 Course(s)
Gaithersburg, MD Seneca Creek State Park
1 Course(s)
Leicester, MA Maple Hill DGC
Royalston, MA Tully Lake DGC
3 Course(s)
Cedar, MN VisionQuest
1 Course(s)
Quitman, MS Archusa Water Park
Gautier, MS Shepard State Park
Ellisville, MS The Lynx
4 Course(s)
Vichy, MO Akita's Run
3 Course(s)
1 Course(s)
Omaha, NE Hummel Park
1 Course(s)
New Jersey
Voorhees, NJ Stafford Woods
2 Course(s)
New York
Greece, NY Basil Marella Park
South Dayton, NY Chainbiters at Brown's Farm
Providence, NY Hyzer Creek
Parma, NY Parma DGC
Addison, NY Twin Creeks DGC
8 Course(s)
North Carolina
Jefferson, NC Ashe County Park
Sugar Grove, NC Black Jack DGC
Davidson, NC Brackett's Bluff
New Hill, NC Buckhorn DGC
4 Course(s)
Parma, OH Parma DGC
Medina, OH Roscoe Ewing Park
3 Course(s)
1 Course(s)
Quakertown, PA Nockamixon State Park
Erwinna, PA Tinicum Park
2 Course(s)
South Carolina
Newberry, SC Stoney Hill
Charleston (John's Island), SC Trophy Lakes
2 Course(s)
South Dakota
1 Course(s)
Millington/Memphis, TN Meeman-Shelby State Park - East
1 Course(s)
San Antonio, TX McClain Park
2 Course(s)
Spotsylvania, VA Hawk Hollow
Pembroke, VA Mountain Lake DGC
Williamsburg, VA New Quarter Park
Maurertown, VA Signal View DGC
Spotsylvania, VA The Blockhouse - Darkside
North Garden, VA Walnut Creek Park
6 Course(s)
Monroe, WA Tall Firs DGC
1 Course(s)
West Virginia
Ridgeley, WV Knobley Mountain DGC
Lavalette, WV Lucky 8
Middlebourne, WV The Timberdoodle Thicket
3 Course(s)
Manitowoc, WI Silver Creek Park
2 Course(s)
British Columbia
North Vancouver, BC Grouse Mountain
Langley, BC Langley Passive Park
Metchosin (Victoria), BC Metchosin DGC
Burnaby, BC Robert Burnaby Park
4 Course(s)
Port Colborne, ON Whisky Run
2 Course(s)
Prince Edward Island
Bonshaw, PE Hillcrest DGC
1 Course(s)
Applethorpe, Australia Granite Mountain DGC
1 Course(s)
Baku, Azerbaijan Royal Park DGC
1 Course(s)
Costa Rica
Esterillos, Costa Rica Permaculture Country Club
1 Course(s)
Czech Republic
Praha 6, Czech Republic Ladronka DiscGolfPark
1 Course(s)
Helsinki, Finland Talin Huippu
2 Course(s)
Söhnstetten, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Discgolf Parcours Söhnstetten
Potsdam, Germany Hyzernaut's DGC
Rüsselsheim, Germany Ostpark Rüsselsheim
Berlin, Germany Volkspark Rehberge
4 Course(s)
Reykjavik, Iceland Klambratúni Park
1 Course(s)
Pietrabuona, Italy Disc Golf Pietrabuona - DGI
1 Course(s)
Bergen, Norway Bergen Frisbee Golf Bane
1 Course(s)
Amadora, Portugal Parque das Artes e Desporto
1 Course(s)
Mijas, Málaga, Spain DiscGolfPark Mijas
1 Course(s)
Stockholm, Kista, Sweden Järva DiscgolfPark - Main
Stockholm, Huddinge, Sweden Visättra - Long
2 Course(s)
United States
Montgomery, AL Auburn University of Montgomery 9/3/2020
Clanton, AL   Clanton DGC 11/3/2019
Mobile, AL   Cottage Hill Park 10/12/2013
Mobile, AL Langan Park - Original 10/12/2013
Stockton, AL Live Oak Landing 9/6/2020
Mobile, AL   MRAG DGC 4/21/2018
Semmes, AL   The Admiral 4/21/2018
Opelika, AL Tumble Tree DGC 9/3/2020
Mobile, AL   University of South Alabama 10/12/2013
9 Course(s)
West Memphis, AR   ASU Mid-South 7/29/2017
Hot Springs, AR Cedar Glades 6/19/2020
Mena, AR Mena Lions Club DGC 6/18/2020
3 Course(s)
Browns Valley, CA   Hammon Grove Park 9/17/2013
Chico, CA   Peregrine Point 9/16/2013
2 Course(s)
Newark, DE Iron Hill 6/17/2021
1 Course(s)
Pensacola, FL   Blue Angel Park - Oaks DGC 1/5/2014
Pensacola, FL   Blue Angel Park - Palmetto DGC 1/5/2014
Pensacola, FL   Blue Angel Park - Pines DGC 1/5/2014
Panama City, FL   Florida State University 11/8/2014
Pensacola, FL   Hitzman Optimist Park 1/9/2014
Gulf Breeze, FL   Sunset DGC 1/4/2014
6 Course(s)
Appling, GA IDGC - Jim Warner Memorial 9/5/2020
Appling, GA IDGC - Steady Ed Headrick Memorial 9/4/2020
Appling, GA IDGC - WR Jackson Memorial DGC 9/4/2020
Grovetown, GA Patriot's Park - Old Layout 9/4/2020
4 Course(s)
Evergreen Park, IL   50 Acre Park DGC 7/16/2017
Grayslake, IL   Central Park 7/2/2016
Oak Brook, IL   Central Park 7/14/2017
Round Lake, IL   Fairfield Park 7/2/2016
Mundelein, IL   Fremont School DGC 7/2/2016
Joliet, IL   Highland Park 7/17/2017
Chicago, IL   Illinois Institute of Tech DGC 8/9/2015
Hinsdale, IL   Katherine Legge Memorial Park 7/14/2017
Deerfield, IL   Keller Park 7/2/2016
Brookfield, IL   Kiwanis Park 7/14/2017
Lombard, IL   Madison Meadow Park 7/19/2017
Lockport, IL   The Canyons 7/18/2017
Buffalo Grove, IL   Twin Creeks Park 7/2/2016
Buffalo Grove, IL   Willow Stream Park 7/2/2016
14 Course(s)
Crown Point, IN   Lemon Lake - White (Old Layout) 7/12/2017
Crown Point, IN Lemon Lake County Park - Blue (Old Layout) 7/12/2017
Crown Point, IN   Lemon Lake County Park - Gold/Silver 7/12/2017
3 Course(s)
Iowa City, IA   Peninsula Park DGC 7/5/2016
1 Course(s)
Burlington, KY   Boone Woods Park 7/25/2017
Burlington, KY   Idlewild 7/25/2017
2 Course(s)
Lafayette, LA   Acadiana Park - Ace Run 12/30/2013
Lafayette, LA   Acadiana Park - Duzee 12/30/2013
Franklinton, LA   Bogue Chitto State Park - Old Layout 3/6/2015
Franklinton, LA Bogue Chitto State Park DGC 4/15/2020
Baton Rouge, LA   Broadmoor U. Methodist Church 10/29/2016
New Orleans, LA   Christian Brothers School 11/7/2014
New Orleans, LA   City Park - Old Layout 10/25/2014
New Orleans, LA   City Park - Old Layout 10/22/2012
New Orleans, LA   City Park DGC 1/27/2015
Shreveport, LA Clyde Fant DGC 6/17/2020
Gonzales, LA   Duplessis Primary School DGC 8/10/2013
Zachary, LA   Flanacher Park DGC 8/10/2013
Slidell, LA Fritchie Park 4/5/2020
Pineville, LA   Ft. Buhlow DGC - Gold 4/15/2017
Pineville, LA   Ft. Buhlow DGC - Purple 4/23/2014
Baker, LA   Greenwood Park 8/10/2013
Lafayette, LA   Heymann Park 12/30/2013
Pineville, LA   Kees Park - Old Layout 4/15/2017
Metairie, LA   Lafreniere Park 11/25/2012
Homer, LA   Lake Claiborne SP - Dogwood 4/14/2017
Homer, LA   Lake Claiborne SP - Whitetail 4/14/2017
Baton Rouge, LA   LHC DiscGolfPark 10/29/2016
Pineville, LA   Louisiana College DGC 4/15/2017
Alexandria, LA   Martin Park DGC 4/15/2017
Lafayette, LA   Pa Davis DGC 12/30/2013
Marrero, LA   Parc des Familles DGC 6/7/2018
Loranger, LA Solomon DGC 10/21/2018
Mandeville, LA   The Pines DGC 4/15/2013
Gretna, LA   Timberlane Country Club 9/16/2015
29 Course(s)
Hagerstown, MD   Ditto Farms DGC 6/16/2021
Aberdeen, MD Victory Street Park 6/16/2021
2 Course(s)
Watertown, MA   Arsenal on the Charles 6/25/2016
1 Course(s)
Brooklyn, MS   Ashe Lake DGC - 18 10/19/2014
Brooklyn, MS   Ashe Lake DGC - 9 10/19/2014
Waveland, MS   Buccaneer State Park 4/5/2014
Pearl, MS   Center City DGC 12/1/2013
Crystal Springs, MS   Chautauqua Park DGC 12/1/2013
Diamondhead, MS   Diamondhead DGC 4/5/2014
Biloxi, MS   Hiller Park 1/3/2014
Goodman, MS   Holmes Community College 7/29/2017
Lumberton, MS   Little Black Creek - Eagles Landing 11/27/2016
Kiln, MS   McLeod Park 4/5/2014
Hattiesburg, MS   Paul B. Johnson SP - Desert Fox 10/19/2014
Hattiesburg, MS   Paul B. Johnson SP - Winter Fox 10/19/2014
Brandon, MS   Ross Barnett Reservoir - The Rez DGC 12/7/2014
Hattiesburg, MS   Tatum Trails DGC 11/27/2016
14 Course(s)
Columbia, MO   Harmony Bends DGC 7/1/2017
1 Course(s)
Omaha, NE   Seymour Smith Park 1/2/2015
1 Course(s)
New Jersey
Lakewood, NJ Ocean County Park DGC 6/18/2021
New Brunswick, NJ   Rutgers, Douglass College 10/12/2018
2 Course(s)
New Mexico
Carlsbad, NM Bataan Rec. Area (MLK Park) 11/5/2020
1 Course(s)
North Carolina
Charlotte, NC   Hornets Nest Park 6/11/2018
Charlotte, NC   Nevin Park DGC 6/12/2018
Charlotte, NC   Pinewood Elementary 6/11/2018
Charlotte, NC   Renaissance Park - Gold 6/11/2018
Charlotte, NC Renaissance Park - Pro Players 6/11/2018
Charlotte, NC Renaissance Park - RenSke 6/11/2018
Asheville, NC Richmond Hill 6/5/2015
Newland, NC   Sugaree 6/5/2015
8 Course(s)
Canton, OH   Arboretum-Spiker Park - Old Layout 6/14/2014
Cincinnati, OH Burnet Woods (Univ. of Cincinnati) 7/24/2017
Cincinnati, OH   Dunham Rec. Center 7/24/2017
Cincinnati, OH   Embshoff Woods 7/24/2017
Newbury, OH   Friends of Punderson DGC 6/17/2014
Ashtabula, OH   Lake Shore Park 6/18/2014
Canton, OH   Malone University DGC 6/14/2014
Cincinnati, OH   Mt. Airy Forest 7/24/2017
Massillon, OH   Oak Ledges DGC 6/14/2014
Akron, OH   Portage Lakes DGC 6/14/2014
Canton, OH   Schneider Park 6/14/2014
Cincinnati, OH   Surge DGC 7/24/2017
East Liverpool, OH   Thompson Park Disc Golf 7/6/2013
13 Course(s)
Moon Township, PA   Amrock DGC 6/12/2021
Darlington, PA Big Beaver DGC 6/12/2021
Waynesburg, PA   Butler Farm 7/8/2013
Tarentum, PA   Deer Lakes Park 7/10/2013
Indiana, PA   Getty Heights Park 6/7/2014
Butler, PA   Harcrest Park 6/22/2021
Indiana, PA   IUP College Lodge 6/7/2014
Wexford, PA   Knob Hill Park 7/15/2013
Pittsburgh, PA   Linbrook DGC 7/12/2013
Portersville, PA   Moraine State Park 7/21/2013
Cranberry Township, PA   North Boundary Park - Championship 6/11/2021
Cranberry Township, PA North Boundary Park - Learn to Play 6/11/2021
Canonsburg, PA   North Strabane Township Park 6/9/2018
Baden, PA   Old Economy Park DGC 10/17/2013
Blairsville, PA   Pine Ridge Park 6/7/2014
Upper Burrell, PA PS New Kensington DGC 6/25/2021
Pittsburgh, PA Schenley Park 6/15/2018
Harmony, PA Seneca Valley DGC 6/22/2021
Schellsburg, PA Shawnee State Park 6/20/2021
Slippery Rock, PA   Slippery Rock University 8/5/2015
Cowansville, PA Sugarcreek Park 6/22/2021
Penn Hills, PA The Park at Faith Church 6/25/2021
Beaver, PA   Two Mile Run Extension 7/6/2013
New Kensington, PA Valley High School DGC 6/25/2021
Kittanning, PA West Hills Community Park 6/22/2021
25 Course(s)
South Carolina
Johns Island, SC   Haut Gap DGC 6/11/2015
James Island, SC   James Island County Park DGC 6/8/2015
Charleston (John's Island), SC   John's Island DGC 6/11/2015
Burnettown, SC   Langley Pond DiscGolfPark 9/5/2020
North Charleston, SC   Park Circle DGC - Old Layout 10/21/2012
5 Course(s)
Millington, TN   Bud Hill - Original 6/30/2017
Millington, TN   Bud Hill - The Ridge 6/30/2017
Fall Branch, TN   Harmon Hills 6/4/2015
Millington/Memphis, TN   Meeman-Shelby State Park - East 6/29/2017
Millington/Memphis, TN   Meeman-Shelby State Park - West 6/29/2017
Kingsport, TN   Warriors Path State Park - Lakefront 6/4/2015
Johnson City, TN   Winged Deer Park 6/4/2015
7 Course(s)
Beaumont, TX   Klein Park DGC 4/26/2014
Longview, TX   LeTourneau University DGC 11/4/2020
Tyler, TX   Lindsey Park - Blue Course 4/25/2014
Tyler, TX   Lindsey Park - Gold Course 4/25/2014
Tyler, TX   Lindsey Park - Red Course 4/25/2014
Talco, TX   Selah Ranch - Creekside 4/24/2014
Talco, TX   Selah Ranch - Lakeside 4/24/2014
Huntsville, TX   Shawshank 4/26/2014
Mount Vernon, TX   Trey Texas Ranch - Texas Twist 4/25/2014
Mount Vernon, TX   Trey Texas Ranch - Trey Deuce 4/25/2014
10 Course(s)
Hillsville, VA   Carroll County DGC 6/12/2018
1 Course(s)
West Virginia
Oak Hill, WV   Collins Park DGC 6/12/2018
Morgantown, WV   Dorsey's Knob DGC 7/9/2013
Moundsville, WV   Grand Vue Park - Black 6/5/2014
Moundsville, WV   Grand Vue Park - Yellow 6/5/2014
Fairmont, WV   Orange Crush 7/7/2013
Lansing, WV   Ravens Ridge 6/10/2018
Fairmont, WV   Seth Burton Memorial DGC 7/7/2013
Paw Paw, WV   The Woodshed 6/6/2014
Paw Paw, WV   Whippin' Post 6/6/2014
9 Course(s)
Silver Lake, WI   Fox River Park - Grey Fox 7/2/2016
Silver Lake, WI   Fox River Park - Red Fox 7/2/2016
Silver Lake, WI   Silver Fox DGC 7/2/2016
3 Course(s)
British Columbia
Vancouver, BC   Jericho Hill 3/26/2014
Vancouver, BC   Little Mountain DGC-Q.E. Park 3/26/2014
Vancouver, BC   Quilchena DGC 3/26/2014
3 Course(s)
Darmstadt, Germany   Darmstadt 8/6/2014