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34935 DGCR Number
New Orleans, LA Location
Ray Real Name
6.1 Years Years Playing
RHBH Main Throwing Style
915 DGCR Player Rating
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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) Moraine State Park
7) Renaissance Park - Gold
8) Parc des Familles
9) Orange Crush
10) Harmon Hills
11) Trey Texas Ranch - Texas Twist
12) Friends of Punderson
13) Hornets Nest Park
14) Selah Ranch - Creekside
15) Knob Hill Park
16) Nevin Park DGC
17) Silver Fox DGC
18) Deer Lakes Park
19) The Black Course
20) Bud Hill - Original
21) Fairfield Park
22) Trey Texas Ranch - Trey Deuce
23) The Canyons
24) Highland Park
25) Linbrook
Favorite Courses (7)
Played Courses (147)
United States
Missouri
Columbia, MO Harmony Bends DGC
1 Course(s)
North Carolina
Newland, NC Sugaree
1 Course(s)
Pennsylvania
Wexford, PA Knob Hill Park
Pittsburgh, PA Linbrook DGC
Portersville, PA Moraine State Park
3 Course(s)
Texas
1 Course(s)
West Virginia
Fairmont, WV Orange Crush
1 Course(s)
Course Wish List (111)
United States
Alabama
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
5 Course(s)
Arkansas
2 Course(s)
California
Santa Cruz, CA DeLaveaga Park
Grass Valley, CA Squirrel Creek DGC
4 Course(s)
Colorado
Pagosa Springs, CO Elk Hill
1 Course(s)
Florida
Live Oak, FL Magnolia DGC
2 Course(s)
Georgia
Rutledge, GA Indian Creek Park DGC
3 Course(s)
Idaho
Salmon, ID The Killer Course
1 Course(s)
Illinois
Rochelle, IL Skare Woods
1 Course(s)
Iowa
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)
Kentucky
1 Course(s)
Louisiana
Moss Bluff, LA Bob Rodgers Memorial DGC
Shreveport, LA Clyde Fant DGC
Ragley, LA La Cote DGC
Lydia, LA Weeks Park
5 Course(s)
Maine
1 Course(s)
Maryland
Hagerstown, MD Ditto Farms DGC
Gaithersburg, MD Seneca Creek State Park
2 Course(s)
Massachusetts
Leicester, MA Maple Hill DGC
Royalston, MA Tully Lake DGC
3 Course(s)
Michigan
Minnesota
Cedar, MN VisionQuest
1 Course(s)
Mississippi
Quitman, MS Archusa Water Park
Gautier, MS Shepard State Park
Ellisville, MS The Lynx
4 Course(s)
Missouri
Vichy, MO Akita's Run
3 Course(s)
Montana
1 Course(s)
Nebraska
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)
Ohio
Parma, OH Parma DGC
Medina, OH Roscoe Ewing Park
3 Course(s)
Oklahoma
1 Course(s)
Oregon
Pennsylvania
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)
Tennessee
Millington/Memphis, TN Meeman-Shelby State Park - East
1 Course(s)
Texas
San Antonio, TX McClain Park
Conroe, TX McDade Park
2 Course(s)
Virginia
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)
Washington
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)
Wisconsin
Manitowoc, WI Silver Creek Park
2 Course(s)
Canada
British Columbia
North Vancouver, BC Grouse Mountain
Langley, BC Langley Passive Park
Burnaby, BC Robert Burnaby Park
3 Course(s)
Ontario
Port Colborne, ON Whisky Run
2 Course(s)
Australia
Applethorpe, Australia Granite Mountain DGC
1 Course(s)
Azerbaijan
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)
Finland
Helsinki, Finland Talin Huippu
2 Course(s)
Germany
Söhnstetten, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Discgolf Parcours Söhnstetten
Berlin-Potsdam, Germany Hyzernaut's DGC
Rüsselsheim, Germany Ostpark Rüsselsheim
Berlin, Germany Volkspark Rehberge
4 Course(s)
Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland Klambratúni Park
1 Course(s)
Italy
Pietrabuona, Italy Disc Golf Pietrabuona - DGI
1 Course(s)
Norway
Bergen, Norway Bergen Frisbee Golf Bane
1 Course(s)
Sweden
Stockholm, Kista, Sweden Järva DiscgolfPark
Stockholm, Huddinge, Sweden Visättra - Long
2 Course(s)
United States
Alabama
Mobile, AL   Cottage Hill Park
Mobile, AL Langan Park
Semmes, AL   MRAG DGC
Semmes, AL The Admiral
5 Course(s)
Arkansas
West Memphis, AR   Mid-South Community College
1 Course(s)
California
Browns Valley, CA   Hammon Grove Park
Chico, CA   Peregrine Point
2 Course(s)
Florida
Pensacola, FL   Blue Angel Park - Oaks DGC
Pensacola, FL   Blue Angel Park - Palmetto DGC
Pensacola, FL   Blue Angel Park - Pines DGC
Panama City, FL   Florida State University
Pensacola, FL   Hitzman Optimist Park
Gulf Breeze, FL   Sunset DGC
6 Course(s)
Illinois
Evergreen Park, IL   50 Acre Park
Grayslake, IL   Central Park
Oak Brook, IL   Central Park
Round Lake, IL   Fairfield Park
Mundelein, IL   Fremont School DGC
Joliet, IL   Highland Park
Deerfield, IL   Keller Park
Brookfield, IL   Kiwanis Park
Lombard, IL   Madison Meadow Park
Lockport, IL   The Canyons
Buffalo Grove, IL   Twin Creeks Park
Buffalo Grove, IL   Willow Stream Park
14 Course(s)
Indiana
Crown Point, IN   Lemon Lake County Park - White
3 Course(s)
Iowa
Iowa City, IA   Peninsula Park DGC
1 Course(s)
Kentucky
Burlington, KY   Boone Woods Park
Burlington, KY   Idlewild
2 Course(s)
Louisiana
Lafayette, LA   Acadiana Park - Ace Run
Lafayette, LA   Acadiana Park - Duzee
Franklinton, LA   Bogue Chitto State Park
Baton Rouge, LA   Broadmoor U. Methodist Church
New Orleans, LA   Christian Brothers School
New Orleans, LA   City Park - Old Layout
New Orleans, LA   City Park - Old Layout
New Orleans, LA   City Park DGC
Gonzales, LA   Duplessis Primary School DGC
Zachary, LA   Flanacher Park DGC
Pineville, LA   Ft. Buhlow DGC - Gold
Pineville, LA   Ft. Buhlow DGC - Purple
Baker, LA   Greenwood Park
Lafayette, LA   Heymann Park
Pineville, LA   Kees Park
Metairie, LA   Lafreniere Park
Baton Rouge, LA   LHC DiscGolfPark
Pineville, LA   Louisiana College DGC
Alexandria, LA   Martin Park DGC
Lafayette, LA   Pa Davis DGC
Marrero, LA Parc des Familles DGC
Mandeville, LA   The Pines DGC
Gretna, LA   Timberlane Country Club
25 Course(s)
Massachusetts
Watertown, MA   Arsenal on the Charles
1 Course(s)
Mississippi
Brooklyn, MS   Ashe Lake DGC - 18
Brooklyn, MS   Ashe Lake DGC - 9
Waveland, MS   Buccaneer State Park
Pearl, MS   Center City DGC
Crystal Springs, MS   Chautauqua Park DGC
Diamondhead, MS   Diamondhead DGC
Lumberton, MS   Eagles Landing
Biloxi, MS   Hiller Park
Goodman, MS   Holmes Community College
Kiln, MS   McLeod Park
Hattiesburg, MS   Paul B. Johnson SP - Desert Fox
Hattiesburg, MS   Paul B. Johnson SP - Little Fox
Hattiesburg, MS   Tatum Trails DGC
14 Course(s)
Missouri
Columbia, MO   Harmony Bends DGC
1 Course(s)
Nebraska
Omaha, NE   Seymour Smith Park
1 Course(s)
North Carolina
Charlotte, NC   Hornets Nest Park
Charlotte, NC Nevin Park DGC
Charlotte, NC   Pinewood Elementary
Charlotte, NC Renaissance Park - Gold
Asheville, NC Richmond Hill
Newland, NC   Sugaree
8 Course(s)
Ohio
Cincinnati, OH   Dunham Rec. Center
Cincinnati, OH   Embshoff Woods
Newbury, OH   Friends of Punderson DGC
Ashtabula, OH   Lake Shore Park
Massillon, OH   Lincoln Park (Oak Ledges DGC)
Canton, OH   Malone University DGC
Cincinnati, OH   Mt. Airy Forest
Akron, OH   Portage Lakes DGC
Canton, OH   Schneider Park
Cincinnati, OH   Surge DGC
East Liverpool, OH   Thompson Park Disc Golf
13 Course(s)
Pennsylvania
Waynesburg, PA   Butler Farm
Tarentum, PA   Deer Lakes Park
Indiana, PA   Getty Heights Park
Indiana, PA   IUP College Lodge
Wexford, PA   Knob Hill Park
Pittsburgh, PA   Linbrook DGC
Portersville, PA   Moraine State Park
Baden, PA   Old Economy Park DGC
Blairsville, PA   Pine Ridge Park
Pittsburgh, PA Schenley Park
Slippery Rock, PA   Slippery Rock University
Beaver, PA   Two Mile Run Extension
13 Course(s)
South Carolina
Johns Island, SC   Haut Gap DGC
James Island, SC   James Island County Park DGC
Charleston (John's Island), SC   John's Island DGC
North Charleston, SC   Park Circle DGC - Old Layout
4 Course(s)
Tennessee
Millington, TN   Bud Hill - Original
Millington, TN   Bud Hill - The Ridge
Fall Branch, TN   Harmon Hills
Millington/Memphis, TN   Meeman-Shelby State Park - East
Millington/Memphis, TN   Meeman-Shelby State Park - West
Kingsport, TN   Warriors Path State Park
Johnson City, TN   Winged Deer Park
7 Course(s)
Texas
Beaumont, TX   Klein Park DGC
Talco, TX   Selah Ranch - Creekside
Talco, TX   Selah Ranch - Lakeside
Huntsville, TX   Shawshank
Mount Vernon, TX   Trey Texas Ranch - Texas Twist
Mount Vernon, TX   Trey Texas Ranch - Trey Deuce
9 Course(s)
Virginia
Hillsville, VA Carroll County DGC
1 Course(s)
West Virginia
Oak Hill, WV Collins Park DGC
Morgantown, WV   Dorsey's Knob DGC
Moundsville, WV   Grand Vue Park - Black
Moundsville, WV   Grand Vue Park - Yellow
Fairmont, WV   Orange Crush
Lansing, WV Ravens Ridge
Fairmont, WV   Seth Burton Memorial DGC
Paw Paw, WV   The Woodshed
Paw Paw, WV   Whippin' Post
9 Course(s)
Wisconsin
Silver Lake, WI   Fox River Park - Grey Fox
Silver Lake, WI   Fox River Park - Red Fox
Silver Lake, WI   Silver Fox DGC
3 Course(s)
Canada
British Columbia
Vancouver, BC   Jericho Hill
Vancouver, BC   Little Mountain DGC-Q.E. Park
Vancouver, BC   Quilchena DGC
3 Course(s)
Germany
Darmstadt, Germany   Darmstadt