I love talking about the courses I've played, if you have questions, comments or disagreements with my reviews I want to hear them.
Here are some of the criteria I focus on when reviewing and rating a course:
Design: Good balance of long/short and left/right/straight holes, good use of property features, risk/reward opportunities, challenge, multi-shot holes that reward excellent drives with fair landing zones, appropriate challenges for the intended skill level
Beauty: Seclusion, nice views, well maintained property, elevation changes, mix of different levels of foliage
Amenities: Level and smooth tees, tee signs, baskets in decent shape, navigation aids where necessary (course map, next tee signs etc.)
Bonuses: Multiple tees, multiple pins/pin placements, fun water shots, loops back to parking lot, active club/tournament scene