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A few random things about my ratings:
- All courses are compared to each other in the overall scale of ratings. In theory, most courses achieve, or come pretty close to achieving their ultimate quality, or who they're appealing to. In other words, being 'beginner friendly' is not a reason to boost a course's rating. I've played school courses and/or short pitch-n-putt courses that could not be any better due to certain limitations - terrain, available space, skill level its appealing to, etc. In a vacuum, that course is as perfect as its going to get, so in that sense it's a perfect course. Because we don't live in vacuums, that course is going to get compared to every course, which is why perfectly good courses I've played are going to get a lower rating. Conversely, there are certain courses I've played, that if I was rating solely on fun factor (or in a vacuum), it would get a lower rating. Overall though, when compared to all courses, and taking out personal feelings, they've ended up with higher ratings than I think would be merited if it were solely a subjective rating. So, in the end, more challenging courses will usually get rated higher and shorter, easier; more beginner friendly courses will usually get rated lower. Simple as that.
- The biggest factor I use in rating a course is difficulty/overall quality. A course's challenge is really the only thing that goings to make a person want to play a course over and over, or never again. Look at my highest rated courses, they're the most challenging courses I've played. The highest rated courses should challenge even the best of players. Champion-caliber courses are champion caliber courses. Even if they destroy me, I'll recognize quality when I see it. A lower rated course may still be a good, or enjoyable course, it's just not as difficult.
- If I'm stuck between 2 ratings, I'll go with the higher rating.
- I can be overly critical of course flaws, particularly when I see potential for it to be even better. If and when changes are made, I'll adjust my rating accordingly.
- Amenities are nice, but they're a small part of the equation, and can only help a course's rating so much. They may improve or hurt a course's rating by a half if they're really good or bad. In the end, it comes down to the course and how it plays; hence the rating should reflect this.
- I make sure to separate my personal feelings about a course versus the rating I feel it deserves. For example, I love playing Park Circle in North Charleston, SC or Timmons Park in Greenville, SC. They're two of my favorites, but they're neither difficult nor elite caliber. And as such, I reflect that in my ratings.
- As I play and review more courses, I will adjust some of my ratings if I see fit. A course I originally may have thought was really good or unique may not appear so as I have more courses to compare it to.
- As much as I like my hometown courses, I'll be the first to admit when an out-of-town course is even better.
- There is no "set-in-stone" rule that I abide by. For example, concrete tees are best, but sometimes a dirt tee is better for the course layout - more natural feel, etc.

Favorite "fun-factor" courses. These courses have that special something, that have me hooked no matter what I shoot. These are the courses I'd give a 5.0 for fun factor.
1. Harmon Hills (Fall Branch, TN)
2. High Country (Jefferson, NC)
3. Sugaree (Linville, NC) - RIP
4. Timmons Park (Greenville, SC)
5. Brackett's Bluff old layout (Davidson, NC) - RIP
6. IDGC - Steady Ed Headrick Memorial (Appling, GA)
7. Mountain Lake (Pembroke, VA)

Don't judge a book by its cover. These courses may not be the most aesthetically pleasing, or have other negatives (bad neighborhood, crime, etc), but they're solid courses nonetheless.
1. Renaissance Park (Charlotte, NC) - it's built on a landfill. Enough said
2. Morningside Park (Knoxville, TN)
3. Kiwanis DGC (Staunton, VA)
4. Rankin Lake DGC (Gastonia, NC)
5. Sugaw Creek Park (Charlotte, NC)

Favorite 9 hole courses I've played:
1. Park Circle (Charleston, SC)
2. Steele Creek (Bristol, TN)
3. Eagle Landing (Hanahan, SC) - RIP
4. Mint Hill Park (Mint Hill, NC)
5. Admiral Farragut Park (Knoxville, TN)
6. Owen Hign Nature Trail (Black Mountain, NC)
7. USC Aiken (Aiken, SC)

Courses I've played that I wish were closer:
1. IDGC - all three courses (Appling, GA)
2. Harmon Hills (Fall Branch, TN)
3. Sugaree (Linville, NC)
4. Mountain Lake (Pembroke, VA)
5. Timmons Park (Greenville, SC)
6. Idlewild Park (Burlington, KY)
7. New Quarter Park (Williamsburg, VA)
8. Langley Pond (Burnettown, SC)
9. High Country (Jefferson, NC)
10. Pipeline (Spartanburg, SC)

My one-hit wonders (courses I've only played once, but can't wait to play again)
1. Harmon Hills (Fall Branch, TN)
2. IDGC - WR Jackson Memorial (Appling, GA)
3. Mountain Lake DGC (Pembroke, VA)
4. Langley Pond (Burnettown, SC)
5. Idlewild DGC (Burlington, KY)
6. Panther Creek State Park (Morristown, TN)
7. Stoney Hill (Newberry, SC)
8. Pipeline (Spartanburg, SC)
9. Grand Central Station (Central, SC)
10. Rolling Pines (Wilkesboro, NC)

My most underrated courses:
(This could mean they're: 1. out of the way, so they're lightly played; 2. get lost in the shadow of other nearby courses; 3. an average course (in terms of ratings) but are still fun plays.
1. Morningside Park (Knoxville, TN) - Fun, challenging course that isn't in the best part of town. A Stan McDaniel inspired new layout makes this course a huge improvement (so I've heard) over the old layout.
2. Stumpy Creek (Mooresville, NC) - 30 minutes north of Charlotte, gets lost in the shuffle. I've never seen more than a handful of people playing when I've been there.
3. Jackson Park (Hendersonville, NC) \- great course played throughout the rolling hills of southwest North Carolina.
4. Wingate University (Wingate, NC) - out-of-the-way wooded 18-hole layout at a beautiful, small college campus.
5. Goose Landing (Richfield, NC) & City Lake Park (Albemarle, NC) - Two excellent courses that are overshadowed by Fox Chase. Both are 10 minutes away from Fox Chase, making for a great multi-course day-trip.
6. Goyne Park (Chester, VA) - great course just south of Richmond. Based on some of the reviews, course has been tremendously improved over the past couple years.
7. Armfield Civic Center (Pilot Mountain, NC) - a (mostly) very solid layout since its redesign. Plenty of challenging, enjoyable layouts, but course is hindered by a couple poor and/or hazardous holes.

Career Aces
Kilborne #13 - 285 feet
Elon Park short course #13 - 220 feet
Richmond Hill #2 - 219 feet - 6/6/10
Lowell Elementary School #9 - 145 feet - 7/29/10
Elon Park Eager Beaver #17 - 247 feet - 7/4/14 (practice round)
Favorite Courses (21)
Played Courses (307)
United States
Burlington, KY Idlewild
1 Course(s)
North Carolina
Jefferson, NC Ashe County Park
Sugar Grove, NC Black Jack DGC
Albemarle, NC Fox Chase
Charlotte, NC Nevin Park DGC
Mooresville, NC Stumpy Creek
Newland, NC Sugaree
7 Course(s)
South Carolina
Burnettown, SC Langley Pond DiscGolfPark
Spartanburg, SC Pipeline DGC
Greenville, SC Timmons Park
Charleston (John's Island), SC Trophy Lakes
4 Course(s)
Fall Branch, TN Harmon Hills
Knoxville, TN Morningside Park
Morristown, TN Panther Creek State Park
3 Course(s)
Pembroke, VA Mountain Lake DGC
Williamsburg, VA New Quarter Park
2 Course(s)
West Virginia
Paw Paw, WV The Woodshed
Paw Paw, WV Whippin' Post
2 Course(s)
Course Wish List (14)
United States
Jonesboro, AR Craighead Forest - Main
2 Course(s)
1 Course(s)
Elberton, GA Lake Russell
1 Course(s)
Craigmont, ID Craigmont City Park
1 Course(s)
New Jersey
Morris Plains, NJ Greystone Woods
3 Course(s)
New York
1 Course(s)
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC UNC DGC
2 Course(s)
Alcoa, TN The Claytons
1 Course(s)
1 Course(s)
West Virginia
Princeton, WV Princeton City Park
1 Course(s)
United States
South Daytona, FL   Reed Canal Park DGC
1 Course(s)
Appling, GA   IDGC - Jim Warner Memorial
Grovetown, GA   Patriot's Park
Augusta, GA   Pendleton King Park
Thomson, GA   Veteran's DGC
8 Course(s)
Aurora, IN   Cedar Sentinels
1 Course(s)
Burlington, KY   Idlewild
Lexington, KY   Jacobson Park DGC
Independence, KY   Lincoln Ridge Park
3 Course(s)
Hagerstown, MD   Ditto Farms DGC
1 Course(s)
North Carolina
Pilot Mountain, NC   Armfield Civic Center
Jefferson, NC   Ashe County Park
Cornelius, NC   Bailey Road Park DGC
Greensboro, NC   Barber Park
Monroe, NC   Bearskin Creek
Denver, NC   Beatty's Ford Park
Beech Mountain, NC   Beech Mtn. Resort DGC
Statesville, NC   Bell & Howard Chevrolet DGC
Elon, NC   Beth Schmidt Park DGC
Winston-Salem, NC   Bethel DGC
Canton, NC   Bethel Elementary DGC
Morganton, NC   Bethel Park DGC
Lincolnton, NC   Betty G. Ross Park
Sugar Grove, NC Black Jack DGC
Black Mountain, NC   Black Mountain
Flat Rock, NC   Bonclarken Retreat DGC
Davidson, NC   Brackett's Bluff
Huntersville, NC   Bradford Park
Gastonia, NC   Bradley Center DGC
Brevard, NC   Brevard College DGC
Waxhaw, NC   Cane Creek Park
Salisbury, NC   Catawba College
Morganton, NC   Catawba Meadows
Burlington, NC   Cedarock Park
Charlotte, NC Chantilly Park
Albemarle, NC   City Lake Park DGC
Durham, NC   Cornwallis Road Park
Marion, NC   Creek Wise Park
Indian Trail, NC   Creekside DGC
Archdale, NC   Creekside Park - Main Loop
Shelby, NC   Crest High School
Stallings, NC   Crooked Creek Crossing
Fletcher, NC   Crookston DGC
Waxhaw, NC   Cuthbertson Middle School
Norwood, NC   Darrell Almond Park
Davidson, NC   Davidson College
Concord, NC   Dorton Park DGC
Monroe, NC   Dry Creek
Charlotte, NC   Eastway Park
Salisbury, NC   Ellis Park
Salisbury, NC   Ellis Park - Old Layout
Charlotte, NC   Elon Park - Angry Beaver
Charlotte, NC   Elon Park - Eager Beaver
Candler, NC   Enka High School NT DGC
Fontana Dam, NC   Fontana Village Resort DGC
Albemarle, NC   Fox Chase
Wilkesboro, NC   Ft. Hamby Park
Boiling Springs, NC   Gardner-Webb University DGC
Cramerton, NC   Goat Island DGC
Richfield, NC   Goose Landing
Tryon, NC   Harmon Field
North Wilkesboro, NC   Highland Hills DGC
Hildebran, NC   Hildebran Community Park DGC
Rockingham, NC   Hinson Lake DGC
Winston-Salem, NC   Horizons Park
Charlotte, NC   Hornets Nest Park
Charlotte, NC   Hornets Nest Park - Old Layout
Forest City, NC   Isothermal Community College
Hendersonville, NC   Jackson Park
Cullowhee, NC   Jackson Rec. DGC
Newton, NC   Jacob Fork Park
High Point, NC   Johnson Street Park
Salisbury, NC   Kelsey Scott Park
Raleigh, NC   Kentwood
Charlotte, NC   Kilborne TPC
Kings Mountain, NC   Kings Mountain High School
China Grove, NC   Lake Corriher DGC
Arden, NC   Lake Julian NT DGC
Reidsville, NC   Lake's Edge DGC
Troy, NC   Lowe Warner Park
Lowell, NC   Lowell Elementary School
Kings Mountain, NC Maples Lake DGC
Marion, NC   Marion Disc Golf Park
Mars Hill, NC   Mars Hill University DGC
Charlotte, NC   McKee Road Elementary
Mint Hill, NC   Mint Hill Park
Charlotte, NC   Nevin Park DGC
Asheboro, NC   North Asheboro Park DGC
Weaverville, NC   North Buncombe High School NT DGC
Oakboro, NC   Oakboro District Park
Black Mountain, NC   Owen High Nature Trail DGC
Shelby, NC   Palmer Park DGC
Kernersville, NC   Patriot DGC
Concord, NC   Patriot Elementary
Rockingham, NC   Piedmont Pines DGC
Charlotte, NC   Pinewood Elementary
Charlotte, NC   Plantation Ruins at Winget
Thomasville, NC   Pleasant Grove UMC DGC
Seagrove, NC   Potter's Grove
Gastonia, NC   Rankin Lake DGC
Hudson, NC   Redwood Park
Charlotte, NC   Reedy Creek Park
Charlotte, NC Renaissance Park - Gold
Charlotte, NC   Renaissance Park - Pro Players
Charlotte, NC   Renaissance Park - RenSke
Denver, NC   Rescue Squad Park
Asheville, NC   Richmond Hill
Ridgecrest, NC   Ridgecrest
Mount Holly, NC   River Street Park
Midland, NC   Rob Wallace Park
Cornelius, NC   Robbins Park
Charlotte, NC   Robert L. Smith Park
Pittsboro, NC   Rock Ridge Park
Wilkesboro, NC   Rolling Pines DGC
Concord, NC   Rotary Club DGC
Asheville, NC   Sandhill NTDGC
Sawmills, NC   Sawmills Veterans Park
Laurinburg, NC   Scotland County DGC
Bostic, NC   South Mountain Disc Golf
Matthews, NC   Squirrel Lake Park
Mooresville, NC   Stumpy Creek
Newland, NC   Sugaree
Charlotte, NC   Sugaw Creek Park
Indian Trail, NC   Sun Valley Middle School
Hickory, NC   The Bear
Mooresville, NC   The Bridges DGC
Matthews, NC The Scrapyard
Etowah, NC   Tom Mantsch Memorial DGC
Charlotte, NC   Torma Town
Monroe, NC   Union Academy
Durham, NC   Valley Springs Park
Charlotte, NC   Veterans Park
Concord, NC   Vietnam Veterans Park
Waxhaw, NC   Waxhaw DGC
Waynesville, NC   Waynesville DGC
Thomasville, NC   Welborn Woods DGC
Burlington, NC   Wellspring
Mount Airy, NC   Westwood Park
Wingate, NC   Wingate University DGC
Yadkinville, NC   Yadkin County Park
142 Course(s)
Cincinnati, OH   Mt. Airy Forest
1 Course(s)
Greencastle, PA   Whispering Falls DGC
1 Course(s)
South Carolina
Winnsboro, SC   All-Terrain Disc Golf
Anderson, SC   Anderson University
Rock Hill, SC   Bearcat DGC @ Rock Hill HS
Rock Hill, SC   Boyd Hill
Beech Island, SC   Boyd Pond Park DGC
North Charleston, SC   Buccaneer Bay DGC
Rock Hill, SC   Canaan Riverbend DGC
Rock Hill, SC   Canaan Sand Hills DGC
Rock Hill, SC   Castle Heights Middle School
Greer, SC   Century Park DGC
Chester, SC   Chester State Park - Rec.
Anderson, SC   City Beach DGC
Clemson, SC   Clemson U. Outdoor Lab
Clover, SC   Clover Park
Hartsville, SC   Coker College DGC
Easley, SC   Dacusville DGC
Sumter, SC   Dillon Park - Old Layout
Rock Hill, SC   Dutchman Creek Middle School
Hanahan, SC   Eagle Landing DGC
Columbia, SC   Earlewood Park
Easley, SC   Easley High School DGC
Orangeburg, SC   Edisto Memorial Gardens DGC
Spartanburg, SC   Edwin M. Griffin Preserve
Rock Hill, SC   Fewell Park
Charleston, SC   Fire Swamp DGC
Due West, SC   Fleet Links
Easley, SC   Foothills DGC
Barnwell, SC   Fuller Park DGC
Greenville, SC   Furman University
Greenville, SC   Gower Park
Central, SC   Grand Central Station
Johns Island, SC   Haut Gap DGC
North Augusta, SC   Hippodrome Complex - Hogback
North Augusta, SC   Hippodrome Complex - Old Glory
Greenville, SC   Holmes Park
Inman, SC   Holston Creek Park
Newberry, SC   Hunter Park
Isle of Palms, SC   Isle of Palms Recreation
James Island, SC   James Island County Park DGC
Charleston (John's Island), SC   John's Island DGC
Greenwood, SC   Lander University DGC
Burnettown, SC   Langley Pond DiscGolfPark
Laurens, SC   Laurens County Park
Tega Cay, SC   Lookout Park
Florence, SC   Mars Bluff
Spartanburg, SC   Michelin DGC
Clemson, SC   Mountain View Park DGC
Rock Hill, SC   Mt. Gallant Elem. School
Goose Creek, SC   Naval Weapons Station Charleston
Kiawah Island, SC   Night Heron Park DGC
Rock Hill, SC   Northwestern High School DGC
Charleston, SC   Oak Plantation Campground
Aiken, SC   Odell Weeks
Columbia, SC   Owens Field Park
North Charleston, SC   Park Circle DGC
North Charleston, SC   Park Circle DGC - Old Layout
Aiken, SC   Perry Memorial Park
Darlington, SC   Pim Farms
Spartanburg, SC   Pipeline DGC
Rock Hill, SC   Rawlinson Road Middle School
Lexington, SC   Red Bank Elementary
North Augusta, SC   Riverview Park
Rock Hill, SC   Rosewood Elementary School
Rock Hill, SC   Saluda Trail Middle School
Walhalla, SC   Sertoma Field
Columbia, SC   Seven Oaks DGC
Awendaw, SC   Sewee Outpost
Seneca, SC   Shaver Recreation Center
Boiling Springs, SC   Shoally Creek DGC
Rock Hill, SC   South Pointe High School DGC
Columbia, SC   Southeast Park
Fort Mill, SC   Springfield Elementary School
Newberry, SC   Stoney Hill
Rock Hill, SC   Sullivan Middle School DGC
Goose Creek, SC   The Oaks DGC
Hardeeville, SC   The Sarge
Greenville, SC   Timmons Park
York, SC   Tirzah ARP Church DGC
Anderson, SC   Trails DGC
Charleston (John's Island), SC   Trophy Lakes
Reidville, SC   Tyger River
Spartanburg, SC   Upward Sports
Aiken, SC   USC Aiken
Spartanburg, SC   USC Upstate
North Charleston, SC   Wannamaker County Park DGC
Rock Hill, SC   West End Baptist Church DGC
Winnsboro, SC   White Oak
Rock Hill, SC   Winthrop Gold Course
Rock Hill, SC   Winthrop University Lakefront
Spartanburg, SC   Wofford College DGC
Woodruff, SC   Woodruff Leisure Center DGC
Camden, SC   Woodward Park
York, SC   York Middle School
101 Course(s)
Knoxville, TN   Admiral Farragut Park
Kingsport, TN   Borden Park
Jefferson City, TN   Carson-Newman College DGC
Johnson City, TN   ETSU DGC
Oak Ridge, TN   Groves Park - The Mounds
Fall Branch, TN   Harmon Hills
Knoxville, TN   Inskip Park Junior DGC
Jonesborough, TN   Kiwanis DGC
Knoxville, TN   Morningside Park
Morristown, TN   Morristown Kiwanis DGC
Morristown, TN   Panther Creek State Park
Powell, TN   Powell Station Park
Roan Mountain, TN   Roan Mountain DGC
Harriman, TN   Roane County Park DGC
Oak Ridge, TN   Secret City DGC
Bristol, TN   Steele Creek DGC
Knoxville, TN   Tommy Schumpert Park
Knoxville, TN   Victor Ashe Park
Kingsport, TN   Warriors Path State Park
Johnson City, TN   Winged Deer Park
21 Course(s)
Bridgewater, VA   Bridgewater College DGC
Richmond, VA   Bryan Park
Richmond, VA   Gillies Creek Park
Christiansburg, VA   Golden Hills DGC
Chester, VA   Goyne Park DGC
Troutville, VA   Greenfield DGC
Winchester, VA   Jim Barnett Park
Staunton, VA   Kiwanis DGC
Pembroke, VA   Mountain Lake DGC
Williamsburg, VA   New Quarter Park
Newport News, VA   Newport News DGC
Colonial Heights, VA   Pharaoh's Tomb
Dublin, VA   Randolph Park DGC
Stephens City, VA   Sherando Park
Maurertown, VA   Signal View DGC
Rocky Mount, VA   Sontag DGC - Old Layout
Harrisonburg, VA   University Park
North Garden, VA   Walnut Creek Park
Harrisonburg, VA   Westover Park
20 Course(s)
West Virginia
Princeton, WV   Glenwood Park
Pipestem, WV   Pipestem State Park
Martinsburg, WV   Poor House Farm DGC
Lansing, WV   Ravens Ridge
Paw Paw, WV   The Woodshed
Paw Paw, WV   Whippin' Post
Minden, WV   Wonderland
7 Course(s)