I started playing Object Disc Golf courses, with Wham-O Frisbees in 1975. The first course that I played that had baskets on it was West Park (Joliet IL) in 1979. I moved to Michigan in 1987, and played at Rolling Hills first, and then eventually at Hudson Mills etc. In 1999 I moved to Florida and my goal now is to play and review all of the Florida courses.
DGCR members that I have had the pleasure of throwing with: RogerSmith, prerube, WJSHOOTER, g1nked, RussMB, Zach-R, Drivethrutke, InnocentCrook, Jay Dub, RUSSELL, Dylan Courtney, HarkeyPuck, Jedimastr13, DyeingToPlay, kfellmy, foo_g, davmer2203, CrazyDisc, S.Cann, reposado, Peter S, R2sandman, wellsbranch250, shirleynotme, and Harbodin.
My top ten favorite courses with DGCR average review scores are:
1 Hobbs Farm Park (4.66). The best designed, most well rounded, most polished course that I have played so far. And very fun with scenic holes and several wow moments.
2 Langley Pond Disc Golf Park (4.65). Eat your Wheaties and pack a lunch for this epic monster. Scenic fun and challenging with plenty of elevation changes and nature hikes.
3 North Georgia Canopy Tours (4.25). Huge rustic wow factor. Epic elevation changes and stunning scenery. Hole one lets you know right away what type of course this is with a tunnel shot through the woods with a 50 foot or so deep valley between you and the basket. It almost killed us flat landers but I loved every minute of it.
4 Harmon Hills (4.76). One of disc golfs special places. Beautifully wooded mountaintop farm course. I like them pretty and rustic and this one fits the bill.
5 IDGC (4.35/4.22/4.45). We could argue all day as to which is the best of the three wonderful courses here. They are all must-plays at one of disc golfs most sacred places. The Jim Werner Memorial was my favorite, but I'm a glutton for punishment (wooded tech courses with major elevation changes).
6 The Canyons (4.47). A special place for me. I grew up near here and hung out at this park a long time ago. I always thought that it would be a cool park for a disc golf course, and now my dream has come true!
7. Hudson Mills Original (4.14). I was there from day one. What a great course to have in 1992 and I would still be in A3 if I lived there today and playing this course regularly. My home course from 92-99. A true historic gem in my opinion.
8 Showmen's DGC (4.17). Private course (fairly easy to get permission to play if you follow the protocols) behind a carnival museum. They have baskets set in carnival ride seats including one in a helicopter. You don't see that every day!
9 Mt. Airy Forest (4.12). Cincinnati's grand old course doesn't disappoint. Bring your A game though as this course will test you.
10 McCarty Ranch Preserve (3.70). Isolated and remote. Beautiful Florida wilderness with plenty of water and even elevation. Very rustic.
This list is subject to change at any time. There are many courses on my played/wishlist!