KenanFlagler01

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Recent Reviews
58190 DGCR Number
Rolesville, NC Location
Nathan Real Name
39 Age
8.2 Years Years Playing
RHBH Main Throwing Style
899 DGCR Player Rating
77785 PDGA Number
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My reviews:
I attempt to write my reviews with the goal of helping other players determine the opportunity cost of playing that course versus other ones in the area. "If I have one afternoon to play a course in this city or town, which one should I play that's right for my skill level and preferences in a course?" That's the question I seek an answer to when reading others' reviews and that's what I attempt to answer in the reviews I write.

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Course ratings:
I believe that the average course rating across the thousands of courses in DGCR should be 2.50. I also believe that there should be more 2.5-rated courses than any other rating, followed by 2.0's and 3.0's, followed by 1.5's and 3.5's, then 1.0's and 4.0's, and then 0.5's and 4.5's. 5.0's and 0.0's should be exceedingly rare. (It should be a bell curve.) The average course rating for the courses I've played is 2.88, while *my* average rating for those courses is 2.47. In other words, I think there is some rating inflation in DGCR, but not much. Most of the rating inflation, in my opinion, is in the 2.0 to 3.5 range. There's not enough differentiation here. Some of the 2.0's should really be 1.5's. Some of the 3.0's are really 2.5's. But overall, as long as lots of DGCR reviewers continue to review, the ratings -- and especially the rankings -- tend to work themselves out. There is wisdom in crowds.

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The factors I weigh when reviewing a course:
- Fun factor
- Challenge
- Variety (in distance, types of shots, hole design)
- Use of elevation
- Aesthetics of the course
- Upkeep
- Safety (for other players, pedestrians, nearby cars, property, etc.)
- Course navigation and signage
- Tees
- Baskets
- Bathrooms and other amenities
- Wow factor and memorable signature holes

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My Favorite Courses = 4.0 or higher

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Of my many DG course-bagging goals, a few are to bag as many top 25 national (none so far) and state courses as I can. So far, I've played 13 top 25 tracks in NC and 7 top 25 courses in other states (SC, TN, TX).

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Aces:
1. Buncombe Sports Complex #1, 101 feet, 2010
2. Isle of Palms #1, 94 feet, 1/1/16
3. Marcom Woods #9, 130 feet, 3/12/16
4. Eager Beaver #1, 197 feet, 10/6/17
5. Downtown Urban Open #4 ("The Gap"), 42 feet, 11/25/17
Favorite Courses (21)
Played Courses (115)
United States
North Carolina
Apex, NC Apex Nature Park
Huntersville, NC Bradford Park
New Hill, NC Buckhorn DGC
Durham, NC Forest Hills Park
New Bern, NC Glenburnie Park
Holly Springs, NC Jones Park
Charlotte, NC Nevin Park DGC
Kernersville, NC Patriot DGC
Cornelius, NC Robbins Park
Charlotte, NC Robert L. Smith Park
Pittsboro, NC Rock Ridge Park
Wilkesboro, NC Rolling Pines DGC
Chapel Hill, NC UNC DGC
Yadkinville, NC Yadkin County Park
18 Course(s)
South Carolina
Charleston (John's Island), SC Trophy Lakes
1 Course(s)
Tennessee
Nashville, TN Naval Hill DGC
1 Course(s)
Texas
Course Wish List (58)
United States
Florida
Orlando, FL Airport Lakes Park
Panama City, FL Florida State University
Alford, FL The Bear
3 Course(s)
Georgia
Kentucky
Burlington, KY Idlewild
Lexington, KY River Hill Park DGC
Lexington, KY Shillito Park
3 Course(s)
Maryland
College Park, MD Calvert Road Park
Gaithersburg, MD Seneca Creek State Park
2 Course(s)
North Carolina
Ahoskie, NC Ahoskie Creek
Jefferson, NC Ashe County Park
Kinston, NC Barnet Park
Sugar Grove, NC Black Jack DGC
Wilmington, NC Castle Hayne Park
Monroe, NC Dry Creek
Greenville, NC East Carolina University
Clayton, NC East Clayton Park
Charlotte, NC Eastway Park
Fontana Dam, NC Fontana Village Resort DGC
Albemarle, NC Fox Chase
Wilkesboro, NC Ft. Hamby Park
Hampstead, NC Hampstead Kiwanis Park
Creedmoor, NC Hawley Middle School
Charlotte, NC Hornets Nest Park
High Point, NC Johnson Street Park
Morrisville, NC Lenovo DGC
Cary, NC LORD Corp
Sanford, NC O. T. Sloan Park
Charlotte, NC Reedy Creek Park
Charlotte, NC Renaissance Park - Gold
Asheville, NC Richmond Hill
Moncure, NC Rock 'n Roll Fairways
Roxboro, NC Rockness Monster
Surf City, NC Surf City DGC
Moncure, NC Swinging DB's
Hickory, NC The Bear
Germanton, NC The Rock at Stonewall
29 Course(s)
South Carolina
Rock Hill, SC Canaan Riverbend DGC
Burnettown, SC Langley Pond DiscGolfPark
3 Course(s)
Tennessee
Fall Branch, TN Harmon Hills
Alcoa, TN The Claytons
2 Course(s)
Virginia
Arlington, VA Bluemont Park
Richmond, VA Bryan Park
Spotsylvania, VA Hawk Hollow
Colonial Heights, VA Pharaoh's Tomb
4 Course(s)
West Virginia
Paw Paw, WV The Woodshed
Paw Paw, WV Whippin' Post
2 Course(s)
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
St Croix, Virgin Islands (U.S.) Reef DGC
1 Course(s)
United States
Kentucky
Lexington, KY   Jacobson Park DGC
Lexington, KY   Veterans Park DGC
2 Course(s)
North Carolina
Burlington, NC   Alamance Reserve DGC
Carrboro, NC   Anderson Park DGC
Apex, NC   Apex Nature Park
Wilmington, NC   Arrowhead Park
Apex, NC   Avalon Peaks
Cornelius, NC   Bailey Road Park DGC
Greensboro, NC   Barber Park
Winston-Salem, NC   Bethel DGC
Durham, NC   Bethesda Park
Black Mountain, NC   Black Mountain
Huntersville, NC   Bradford Park
New Hill, NC   Buckhorn DGC
Charlotte, NC Cameron Yards
Kill Devil Hills, NC   Casey R. Logan DGC
Wilmington, NC   Castle Hayne Park - Old Layout
Salisbury, NC   Catawba College
Morganton, NC   Catawba Meadows
Raleigh, NC   Cedar Hills Rotary Park
Burlington, NC   Cedarock Park
Charlotte, NC   Chantilly Park
Pittsboro, NC   Chatham County Comm. College
Durham, NC   Cornwallis Road Park
Archdale, NC   Creekside Park - Main Loop
Concord, NC   Dorton Park DGC
Cary, NC   Downtown Urban Open
Knightdale, NC   East Wake Middle School
Charlotte, NC   Elon Park - Angry Beaver
Charlotte, NC   Elon Park - Eager Beaver
Rocky Mount, NC   Englewood Park
Rocky Mount, NC   Farmington Park
Durham, NC   Forest Hills Park
Wake Forest, NC   Forest Ridge Park
New Bern, NC   Glenburnie Park
Nashville, NC   Glover Park
Greensboro, NC   Guilford Meadows
Browns Summit, NC   Haw River Nature Trail
North Wilkesboro, NC   Highland Hills DGC
Hildebran, NC   Hildebran Community Park DGC
Research Triangle Park, NC   IBM Research Triangle
Kure Beach, NC   Joe Eakes Park
Holly Springs, NC   Jones Park
Salisbury, NC   Kelsey Scott Park
Raleigh, NC   Kentwood
Charlotte, NC   Kilborne TPC
Goldsboro, NC   Kiwanis DGC
Wilson, NC   Lake Wilson
Durham, NC   Leigh Farm Park
Lumberton, NC   Luther Britt Park
Morrisville, NC   Marcom Woods
Cary, NC   Middle Creek DGC
Fayetteville, NC   Middle River DGC
Rocky Mount, NC   Nash Community College
Raleigh, NC   NC State Centennial Campus
Charlotte, NC   Nevin Park DGC
Kernersville, NC   Patriot DGC
Charlotte, NC   Pinewood Elementary
Thomasville, NC   Pleasant Grove UMC DGC
Gastonia, NC Rankin Lake DGC
Charlotte, NC   Renaissance Park - RenSke
Hope Mills, NC   Resurrection Park
Louisburg, NC   River Bend Park
Cornelius, NC   Robbins Park
Charlotte, NC   Robert L. Smith Park
Pittsboro, NC   Rock Ridge Park
Rocky Mount, NC   Rocky Mt. Sports Complex
Wilkesboro, NC   Rolling Pines DGC
Research Triangle Park, NC RTI International DGC
Cary, NC   SAS Institute
Cary, NC   Scottish Hills
Wake Forest, NC   Southeastern DGC
Chapel Hill, NC   Southern Community Park
Burlington, NC   Springwood Players' Course
Goldsboro, NC   Stoney Creek Park DGC
Charlotte, NC   Sugaw Creek Park
Rocky Mount, NC   Sunset Park
Raleigh, NC   Sunshine Acres DGC
Franklinton, NC   Tar River
Carolina Beach, NC   Trinity DGC
Asheville, NC   UNC Asheville DGC
Chapel Hill, NC   UNC DGC
Durham, NC   Valley Springs Park
Waynesville, NC   Waynesville DGC
Burlington, NC   Wellspring
Wendell, NC   Wendell DGC
Greenville, NC   West Meadowbrook Park
Wilson, NC   Williams Day Camp
Yadkinville, NC   Yadkin County Park
Yadkinville, NC   Yadkin County Park - The Outback
Zebulon, NC   Zebulon Community Park
95 Course(s)
South Carolina
Rock Hill, SC   Boyd Hill
Isle of Palms, SC   Isle of Palms Recreation
North Charleston, SC   Park Circle DGC - Old Layout
Awendaw, SC   Sewee Outpost
Myrtle Beach, SC   Socastee Rec. Park
Charleston (John's Island), SC   Trophy Lakes
Myrtle Beach (Garden City), SC   Tupelo Bay DGC
8 Course(s)
Tennessee
Knoxville, TN   Admiral Farragut Park
Nashville, TN   Cedar Hill Park
Nashville, TN   Naval Hill DGC
Roan Mountain, TN   Roan Mountain DGC
Nashville, TN   Two Rivers Park
6 Course(s)
Texas
Austin, TX   Zilker Park
2 Course(s)
Virginia
Abingdon, VA   VHCC Wolves DGC
1 Course(s)
Costa Rica
Orosi, Costa Rica   El Jardín Sagrado