A mostly recreational player, I jumped into the sport playing on off hours around work trips. Really dived into play in 2019 and into reviewing in 2020.
I feel that most any course deserves the full amount of information available. When I'm out wandering around and looking for courses (usually within a days drive of my central Iowa home), I'm more than happy to pace out holes, take pictures, and jot down any information I can about most courses. Along with the reviews, it helps people visualize the course and navigate, even on a first time. I've used the info here to find and play many courses (and even added a handful myself, almost giddy with excitement when I get that chance).
As for reviews, with over 200 courses in the books for me and six years in, I have preferences that sway my ratings like anyone. I am happy to see courses go up wherever they can, but I see the pitfalls of many design and location choices. I can have a blast at a 9, or even 5, basket course, though there is a top end for those ratings. I can also see major issues with 18, or more, basket courses. I do also knock a course heavily for falling into disrepair, may have been great once, but broken baskets, lack of upkeep (mowing and trimming), missing/broken/faded signage will all sour my rating. Overall, I try to give a fair rating. I don't really have a "home course", so I think that helps me be a little more objective. Ultimately, it is just one man's opinion to add to the flow of information. Even the smallest of courses deserves a little love, even if it's tough love.
I hit quite a few "thumbs up" on reviews on the site (over 1000, now). I look for those who make some decent points, back them up, and overall, add to the content of this site. I also try to upvote newer reviewers who are giving a good try. (I know my first review 6 years ago had 5 down votes, it gets better, if you try.) I rarely give downvotes. More views on more courses gives more people more information to play more courses....did you get all that? If you're adding to the site, as I hope I am, I'll probably give you a thumbs up.
Disc Golf gets me out of the house 8 or so months of the year (depends on the upper Midwest weather). I enjoy a round by myself, or with others. Whenever life doesn't keep me back from throwing, I'll probably find a way to be out there.
Get to the outdoors, curse a little at hitting a tree or missing that putt, yell "fore" when you grip lock and almost hit a car, laugh at your buddies who do the same, bang some chains, and enjoy!