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69586 DGCR Number
Saint Petersburg , FL Location
Mark Blazer Real Name
3.7 Years Years Playing
RHBH Main Throwing Style
941 DGCR Player Rating
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MY Ratings
What makes a great course?
I have asked many of the regulars I play with, "what's your favorite course in the area." After getting a bunch of responses, I was surprised by the diversity of thee expressed favorite. So then I would ask them why? and other follow up questions. So what makes a great course? To me, it's a little bit of everything. IMO, a great course will be one that's challenging yet fair. It will have a Zen-like quality, but will ambush you when you lack total focus. It will let you relax at the tee and give you the information you need, when you need it. It will throw you curveball after curveball, then fastball, change, sinker, fastball, wild pitch. That's what I love. My ratings may have a structure to them, but my formula is based on what's said above.

Review Ratings History.
My First formula ratings started on 10/25/16 "Trinity college". The formula was revised to produce lower ratings on 1/1/17. The formula was revised lower again on 6/14/17. Many of my unrevised older reviews could be lower by as much as a half point if revised.

Being someone who loves stats, I rate a course on 5 main weighted factors, they are:
The first three categories listed, are further broken down into a total of 46 weighted sub categories. My formula data is kept in an excel spreadsheet.
[1] (15%) Fun Factor (aceability, forgiveness, disc loss opportunities, overgrowth, club/people, time waiting, etc.) it's somewhat subjective.
[2] (25%) Character (teeing experience, multi tees, multi pins, benches, practice area, bag holders, basket condition, restrooms, water fountain, etc.)
[3] (25%) Uniqueness (elevation up/down, open/wooded, gimme/beast hole, water, doglegs, pocket shots, signature hole, blind, par 4, par 5, etc.)
[4] (20%) Raw Difficulty - per DGCR rating and my subjective personal feeling
[5] (15%) Raw Beauty - completely subjective

* My top rated courses for (FUN FACTOR)
[1] (5.390) Flying Armadillo - Gold (San Marcos, TX)
[2] (4.650) Wells Branch (Austin, TX)
[3] (4.480) Zilker Park (Austin, TX)
* My top rated courses for (CHARACTER)
[1] (5.500) Rollin Ridge (Reedville, WI)
[2] (5.075) Taylor Park (Largo, FL)
[3] (5.030) Bill Frederick Park - T2 (Orlando, FL)
* My top rated courses for (UNIQUENESS)
[1] (5.200) New World DGC (Jacksonville, FL)
[2] (5.175) Austin Ridge Bible Church (Austin, TX)
[3] (5.150) Old Settlers' Park (Round Rock, TX)
* My top rated courses for (RAW DIFFICULTY)
[1] (4.950) Jack Mclean Park (Tallahassee, FL)
[2] (4.800) Austin Ridge Bible Church (Austin, TX)
[3] (4.550) Inverness DGC (Hoover, AL)
* My top rated courses for (RAW BEAUTY)
[1] (5.250) New World DGC (Jacksonville, FL)
[2] (5.125) Rollin Ridge (Reedville, WI)
[3] (5.000) Austin Ridge Bible Church (Austin, TX)

* My top courses (OVERALL) (out of 164 courses)
Constantly re-evaluated - Last Update - Sept 2017
[1] (4.922) Rollin Ridge (Reedville, WI) preliminary
[2] (4.440) Inverness DGP (Hoover, AL) preliminary
[3] (4.386) New World DGC (Jacksonville, FL)
[4] (4.298) Austin Ridge Bible Church (Austin, TX)
[5] (4.269) Tom Brown Park (Tallahassee, FL)
[6] (4.264) Circle C Metro Park (Austin, TX)
[7] (4.180) Bill Frederick Park - T2 (Orlando, FL)
[8] (4.126) Perkerson Park (Atlanta, GA)
[9] (4.054) Picnic Island DGC (Tampa, FL)
[10] (4.002) Magnolia DGC (Live Oak, FL)
[11] (3.982) River City - Alpha (Debary, FL)
[12] (3.928) Oldsmar DGC (Oldsmar, FL)
[13] (3.912) Flying Armadillo-Gold (San Marcos, TX)
[14] (3.897) Freedom Park DGC (Valdosta, GA)
[15] (3.838) Cliff Stevens Park (Clearwater, FL)
[16] (3.835) Taylor Park (Largo, FL)
[17] (3.801) Dretzka Park (Milwaukee, WI)
[18] (3.767) Estero DGC (Estero, FL)
[19] (3.738) Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, CA)
[20] (3.699) Edward Medard Park (Plant City, FL)
[21] (3.690) The Preserve DGC (Port Charlotte, FL)
[22] (3.662) Flying Armadillo - Big (San Marcos, TX)
[23] (3.593) Jack Mclean Park (Tallahassee, FL)
[24] (3.586) Searight Park (Austin, TX)
[25] (3.580) The Bear (Alford, FL)
[26] (3.562) Cypress Point Park (Tampa, FL)
[27] (3.534) Bill Frederick Park - T1 (Orlando, FL)
[28] (3.531) Ocala Greenway DGC (Ocala, FL)
[29] (3.480) Palm Bay Regional (Palm Bay, FL)
[30] (3.421) Jonesville Park (Jonesville, FL)
[31] (3.413) Cat Hollow (Round Rock, TX)
[32] (3.377) North Water Tower Park (Sarasota, FL)
[33] (3.367) Williamson County DGC (Leander, TX)
[34] (3.342) Sawmill DGC (Ocala, FL)
[35] (3.318) MetCenter DGC (Austin, TX)
[36] (3.296) Gordon Barnett - North (Orlando, FL)
[37] (3.290) Riverside Park DGC (West Bend, WI)
[38] (3.280) Plamann Apple Creek (Appleton, WI)
[39] (3.276) Lake Hiawatha Preserve (Clermont, FL)
[56] (3.065) ChainDragon (Freeport, FL) hc
[72] (2.676) Wells Branch Park (Austin, TX) hc
[78] (2.611) Youth Park (Pinellas Park, FL) hc
[AVE] (2.482) Average score of 164 courses
hc = past or present home course

DGCR members I have had the privilege to throw with: austin_brian (1), donweck (1), Thrembo (2), R2sandman (1), ttoenjes (1), Neostrat (5), Mr Butlertron (2), HelloKitty (1), Charbachuk (1), TheRealRedRoach (1)
Favorite Courses (18)
Played Courses (166)
United States
1 Course(s)
San Francisco, CA Golden Gate Park DGC
1 Course(s)
Freeport, FL ChainDragon
Estero, FL Estero DGC
Live Oak, FL Magnolia DGC
Jacksonville, FL New World DGC
Palm Bay, FL Palm Bay Regional
Largo, FL Taylor Park
North Port Charlotte, FL The Preserve DGC
Tallahassee, FL Tom Brown Park
10 Course(s)
Valdosta, GA Freedom Park
Atlanta, GA Perkerson Park
2 Course(s)
San Marcos, TX Flying Armadillo - Gold
Austin (Wells Branch), TX Wells Branch Park
3 Course(s)
Reedsville, WI Rollin Ridge
1 Course(s)
Course Wish List (145)
United States
Arab, AL Arab DGC
Tuscaloosa, AL Bowers Park
Huntsville, AL Brahan Spring Park
Brewton, AL Burnt Corn Creek Park
Clay, AL Clay DGC
Huntsville, AL Drake Springs
Madison, AL Dublin Park
Cullman, AL Fairview Park
Fort Rucker, AL Flying DGC @ Fort Rucker
Decatur, AL Flying Dragon
Muscle Shoals, AL Gattman Park
Birmingham, AL George Ward Park
Trussville, AL Greg Carter Memorial DGC
Moulton, AL H.A Alexander Park
Huntsville, AL Indian Creek DGC
Rogersville, AL Joe Wheeler State Park
Heflin, AL Lake Point Park
Huntsville, AL Logan Park
Montgomery, AL Major Creek Crossing
Florence, AL McFarland Park
Huntsville, AL Mirabeau Apartments
Huntsville, AL Monte Sano DGC
Huntsville, AL Monte Sano Mini DGC
Jasper, AL North Jasper Park
Huntsville, AL Redstone Arsenal
Huntsville, AL Southside Park
Hartselle, AL Sparkman Park
Athens, AL Sportsplex
Semmes, AL The Admiral
Jasper, AL The Eagle
Decatur, AL The Outback
Montevallo, AL University of Montevallo
Alabaster, AL Veterans Park DGC
40 Course(s)
Lakeshore, CA China Peak DGC
Santa Cruz, CA DeLaveaga Park
3 Course(s)
Conifer, CO Beaver Ranch
Pine, CO Bucksnort DGC
2 Course(s)
Newark, DE Iron Hill
1 Course(s)
Royal Palm Beach, FL Commons Park
New Smyrna Beach, FL Crossroad DGC
Jacksonville, FL Fore Palms DGC
Fort Pierce, FL Gordy Road
Tampa, FL Lewis Lake DGC
Malabar, FL Malabar Disc Golf
Sunrise, FL Markham Park
Greenacres, FL Okeeheelee Park
Jacksonville, FL Out Yonder Country Club
Plantation, FL Plantation Heritage Park
Green Cove Springs, FL Ronnie Van Zant Memorial Park
Riverview, FL Showmen's DGC
Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Jet Stream DGC
16 Course(s)
Macon, GA Claystone Park
Rising Fawn, GA Cloudland Canyon State Park
Whitesburg, GA Flyboy Aviation
Carrollton, GA Hobbs Farm Park
Stockbridge, GA J.P. Moseley Park
Marietta, GA Oregon Park
Griffin, GA Tyus DGC
12 Course(s)
Lockport, IL The Canyons
1 Course(s)
Burlington, KY Idlewild
Middleburg, KY Iffy Hollers
2 Course(s)
1 Course(s)
Leicester, MA Maple Hill DGC
1 Course(s)
Traverse City, MI Hickory Hills
2 Course(s)
East Bethel, MN Blue Ribbon Pines DGC
1 Course(s)
Columbia, MO Harmony Bends DGC
2 Course(s)
Billings, MT Diamond X
2 Course(s)
New Hampshire
Franklin, NH Franklin Falls Dam
1 Course(s)
New Jersey
Voorhees, NJ Stafford Woods
1 Course(s)
New York
Claryville, NY Frost Valley DGC
1 Course(s)
North Carolina
Charlotte, NC Hornets Nest Park
Charlotte, NC Nevin Park DGC
Charlotte, NC Renaissance Park - Gold
Charlotte, NC Robert L. Smith Park
Pittsboro, NC Rock Ridge Park
5 Course(s)
1 Course(s)
Portersville, PA Moraine State Park
Holtwood, PA Muddy Run DGC
2 Course(s)
South Carolina
Beech Island, SC Boyd Pond Park DGC
Burnettown, SC Langley Pond DiscGolfPark
2 Course(s)
Millington, TN Bud Hill - Original
Nashville, TN Cedar Hill Park
Fall Branch, TN Harmon Hills
Chapel Hill, TN Henry Horton State Park
Shelbyville, TN HV Griffin Park
Cedar Hill, TN Oggwood DGC
Pulaski, TN Red Hawk DGC
Columbia, TN Rotary DGC
Lawrenceburg, TN Scout & Hope Springs Park
Nashville, TN Seven Oaks Park
St. Joseph, TN St Joseph DGC
Alcoa, TN The Claytons
Pulaski, TN The Links
Chattanooga, TN The Sinks
Winchester, TN Winchester City Park
17 Course(s)
Manor, TX East Metro Park
Marble Falls, TX Flat Creek DGC
Rockwall, TX Harry Myers DGC
Austin, TX Roy G. Guerrero DGC
4 Course(s)
Jeffersonville, VT Smugglers Notch - Fox Run
1 Course(s)
2 Course(s)
Slinger, WI Fireman's Park Upper
Mukwonago, WI Miniwaukan Park
Ripon, WI Murray Park
Menasha, WI O'Hauser Park
Ripon, WI Riggs Park
Elkhart Lake, WI Sheboygan County Marsh Park
Fredonia, WI Stoney Creek DGC
Mukwonago, WI The Phantom DGC
New Berlin, WI Valley View Park
Montello, WI Wilderness DGC
Green Lake, WI Zobel Park
15 Course(s)
McMurdo, Antarctica Ross Island DGC
1 Course(s)
Ofterschwang/Gunzesried, Germany Allgäu DGC
1 Course(s)
Wicklow, Ireland Kippure Estate DGC
1 Course(s)
United Kingdom
Croydon, London, United Kingdom Lloyd Park
Manchester, United Kingdom Longford Park
2 Course(s)
United States
Scottsboro, AL   Agape DGC
Cottonwood, AL Diamond Disc Golf
Dothan, AL   Eastgate Park
Cullman, AL Heritage DGC
Huntsville, AL Mastin Lake
Rainbow City, AL   Rainbow City DGC
7 Course(s)
San Francisco, CA   Golden Gate Park DGC
San Ramon, CA   Old Ranch Park
2 Course(s)
Tampa, FL   22nd St. Park DGC
Kissimmee, FL   65th Infantry Veterans DGC
Orlando, FL   Airport Lakes Park
Niceville, FL   Anderson Pond
St. Petersburg, FL   Azalea Park DGC
Graceville, FL   Baptist College of Florida
Gainesville, FL   Barr Systems DGC
Gainesville, FL   Barr Systems DGC - Old Layout
Panama City, FL   Bay Memorial Park
Fort Myers Beach, FL Bay Oaks DGC
Niceville, FL   Boggy Bayou DGC
Bonita Springs, FL   Bonita Springs Rec. Center
Valrico, FL   Buckhorn Park
Cedar Key, FL   Cemetery Point Park
Freeport, FL   ChainDragon
Clearwater, FL   Cliff Stephens Park
Palm Bay, FL   Covenant DGC
Tampa, FL   Crosswynde DGC
Tampa, FL   Cypress Point Park
DeFuniak Springs, FL   DeFunk Disco
Plant City, FL   Edward Medard Park
Estero, FL   Estero DGC
Fort Walton Beach, FL   Ferry Park
Floral City, FL   Floral Park
Tallahassee, FL   Florida A&M DGC
Panama City, FL   Florida State University
Milton, FL   Gator Links at NLA
West Bradenton, FL   GT Bray Park
Dunedin, FL   Hammock Park
Live Oak, FL   Heritage Park & Gardens DGC
Perry, FL   Heritage Park DGC
Pensacola, FL Hitzman Optimist Park
Tallahassee, FL   Jack McLean Park
Panama City, FL   Joe Moody Harris Park
Jonesville, FL   Jonesville Park
Bushnell, FL   Kenny Dixon Sports Complex
Clermont, FL Lake Hiawatha Preserve
Wildwood, FL   Lake Okahumpka
Sarasota, FL   Lakeview Park
Brandon, FL   Limona DGC
Mount Dora, FL   Lincoln Ave. Park West
Live Oak, FL   Magnolia DGC
Destin, FL   Morgan Sports Complex
Sebring, FL   Mosquito Creek
Port Charlotte, FL   Murdock Baptist Church DGC
North Fort Myers, FL N. Ft. Myers Community Park
Jacksonville, FL   New World DGC
Clearwater, FL   North East Coachman Park
Sarasota, FL   North Water Tower Park
Gainesville, FL   Northside Park
Ocala, FL   Ocala Greenway DGC
Oldsmar, FL Oldsmar DGC
Palm Bay, FL   Palm Bay Regional
Naples, FL   Palm Springs Park
Sarasota, FL   Payne Park
Bradenton, FL   Peace Community Park
Tampa, FL   Picnic Island DGC
Milton, FL   Pirates Cove @ NLA
Eglin AFB, FL Post'l Point DGC
St. Petersburg, FL   Riviera Bay Park
St. Leo, FL   Saint Leo University
Ocala, FL   Sawmill DGC
Lake Panasoffkee, FL   Shady Brook Greenway Park
Oviedo, FL Shane Kelly Park
Punta Gorda, FL   South County Regional Park
Clearwater, FL   Spectrum Field
Jacksonville, FL   Springfield DGC
Gulf Breeze, FL Sunset DGC
Largo, FL   Taylor Park
Alford, FL   The Bear
Perry, FL   The Bulldog DGC
Ocala, FL   The Preserve @ Pine Oaks
North Port Charlotte, FL   The Preserve DGC
Brooksville, FL   The Quarry Golf Course
St. Petersburg, FL   Tocobaga DGC
Tallahassee, FL   Tom Brown Park
Tallahassee, FL   Tom Brown Park - Old Layout
Gainesville, FL   Trilogy School DGC
Jacksonville, FL   Trinity Baptist College - White
Trinity, FL   Trinity College
Daytona Beach, FL   Tuscawilla Park
Parker, FL   Under the Oaks Park
Tampa, FL   USF Riverfront Park
Venice, FL   Wellfield Park DGC
Inverness, FL   Whispering Pines DGC
Melbourne, FL   Wickham Park
Middleburg, FL   Wilkinson DGC
Pinellas Park, FL   Youth Park DGC
102 Course(s)
Bainbridge, GA   Bainbridge High School
Valdosta, GA   Freedom Park
Tifton, GA   Fulwood Park
Byron, GA   Harvest Church DGC
Warner Robins, GA   Lions Field
Mt. Berry, GA   Log Cabin Course
Thomasville, GA   MacIntyre Park DGC - Adv. 12
Thomasville, GA   MacIntyre Park DGC - Rec. 18
Atlanta, GA   Perkerson Park
Perry, GA   Rozar Park DGC
Rome, GA   Shorter University DGC
12 Course(s)
Mt. Vernon, IL Veteran's Memorial Park
2 Course(s)
Scottsburg, IN Linza Graham Park
Lafayette, IN   Murdock Park
Indianapolis, IN Northwestway Park DGC
3 Course(s)
Calvert City, KY Doctor's Park DGC
Bowling Green, KY   Lover's Lane Park
Munfordville, KY Thelma Stovall Park
3 Course(s)
Tracy City, TN   Tracy City Elementary DGC
Nashville, TN   Two Rivers Park
Nashville, TN   Willow Grove Community DGC
3 Course(s)
Austin, TX   Austin Ridge Bible Church
Austin, TX   Bartholomew Park
Leander, TX   Benbrook Park DGC
Round Rock, TX   Brushy Creek MUD DGC
Pflugerville, TX   Falcon Pointe DGC
San Marcos, TX   Flying Armadillo - Gold
Fort Stockton, TX Ft. Stockton DGC
Austin, TX   MetCenter DGC
Pflugerville, TX   North Town
Round Rock, TX   Old Settlers' Park
Harker Heights, TX Purser Park DGC
Georgetown, TX   Rivery Park
Austin, TX   Searight Park
Leander, TX   The Highlands
Austin (Wells Branch), TX   Wells Branch Park
Leander, TX   Williamson County DGC
Austin, TX   Zilker Park
21 Course(s)
Fond du Lac, WI Adelaide Park
Chilton, WI Chilton DGC
Milwaukee, WI Dretzka Park
Jackson, WI Jackson Park
Grafton, WI Lime-Kiln Park
Appleton, WI Plamann Apple Creek 18
West Bend, WI Riverside Park DGC
Reedsville, WI Rollin Ridge
Greendale, WI Root River Parkway DGC
Rosendale, WI   Rosendale High School
Germantown, WI Spassland DGC
11 Course(s)