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My Ratings Philosophy
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.
My Ratings Formula
I rate a course on 5 main weighted factors, they are: FUN FACTOR, CHARACTER, UNIQUENESS, RAW DIFFICULTY, RAW BEAUTY. 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.
 (15%) Fun Factor (ace potential, forgiveness, disc loss opportunities, overgrowth, vibe, time waiting, etc.) it's somewhat subjective.
 (25%) Character (67% Basics - tees, baskets signage/nav, 18 holes. 33% Extras - seating, restrooms, practice, alt baskets, alt tees, shelter, etc.)
 (25%) Uniqueness (elevation up/down, open/wooded, gimme/beast hole, water, doglegs, pocket shots, signature hole, blind, par 4, par 5, etc.)
 (20%) Raw Difficulty - per DGCR rating and my subjective personal feeling
 (15%) Raw Beauty - completely subjective
My 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.
FUN FACTOR Top Ten
in order; Flying Armadillo - Gold (San Marcos, TX), Lake Claiborne - Dogwood (Homer, LA), Valley View Park (New Berlin,WI), Bud Hill - The Ridge (Millington, TN), Cane Ridge - Short (Nashville, TN), Quarry Park (Warwickshire, England), Flyboy Aviation (Whitesburg, GA), Oregon Park (Marietta, GA), Showmen's DGC (Riverview, FL), Ethan Page Park (Mt. Juliet, TN)
CHARACTER Top Ten
in order; Rollin Ridge (Reedsville, WI), Hobbs Farm Park (Carrollton, GA), IDGC Headrick (Appling, GA), The Canyons (Lockport, IL), Taylor Park (Largo, FL), Bill Frederick Park - T2 (Orlando, FL), IDGC Warner (Appling, GA), Dretzka Park (Milwaukee, WI), Oregon Park (Marietta, GA), IDGC WR Jackson (Appling, GA)
UNIQUENESS Top Ten
in order; Idlewild (Burlington, KY), Flyboy Aviation (Whitesburg, GA), Panther Creek (Morristown, TN), Langley Pond (Burnettown, SC), New World DGC (Jacksonville, FL), Harmon Hills (Fall Branch, TN), Mahr Park - Champ (Madisonville, KY), Austin Ridge Bible Church (Austin, TX), Fairfield Park (Round Lake, IL), Rollin Ridge (Reedsville, WI)
RAW DIFFICULTY Top Ten
in order; Roy G. Guerrero - Blue (Austin, TX), Idlewild (Burlington, KY), Jack Mclean Park - Blue (Tallahassee, FL), Oldsmar DGC - Gold (Oldsmar, FL), IDGC WR Jackson - Gold (Appling, GA), Old Warrior Run - Gold (Belden, MS), Inverness DGP - Blue (Hoover, AL), Langley Pond - Gold (Burnettown, SC), Rollin Ridge - Black to Black (Reedsville, WI), Circle C Metro Park - Blue (Austin, TX)
RAW BEAUTY Top Ten
in order; Lake Claiborne - Whitetail (Homer, LA), New World DGC (Jacksonville, FL), Rollin Ridge (Reedsville, WI), Austin Ridge Bible Church (Austin, TX), Mahr Park - Champ (Madisonville, KY), Idlewild (Burlington, KY), The Canyons (Lockport, IL), Harmon Hills (Fall Branch, TN), Lake Claiborne - Dogwood (Homer, LA), Inverness DGP (Hoover, AL)
My Top Courses Overall
(out of 436 courses)
Last Update - 7/23/20
 (4.763) Idlewild (Burlington, KY)
 (4.760) Rollin Ridge (Reedsville, WI)
 (4.547) Hobbs Farm Park (Carrollton, GA)
 (4.514) IDGC WR Jackson (Appling, GA)
 (4.483) Flyboy Aviation (Whitesburg, GA)
 (4.482) The Canyons (Lockport, IL)
 (4.463) IDGC Headrick (Appling, GA)
 (4.451) Inverness DGP (Hoover, AL)
 (4.423) Wilderness DGC (Montello, WI)
 (4.386) New World DGC (Jacksonville, FL)
 (4.355) Langley Pond DGP (Burnettown, SC)
 (4.343) Canopy Tours (Lula, GA)
 (4.316) Fairfield Park (Round Lake, IL)
 (4.305) Harmon Hills (Fall Branch, TN)
 (4.275) Mahr Park - Champ (KY)
 (4.269) Tom Brown Park (Tallahassee, FL)
 (4.264) Circle C Metro Park (Austin, TX)
 (4.204) IDGC Warner (Appling, GA)
 (4.180) Bill Frederick Park - T2 (Orlando, FL)
 (4.159) Westside DGC (Rocky Face, GA)
 (4.165) Oldsmar DGC (Oldsmar, FL)
 (4.160) The Admiral (Semmes, AL)
 (4.155) Panther Creek (Morristown, TN)
 (4.126) Perkerson Park (Atlanta, GA)
 (4.104) Clay DGC (Clay, AL)
 (4.099) Harry Myers DGC (Rockwall, TX)
 (4.076) Lake Claiborne - Whitetail (Homer, LA)
 (4.059) Little Mulberry Park (Dacula, GA)
 (4.033) Austin Ridge Bible Church (Austin, TX)
 (4.025) J.P. Moseley (Stockbridge, GA)
 (4.014) Zobel Park (Green Lake, WI)
 (3.982) River City - Alpha (Debary, FL)
 (3.970) Lake Hiawatha Preserve (Clermont, FL)
 (3.944) Picnic Island DGC (Tampa, FL)
 (3.932) Tyus DGC (Griffin, GA)
 (3.925) Roy G. Guerrero (Austin, TX)
 (3.901) Cedar Hill Park (Nashville, TN)
 (3.897) Freedom Park DGC (Valdosta, GA)
 (3.892) Old Warrior Run (Belden, MS)
 (3.877) Magnolia DGC (Live Oak, FL)
 (3.857) Richmond Hill (Asheville, NC)
 (3.838) Cliff Stevens Park (Clearwater, FL)
 (3.815) Oregon Park (Marietta, GA)
 (3.814) RIP, Tom Brown Park (Tallahassee, FL)
 (3.793) Dretzka Park (Milwaukee, WI)
 (3.785) Flying Armadillo-Gold (San Marcos, TX)
 (3.767) Estero DGC (Estero, FL)
 (3.763) Athens Regional Park (Athens, TN)
 (3.756) Foundation Park Champ(Centralia, IL)
 (3.751) Brazos Park East (Waco, TX)
 (3.739) Bowers Park (Tuscaloosa, AL)
 (3.738) Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, CA)
 (3.726) Seven Oaks Park (Nashville, TN)
 (3.723) Taylor Park (Largo, FL)
 (3.716) Bud Hill - Original (Millington, TN)
 (3.699) Edward Medard Park (Plant City, FL)
 (3.696) Boundary Waters - 2 (Douglasville, GA)
 (3.690) The Preserve DGC (Port Charlotte, FL)
 (3.679) Indian Creek DGC (Huntsville, AL)
 (3.669) Sandy Creek Park (Athens, GA)
 (3.659) Lake Claiborne - Dogwood (Homer, LA)
 (3.652) Flying Armadillo - Big (San Marcos, TX)
 (3.638) George Ward Park (Birmingham, AL)
 (3.618) Boundary Waters - 1 (Douglasville, GA)
 (3.613) Quarry Park (Warwick, England)
 (3.604) Sharp Springs Park (Smyrna, TN)
 (3.593) Jack Mclean Park (Tallahassee, FL)
 (3.590) Kudzu Cove DGC (Guntersville, AL)
 (3.586) Lake Point Park (Heflin, AL)
 (3.586) Searight Park (Austin, TX)
 (3.575) The Sinks (Chattanooga, TN)
 (3.567) The Bear (Alford, FL)
 (3.562) Cypress Point Park (Tampa, FL)
 (3.562) Etowah DGC (Cartersville, GA)
 (3.534) Bill Frederick Park - T1 (Orlando, FL)
 (3.532) Cane Ridge - Advanced (Nashville, TN)
 (3.531) Ocala Greenway DGC (Ocala, FL)
 (3.491) Jonesville Park (Jonesville, FL)
 (3.483) Blue Angel - Oaks (Pensacola, FL)
 (3.480) Palm Bay Regional (Palm Bay, FL)
 (3.453) Barfield Crescent (Murfreesboro TN)
 (3.437) Tumble Tree DGC (Opelika, AL)
 (3.413) Cat Hollow (Round Rock, TX)
 (3.392) East Roswell Par (Roswell, GA)
 (3.377) North Water Tower Park (Sarasota, FL)
 (3.367) Williamson County DGC (Leander, TX)
 (3.350) Anderson Pond (Niceville, FL)
 (3.342) Sawmill DGC (Ocala, FL)
 (3.322) Sugar Hollow DGC (Bristol, VA)
 (3.318) MetCenter DGC (Austin, TX)
 (3.302) Red Hawk DGC (Pulaski, TN)
 (3.294) Madisonville Park (Madisonville, KY)
 (3.289) Freeman Lake Park (Elizabethtown, KY)
 (3.289) Riverside Park DGC (West Bend, WI)
 (3.284) John LeMaster DGC (Trussville, AL)
 (3.280) Plamann Apple Creek (Appleton, WI)
 (3.264) Blue Angel - Pines (Pensacola, FL)
 (3.255) Redstone Arsenal (Huntsville, AL)
 (3.006) V-Rock (Owens Cross Roads, AL) hc
 (2.875) ChainDragon (Freeport, FL) hc
 (2.703) Brahan Spring Park (Huntsville, AL) hc
 (2.611) Youth Park (Pinellas Park, FL) hc
 (2.575) Wells Branch Park (Austin, TX) hc
hc = past or present home course
[MY AVE] (2.432) out of 436 courses
[DGCR AVE] (2.788) out of 436 courses
[MY SCORING HANDICAP] (-0.356)
Members I Have Had The Privilege To Throw With
(x) Equals number of unique courses.
gotoguy (6), austin_brian (1), JustWin (5), donweck (1), Thrembo (3), R2sandman (2), ttoenjes (1), Neostrat (5), Mr Butlertron (12), HelloKitty (6), Charbachuk (1), TheRealRedRoach (1), Tmcalist (1), helix_rider (1), wericsson (6), GMcAtee (25), chef_bo_yardee (3), familyman4x (1), AdamDeMaioribus (2), larrod25 (3), alecfalzone (2), craigd (3), headsrol2 (1), srisner (2), cumurph (2), Davetherocketguy (1), markmcc (1), PastorMo (1), Cerealman (2), martinyoung (1).
MY THUMB POLICY.
I thumb-up a lot of reviews. Probably around 2000 times a year. I want to reward people for contributing to the site.
How to get a Thumb-up
 A newer reviewer (10 or less reviews) who make 4 or 5 solid points about a course.
 A review of a course I've played and it makes 10 solid points about the course. It should touch on most of the following; navigation, difficultly, amenities/basics, hole variety and beauty.
 A review of a course that I've wish-listed and it makes 10 solid points about a course. It should touch on most of the items listed above.
 Any reviewer who continually uses the full spectrum of the ratings and has a review score average of 3.0 or less, will get more review looks from me. Having a balanced review score shows critical objectivity and I want to reward those reviewers. I do realize that some on here clearly only target and review top courses. However, as an outsider, this review style seems so lopsided that I can no longer distinguish between the good, the excellent and the phenomenal.
 A reviewer who's a site supporter (crown icon) will get more review looks from me.
 I look at updated reviews a lot, so any reviewer that continually updates their review of their local area courses. This very helpful.
 The first review of any course has a good chance to get thumb up unless it's a couple sentences, or it describes how the weather was, or it describes the hole where they left a disc… etc.
[NOTE] Hole by hole descriptions, I never read them.
How to get a Thumb-down
I no longer thumb-down reviews. Last one being Jan 2nd 2019.
If you read a review that adds value to this site regardless of your play of that course, please consider hitting the thumb up.