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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.
My Top Courses Overall
(out of 479 courses)
Last Update - 1/31/21
 (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)
 (4.264) Circle C Metro Park (Austin, TX)
 (4.204) IDGC Warner (Appling, GA)
 (4.195) Grand Central Station (Central, SC)
 (4.187) Tom Brown Park (Tallahassee, FL)
 (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)
[MY AVE] (2.428) out of 479 courses
[DGCR AVE] (2.772) out of 479 courses
[MY SCORING HANDICAP] (-0.344)
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 (8), GMcAtee (30), chef_bo_yardee (3), familyman4x (1), AdamDeMaioribus (2), larrod25 (3), alecfalzone (2), craigd (4), headsrol2 (1), srisner (4), cumurph (2), Davetherocketguy (1), markmcc (1), PastorMo (1), Cerealman (3), martinyoung (1), arrdee33 (1), MusicMatt77 (1), Shadrach3 (1), Moose33 (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 generally get more review looks from me.
 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.