I miss a hole every time I photograph a course. True story.
I'm a bit of a noodle arm.
My rating philosophy seems to favor wooded/mixture courses over dead open courses. In the same vein, I like a challenge. While I have some limit on my pinball tolerance, other than that, courses that kick my butt tend to go over better with me. I'm also a sucker for scenic courses/holes/views. Despite the increased wear on my shoes, I really strongly favor concrete over turf (but turf over carpet). I'm not a huge stickler on baskets, but they do make a difference. Also, it's come to my attention that my average rating is somewhat higher than 2.5, approaching a 3. Maybe I'm too generous, although a fellow reviewer pointed out this may be partly due to the fact that I generally try to skip the real turds when roadtripping. I'm not a course bagger so much as I am out to enjoy good disc golf wherever it might be.
Very brief bio: I first played disc golf in high school, around the same time I took a liking to pickup ultimate (yes, I still throw like an ultimate player). The first course I ever played was Monte Sano DGC in Huntsville, AL. After setting it aside for a while, I came back to the game in college and fell back in love. Not counting some previous whoopings by my girlfriend, I first began to play competitively in 2017.
Of all AL courses I have played (most seemingly serious top 10 contenders north of Montgomery, except possibly Tumble Tree in Opelika and the ball course in McCalla, plus the John Hunt Park temp course in Huntsvegas), my top ten is as follows:
1. Inverness (Hoover)
2. Bowers (Tuscaloosa)
3. LeMaster (Trussville)
4. UAH (Huntsville)
5. Indian Creek (Huntsville)
6. Clay (Clay)
7. Lake Point (Heflin)
8. Redstone Arsenal (Huntsville, some paperwork required)
9. George Ward (Birmingham)
10. Joe Wheeler (Rogersville)
There are, of course, plenty of south AL courses on my to do list, but they may remain there for the near future.