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Olorin's Review Criteria

These are the criteria that I use to review a course and determine my enjoyment rating.  In the notes that I use in my database I weight each factor because some things are more important than others. 
There are 3 groups: Design - Basics - Amenities.  If you add up the score from each group you'll see the overall weight I attach to each section.  Their weighting is in the order of 1. Design, 2. Basics, 3. Amenities.  In other words Design is most essential, Basics are items that a good course should have, Amenities are nice touches to make a great course but not essentials. 

When all of these factors are added up they DO NOT just spit out a rating number from a mathematical formula, though!  In fact, I believe that is impossible because there are too many variables and possible permutations.  Instead these factors inform my decision and offer objective criteria to base my rating on.  Most importantly, keep clearly in mind that my rating is about my personal enjoyment of the course and how much I'd like to play there again, it is NOT meant to be a measure of a course's quality.


Course:                                                     City:                                         State:

Rating: (0-10)                                              Quality Level:

Holes                                                             Length

Date Played:                                                 Course Level(s):

Year                                                              Designer

 

I. Design                                      

Rating

Weight

Score

Notes

Multiple Teepads

 

8

 

 

Multiple Basket layouts

 

6

 

 

  Fairways

 

 

 

 

Fairway Rating

 

10

 

 

Clear and reasonable Fairways

 

3

 

 

Elevation Variety

 

8

 

 

Elevation Differential                                      

 

5

 

 

Terrain Rating

 

9

 

 

Length variety

 

5

 

 

Green Rating

 

7

 

 

Use of Water

 

10

 

 

Overall

 

 

 

 

Course Beauty

 

20

 

 

Hole Safety Issues

 

8

 

 

Overall Hole Enjoyment

 

10

 

 

II. Basics                                      

Rating

Weight

Score

Comments

Signs

 

 

 

 

Tee Signs: well marked

 

9

 

 

Tees

 

 

 

 

Tee Pad Design- esp. Length

 

4

 

 

Tee Pad Material

 

4

 

 

Tee Pad Condition

 

3

 

 

Baskets

 

 

 

 

Baskets

 

10

 

 

Baskets easy to find

 

 9

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

Ease of Navigation

 

9

 

 

Rough - Fair yet adequate

 

5

 

 

Lost Disc Potential

 

3

 

 

Beauty of Surrounding Area

 

2

 

 

III. Amenities                                          

Rating

Weight

Score

Comments

Map of the course

 

5

 

 

Restrooms

 

4

 

 

Score Cards

 

3

 

 

Current Basket Positions

 

2

 

 

Warm up Basket

 

2

 

 

Message Board

 

2

 

 

Benches and trash cans

 

2

 

 

Design Total                Basics Total               Amenities Total

Grand Total                 (D+B+A; Max )

Special Features

Miscellaneous

Holes Birdied

Favorite Hole(s)

Most Difficult Hole(s)

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Nov 2, 2013, 6:20 AM
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Nov 2, 2013, 6:25 AM
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