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Top 50 courses of 2012

Postby AO » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:01 am

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/topcourse ... s_2012.php

#34 Wildcat...#42 Pickard...#43 West Lake

3 of the top 10 courses at Highbridge? I find that to be a stretch.
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Postby The Donator » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:40 am

I dont disagree with the Highbridge courses being in the top ten at all. Three best courses ive ever played, by far.
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Postby Nohr » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:23 am

I don't understand how West Lake is higher rated than Camden II.
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Postby Budhyzer 17696 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:31 am

Highbridge is a blast, the crew is planning on a pilgrimage up there every year since we went up last September. The courses would stand up well on their own but having them in one location really puts that place over the top. Personally, I liked Gold and Blueberry better than Granite. The Bear is very tough, we only played it once while up there and want another shot at it. Woodland greens is a great change of pace, a quick round and ace run heaven. I enjoy it a lot.
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Postby IHearChains » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:59 am

Nohr wrote:I don't understand how West Lake is higher rated than Camden II.


Variety (mainly in terms of open vs wooded)
Par 5 holes
Heart-pounding water hazard challenges

I love Camden II and in some ways it's better than WL, but WL wins in these areas. Also I think some reviewers have knocked Camden II for lack of tee signs which is easily correctable. And some Camden II reviews are kind of outdated, prior to lots of great improvements that are constantly happening.
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Postby GDL17921 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:34 am

Nohr wrote:I don't understand how West Lake is higher rated than Camden II.


me either :lol:
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Postby lennythrowsdiscraft » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:34 pm

I have played most of the holes at highbridge, Gold is def the best course up there. I dont know about the rest, little overrated compared to some of the other courses on that list.
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Re: Top 50 courses of 2012

Postby grodney » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:39 pm

AO wrote:3 of the top 10 courses at Highbridge? I find that to be a stretch.


Here's a quote from a dear, dear friend of mine, that most of you know -- and even may recognize from his writing style.

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Blueberry Hill is far and away the most overrated course in the world. Blue Ribbon Pines is overrated, but I still enjoy it. Blueberry Hill just sucks donkey balls all the way around.
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Postby grodney » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:42 pm

Loved this DGCR review from July 2011:
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Cons: [The Course]- The biggest thing that disappointed me was the
lack of basic maintenance. The fairways were grown up to the point
where we were having to send spotters on every hole. John talked about
mowing an awful lot the days we were there, but he only started to mow
(other courses) the night we left. A lot of the paths were muddy or
marshy, and I understand sometimes it rains a lot, but this course has
been around long enough to where there should be bridges or even just
some wood planks over the usual soggy spots.

[The Complex]- Can be summed up in two words- trashy and incomplete.
The land is beautiful but is littered with junk and trash and numerous
unfinished projects. And then add on top the most important thing of
trying to maintain 5 courses while building 2 more, but nature is
easily overtaking things. John is fighting a losing battle with an
unpaid staff of 2 that can't complete the things that are already here
while simultaneously trying to build more stuff. Things appeared to be
breaking faster than they could be fixed. The campground was trashy
and smelled of raw sewage in several spots. The Honka House has a lot
of potential but the pics of the outside don't tell the whole story-
inside it is missing basics like drywall, outlet covers, lights, etc.
and seems to be used as much for storage of junk as it is for housing
guests.
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Re: Top 50 courses of 2012

Postby SARG27044 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:47 pm

grodney wrote:
AO wrote:3 of the top 10 courses at Highbridge? I find that to be a stretch.


Here's a quote from a dear, dear friend of mine, that most of you know -- and even may recognize from his writing style.

"
Blueberry Hill is far and away the most overrated course in the world. Blue Ribbon Pines is overrated, but I still enjoy it. Blueberry Hill just sucks donkey balls all the way around.
"
Clue!
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Postby Chase20460 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:48 pm

DGCR. I rarely believe anything on that site. Its like the National Enquirer for disc golf.
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Re: Top 50 courses of 2012

Postby The Donator » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:05 pm

grodney wrote:
AO wrote:3 of the top 10 courses at Highbridge? I find that to be a stretch.


Here's a quote from a dear, dear friend of mine, that most of you know -- and even may recognize from his writing style.

"
Blueberry Hill is far and away the most overrated course in the world. Blue Ribbon Pines is overrated, but I still enjoy it. Blueberry Hill just sucks donkey balls all the way around.
"

I will defend Highbridge until the day I die. Unless something radically changed there since I was there, its still the sickest land of disc golf, period. I dont care what anyone says. Clue hates every single course ever created and only loves Newton, no one cares about his opinion for courses. Just because every single hole is just sick, has gorgeous views everywhere, land unlike you have seen anywhere else, and you played like shit on it, doesnt mean it sucks.
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Postby 10up » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:08 pm

Conifer is pretty high up there. Great course.

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Postby SARG27044 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:17 pm

10up wrote:Conifer is pretty high up there. Great course.

Fun times for sure, but I need a nap just thinking of the first 3 holes
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Re: Top 50 courses of 2012

Postby grodney » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:25 pm

The Donator wrote:Clue hates every single course ever created and only loves Newton, no one cares about his opinion for courses.


Well, I do.

(I'm not saying the above quote was his. Whoever said it, it was in a private correspondence to me. If the writer wants to own it here, that will be his/her choice.)
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