Golf Guide rating methodology

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  • Updated: April 18, 2013 - 10:32 AM

The Hacker’s Guide Rating System evaluates 60 on- and off-course elements of a golf course from six categories and scores those elements on a scale of one to 10. Those 60 elements are then weighted in accordance with their significance. (i.e. - playing conditions outweigh variety of items in the pro shop.) Although ratings and reviews are done with an emphasis on the perspective of the modestly skilled player, considerable emphasis is placed on the beauty, design, uniqueness and the fun factors of a course.

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SermonguyMay. 20, 13 6:16 PM

Hi, I think your Golf Guide is totally bogus. I have played quite a number of the courses rated here. You gave a high rating to one of the courses I don't think is worth the gasoline or the match to burn it down. Other courses that are in pristine shape and have amazing beauty were downgraded. You should have engaged 1000 of your 3000 applicants to rate these courses instead of 100. If you will pay the green fees I would be happy to play all 240 of these courses and give you the real perspective on which ones are great and which ones are not worth playing. Thanks. Paul

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rojo0702Aug. 21, 13 7:41 AM

I have to agree with the previous comment. This list is off. I have worked at two of the golf courses on this list, a member of another, and I have played several. Some of the course on the first page surprise me as I don't think they are bad but not anything to be amazed at. I am also surprised to see the Legend, Quarry, and Wilderness so far down the list. If the rating was just purely on golf, these course are amazing. You never feel rushed, they are challenging, and easily some of the most beautiful courses in the state. I can see their distance for the cities is a down side but that shouldn't be considered when discussing golf rating.

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