I’ve decided to improve my golf course rating system with a new category, Fun/Playability. Obviously having fun is the most important component of golf, and as such deserves its own category.
Below are the five categories I will use to rate each golf course moving forward, and the questions I ask myself while determining a fair and honest rating in each of the categories:
Course Design/Layout (out of 10)
Do the holes appear well thought out?
Are there a variety of holes?
Does it challenge you to think, hit different shots, and use all faucets of your game?
Is it walkable?
Fun/Playability (out of 10)
Was the course fun and fair?
Would it be fun and playable for the average golfer?
Are there appropriate tee boxes for golfers of all skill levels?
Service (out of 10)
How do the staff treat golfers?
Are there amenities such as beverage carts or food stands, and are they efficient?
Do they have practice facilities?
Do they do anything extra to enhance your experience?
Conditions (out of 10)
Was the course in good condition overall?
Did the course look good?
Did the greens roll smoothly?
Were the bunkers maintained and consistent?
Value (out of 10)
Did I get what I paid for?
Are things such as pull carts and warm-up balls included in your green fee?
I would love to hear what you think about this improved rating system. My new course reviews going forward will utilize the new system, and I will be working in the coming days to revise all of my past reviews to better represent what each golf course has to offer.