The reality of this situation is that we have many awesome courses. I am going to try Old Pike tomorrow.
IMHO The parameters should be set for: in no particular order:
Car and persons accessible (as in parking, finding the layout logical without a map, first assessment for the novice player, cleanliness, amenities)
Variety of skill of play, reconfiguration of course
Quality of baskets. teepads, signage
Maintenance of the course
Non homie attitude
OK I lied, I'm a homie
Swope meets these criteria,
If you haven't played lately, it is sweet.