What is Leading Courses' policy for the reviews?

Modified on Fri, 17 Feb, 2023 at 11:42 AM

Our general policy is that we believe that every golfer should feel confident to share their opinion. You can do this by using an alias, but we prefer real names if you feel comfortable doing so. Either way, be assured that we will never share your personal details with a golf club or third party, even if that means going to court.

Every experience counts, so if you are in a flight of 4 golfers, everyone can share their opinion. Each experience may differ, based on handicap, needs and wants of each individual golfer. You can even write multiple reviews of the same course. Your experience might improve or worsen. It might even be dependent on the season, your score or the weather.

As we strongly believe in promoting personal experiences, we do not take the decision to deactivate a review lightly. It might be easier to give in to censorship and remove reviews that a course manager disagrees with, but it goes against what we stand for, the right for genuine golfers to share their experiences.

We want you to share your story, both the good and the bad. All we ask is that you follow a few simple guidelines:

  • the review text must comply with our Terms and Conditions (in particular article 7) and our Editorial Policy;
  • the review text must consist of a minimum of 50 characters;
  • it is not allowed to promote a certain brand or company in a review;
  • reviews consisting of only 10.0s will be deactivated. We might allow a 10.0 if the user status is high enough (silver or gold) and the rating of the golf club is a 9+;
  • reviews consisting of only 1.0s (or close to that figure) are more of a complaint, they can be subject to deactivation and the text will be sent to the golf club;
  • reviews written during or slightly after a dispute with a golf club can be subject to removal if the objective of that review is to discredit the golf club (proof of a dispute needs to be handed over by the golf club);
  • reviews that aim to deliberately hurt a golf club - for example by posting the same review on multiple platforms - can be subject to deactivation;
  • reviews written by an employee of a golf club about that specific golf club will be deactivated;
  • the reviewer must have played the course, just being a visitor is not enough;
  • duplicate reviews of the same experience will be removed;
  • URLs will be removed from the text;
  • multiple punctuation marks will be removed from the text;
  • punctuation might be added to improve readability;

Start sharing your reviews!

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