Ok, just kidding. I thought I'd just play into the bias people think I have. It is a bit special to me, but I can rate it fairly.
Aesthetics- 3 The houses are the problem. They aren't on top of the course though. Takes a pretty bad one to plunk a house. 13 is probably the best spot to get one if you hook one good.
Ambience- 4 and I might get some crap for that, but everything about it feels like a golf course. The points are off for the houses only. It's good service
, you can hang out in the clubhouse, etc. A lot of people return to Cherry Blossom and pay the extra money b/c it's just a nice place in great condition.
Condtioning- 5 Did you like that segue? Always the best condition in Central KY and probably best conditioned public in the state.
Use of property- 5 Like JP, I feel they used the land as best they could. This is not a place where tons of dirt could be moved. Drains well, the only hole that even resembles an "oh shit" hole for room purposes is 17, but they made it a helluva hole, so it doesn't qualify.
Risk/Reward-3 Most of the risk is on the back, and it is really all throughout the back. The front hurts it for risk/reward, but for me its solid.
Test of the full game- 4 The course obviously doesn't rely on distance, and its obviously a place different types of players enjoy b/c all year long they get great players and terrible players and all enjoy it. I hit a lot of my clubs out there.
Design variation- 4 We talk about the ho-hum start, but there really isn't a lot alike. A few par 4's leave you the same club in, but all the 3's and 5's are pretty different. I also feel like 12-18 are one of the more solid stretches of holes around. All different and make you hit some shots. They all fit.
Memorability-4 Maybe personally this would be a 5, and maybe this is a subjective one that should make it 5, as I will always remember every step of every hole out there. I feel like most people remember the course pretty well after those first 4 or 5 holes.
Ah hell, maybe I should give the last one a 5 as well.