only got to play Dela once, and while certainly a sweet course, I'd have to give the nod to Milo too. I think one thing Milo has going for it, is that it's newer, and therefore able to improve upon what Dela has, design wise.
Dela is brown and dusty, but then it's also sunny and warm for most of the year. And it's got a lot more elevation in play than Milo. AND, lets not forget that its in Santa Cruz, home to many, many hot girls--a decent portion of whom actually do make it out onto the course. And, hole 27 has to be one of the best views in disc golf.
That being said though, Milo impresses with its sheer size (not just hole length, but size of the park and trees) and beauty. Its got 2 sets of pads (and great pads at that), is rarely crowded, and offers a great variety of shots.
Dela is like the original "serious" course, and Milo is in essence, its offspring. If I were to compare it to ball golf, I'd say Dela is like the Old Course at St. Andrews, and Milo is like Pebble Beach (pretty much exhausted my knowledge of famous golf courses there). Both are great courses and have a legacy behind them, but one is the shinier, newer version.
On a side note, its probably fortunate for Dela that it's so famous--I've never seen erosion so bad at a course before. I think if it were any other course, it would have been pulled out of the ground years ago.
Phew...need to moderate myself here and not start a whole new topic. If I only had 1 more day to play, I'd want to travel somewhere and play what's supposed to be the best DG experience. Dela and Milo are both sweet, but been there and done that. I'd probably pass on Winthrop--it looks fun, but kinda gimmicky hard. Courses on the short list: Idlewild in KY, Paw Paw in WV, courses in Charlotte, NC (Renaissance, Hornet's Nest, Charlotte's Web), the 3 courses at the PDGA headquarters, John Houck's Circle R Ranch in TX, Hawk Hollow in Spotsylvania, VA. There's also some semi-super-secret course being built in TX called Keohana I think. There used to be a thread on the PDGA boards about it, but got taken down from people trying to scout it out. Its being built by some super rich developer to incorporate 5 sets of tee pads (!) and all manner of landscape design, like digging out a pond, just to make a hole that'll have an island green.
*sigh* can you tell that its the end of the day, and I don't feel like doing work?