0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: challenging course, fun and open holes as well as technical shots, good location to Fayetteville food/shops,
Cons: Maybe add some easier pars for those who aren't as experienced? some of the pars are a bit much and can intimidate newer players
Other Thoughts: love it!
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Pros: With the signs and maps now in place I can't see a whole lot to improve on the course. This is about as good a course as could be designed for this park. Well manicured. Plenty of variety. Wooded and open holes. Medium to long. Options for ultra-long holes. I really enjoy this course. Just wish it was closer.
Cons: Can get a little crowded in places. Have to watch for and sometimes throw around kids around playground, specially on #4. Haven't played when soccer and baseball games were going on but I imagine it gets even more crowded then.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Variety of challenging holes throughout the course, keeps it very interesting. Great play for intermediate to pro players.
Cons: None that I noticed
Other Thoughts: There are TWO practice baskets about 150 feet from each other, so it really makes it enjoyable to warm up with putts and mid-range shots before starting.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
First of the day,and the best.
Pros: No two holes the same.
Excellent use of elevation
A large variety of shots are required,I used backhands,annys,hyzers,flicks and more.
Very fair,but can punish you if you make an errant drive.
A nice mix of open and wooded holes,including some of my favorites that tee off with elevation,down into woods,11 is a perfect example,and probably one of my favorite holes,along with 4.
Cons: I can see that if you were to play this by yourself,it might be slightly interesting to navigate,fortunately we had a group with a couple locals from the forum.
I'm not sure,but I didn't see any bathrooms in the park,I didn't need to use one,but its something I looked for on the way through the loop.
There were a couple holes that came pretty close to walking paths and roads,the shot on most of them would have to be pretty errant for the most part,and I do remember there was a hole that went over the path,it's about 80 feet in front of you,so you can definitely see everything in your surroundings,still not the best design in that situation.
Other Thoughts: This was the first course of four on that day,so we were definitely most fresh for this one,and I enjoyed it the most out of it,ERP,Wills & Alexander,and Redan which we played today.
Definitely make time for this course,I think it's pretty underrated,and it has a pretty high fun factor which is always a plus,lots of great birdie chances when you earn them.
I really want to give this a 4.25,but I can't,and I can't justify giving it a 4.5 just because of that,so a 4 will have to do,definitely check this course out,it's incredible.
Thanks to Heartman for waking up early to come play this one,we had a great time.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 0 Not
-Baskets: Innova DISCatchers, great condition. Variable placement on Holes 2,4,5,7,10,11,14,&18.
-Tee Pads: Large, level tee pads (Pro), Natural (Am)
-Tee Signs: Nice signs on all holes that show distance, par, layout.
General Course Design and Layout:
-Length: Approximately 6915ft Total/384ft avg (Pro), 5660ft Total/314ft avg (Am). -Varies based on current course configuration (8 Holes w/Variable Pin Placements)
-Fairways: Technical (6), Semi-Technical (8), Open (4)
-Fairway Variety: Straight (14), Left>Right (3), Right>Left (1) - [this will be explained in more detail…]
-Elevation: Minimum to Moderate
-Elevation Variety: Uphill (6), Downhill (3), Flat (9)
-Hazards: Road/Walking Path throughout the park plays OB
The disc course at McCurry Park offers a mostly semi-technical layout that makes a single continuous loop from start to finish. From the pro tees, the course averages nearly 385ft with a good mix of longer/shorter holes and everything in between. The fairways present a good technical variety that give the player a lot of choices off the tee. I listed in the information above that there are 14 holes that I consider straight, by this I mean that the basket is pretty much straight off of the tee, no defined right or left fairways. Most of these holes are lined with a number of trees and require you to hit some type of line to clear the fairway and access the pin. Although these lines are not fully defined, there are typically multiple lines that can provide a look at the pin. The minimum and moderate elevations throughout McCurry Park were used effectively in the design. The road and walking paths that wind throughout the park play OB and certainly increase the challenge of the course.
Course maintenance was superb, this was one of the nicest, most well-kept courses that I have played. The area parks in general, or at least the ones that I went to were all very well cared for, it was very nice to see. Navigation was relatively simple and straight-forward, but there were a few issues that will be discussed in the cons section.
-Safety Concerns: This is my biggest issue with the course. This park offers a wide variety of activities and is very busy. There are walking paths, parking lots, pavilions/picnic areas, and playground equipment throughout the park that can potentially come into play. Use caution and keep an eye out for others before throwing!
-Navigation: Although navigation was pretty straight-forward, there were several holes with long walks between them where multiple tees/baskets were visible. The direction to the next tee was not always obvious, and on my first time through, I actually ended up having to back-track several times to find the correct tee. Next tee markers on the signs or at the baskets would be a big help.
-Tee Signs: The tee signs are very nice, but are missing some information. I've only played the course, so I apologize if this is incorrect, but as far as I remember (and from looking back through course photos), the Am tees and alternate pin positions are not noted on the signs.
Other Thoughts: Overall, the course at McCurry Park was a very positive experience. The course offers a fun and fair layout that is very clean and well-kept which makes for great visual appeal.
The park itself was pretty crowded and busy, but the course was not on this particular day. I really liked this course a lot and would consider McCurry Park a pretty solid 3.75 disc course that is more deserving of a 4 than a 3.5 (in my opinion). If you are in or near Fayetteville, this course is definitely worth checking out.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
A very impressive Gem southeast of ATL.
Pros: A beautiful DGC in a beautiful setting, McCurry Park was a pleasant suprise in my visit to the Atlanta area. The park along with the course appear to be very well taken care of, clean and enjoyable, offering plenty of ammenities as well.
The course is outfitted with large concrete tee pads, with level ground to each's rear for those who have a lengthy runup. Tee signs are excellent, with map depicting hole, distance, par. Signs mounted on white poles, which make them easier to find.
Baskets in excellent condition, DISCatchers with double layered chains and deep baskets, very enjoyable to shoot at. Multiple pin locations on some holes, also depicted on signage.
Course uses some minor elevation. Tee pad on hole #4 leaves you shooting a downhill shot at the basket, and hole #6's basket located on a small hill.
Grass seems to be manicured. No areas of dense grass or undergrowth on any holes except for #8, so very minimal chance to lose a disc.
Holes vary greatly in distance, but didn't include a true "ace-run" hole. Shorter holes littered with trees, adds a bit of difficulty. Good shots may still pay the price.
Locals who frequent the course are very friendly and courteous, offering direction and assistance if necessary. A few of them claim McCurry Park hosts one of the nicest courses in the state of Georgia. Not sure if its local or home course bias, but I will vouch that it is a very nice course.
Cons: There are a few cons to the course, but none would steer me away from McCurry Park DGC.
There is a lack of trash cans that are dedicated to the course, although there are some scattered about the park. This con isn't quite obvious because the course is very clean, not a trace of litter.
A few more benches scattered along the course would be a nice addition, as the front 9 plays fairly long and a sitdown break would be nice.
The park includes picnic pavilions, some of which come somewhat close to the course. An arrant shot could come close to an ongoing funtion, or could force you to play a safer route which is sometimes a better idea.
This is a multi-use park. Plently of people use it for sports practices and walking/jogging. Playing rounds during peak hours of the park could make a round sluggish. But remember, pedestrians have the right of way. Keep a look out and be mindful.
First timers to the course may have some difficutly locating the next tee, but shouldn't be a problem in future rounds.
Other Thoughts: My experience at McCurry Park DGC was enjoyed. This course is a legitimate par 58 due to distance. Most holes are not difficult if you can throw a disc 250' or farther.
This course is a little open for my taste, but I may just be used to the wooded courses of the Charlotte area. Holes 1 and 2 are gauntlet style, with trees littered everywhere. No areas of dense trees take away alot of the risk/reward on this one, but still takes good throwing to shoot par.
It was a pleasure playing here, and would play the course again. I would say it's worth the drive to experience this course. If you have time, play Village Green as a warmup. Just don't expect anything even close to what McCurry Park offers.
If travelling from GA-54, use second park entrance. Follow the one-way drive, park between Pavilions 3 and 2. Tee pad for hole #1 located by the bulletin board kiosk across the drive.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: First allow me to introduce myself. If you have played out at McCurry we have probably met. My name is Andrew and I have been overseeing the redesign project. Thanks to all for the positive reviews and patience. Stay with me as I am on schedule to complete the final design by the end of the year!
This course, IMO is finally reaching its full potential. ALWAYS well manicured, and a good mix of tight, moderately wooded, and open holes. Elevation comes into play throughout the course, often in very subtle ways, and dramatic at times.
Cons: I have approached this project with 3 basic factors weighing my choices...safety, scoring spread, aesthetics...prioritized in that order. I wanted to maintain the integrity of the original design and did not want to change too much, getting involved any kind of total overhaul (flow change, hole relocation etc). That being said I have tried my best to reduce them, but some of the pedestrian issues will remain.
pssst...if you can make it out on a weekday morning you'll have the place to yourself.
Other Thoughts: Par is now 58.
Trees have been cut on Hole 2 creating a R to L to R approaching fairway. Tee has been backed up and it is now a par 4. There is a concrete "short" tee which is a par 3. Great hole from either location.
Hole 5 has a new 600' par 4 position.
7 is a better par 4
Hole 8 tee backed up and is now par 4
11 had the tee moved closer and a new pin installed and is now a par 3.
Concrete tees are finished and very nice.
All the final touch-ups are scheduled to be complete by 5/8/10.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
A great course
Pros: This course is a little longer than the typical courses here in the metro Atlanta area. With its length totaling around 7000 feet and the longest hole coming in at a little over 700' it does require a stronger than average arm to score well. Some accurate upshots will help too. Distance isn't all you need though. It has some tightly wooded holes too, namely one and two. Some of the other holes are completely wide open and still a few with a mix of somewhat open shots with a several trees as obstacles. There is a generous mix of shots needed so hole repetition won't be an issue at all. In fact, I think this course has about the most diverse hole mixes of all the Atlanta metro courses. Lot's of the par three holes will make you work for three's. If you play this course several times I think your score will be as diverse as the course itself. There is gentle elevation changes with a couple of the holes being more pronounced but you will find that the designers used it well. Overall it is quite challenging and a lot of fun. Everyone should enjoy this course.
The tee signs are great. They map out the fairways completely with lengths and even some dotted lines that showed the most common approach to the basket. For the most part a course map is not needed although some "next tee" signs would be nice. You may have to look around a couple of times on your fist visit but after that you are good to go. The baskets are in perfect shape and are clearly marked adding to the ease of navigation. The new concrete tees pads are great and are roomy enough for a comfortable run up. There is easy parking convenient to the course, restrooms with water fountains, and a pavilion that works well for tournaments. The park itself is very clean and well maintained. Well mowed grass and lots of shade are also a welcomed addition. Hole five even has a nice swing behind the tee pad. It's also a very safe feeling park.
Cons: The park itself seems pretty popular and crowded. You will certainly be playing around some people who have no clue what disc golf is. During a tournament we had to politely ask a park user to move off a tee pad that she was sprawled out on. A few holes play near walking paths and even across them a time or two. You might have to wait to throw on a couple of holes. Additionally, a couple of the holes plays near a busy road and can be a little distracting.
One and two are a little tight and could use some selective tree removal, especially the late trees near the basket.
Truly, this is a course that doesn't have that many big cons.
Other Thoughts: The people responsible for the design tweaks and upgrades should be thanked. The course looks great and it is a pleasure to play.
I think this is one of the top five Atlanta area courses. Play it if you are in the area for sure. A little travel won't leave you disappointed either. Enjoy!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Best Course in Atlanta?
Pros: This was one of the best courses I've played in a while. With a great mix of shots and lots of distance to stretch out your arm you won't get bored with this course. Even The wide open shots take some strategy and skill with placement and aren't just long bomber holes for the sake of being long bombers. On top of the long open holes there are some really good tight wooded holes which truly test your accuracy. Its in a great park which when I played wasn't very busy but I can definitely see how it could be based on the quality of the park in general.
Cons: What keeps this course fro being perfect are the first two holes. Hole 1 isn't too bad simply because its very short, but the fairway is only about 30 ft at its widest and 10 non-existent within 30 ft of the pin. Hole 2 takes it a step further with a turnover/sidearm shot with literally no fairway after about 120 ft. I walked the fairway a couple times thinking maybe I'd just missed it. No, it doesn't exist. If you can make it past those two holes though the course really has a great design.
Other Thoughts: If you have time to play one course and don't mind driving a little ways (about 25-30 minutes south of downtown Atlanta) then I highly recommend playing this course. I'm not sure what the locals consider the course par to be but I would venture there are at least a few par 4s out there so I would guess somewhere around 58. Overall its a great course and I look forward to playing it again.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: The course is maintained well by the Fayette Parks and Rec department. The grassy fairways have always been well trimmed. The workers go out of their way to mow away from golfers, which is an exception in government service to be sure.
The park is patrolled regularly by the Marshals, and with the volume of family traffic, the park feels very safe.
The course has a great mix of grass and wooded fairways, catering to both the power and precision drivers.
We have a number of youngsters (14 and under) who come and play with our group, and the course does not put them at a serious disadvantage as some other courses do.
Cons: Natural tees.
Lack of onsite signage. Check the files section for an overview map before visiting.
Holes #1 and #2 are poison oak bait. The ground is just covered with the stuff. Do be careful if you come to play.
Holes #2 and #8 are nearly impossible to see from the tee as there is no clearly defined fairway on either.
Because it is a busy park, walkers will cluelessly jump in front of a tee as someone is about to throw.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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