Hidden Gem in South GA
Pros: 1) Really nice use of space. Yes, it's only 12 holes, but they fit in well without crowding into each other.
2) If you like a challenge, you'll find yourself tested with pins placed in creative spots (e.g., very close to a creek).
3) Water comes into play on many of the holes . . . some with pins near a creek's ledge. The creek(s) runs through and alongside many drive paths.
4) Great signs at the tee pads. And nice map near the first tee (SE corner of park).
Cons: 1) While the map at the beginning is great, finding the next tee can be a challenge. (The tee signs sometimes tell you where the next tee is, but once you hole out, you can get disoriented if it's too far away.)
2) There were a couple holes that came close to overlapping. For instance, I'd see the basket for 7 early on and when teeing off for 7, located the basket straight ahead . . . but it was 9 and 7 was further along.
3) Short tee pads.
4) No on-site facilities.
Other Thoughts: I didn't get bothered by the short tee pads, as I have almost no run-up. The 12 holes offer a lot of variety; if you need to play more, or feel cheated . . . just play it twice. I'd like this as my "home" course if I lived in Thomasville.
It's an open course that's lightly wooded. But many of those trees come into play and force you to shape your shot.
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Well thought out course...
1. Course map / overview on large board by tee #1
2. Solid tee boxes (not concrete, but still pretty good)
3. Good course signage with accurate distances
4. Great use of distance and existing obstacles including OB (Road) and the trees and creek which are constantly in play
5. Quality DISCatcher baskets
6. Adequate seating and trash receptacles
1. Old "Rec 18" signs are still in the ground around the park making things confusing for first-timers
2. Only 12 holes (which is all that would fit...but still a slight drawback)
3. Tee boxes are a little bit short (If you like a run-up, you'll have to be careful)
4. No restrooms on site
5. Playground and pavilions in play for less accurate players (If you have to ask, it's probably you...)
Other Thoughts: Overall this course is well thought out and well placed. It's a fun course that requires a number of different shots (though may not require every disc in your bag) and uses the natural obstacles to their fullest. The small creek is almost constantly in play, and the mild elevation changes make for subtle challenges. Most intermediate players will find this course challenging, but not frustrating. Pros may find it slightly lacking in technical difficulty, while beginners may find it a bit too challenging... If you're in the general area and want to play a fun course, you can't go wrong playing MacIntyre!
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