Monticello, GA 
The Monty @ Deer Ridge Share
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4 / 465ft. Par / Distance:
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 Cool Homegrown Course

2-4    3/24/2009   3/27/2009
Review By: hooboy
Played: 51  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 10.3 Years
This review was updated on 12/21/2010
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Biggest pro is the fact that this course is privately maintained by one or two people. An unbelieveable amount of work has been done here. Good mix of wooded (1-13) and open holes (14-18). I really liked the first 13 wooded holes. You are isolated from the rest of the park, and the holes are good, fair, and challenging, requiring all kinds of shots. Clear fairways, both visually, and in terms of ground cover - its well cleared out here. Good signage, and next tee markers, all home made.. Paths on the wooded holes are well marked. Two sets of tees, mostly grass. This course shows what only a couple of people can accomplish with some hard work, imagination, and a love of the game. Attention to detail, and sense of humor abound the mural on the trailer on 15, and "the hole of lost towels" (5??).
Cons: Any cons are minimal, given all the hard work and TLC, but here goes... Mostly grass tees, but in decent shape, and well marked. A couple long walks on the front nine between 5-6, and 6-7. 16-18 open and not as interesting as rest of course.
Other Thoughts: It's been a year since I played The Monty, and they have done a ton of work. Newly painted baskets with new numbers. Excellent home made signage everywhere. I think there are now two new wooded holes. This course appears to be constantly evolving. It always feels like an adventure here. Big time kudos to Luke for all his hard work here.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Going to be a great one

5+    3/8/2009   3/9/2009
Review By: Sea Bass
Played: 84  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 17.5 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
-Course has no interference from other park activities.Most of it is in the woods, so you get a isolated feeling.
-Fairways are fair.Unlike many woods courses there are clear paths to each pin.Good shots will be rewarded, bad shots will be punished.
-Schule.Most woods courses in ga have a buttload of briars, kudzu, poison ivy/oak, when you get off the fairway. Thats not the case here.Its mostly pine forrest, so there is very little undergrowth.Dont get me wrong, its not briar free, but its avoidable most of the time.
-You wont feel trapped if you get off the fairway.Due to my previous "pro", many times you feel like there is a chance to recover. This can lead to some intresting results.
-Great use of land provided. You have to do the best you can with what you are given to use, and a great job of that has been done here.
-Good mix of shots.Hyzers, Anhyzers, straight, and low ceiling.This course will test your accuracy. The last 4 or 5 holes are pretty open, so you get some of that too.
Cons: -TICKS TICKS TICKS!! In the summer you will pull 5 or 6 off you, go home and find 3 more that you missed.I have pulled multiple ticks off me playing in january in with temps in the 30's. Bring some deet, and do a tick check whenever possible.
-Natural pads. Tees out here are slick when wet, and a few have some roots and rocks in the way.
-Baskets.Does anyone remember the old lenora baskets? Along with a few discatchers from deer lick, every basket here saw their best days a long time ago.
-Did I say ticks?
-Tough to navigate for a first timer. At the time of this review there are signs and some directional markers.Some will get beat up in the next few months, as they are not meant to be permanent.There is a 300 mile walk between 6 and 7. The path is well marked, but its a long enough walk to make you think you screwed up.
-Little bit short.Its not pitch and putt by any means, but you wont throw your arm out either.Most holes are in the 270'-320' range.
-Dont forget the ticks.They go right for the crotch.
Other Thoughts: Most of the cons here have to do with one thing, and one thing only. 2 people do everything out here. There is almost no park support, so Mr. Anderson and Luke have done everything out here.They cut the fairways, keep it mowed, you name it.Everything your local club does at your course with workdays and course installs, these guys have done by themselves. Believe me when I say that there has been a monumental amount of work done here, and every time I come back there is something new.

This course is not completly finished.There are 18 holes that you can go play right now, but the course is in a constant state of development. With time, many holes out here will change.When its all said and done this will definitely be a great course.

Fun Fact- The movie "My Cousin Vinnie" was filmed in monticello.

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