Today I played a round at a course I last played 4 1/2 years ago with my dad when traveling to Atlanta for the Secret Squirrel Soiree, Sequoyah park in Canton. I've played something like 900 other courses since then, so I could barely recall any holes, but as soon as I pulled in I knew where to go and did recall about 1/3 of them to the letter. The course has been upgraded significantly overtime, nice to see!
Douglasville, GA- Deer Lick:Get the map at park office like it says, or download and print. Without, you will wander around a few times. With, you still get confused because many holes don't match the map due to different pin positions, lengths WAY off, and #2 is completely missing from the map, though it's right by #1 and you can't miss it. Apparently it was an old 9 hole course converted and lengthened (modernized) to 18. Some cement tees to start, all dirt in the back, and some alt. short dirt tees. Well maintained, scenic landscape. Begins along park road and a pond on #3, through some trees on small hills, then moves into thick woods, then in and out of thick woods. 3-4 long holes, some out of reach, but open. A few insane short tight holes on the back with no fairway, typical luck shot holes. #3 is reminiscent of Lake Olmstead from 2006 Pro Worlds. It's near 500' (sign and map say 260'ish though and it's blind!), with a steep hill with trees on it on the right, park road above that. Left is a pond the whole length, with a 10-15' wide flat area between the upslope and the pond. If you go uphill to drive, and kick left, it may soar to water. If you hit hill too sharp, may roll to water. Water is very shallow and clear at the edge. The next hole shoots from open into woods to a basket on the edge of a winding creek. That's all for water hazards. It could be a lot better, not "the" course to play if in the area, but fun, clean playing (no ivy/thorns/major chance of lost disc) and worth checking out if nearby.
***Canton, GA- Sequoyah:***Already played in 2004. Very hilly and with some rocky (small gravel rocks) fairways. Carts not a good idea. A real work out. Many signs missing, but with ample 'next tee' signs posted in trees, you should be able to get around and easy to spot most baskets. NEW: Many cement tees, was all dirt last time. Some guys were building up a mud-blocking wall on a tee in the woods. Front 9 all short and tight (one 340' straight but not too narrow tunnel), a couple are very poke and pray but most are just tough shots. Punishment off a bad kick can hurt, leaving no shot to the pin, but little to no rough, just old growth woods, leaves, dirt. Interesting hole #13- throw straight between rows of pines, if you fade left you can go way past and end up in a small pond, or across a (maybe OB) gravel path. Other option to throw RHBH hyzer around the tree line in the middle, too far or too straight it crosses park road OB. Basket is on steep slant down to left, with rain-washed terrain features. #16 is a very tough narrow uphill twist to the right, I kicked and went off a 'cliff' to the right, too steep to walk up after tomahawking over a wall of bushes back up to the pin. A few open holes at the end, one over parking lot then park road up to hilltop by baseball field.
That's it today.