Since I am taking it slow for 2 weeks, expect 1-2 courses a day now. I will be taking the back roads to eat up my time, and playing a few courses (Redan, Sequoyah) that I've played in the past.
Cordele, GA- Georgia Veteran's State Park:Based on reviews, I almost skipped it and I'm glad I didn't I will review it on dgcr to give it a boost. The only problem is maintenance- unmowed grass is up to a foot high, with lots of burrs to stick to your socks. As the grass is thin, and many fairways are needles, it's not really a big issue. You won't lose a disc here all it does is prevent rollers. 5$ total cost to play, find the office and pay there. Don't steal your round like others mentioned in their reviews. Plays through tall pine forest- little to no rough, and a few holes are in a grassy strip along the park road by the tree line. Plantation pines, so all in straight rows, featuring a few narrow super straight holes, one at 350'. Basic shot testing, some doglegs but usually you can make up a route of your own. One 500' hole between pine row and park road, a few 400' wide tunnels. Can't get lost once you find it, every tee is just right there, and all with signs. Cement tees. Flows well, no interference and no long walks even though packed into small area.
Macon, GA- Claystone:Well marked, all cement tees except for the first hole- sand around tees can make them slippery, a broom would be nice. Flows well, two distinct 9's. Front is much shorter, everything under 250', tight and with variety. One hole giving dual routes, basket near a hill slanting toward park road. Carved out of thick forest but well cleared and clean. No ivy to be found. Back 9 longer, beginning in a valley with trees, some nice elevation shots but still fairly short. Then it ends with water holes. #15- shooting over a finger of the lake, with 300' to clear water to the basket another 60' up. Slight right turn into woods at end. Option to throw to right over water and then walk way around and play down, or throw left but there's lots of trees and it slopes hard to water. If you have the arm the best chance is to go right at it. #17- Plays right along the lake's shore, a righty can bomb a hyzer out over water, but if it fails to come back they are practically playing from the tee pad shooting 3, and if they throw straight and turn it over at all it's also wet. #18- 350', with water on right and woods on left, 25' wide fairway, no trees to throw around. Pleasant setting.
Tomorrow: Maybe Redan (for the 3rd time) and JP Mosesely.