Cotton Fields Golf Club Review
by John Kim
The Cotton Fields is a semi-private course located in McDonough, Georgia. It is approximately 30 minutes south on interestate 75. The course is open, well-maintained, and one of the best kept secrets in the city.
Pre-round: Tee times are a good idea, but last minute decisions to come to this course, especially Monday - Friday, should still get you out fairly quickly. Weekends are congested but not a snail's pace.
When you arrive: There is a driving range and a large pratice green to work on the putts. There is also a fully stocked snack bar located below the pro shop.
Hole you will love: Hole #1 is my favorite. It is a short par 5 that many people will be able to go for in two. There is also little trouble
on this hole, other than a small pond that is in the middle of the fairway, but serves more for scenery than a hazard. All but the longest of drives will end up short of the water, and it doesn't really come into play for a second shot, whether you are going for the green or laying up.
Hole you won't: #5 might be one of the toughest par 3's around. Playing as far as 215yds., it is a shallow green with a large bunker guarding the front, so running the ball up is not an option. Water also plays all the way down the left side, which makes the hole very pretty...but very tricky.
Overview: The Cotton Fields is a great course for just about everyone. It is fairly open and spraying the ball a little will not cost you as much here as it would at many other courses. The greens were excellent and held well. The mid-handicapper (7-15) has a real chance to put up career numbers on this course, but don't think that means it's too easy. It just allows for some exciting opportunites to go low on many holes.