Georgia-based architect Arthur Davis was given the opportunity to create an adventurous route at Fields Ferry, and he all but lived up to its title; water hazards abound and you may need help from a boat in finding wayward balls.
The bold flavor of the course is established early as players approach into the No. 2 par five, where a minefield of seven pot bunkers guard the landing area. The next hole, a par three, is a carry across a pond to a well-bunkered par three...but that’s still far from the most thrilling short hole featuring a forced carry at Fields.
No. 17 opens with a similar tee shot, but players will also need to navigate a chimney — the remnant of a long-since-collapsed structure — that rises from a bunker fronting the green. This hole is sandwiched by two par fives, both of which feature risk-reward opportunities for players willing to carry a pond to an island green (the former hole) or weave an inlet and a row of bunkers leading up to the green (the latter).
Those driving between the golf hotspots of Atlanta and Chattanooga, TN may consider swinging by this public-access facility.