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McDonough has average crime stats for violent crimes (murder, rape) but much higher than average rates for non-violent crimes (thefts typically).
So be sure to put your valuables away in a safe place (motel safebox, car trunk, money belt) and remember to lock the doors.
in 2006 there were 40 sex offenders in Mcdonough registered with the local authorities.
If you are going to be in the area, you might want to check out the website below to see if any of those SOs are near where you are going to be.
Remember that when you are traveling with children, you must be ever vigilant.... it only takes 30 seconds to lose someone.
Updated Apr 9, 2007
This course is a private establishment that opens up to public use at certain times in the year and on certain days. You must call ahead for tee registration. There is a dress code.
18 holes with a cart will cost $45. The pain and exasperation, when playing this course, is free.
It is a difficult course with taxing tee-to-green presentations (dog-legs, elevations, tree-obstructions, raps). I don't think any of the greens are truly flat and though they are relatively large, they are quite hard to make in three putts (at least for duffers like me). Greens are well maintained bent grass; fairways and roughs are bermuda grass which can play a bit fast in the dry summers. The course will continue to frustrate you on every hole.
The short tees play 5500 and the long play 6500 yards.
the ads say "with features like 6 practice greens, a pro shop, a snack bar and a spacious outdoor pavilion the CottonFields golf course is a favorite course for our regular seasoned golfers and an inspiring challenge for newcomers. It offers sparkling ponds, wide, open fairways and large greens. The CottonFields course is designed to provide the ultimate golfing challenge in a glorious setting."
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Address: 400 Industrial Blvd
Favorite thing: This part of Georgia is not as temperate as the coastal sections where warm currents in the Atlantic (while they do bring storms) tend to moderate temperature fluctuations. Mid-Georgia can be cold in winter and very hot in summer and in recent years they have had summer water shortages due to reduced rainfall.
Winter in McDonough has some snow and ice (and everyone panics and closes schools) but not enough of either to cause major problems generally. The drivers in Georgia could be aided by some lessons on how to drive on snow and ice because they do have some doozy of pile ups on the interstates here when things get slick. We northerners have the winter cautions ingrained in us so are able to handle the iciness a lot better than our southern brethern.
(High-Low-Average for Dec 57°F 35°F 45°F, Jan 55°F 32°F 42°F, Feb 60°F 36°F 47°F, Mar 68°F 42°F 54°F)
Springtime in this area is great because not only do you get the profusion of bulb plants that we New Yorkers are accustomed to but you get beautiful flowering of azaleas which we generally don't see until mid-summer.
(High-Low-Average for Mar 68°F 42°F 54°F, Apr 75°F 50°F 62°F, May 82°F 59°F 70°F)
Early summer in McDonough is okay but it tends to get sweltering by July and it stays too hot right through into September. This is the time of year I try to avoid visiting the area because of the darn heat.
(High-Low-Average for Jun 87°F 66°F 76°F, Jul 90°F 70°F 79°F, Aug 89°F 69°F 78°F)
Fall is nice here but not as colorful as we have up north where the trees change early and stay bright red, orange and yellow for a month or more. By Halloween, the evenings have cooled off enough to make for comfortable sleeping.
(High-Low-Average for Sep 83°F 63°F 72°F, Oct 74°F 52°F 62°F, Nov 66°F 43°F 53°F)
Written Jan 23, 2008