Graysburg Hills Golf Course - Chimney Top
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|Regular M: 70.4/129||502||369||377||385||187||359||516||154||364||3213||6345|
|Short M: 67.1/123||475||309||352||354||161||337||433||145||312||2878||5689|
|Ladies W: 68.3/115||429||301||340||304||143||233||428||136||261||2575||4908|
Graysburg Hills Golf Course – Three Nines That Will Delight Golfers
Graysburg Hills Golf Course in Chuckey, TN sits nestled in the East Tennessee foothills, one of the most scenic regions in the area. The course has been family owned and operated for over 40 years and is highly respected by locals and visitors alike for its maintenance standards: well-groomed fairways and putting surfaces. From the moment you step through the front door of the clubhouse, you’ll notice the friendly atmosphere and personalized service; reasonable rates are just a bonus. At Graysburg Hills, what you see is what you get, great golf at an affordable price.
These are just a few of the reasons that Golf Digest Magazine has awarded Graysburg Hills a 4½ Star rating in their Places to Play Guide. It’s simple: great golf! Graysburg Hills has 27-holes and opened for play in 1978. The Knobs and Fodder Stack Nines were designed by Rees Jones, one of the leading golf course architects in the United States. Fifteen years later, Larry Packard who designed the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Golf Resort in Palm Harbor, FL designed The Chimney Top Nine.
The three nine-hole layouts at Graysburg Hills offer players a lot. Some holes have gentle, rolling Riviera Bermuda grass fairways framed by mature hardwood stands. Others straddle creek beds and ponds below steep hillsides, while others play past picturesque barns and farmhouses. Bentgrass greens, 100 bunkers and six water hazards add to the challenge. Graysburg Hills has created a strategic design using the area’s beautiful mountain topography; it’s a course that is both challenging and friendly, all year long.
The Knobs Nine plays 3,351 yards to a par of 36. If you take out the par 3, 8th hole and the par 4, 9th, and you’d have a very nice links style golf course. But then you’d be erasing two of the most memorable holes and quite possibly the most memorable hole on the property. Number 8 is a par three that plays about 100 feet downhill and requires a few clubs less than the stated 195 yards from the Championship tees. To complicate matters, it has a peninsular green and more often than not the wind is in your face. If you can’t find the green, finding the sand around the green is a lot better than finding the water! Number 9 is a short, dogleg left par 4 with water running down the right side; this takes driver out of the hands of many players. Should you try and cut the dogleg, make sure you take enough club to clear the sand traps. The green is surrounded by three bunkers and has some gentle undulations.
The Fodder Stack Nine plays 3,509 yards to a par 36. Two holes stand out in my mind: Number 2 and Number 3. The 2nd hole is a dogleg left that plays 369 yards from the White tees, with water coming into play if you hit it too far straight. Too far left off the tee and you’re likely to find the sand. Regardless of where you hit your tee shot, you’ll have to carry the water on your approach and avoid the bunkers that surround the green, which slopes back left to front right, down to the water. It’s a very picturesque hole. If I were naming holes, Number 3 would be called “Be Brave.” It’s a dogleg left par 4 with a pair of bunkers that require a carry of about 210 yards. By being brave and going over the bunkers, you’ll leave a short chip shot into an elevated green with lots of undulation. Number 4 is where you start to see more dramatic elevation changes; it’s a 385-yard par 4 straight uphill that probably plays over 400 yards.
The Chimney Top Nine is the hilliest nine, which is evident from the start. Number 1 is a 347-yard par 4 that plays straight uphill. The 4th and 5th holes clearly steal the show on Chimney Top and exemplify mountain golf. It’s a 481-yard par 5 with a steep drive to the White tees. The narrow fairway is lined with trees on both sides, but the good news is your tee shot plays downhill, so you’ll definitely get some extra roll. A good drive will leave you with a choice: layup or carry the lake in front of the green. Good scores can be had here. The 5th hole starts with a tee shot from an elevated tee box, over a valley and then a partially blind approach shot slightly downhill to a large green protected on the left side by a large trap.
The Chimney Top Nine is built around the Chimney Top community. Within this evolving neighborhood, there are 60 fully restricted lots with an average size of 1.2 acres. The entire Graysburg Hills development encompasses 1,100 acres, of which more than half are for future development. The impressive views of the surrounding mountains and foothills are unspoiled by any industrial or commercial development. And, since just about everything you see as you survey the area is part of Graysburg Hills, you can rest assured that these beautiful views will be preserved for many years to come.
There are many varieties of homesites to choose from: beautifully wooded lots, lots with panoramic views of the mountains and the ever-popular golf course views. All homesites come with underground utilities including city water, telephone, electric, cable tv, and broadband cable access and clean, mountain air! The streets are paved, curbed, guttered, and lighted.
Membership at Graysburg Hills Golf Course is not mandatory; homeowners at Graysburg Hills have the benefit of living in an upscale golf development without the expense associated with most private club memberships. Golfers have the choice of paying daily greens fees or opting for very reasonable annual rates. Eighteen-hole greens fees are very modest: $40 with a cart, $25 to walk on the weekends.
Graysburg Hills has partnered with the Hampton Inn in Greeneville, TN to create stay and play packages that appeal to visiting golfers. There are several options for dining within minutes from the hotel and it’s only a 15-minute drive to the golf course. Packages include a night’s lodging at the Hampton Inn including their Breakfast Bar, 18 holes with a cart, and all taxes. If you want to play more than 18 holes, it’s only an extra $8.00 per person for the golf cart per 9 holes during prime season. There’s no charge at all for extra holes during the off season. Rates start at $92 per person based on double occupancy. Depending on how the nines are paired together, golfers can enjoy three different and challenging 18-hole courses, enough for a weekend golf getaway.
No matter which nines you play at Graysburg Hills, you’re sure to be challenged. Take in the scenery as you play your round and you’ll realize that this is a special place. The staff is friendly and eager to ensure that you have an enjoyable time.
A Really Good Course
We played here for the first time in a few years but have logged at least 100 rounds here since they opened (1979 I believe). The fairways were in the process of being converted to Bermuda the last time we were here and the conversion was well worth it. Very nice fairways and tees. The rough was tough but overall not unfair. The greens were good, and could have been better if a few people in front of us did a better job of fixing ball marks. That was really our only complaint. We saw familiar family faces of owners from 40 years ago and were treated like they appreciated us being there. It was busy here this morning but the pace of play moved pretty good. We played in under 4 hours playing the original 18 holes of the Knobs and Fodderstack 9's. We never really cared for the Chimney Tops 9 hole layout...Just a personal preference. Anyway, this is a really good golf course andwell worth the drive into the country to play it. We hope to be back soon.
Very poorly ran golf course!
Course was in great shape! They have the luxury of having 3 9s but unlike other courses they can't run it at all.we were second group out and followed a very slow twosome that they let go off first without even having a tee time. We finally made it to the turn and they went to the third 9 and we thought finally we won't have to wait,but sure enough the guy in the clubhouse ran another slow group over to start just in front of us,which should never happen! After watching them stretch and finally start we followed them for 6 holes, waiting every shot! Then they let us play through on 7. Just when we get moving we head to our last 9,because we paid for 27, before we started. And wouldn't you know it they start 2 foursomes in front of us so we waited 20 min to get to tee off!!! Needless to say we will not be back and really think it's the worst ran course I've seen in years, really need a ranger or someone who can better plan out the times!
A great course to play on a beautiful day. Greens and fairways were in great shape. Staff was friendly and helpful. Hope to be back soon.
Great layout. Excellent conditioning. Greens were excellent...
running about 10 on the stimp. 27 holes of rolling hills on converted farmland with barns and tractors scattered around. Good test of golf. We played the Knobs and Fodderstack nines and rode around the Chimney Top 9. You can play all three 9s after 1pm for one green fee and I would recommend this. They are three challenging, well-conditioned and scenically interesting nines. Great bang for the buck. I'd pay double the price. It's off the beaten track and well worth the effort to get there. I belong to a private club and this is one of the finest public golf courses I've played in my 50+ years of golf.
Fantastic course for the money.
Nothing but good things to say about this course. Use to playing on high caliber courses and this one fits the bill. Beautiful layout, fantastic condition, and challenging for any level of golfer. I usually judge a courses condition by how many times I need to roll my ball to improve its lie when in the fairway. With this course, you don't need to touch your ball when in play. Greens are good size and receptive to a well played shot. Lots of beautifull tee shots from the tips make for a fun afternoon. Excellent value for the money. Want dissapoint.
It's simply the best golf course, hands down.
Graysburg Hills delivers the complete golfing experience. It provides a beautiful course layout with 27 enjoyable and challenging holes. The staff is always pleasant and extremely accommodating. I would recommend this course to every golfer as a must-play. The course speaks for itself and will not disappoint.
Everything went very well. We were early but they let us go ahead and start. Everybody was very nice. Will definitely go back.
A jewel off the beaten path!
Took a business trip to VA and a friend told me about this course, so we tried it on our way. Played Knobs and Fodderstock. Would like to have played Chimney Top, but work was calling. The greens and fairways were in great shape. The tee boxes were not in as good a shape, but did not bother our group. During the week you can play 27 holes for the price of 18. A great deal for a course of this caliber. The staff was great and very hospitable.
Beautiful course. Fun to play.
Graysburg is a beautiful course that is fun to play. We played on a holiday weekend and had no trouble getting 27 holes in less than 6 hours.
Some of the fairways were stressed but the greens were in good shape.
I always love playing at Graysburg Hills.
Course is starting to come to life fairways are starting to green up
Great day out course is really looking good enjoyed the round
EXCELLENT COURSE WITH A COUNTRY SETTING!!
JUST LIKE THE TITLE SAS A EXCELLRNT COURSE WITH Q COUNTRY FRIENDLY ATMOSPHER MUST PLATY COURSE IF IN THE TRI-CITIES !!
Beautiful course excellent greens very scenic nine holes. Look forward to going back. Staff very friendly and accommodating.
Always great condition.
Graysburg is one of the premier courses in this area. They have good facilities and the course is always in good shape. There are some fairly easy holes but also many challenging holes. Keep it in the fairway and the greens are accepting.
Great place to golf
This is a great course for the value. The staff is very friendly and the course is always in great shape. The green where not a fast as they are in the summer time but still rolled pretty true. If in the area I would recommend you playing this course.
An Above Average Course Offering 27 Holes of Play
This course has three sets of nine holes, each offering a unique experience. The fairways and the greens are all in great shape. Some of the tee boxes were in need of attention, but were not a major detraction.
The course is pretty challenge with many elevation changes and greens which require some precision to hit because they are so well protected. If you like a challenging course, I do not think you will be disappointed.
Very Good course for the rate. Also Winter rates were in place.
Great fall weather was enjoyed on this course and conditions were great. Beautiful area.
Nice, Quiet, Well Kept Course
I really enjoyed playing this course. It is a 27 hole course and we played the Knobs/Fodderstack 9's. Definitely one of the best kept up courses in the area. Greens were in amazing shape for late October. Can't wait to go back to play the Chimney Top 9!