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4.0
80 Reviews (80)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.4
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.2
88.2%
Recommend this course
57 out of 80 reviews
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4.0
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.5
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
3.9
84.6%
Recommend this course
11 out of 13 reviews
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4.0
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.5
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.1
87.5%
Recommend this course
14 out of 16 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 5723 yards
Slope 112
Rating 67.5
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Whittle Springs Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1932
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2018 #4)

Reviews

4.0
80 Reviews (80)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 6
Water Hazards 6
This course/club is great for:
Beginners 8
Locals 8
Walkers 8
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 10

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

The staff

The staff at this course was awesome. Made to feel so welcome. And the guys in the proshop hanging before their tee time were so friendly. One even gave me a bag full of balls. :))

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Greens Are Great, Teeboxes and Fairways Are Average

The greens are close to the best that Knoxville has to offer. Fast, true and just soft enough to stop an iron shot. The layout is funky, but is understandable since the course was built in the mid 1930's. Best value around town for sure.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Front Nine course closed for aeration

Had to play back nine twice...didn't know course was undergoing aeration.

Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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GMwhittlesprings
Commented On 07/23/2019

We apologize for you having to play the back nine twice. It is a necessary process to ensure the health of our greens. We try to post aerification notices on all booking engines and inform golfers when they call and check in.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Value

Best bang for your buck around Knoxville. Fairly tough course with most greens having large drop-offs and some tricky angles and slopes. The holes are right on top one another so other golfers were the biggest hazard with no sands and one water.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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GMwhittlesprings
Commented On 07/10/2019

Thanks for your review. We are glad you had an enjoyable round with us at Whittle Springs. Hope to see you back soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course conditions

Whittle Springs golf course is in great condition. The greens are in top condition and a challenge for anyone, no matter your skill level. The staff are always helpful and friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 07/10/2019

Thank you so much for your review. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 07/10/2019

Thank you for your review. We take your opinion seriously, and are working everyday to improve the customer experience. If you have any comments or concerns you'd like to share with us, please email info@golfwhittlesprings.com

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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Meh

It’s ok. Fast greens. The only downside is how close all the holes are together

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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GMwhittlesprings
Commented On 07/30/2019

Thank you for your review. We strive to provide great course conditions and customer service for an enjoyable round of golf.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

A day of golf

When I played they had just aerated so obviously the course condition section is a little lower but when the greens are healed it’s going to be a great little course it’s very challenging even though it’s short it requires a lot of shot placement to score well and you can’t beat it for the price it’s priced to be played often and I will continue to play it often over great course I look forward to when it’s healed up

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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GMwhittlesprings
Commented On 07/30/2019

Thanks for your review. Greens have healed up nicely after aerification. Look forward to having you back for a round.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course for price and best customer service

Some of the friendliest staff around, greens are good and course is well taken care of. Pace of play was a little slow due to amount of players but that will happen.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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GMwhittlesprings
Commented On 07/10/2019

We have a great team! We're so glad you enjoyed your round and had an awesome experience with the staff. Hope to see you back again soon! Thank you!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great time

My wife and I enjoyed our round of golf on Thursday. The course was in great condition, and the greens were in excellent condition. As always the staff were professional and friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value if you just want to play

Paid $20 for 18 holes and a cart so that is tough to beat. Don’t come to this course expecting holes secluded in picturesque pockets of nature with perfectly tended grass and you will have a great time. Excellent value and if your just want to get out and play a quick and affordable round this place is perfect. Played the course in 3.5 hours on a decently crowded Saturday morning and could have played faster if the groups in front of mine were more familiar with the game. Tee boxes were in good shape, fairways were decent, greens were a little unpredictable but acceptable. Only terrible part of the course are the rough areas. Lost a couple balls that should have been easily found due to poorly maintained bermuda, but no sweat there. Would recommend this course if you’re just looking to sneak outside for a quick casual round.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Surprisingly Nice!

In Knoxville for a football game and looking for a place to play at a reasonable price. Found Whittle Springs - cheap - and expected a “goat ranch.” Nevertheless, I booked a tee time for 3 people and, when we arrived at the parking lot, I thought I was correct. How wrong I was - employees were friendly and helpful, the carts were in excellent, and the course was in good shape. It is laid-out well and the rolling terrain makes play very interesting. There appeared to be quite a few “regular” players - not surprising due to the value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

best kept secret in knoxville

great place to play golf. greens are in great shape, fairways are really nice, and you can't beat the price. the guys in the clubhouse Rusty & Gil are very friendly, and Brad and his crew do a fantastic job on the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great local course

Whittle Springs Golf course was in terrific condition today. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We always enjoy playing there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fine

A good starter course. Rolling fairways. Fare landing areas. Not real long course. Affordable green fees. Would play again. Had a good day.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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