Whittle Springs Golf Course

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3.6
67
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.9
78.3%
Recommend this course
46 out of 67 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
6
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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Average Rating
4.2
10
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
10 out of 10 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 5723
Slope 112
Rating 67.5
Type Public
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Whittle Springs Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 5723 yards 67.5 112
White 70 5391 yards 65.8 109
Red (W) 71 4781 yards 67.9 109
Scorecard for Whittle Springs
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 67.5/112 355 378 146 368 361 168 405 204 270 2655 501 303 500 297 309 145 265 239 515 3074 5729
White M: 65.8/109 345 363 138 341 352 142 385 158 258 2482 479 285 472 286 295 132 257 208 495 2909 5391
Red W: 67.9/109 316 350 120 325 267 113 240 149 252 2132 450 234 440 274 274 109 246 182 440 2649 4781
Handicap 7 5 15 13 11 9 1 3 17 6 12 8 10 16 14 18 2 4
Par 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 3 4 33 5 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 5 37 70
Handicap (W) 6 8 16 14 10 18 2 12 4 5 7 1 9 11 17 13 15 3

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

Reviews

3.6
67

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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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
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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value

Never disappointed with Whittle, greens were in good shape and always solid for the money.

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

Great value

The course is tight with lots of hills and small greens. The greens were tricky because of the slope. I thought it was fun and challenging.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Better than I remembered

Had not played here in 10 or 12 years. It was in much much better shape then I remembered. The greens were very good and fast. If you haven’t played this course in a while, it is worth checking out. Didn’t remember the par 5s being as tough as they are.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bad experience

Started playing and the greens were covered in sand and I caught up to the group in front of me and I was told I couldn't play through because they had another group they were with in front of them. Didn't make sense to me, but hey I was on a golf course so I didn't care. Then I started noticing that it just felt like we were all on top of one another, really don't like the way the course is laid out. But the staff was friendly and it's a course so there's that. Basically you get what you pay for with this course.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tennessee Trip

A nice little old time municipal golf course. Lots of rolling terrain and small greens make up for the course's short yardage. Playing from the tips was a challenge even playing under 5800 yards.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Small Elevated Greens A Big Minus

We can see where locals might enjoy this course after playing it several times. But for a one time round we wouldn't have bothered knowing what we know now. Previous reviews say the course has gotten better, but for us the improvements weren't enough.

While in great shape every green was small and elevated so approach shots needed to land perfectly. Otherwise you may hit within inches of the green only to see your ball roll 30 yards away down a hill.

Frustration began on the first drive as a small slice landed in a pond not visible from the tee. Knowing it was there would definitely have changed our drive angle.

A couple of places the tee box location was confusing and so close we had to take turns with another foursome nearby.

So, too, were the greens and tee boxes. A couple of times we re-teed due to distubance from someone putting just a few yards away.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

New greens and cart paths

The new greens and cart paths at Whittle Springs have added value to a round of golf there. The course itself has not changed, still a little on the short side, small elevated greens that if missed make for tough up and downs. Overall a fun course to play for any level golfer....if you need to be challenged a bit more just play the back tees.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Best shape it's ever been in

I grew up next to this course and it was the home course of my high school golf team. I can honestly say the course is in the best shape I have ever seen it in 60 years. The greens have been upgraded with Bermuda and the fairways and tees are getting better and better. It's a short par 70 course on a tight location but was fun to play. If your wedge game is good you can score well. Play it. It's worth your time and a good value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Good public course..

Friendly staff....new cart paths...good course for all skill levels...

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

Tnhorn3696

Course was in good shape. Spent front nine playing behind a sixsome with three adults and three children . Pace of play got backed up b/c of it.

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

THE BEST I HAVE EVER SEEN IT!!!

If you haven’t played here in a while you need to go. I have never seen it look better. The greens are as good as any in Knoxville. The fairways and tee boxes look great. They repaved the cart paths a couple of years ago and there in great shape. Rusty (course manager) and the new grounds keeper are doing a wonderful job. Keep up the good work guys. If you have not played here lately, then give them a try. You won’t be disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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