The Course at Sewanee

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4.6
35
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
13
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2
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0
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
98.5%
Recommend this course
33 out of 35 reviews
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4.4
8
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3
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5
3 Stars
0
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 8 reviews
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4.5
11
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6
4 Stars
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0
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
100.0%
Recommend this course
11 out of 11 reviews
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Holes 9
Par 36
Length 3279
Slope 129
Rating 36.0
Type Public
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The Course at Sewanee
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tigers 36 3279 yards 36.0 129
White 36 3248 yards 35.7 128
Gold 36 2509 yards
Scorecard for The Course at Sewanee - The University of the South
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Purple M: 72.8/133 461 533 187 246 218 437 402 315 513 3312 6702
White M: 72.5/131 413 533 163 246 185 344 392 315 504 3095 6309
Gold W: 71.3/121 364 413 140 210 150 344 273 268 459 2621 5251
Handicap 1 3 17 15 11 5 9 13 7
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1915
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gil Hanse (2013)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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4.6
35

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 7
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 7
This Course's Location is:
On a College Campus 6
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Niiiiice 9 Holer

Great use of the land with some cool holes but keep your wits about ya ... golf balls flying all over due to the holes so close to each other. Drains really well, good track to play if its rained lately. Awesome place for all the kids at the University and local High School.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Beautiful Day for Golf

Golf course is in superb condition. Great design. However, the rack rate is MUCH TOO HIGH, but the course is walkable if you want to do so.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

brilliant

Yes it's only 9 holes, but well worth your time to play again and again. The places is beautiful and the conditions are superb. There's challenge, two tough par 3s, a driveable par 4, and two great par 5s. I played 27 holes off different tees each time and loved it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best greens in middle Tn

The day we played the greens were awesome. Fast and would hold shots. The scenic views are no worth the fees not to mention this is one of the best 9 hole courses around. Plush fairways and deep pot bunkers.

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

Love the course

Played it 25 years ago and didn’t know they had redone the course. Loved the layout and the views are awesome. This is a hidden jewel. Can’t wait to play again.

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

Probably most scenic course I have ever played

This is a nine hole course with a multitude of tee boxes, fairly long with undulations in all the greens. The two par 3s are beautiful with mountain crest views behind greens. Good practice area, course is walkable. Greens are bent grass and in pretty fair condition, fairways are bermuda and very lush. Course is nicely bunkered and fairways are rolling with mostly elevated tees. Just a great course on top of Monteagle Mountain, an hour from Chattanooga or Murfreesboro.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Course has great features

Great course, had a great time, only wished it lasted longer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect round

By far the best course I have played in a while. Walked in to the pro who was very nice and welcoming after our 75 minute drive. We went off at 0800 hours and set our own pace with nobody to worry about. The course was not overly difficult but you had to think on a few shots, for the most part everything is laid our in front of you. The tee boxes were very flat and mowed close, fairways were amazing and the ball set up nicely, the greens were somewhat firm but very quick and receptive with quite a bit of undulation. The course's defenses are strategically placed bunkers and the tall links style rough. Will definitely be back to play this amazing course more often now.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hidden Gem

Anyone from Nashville or Chattanooga or anyone driving on 24 between the 2 should plan to stop and play this wonderful 9 hole Championship layout you will be glad you did. Can be played as 18 also w different tees. Very challenging course with some incredible views from the top of the plateau.

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

Immaculate greens

Beautiful mountain course with fantastic fast challenging greens. David the assistant pro walked up to me on the putting green and introduced himself to me and my playing partner and asked us if we needed anything and any information about the course. We enjoyed it so much we invited a group from Texas to come and stay at this resort for a long weekend. Difficult but fair and great shape!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 03/05/2018

We were delighted to read your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience and even decided to bring a group from Texas too! We look forward to having you back again soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great 9 hole course, beautiful bluff views

Grew up in Sewanee, played the old course and this was the 2nd time playing the new layout. Layout is great and the views are awesome. Staff could stand to be a little friendlier but wasn’t there to talk to them was there to play!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 03/05/2018

Thank you for the great review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience and the great views. We hope to have you back again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather

Don't Miss

Wonderful layout, dramatic views, and angles galore. Course was in perfect shape--greens rolled perfectly and were just firm enough but not too firm. Fairways were wonderful.

For someone who appreciates golf course architecture, this is a must play. The routing is superb and it is a fairly easy walk considering the mountain terrain. The course rolls through the hills forcing club choice decisions with longer par 5s as well as a devilish short par 4. The two par 3s provide absolutely stunning mountain views.

If you're in the area, don't miss this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 03/05/2018

Thank you so much for the excellent review and kind words! We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to having you on the fairways again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

what a gem!

My wife & i loved playing this course, we played 2 days in a row. The views on 3 & 5 are awesome! It is a 9 hole course that you play on different tees the 2nd time thru. Staff is great. Look forward to coming back & hanging out on the mountain again & playing this course! Your ball goes further with the higher elevation. Enjoy!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/24/2017

Thank you so much for the excellent review & player feedback. We're glad you and your wife enjoyed the round and we look forward to having you back for more!

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Cold weather

It was nice, but the round was described to be nine holes with cart. When we arrived at the course they would not let us use a cart to WET.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/24/2017

We appreciate the 5 stars and are sorry the conditions were not optimal for full cart - we hope to have you back soon for another 9! Thanks again for sharing your review.

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Peaceful 9 holer at the top of the mountains

Teed off at 8 on a beautiful Saturday morning, and had the place to myself. They must not get too much play. It's a fun course, and was in good shape. Has some tough holes, and also some scoreable holes. Very quiet and peaceful. Nice view behind the 3rd green to the valley below. The pro was very nice. Only minor criticism was that the greens hadn't been mowed and were dew covered, making them slow and wet. But the pro said it had rained recently, so maybe that's why they hadn't mowed the greens.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/24/2017

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your morning round a few months back. We appreciate you sharing your review - we've continued to improve on conditions through the season, so we hope to have you back for another 9 when you're in the area :)

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing

An amazing course for anyone

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/24/2017

Thank you so much for the excellent review! Hope to have you back for the 2017 season!

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sewanee Golf

Great layout, friendly staff, great value in a fantastic layout. Better bring your "A" game as the course is very challenging. Greens were perfect, fairways a little dry due to very dry summer, but the course is still a must play. Lunch at the clubhouse restaurant was wonderful.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/24/2017

Thank you SO much for the awesome feedback! We work really hard to keep the course looking great and have the best service around, so we really appreciate you sharing your experience. Hope to see you out this spring & summer!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing

Hanse makes magic

Gil Hanse was hired in 2013 to give this course a facelift, and man he didn't disappoint. In the recent design trend of minimalism, Hanse carved a 9-hole course in Tennessee that harkens comparison to Pinehurst, Mid-Pines and Dormie Club. Natural, sandy waste areas abound and old-style bunkering and mounding allow for the fairways to roll in all different directions. What makes this course unique is that it is basically a links style course (complete with a Principle's Nose bunker) on top of the Cumberland Plateau. This provides beautiful vistas off a 1,000-foot drop behind the par-3 3rd hole. Another thing that makes this a must-play, is that despite being a nine-holer, there are two sets of tees that allow for a unique 18-hole experience. On the second loop around, par 5s turn into par 4s, so it is not just angles that change - the way you play holes change. Though I didn't stay there, the Inn on the property looked charming from the outside, as it surrounds the 8th green. The modest clubhouse and pro shop was very rustic, and the somewhat abbreviated driving range served its purpose very well. The Sewanee golf teams are very lucky to have such a nice facility to use. Combining this course with nearby Sweetens Cove, roughly 30 minutes away in South Pittsburg, would give any player the feel that they were in Southern Pines, NC, not southeast Tennessee.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 05/24/2017

Brandon, we cannot thank you enough for sharing this beautiful review last December. Hanse coming in was definitely a turning point, and we're just so thankful to get to share his gift with our golfers! Thanks for the excellent feedback - hope to have you back for a round when you're in the area.

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

Top 5 Public Course in TN

Yes, it only has 9 hole with different tee boxes for the back nine. But it is in immaculate shape. Requires some shot making and course management skills. The rough really can be treacherous on this course since the redesign around 2012. (I played here in the late 80's and it's much tougher now). Breathtaking views of the valley on a couple of holes. A must play for anyone who loves golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/31/2017

We cannot thank you enough for the excellent review! We're glad you enjoy the course and we look forward to having you back for a round soon. Thanks again!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Beautiful historical 9 hole golf course

To start with that the course was in outstanding shape considering the dry hot summer that we have had.The course is very scenic and has two par 3s that overlook the Tennessee wooded valley that is high in elevation. Now for the bad.there are a lot of tee boxes with logs that are painted on the ends some are White,Purple,gold,Purple and White,Black and white which make for some confusion. Also there are hardly any yardage marker in the fairways and cart paths that end and turn into dirt with no signs to help navigate thru this monkey puzzle maze. I think by them moving a couple of tee markers makes the course change but it does not, its still only 9 holes and 9 greens and they should leave it that way. But my main complaints the price $31 green fees $18 cart=$49 that to high for this course with only 9 greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 05/24/2017

Terry, we appreciate you sharing your feedback last year. We're glad you enjoyed the layout and conditions. We have continued to work on these issues through the off-season and hope to have you back this spring or summer 2017 to see improvements. $31 greens / $18 cart is for the 18 hole path and we feel it's very reasonable for a Gil Hanse design and fantastic conditions. Thank you for the feedback, we hope you'll join us for another round this year.

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