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4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 3279 yards
Slope 129
Rating 36.0
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The Course at Sewanee
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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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4.7
43 Reviews (43)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 7
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 8
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 8
Walkers 6
This Course's Location is:
On a College Campus 7

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Handicap 10-14
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5.0
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Perfect weather
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Academic Excellence

One of the best college courses in the country - only 9 holes, but with double;e tees and enough variety and beauty to keep you engaged for 18. Absolutely love it - heathland feel, with the occasional infinity edge mountain look. Great job by Gil hanse making this simple routing completely compelling. A great asset for the University of the South in this small town of Sewanee, TN>

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Channel
First Time Playing

Easily my favorite course on the Golf Advisor Getaway. If I lived in the area, I would play this course over and over. Great layout and the course was in great shape! The views were spectacular. Highly recommend playing this course if in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor

Tennessee 9-hole two-steppin

Don't go to Sweetens without also playing Sewanee 30 mins away. Who knew Tennessee was the public 9-hole mecca of the country?

Gil Hanse extensively renovated this 100-year-old course, and at just $31-41 walking for 18 holes it's one of the best opportunities to see his work.

I'm not sure which course I like more. I played 45 holes at Sweetens but unfortunately only had time for 9 at Sewanee. They complement each other beautifully. Sewanee's greens are more traditional and subtle compared to Sweetens' wild ones. Sewanee's facilities are obviously superior to the BYOB nature of Sweetens. Sewanee's greens and surrounds were the finest of the trip and that included private Black Creek.

The layout has beautiful roll to it and is accentuated by the two infinity greens that overlook the mountains. If I was going to knock the layout, which is tough to do, I'd have preferred one of these greens be the culmination of a par 5 or long 4, and then make the nine's other par 3 a little different. I am nitpicking here.

There are a lot of 18-hole college courses that would surely trade with the University of the South's nine-holer in a heartbeat. It should be on any public must-play collegiate list.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Pleasantly surprised

I booked a tee time here as I was looking for another course to play as well as Sweetens Cove. I was extremely happy that I chose Sewanee.

Great practice area with enough room to hit off the turf, so I was a little disappointed that we had to hit off mats. Practice green was in identical condition as the course. I booked as a single and came across several other singles and twosomes, so it would have been nice if the shop paired people up to help the pace.

The course was in great condition, the greens were still healing a bit but still rolled well and fast. The amount of undulation in the greens made judging uphill and downhill putts challenging.

The course layout was fun. Sidehill lies, blind shots, deep bunkers, and big greens. Big enough that it would be neat if they used a 2nd flag for the back 9.

The views are amazing as you come up 1 and 8 to the INN and the par 3’s overlooking the valley below.

The pro shop/restaurant is tiny but great staff simple and delicious menu.

I joined up with a pro caliber player who said he likes Sewanee better than Sweetens so if you come to this area definitely try Sewanee.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sewanee at its best

As a Sewanee alum, I am so pleased that Sewanee offers a public course that is as nice as the pictures. This course is something else, and anyone in the Nashville or Chattanooga area should make the drive up to the Domain and have themselves an enjoyable afternoon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Tennessee Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked

Forgot to add pictures....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice and relaxing

Had a great time with a couple of friends and my 10yr. son!!! Was a little wet so didn’t get to drive the cart.☹️ But first time walking and golfing still had fun. Will continue to go!!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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 500 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
Walked

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
Difficulty Moderate
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 250 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
Difficulty Moderate
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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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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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
Walked

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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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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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