The Course at Sewanee

4.7667941176 4.8 stars from 5 (27)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3279 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 36.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tigers 36 3279 yards 36.0 129
White 36 3248 yards 35.7 128
Gold 36 2509 yards N/A N/A

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 27 Reviews
5 stars:
17
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

25 out of 27 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is on a college campus   Great for 9-hole rounds wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers  

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"Hidden Gem"


jwg1021's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Immaculate greens"


u1003156's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


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!


"Great 9 hole course, beautiful bluff views"


u3900836's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


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!


"Don't Miss"


wthouse's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


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!


"what a gem!"


u0000028292's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


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!




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
Walked Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


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.


"Peaceful 9 holer at the top of the mountains"


ddeschler's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


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 :)


"Amazing"


Christiancox1617's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

An amazing course for anyone


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/24/2017

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


"Sewanee Golf"


u000008211600's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


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!


"Hanse makes magic"


BrandonWebb's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Birmingham Advisor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


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.


"Top 5 Public Course in TN"


ChipperInn's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2016

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


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!


"Beautiful historical 9 hole golf course"


TERRY5344920's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


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.


"Sewanee"


Rcobra's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played 9 holes around 15 til 1 pm on Sunday. The course layout had changed since playing 7-8 years ago. Had a great round, course can be challenging for a fair to average golfer, but for the value through Golfnow, will definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/09/2016

Thanks so much, Rcobra! You're absolutely right - we had a complete redesign in 2013 from Olympic course designer Gil Hanse. We're so proud of our track, and can't thank you enough for sharing your great review. We hope to have you back soon!


"Breathtaking course"


beanbag08's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Outstanding views. Fairways and greens were perfect. Some long par 4s. Sand traps make it more challenging.

Had an ace lip out from 183 on hole 4. Will be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/09/2016

What a great day! Thanks so much for the awesome review, we hope to have you back on the course soon. Way to go on 4 :)


"Great nine hole course"


sandd105's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great nine hole course. The only complaint I have is that my gps devise would not work at course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/09/2016

Thanks for sharing your feedback, and we're glad you enjoyed the course.


Commented on 07/24/2016

GPS should bow work at the course


"A hidden gem"


swampmuzik's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Some may be put off by the fact that this is a 9-hole course. Well, they shouldn't be, because Sewanee is as good a golf course as you're going to set foot on, and is a blast to play. It has elements of a mountain course, great sand, and absolutely perfect greens. We got a discounted tee time through GolfNow, but I'd play for full price anytime. Matt at the clubhouse was great to work with, and can't recommend the Inn at Sewanee enough (overlooks the course). It's a world-class place to stay, and vey convenient to the golf course and University of the South.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/09/2016

Wow, thank you so much for the excellent review! As much work as we put in to having an immaculate track, we hold our customer service at the same level and are just so glad to hear of your experience. Thanks so much for sharing your feedback, we hope to see you again soon!


"Under construction."


jdfordhd's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Clubhouse is nearly finished. Course construction looks to be 99% complete. Cart paths are too dusty, remedy needed..! Greens were excellent. Love playing a course that is over 100 years old..!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/09/2016

Thanks for sharing your feedback. In the months since your review: clubhouse is complete! Old trailer is out! We hope you'll stop in again this season to see the progress! We're definitely proud of the course's history, thanks for sharing.


"Sewanee Mountain Top Golf"


Orangecrush98's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This is the second time I have played this course. They are building a permanent clubhouse now and the greens were aerated when we played. The fairways being in April I thought could be better, but maybe being on top of a mountain played a part in that. The views from a couple of the par three's is spectacular! The staff was very nice, but I'm hoping that with time this nine hole course grows into something very nice. With this being in Sewanee I would think money wouldn't be a problem, but maybe there more concerned about other things other than golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/09/2016

We appreciate you sharing your feedback and noting that the views and the staff were great. The clubhouse is complete and we've been getting excellent reviews on conditions this season. We hope you'll give us another round soon to see!


"great views"


gloose's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This 9 holes is absolutely spectacular and not something that can be found in many places, especially in the south. The views are unreal and the course is typically in good shape but with slow green speeds. Gil Hanse did a fantastic job with the redesign and the course certainly deserves the awards it has won! They are currently building a permanent clubhouse that will include a restaurant and a bar with a great outdoor deck that is sure to only enhance the experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/09/2016

The clubhouse is complete and we hope you've been back or will be back soon to check it out! We could not be more proud of the Hanse redesign. Thanks for sharing your feedback, cheers!


"Challenging but rewarding"


Don7668711's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course with a challenge on all holes. It's a 9 hole with two distinct sets of tee boxes for each hole which is new to me. 3rd hole had an amazing view. Cannot find a nicer staff! Well worth a two hour drive to play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/09/2016

Thanks so much for your review. We realize it's been some time since your review and would love to invite you back for another round! The new clubhouse is complete and we're sure the course is even better than you remember. Thanks again for sharing!



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