Honors Course, The

4.8571428571 4.9 stars from 5 (4)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7400 yards
  • Slope: 152
  • Rating: 76.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Silver 72 7400 yards 76.8 152
Black 72 6915 yards 74.7 145
Blue 72 6630 yards 73.4 145
Blue/Orange 72 6475 yards 72.4 143
Orange 72 6345 yards 72.0 141
Green 72 6000 yards 70.2 139
White 72 5575 yards 68.2 130
White (W) 72 5575 yards 73.6 138
Red (W) 72 5015 yards 70.4 129

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 4 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

4 out of 4 reviews


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Reviews


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"Tennesse's Best"


None's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Year in and year out, the best course in TN. An absolute treat play.

Pics of The Honors

https://flickr.com/photos/92239680@N08/sets/72157646321235166


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


"Spectacular Course, Outstanding Staff"


JayEmm's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I was fortunate to play The Honors Course after volunteering for the USGA Junior Am. As a volunteer, I walked the course with players during stroke play and twice during match play. After the tournament, I played the course with other volunteers.

The course is a first class layout. The fairways are generous, for the most part, but the varying lengths of the holes require you to select the best shot option. I watched the scratch golfers sometimes select irons off the tee even from the tips (which are 7600 yards in total). The turfgrass is zoysia which holds up well in the heat of summer and provides a great lie anywhere on the fairway. The rough, reallt a second cut, was just an inch or two higher providing excellent lies. On most hols, after the rough you will find native grass that is very hard to hit out of.

The greens were still hard and fast from the tournament (about 9-10 on the stimpmeter). The greens were not built as roller coasters but you will definitely need to get a solid read of breaks and speed to make your putts. From some spots, a 3-putt seems routine.

I heard from members who routinely play the course that walking is the norm. Caddies are used for most rounds. Unless you are in good shape, walking and playing will be a difficult proposition.

The staff is as professional as they get. Even to the volunteer players, they were warm and gracious. I suspect this to be customary.

It was a great experience and I am very thankful to the club for their gracious invitation to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent Golf Experience"


None's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2015
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The layout of this course is great and the greens were in good shape. We played in the spring so the grass wasn't totally green but that is the only bad thing I can say about it. The experience of having a caddie in a white jump suit is the closest thing you'll have to playing Augusta National. If given the opportunity to play with a member, do it, you won't regret it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bring your A game and plenty of golf balls"


Toddsmoreland1234's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The Honors course is always ranked in the top 30 courses in the country. The pro Henrik Simonsen, from Denmark, is the best. The staff, food and course is world class. It was built to honor amateur golf and has held US Amateurs, NCAA nationals , state Ams and Southern Amateur tournaments.


Staff Friendliness: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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