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Value
4.3
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
5.0
Amenities
5.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 7450 yards
Slope 152
Rating 76.8
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Silver 72 7450 yards 76.8 152
Black 72 6915 yards 74.7 145
Blue 72 6630 yards 73.4 145
Orange 72 6345 yards 72.0 141
Green 72 6000 yards 70.2 139
Scorecard for Honors Course
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: 74.6/146 405 560 200 435 460 565 460 200 365 3650 475 590 355 395 160 445 200 495 455 3570 7220
Championship M: 76.8/152 400 520 195 435 460 545 435 205 370 3565 435 560 355 395 155 445 210 495 455 3505 7070
Blue M: 73.4/145 380 500 185 405 410 520 410 170 355 3335 425 545 340 380 135 420 170 470 420 3305 6640
Orange M: 72.0/141 360 490 175 365 370 515 390 160 340 3165 405 535 330 370 130 395 150 460 400 3175 6340
Green M: 70.2/139 355 480 165 360 360 495 370 150 330 3065 355 495 320 330 120 375 145 445 380 2965 6030
White M: 68.2/130 W: 73.6/136 315 425 160 345 350 475 290 130 280 2770 350 485 310 320 110 315 125 435 355 2805 5575
Red W: 70.4/129 270 420 140 315 305 425 265 115 275 2530 300 445 255 280 80 295 110 400 315 2480 5010
Handicap 9 17 13 5 3 11 1 15 7 4 12 8 14 16 2 10 18 6
Par 4 5 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 36 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 15 11 13 3 6 1 9 17 7 5 2 10 16 14 8 18 12 4

Course Details

Year Built 1983
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/15
Architect Pete Dye (1983) P. B. Dye (1983) MacCurrach Golf Bill Bergin (2015)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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5.0
5 Reviews (5)
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Handicap 15-19
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Tennessee Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Used cart

Even in winter...conditions were great

This is my second time playing The Honors. Last time was in July -- the middle of summer with great course conditions and very fast greens. This time was in early November -- late fall with cold weather setting in. I was really surprised. The zoysia had not gone dormant yet but we had not had our first frost either. The greens were a bit slower then previous summer play but everyone in our group still considered them faster than their home courses.

Everything around the course was still as perfect as can be. The greens had been sprayed and were very receptive and held well. It had rained the weekend before but there were very few wet areas on the fairways,, none on the greens or bunkers. The course was obviously designed to drain well.

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

Tennesse's Best

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

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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Tennessee Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Spectacular Course, Outstanding Staff

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather

Excellent Golf Experience

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.

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

Bring your A game and plenty of golf balls

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.

Friendliness Fair
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