A view of a green surrounded by tricky bunkers at Avalon Country Club.
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3.9
327 Reviews (327)
5 Stars
90
4 Stars
117
3 Stars
62
2 Stars
37
1 Stars
21
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
77.5%
Recommend this course
243 out of 327 reviews
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4.2
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
80.0%
Recommend this course
40 out of 50 reviews
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3.9
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
70.6%
Recommend this course
48 out of 68 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6764 yards
Slope 141
Rating 72.3
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Avalon Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bentgrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Joe Lee (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No denim and a collared shirt

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Tennessee (2016 #15)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2015 #23)

Reviews

3.9
327 Reviews (327)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Brunch 8
Watching the Game 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 30
Elevation Changes 28
Undulating Greens 27
This course/club is great for:
Locals 23
Advanced Golfers 19
Entertaining Clients 9
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 28
Worth the Drive 14
In the 'Burbs 11

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Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Too Much $$$ for the course condition

I have played Avalon in the past, but is has been a while.
I am extremely disappointed that I paid this much money for a course in which 3/4 of the greens are dead!
Other course conditions were very good, but they have lost their greens, which made the round almost miserable.
One member of our group was ready to leave after 3 holes. Needless to say, this took the joy out of the day.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Could be so good

Great layout, but greens were generally horrendous. Too wet for bent grass with temps in mid-90’s in late July. But I’ve played forever and understand this is a tough time of year, but why charge $60 for sub-par greens??

Layout is incredible, but I likely won’t be back unless the greens are renovated with an ultra-dwarf or there is a concession on the pricing. Too much for greens that are struggling.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens are horrible

Nice course layout. I was playing course for the first time and was impressed with the overall quality of tee boxes and fairways. Pace of play was great, finished in 3’30”.

Greens are burned up and in horrible condition. Very difficult to putt and several of the greens have unnatural holes that appear to be created from insects and or bees.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Avalon CC

Avalon Country Club never disappoints! 18 holes that challenge your game with greens that are well maintained. Every staff member is very friendly and will help you with your needs. Golf carts feature GPS tracking that allows you to view the yardage to the hole, or anywhere on the hole. I have never had a problem when playing at Avalon, great course for an even better price! Highly recommended!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens need help

Overall the course was ok but the greens were not in very good shape. Lots of burnt areas and some kind of bug had burrowed holes all over the greens. Very hard to putt on

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
First Time Playing

Very bad greens

It’s a beautiful layout course, however, the greens are very very bad, if you’re a single number handicap this course is not for you.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Avalon

I have played Avalon often for 20 years. Bunkers were pitiful for 15 of those and now are playable. Tees aren't level on 5 tees and 9 need some grass. The greens are the worst in the Knoxville area. 3 of the greens aren't playable and 4 have little bent grass to putt on. Layout is awesome along with facilities.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Greens Still Struggling

The course was in great shape except for a handful of greens. They have some kind of burrowing bee/wasp that has eaten a couple of greens so badly they are unplayable. Other greens without the bug are in great shape. Made for inconsistent conditions which lowered my score for value for the money. How about a discount when you are struggling with greens? Pace of play was decent. It was nice to have a cart girl on property selling beverages.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course!

I got my teetime on GolfNow and got paired up with 3 members. At first I was a little annoyed that I couldn't play alone, but getting paired up was truly a treat and a blessing. The members helped a lot with course knowledge and were very pleasant people in general.

The course was a lot of fun, with plenty of unique challenges. Prior to the start of the round, the area was hit hard by a storm so there were plenty of soggy areas, but it didn't affect the quality of play very much. The only negative I could say about the course was that a few greens had some dead spots from disease, and the 11 green was literally unplayable. That's a shame because it was the only blemish on this jewel of a course. Three holes require carrying water hazards which adds another dimension of fun and challenge. I'd highly recommend it to anyone.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Course

I always enjoy playing this course challenging yet fun always in great shape!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Long time player of Avalon.

The bunkers major over haul is a success, lot of winter kill throughout the course, however, the greens are in serious distress. Avalon is almost back to the original days.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Day!

The course, staff, and carts are all incredible. I would recommend this to everyone. You won’t be disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Amazing!

Best course in East TN! I have so much fun playing here. I will definitely be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

Gorgeous greens, well kept. I can't wait to go back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Amazing course

Great course and incredible staff would recommend to any golfer!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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