A view of a green surrounded by tricky bunkers at Avalon Country Club.
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3.9
339 Reviews (339)
5 Stars
97
4 Stars
119
3 Stars
63
2 Stars
37
1 Stars
23
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
76.4%
Recommend this course
252 out of 339 reviews
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4.3
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
81.7%
Recommend this course
49 out of 60 reviews
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4.0
73 Reviews (73)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
75.3%
Recommend this course
55 out of 73 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
339 Reviews (339)

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
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0

Avoid at all cost

We played this course last fall, it was trash. Greens were beaten up and had more sand in them then the beach. They had few real temporary greens. At the end of the round we went into the shop to complain that no one told us the greens were so bad. Got charged full price and an attitude from the counter staff when we said something last year. It took us talking to multiple people to get comp round back, we would rather have received our money back but we will take an invite to play again....which was today. Over a year and the greens are terrible, absolutely wrecked, an embarrassment to anyone who’s ever tried to grow grass. Whoever is in charge of the course should change careers. They were decimated beyond belief, so so so so bad. Do not play this course, if you pay more then $10 to play you got ripped off. The members (who I would be embarrassed to even be on the course if I was a member) don’t follow the rules, cart path only for us, not for them, rank the bunker for us not for them. Just a terrible terrible place, avoid at all costs. .

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

DISAPPOINTED!!!

Heard great things about this course from locals & recent on-line reviews looked good. The tees & fairways are in great shape. The carts were clean with working GPS. The layout is phenomenal with immense changes in elevation. The greens are abysmal! It’s unclear to me what happened to them (disease, fungus, pests, drought, neglect ???), but they are substantially without grass & most are heavily sanded. I played Willow Creek GC two days prior & it was without blemish tee to green at a lower cost. Avalon is a beautiful community with a great course (once the greens are rejuvenated). A greens warning should be listed on GolfNow.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser

Burnt green

Half the greens were so burnt up you couldn’t even putt on them.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

The course is amazing. We had about a 30 minute rain delay and not long after it stopped you could barely tell it rain on the course. Would highly recommend this course.

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

Great course

Beautiful course in the hills of East Tennessee. Good challenging course but suitable for all levels of player.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Day with Friends

This was first time playing course. It was challenging but able to have a good round. Beautiful area and each hole is it on and not worrying about a ball from different hole. Just a really good experience other than when I was in sand but I guess that was my fault

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

Overall a great course that I could play everyday. Everything is is good condition and the greens play fair. I would recommend it to anyone that wants to enjoy a day on the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Well above average course in every way

Well maintained course,professional and friendly staff, all around a great place to play whether your a beginner or a pro. You'll enjoy.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

Course was in great shape and was manicured beautifully. Great price for such an outstanding course that always has great pace of play and friendly workers. Will be coming back many times.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value, good shape

Fairways were in good shape, some of the greens were in bad shape

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course all around and every round

I've never had a bad experience playing here, from the course to the staff, Avalon always exceeds my expectations.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
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 5
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 5
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 5
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
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