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3.9
196 Reviews (196)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
66
3 Stars
51
2 Stars
23
1 Stars
16
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
85.1%
Recommend this course
146 out of 196 reviews
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4.2
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.1
85.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 20 reviews
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4.2
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
87.5%
Recommend this course
28 out of 32 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 71
Length 6633 yards
Slope 130
Rating 72.1
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Centennial Golf Club - TN
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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Baird (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No. Only with permission
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Beverage Carts

Reviews

3.9
196 Reviews (196)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Watching the Game 9
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 20
Narrow Fairways 20
Forced Carries 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 21
Advanced Golfers 16
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 10
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 20
Worth the Drive 12

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Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice course

Course was in great condition. Seems like condition gets better and better each time I play here. This is becoming one of my favorites here in Knoxville. Keep up the good work.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

1st Time Centennial

Fairways and greens were in good shape. Tee boxes need a lot of help. Interesting layout with some challenging carries. Carts with "auto braking" was a new experience, but some of the steep grades make it necessry. GPS built into the cart was a nice touch, just took a bit of trial and error to check distances and return to the previous screen.

Person checking us in asked us "please repair your divots on the greens" and understand why he emphasized this as we played.

Playing on a Monday, they had just put fertilizer down, but had not watered it in. Clubs constantly had to be cleaned to remove crushed fertilizer pellets.
Played on a "Hot Deal" with a coupon so very low cost round .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overall, great course

This is a challenging course with narrow fairways on some holes. The course overall was in great shape. Some tee boxes were a bit lacking of grass. Overall, I would recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Location and great play

Pace was wonderful! Great weather, even with the rain yesterday. Downpour, and the course was in great shape!

GPS in the carts is a lovely addition and feature. A good mix of open holes for players like me, and some “target golf” Where you can’t use driver off the tee, which most courses fail to have.

Will be returning!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Too Dang Slow

Weather was perfect. Company was great. Pace of play was incredibly slow. They allowed a 4-some to play at a 5-hour pace through 12 holes before they were asked to speed up. By then it was too late. Round took 4:55. Way too slow for that course. I always enjoy Centennial's layout. It was great that they had a cart girl selling drinks on the course. That helped with the slow play.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/27/2020

ive never seen a ranger or beverage service on the course here. i just played and they have had a skeleton crew for weeks because of the covid thing. sounds fishy to me.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played

Gone downhill

I’ve played this course for years on and off and I’ll likely not be back. It is not being run well at all now. It’s a Socia environment not unlike a fancy country club, except the quality is that of a municipal goat ranch. Your high-tech cart will beep and ding at you constantly to slow down, remind of of their alcohol policies (no joke - 6 times before the 1st tee), speed limiters, and constant warnings. They are SUPER concerned about people bringing outside alcohol onto the course. There was no cart service. Trash cans had not been emptied, pro shop were just a couple kids who were disinterested. Bathroom was dirty, had to clean the seat myself. Poor, poor, poor.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Centennial Golf course

Lots of blind shots... fairways and greens in great shape. First time playing and certainly would play again.

Course knowledge here would certainly help.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Needs some TLC

Interesting and challenging course layout.
Staff less than friendly.
Facility needs to be updated.
Greens look good from a far but the locals do not fix ball marks and they drag their feet. Making for unmanageable and unreadable putts.
Hard pan fairways and uneven lies abound.
Will not be playing here again.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Back in the Rotation

Played here a couple seasons ago and was really disappointed with the pace of play, course conditions and staff. So much so my group took it off our rotation.

I heard about the new management and all the improvements to the conditions and new golf carts and I was very pleasantly surprised. Night and Day from my last round there. Great job by the new management group. Centennial is Back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Shape!

The course is in great shape. We had a great time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

pay a crew to mow

first, i live within 45 min of the course.
second, i get the same amount of rain.
third, i mowed my yard.
finally....this course is nothing but rolling hillls and blind shot golf. it was unbelievably wet on a course with this kind of terrain. the drainage must be nonexistent. i played in the fairway with grass, not thick, 5” tall. its hard to believe they hadn’t mowed in over a week. $31 on a hot deal with cart path only rule and fairway rough was not a good combination for me to play it again any time soon.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 05/27/2020

fishy review!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/27/2020

fishy review!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Don’t see this course being a 4 star

It’s a cool layout but greens are really slow, fairways are not in good shape not sure what’s going on.. I’m used to playing top of the line golf courses but this course is no where near that.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Has some interesting holes

The day I played recently was a “cart path only” day due to wet conditions. There were plenty of squishy places in the fairways so frequent moving the ball out of casual water was the order of the day. I have played Centennial GC enough to know what to expect. Greens are normally in good shape and roll pretty well. Not fast but fair. Of the public courses in this area I would rate this a 6 overall. The staff is nice. The price is reasonable. It has an interesting variety of holes. Pace of play is usually ok. 2 or 3 fairways slope to the left or right which can turn a good drive into a bad result. It is definitely a course that knowing the layout can really help your score.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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