Best golf courses: Tennessee (East)

Tennessee (East): the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Crossville
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Crossville

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Course
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Chattanooga
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chattanooga

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Course
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Kingsport
Griffiths, Denis

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kingsport

Designer

Denis Griffiths
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Chattanooga
Morrish, Carter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chattanooga

Designer

Carter Morrish

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Kingsport
Clark, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kingsport

Designer

Thomas E. "Tom" Clark
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Crossville
Greenwood, Bobby

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Crossville

Designer

Bobby Greenwood

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Crossville
Howard, Leon

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Crossville

Designer

Leon Howard

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Knoxville
DeVictor, D.J.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Knoxville

Designer

D.J. DeVictor
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Knoxville
Langford & Cupp

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Knoxville

Designer

William B. Langford (1955) and later renovations by Bob Cupp (1993, 2007).
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Kingsport
Jones & Packard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kingsport

Designer

Rees Jones designed the Knobs and Fodderstack nines (1978). Larry Packard designed the Chimney Top nine (1994).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Crossville
Baird, Gary Roger

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Crossville

Designer

Gary Roger Baird

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Crossville
Baird, Gary Roger

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Crossville

Designer

Gary Roger Baird. Nine holes came from the original Heatherhurst 27-hole design, with nine new holes added in 2000 to create a second 18-hole course at Heatherhurst.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Knoxville
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Knoxville

Designer

Donald Ross
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Chattanooga
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Chattanooga

Designer

Father/son team of Pete Dye & P.B. Dye.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Knoxville
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Knoxville

Designer

Arthur Hills
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Crossville
Renault, Robert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Crossville

Designer

Robert Renault
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Knoxville
Lee & Roquemore

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Knoxville

Designer

Joe Lee & Rocky Roquemore
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Kingsport
Maples, Ellis & Dan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kingsport

Designer

Original design by Ellis Maples; redesigned by son Dan Maples (2006).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Crossville
Lee & Roquemore

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Crossville

Designer

Joe Lee & Rocky Roquemore

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Knoxville
Oliphant, Bill

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Knoxville

Designer

Bill Oliphant

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Knoxville
Powell & Connor

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Knoxville

Designer

Chip Powell & Ed Connor

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