18 Hole Golf Course
Designed in 1958 by Lon Mills and Dick Reedy, Beaver Brook's golf course is as challenging to the golfer's skill as it is beautiful to the eye. Scenic mountain views and lush green rolling hills make for a rewarding round of golf.
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Each hole has its own distinct challenges and characteristics.
The course begins with a breathtaking view from the Hole #1 tee box which is a 427 yard Par 4 hole. The main trouble of the tee is a row of trees on the right side of the fairway, up to the 150 yard marker. A tee shot missed to the left, can also find itself coming to rest in a small creek for a longer hitter. The large flat green has sand traps on the left and right side and an approach shot that comes too long will leave for a very difficult up and down.
The 196 yard Par 3 which is Hole #2 is surrounded by deep sand traps which can be very challenging for a par save. The green is flat with a few subtle breaks. This is a hole where most players will gladly take a par and move on.
We then move on to Hole #3 which is a 381 yard Par 4 that can play as difficult as any hole on the course. A row of tall pine trees will line both sides of the fairway and will put a premium on an accurate tee shot. A shorter hitter will be left with an approach shot to an elevated green from downhill lie. The green flat and sand traps are placed around the front left and right side of the green. An approach shot ending up short of the green will leave the player with a better chance to save par versus a miss over the back side of the green.
Hole #4 is a short but very difficult Par 3, with a downhill tee shot to a green that is only 12 paces wide and slopes from back to front. A miss to the right can easily lead to a big number. Tee shots just landing a few feet from the fringe can tunnel down the hill into a water hazard. If a missed tee shot to the right is fortunate enough to stay on dry land, it will require a precise, high lob shot to have any change to save par. A miss to the left side of the green will give the player a much better chance of taking the risk of a high number out of play.
With out of bounds along the right side and a row of pine trees down the left side, Hole #5 is a 495 yard Par 5 hole. A longer hitter who lands their tee shot in the fairway, will have a chance to reach the green on the second shot but the pond in front of the green has collected many balls over the years from those players who will take the risk of leaving themselves with an eagle putt. The green slopes from back to front and the smart play is to always try to leave the approach shot below the hole.
Next, Hole #6, is another fairly short Par 4 that plays 341 yards from the back tees, with out of bounds along the right side of the hole and a row of trees on the left side of the hole, up to the 150 yard marker. A longer hitter may not want to hit a driver off the tee. This will take out the risk of a ball running through the right side of the fairway into a Lateral Water Hazard. A ball missed to the right side of the green will have a chance of running off into the Lateral Water Hazard.
The 178 yard Par 3 known as Hole #7 has been rated as one of the most difficult Par 3's in East Tennessee. The elevated green will add at least 15 yards of carry distance to the hole. "Out of bounds" will border the right side of the hole with a row of trees on the left. The green will slope from back to front. A slight miss hit off the tee will leave a player with a difficult chance to save par. The majority of the membership will say that #7 is the most challenging hole on the course.
A line of the trees along the left side of Hole #8 and out of bounds bordering the right creates a 321 yard Par 4 play. An ideal tee shot will only need to carry about 200 yards down the left side of the fairway and will leave the player with an approach shot around 100 yards. The fairway slopes from left to right and a ball hit down the right side can easily end up in the rough or even out of bounds. The approach shot is to an elevated green which will slope from back to front. And approach shot missed to the right can end up in a very deep sand trap, which is one of the most challenging bunkers on the course. A ball coming to rest above the hole, will leave for a very fast downhill putt. Par is an excellent score for this hole.
A short Par 4 that plays 312 yards from the back tee can be found on Hole #9. Most tee shots will find their way to a landing area leaving around 50 yards for the approach shot. A longer hitter may be able to carry the ball far enough to clear the landing area and will leave a very short approach for a birdie attempt. Out of bounds will run along the right side of the hole with trees to the left. A very deep sand trap will collect balls that are missed from the front left portion of the green. The green is flat with very little undulation.
Hole #10 is a very challenging downhill Par 3 of 202 yards but will actually play around 190 from the back tees. Players will find some trouble with the trees along the right side of the hole and a sand trap at the front left portion of the green. A ball that flies over the green will be left with a difficult up-hill recovery shot.
A player may be allowed to miss the fairway of the tee and not be punished too severely on Hole #11, which plays as a 374 yard par 4. A few trees will line the right side of the fairway and the hole is fairly open for a miss to the left. The green slopes from back to front and is surrounded by sand traps. This hole is the number 18 handicap and a longer hitter should have an easy approach for a birdie attempt.
A 391 yard Par 4 on Hole #12 is lined with a row of pine trees along both sides of the fairway. Most players will end up with a downhill lie for the approach shot into a green which will slope from back to front and right to left. An accurate tee shot is a must to avoid a big number.
Players will find a very challenging dog-leg left Par 4 for Hole #13. An ideal tee shot from the back tees will need to travel around 185 yards to have a clear shot at the elevated green. A missed approach shot can very easily find its way into the Water Hazard in front of the green. A shot missed over the green will leave the player with an up-hill recovery shot. The green is one of the smallest on the course and will require an accurate approach shot.
Next is a 489 yard up-hill Par 5 with a Lateral Water Hazard along the left side of Hole #14 up 225 yards from the green. Out of bounds will border the left side of the hole for the rest of the way in. The right side of the hole is lined with trees but will serve as a safe ball-out area to avoid any penalty strokes. Longer hitters are able to reach the green in 2 shots and with a drive in the fairway, this will play as one of the easier holes on the course.
Hole #15 is a slight dog-leg right Par 4 that plays 350 yards from the back tees. Players will not be able to see the fairway from the tee box. The main trouble will be a row of trees down the left side of the fairway and a tee shot that is missed to the right will always be a safer play. The elevated two-tier green slopes from back to front and is only 15 paces wide. This hole will play more difficult when the hole location is positioned on the top tier of the green.
A 408 yard Par 4 with an up-hill tee shot to a fairway that is bordered with trees on both sides is found on Hole #16. Shorter hitters may not be able to carry the ball far enough to see the green for the approach shot. The down-hill approach shot is to one of the larger greens on the course that will slope from back to front. A safe play is to keep the ball below the hole.
A straight forward Hole #17 is a 366 yard Par 4 with out of bounds running along the left side of the hole and a row of trees to the right. The large flat green is elevated with very little to no undulation. A tee shot down the middle will reward the player with a fairly easy approach shot.
To end a great game, Hole #18 is a 336 yard dog-leg right Par 4 with an up-hill approach shot to the green. Out of bounds will run along the left side of the hole with a line of trees to the right. The elevated green will add around 20 yards of carry distance to the approach shot. The turtle back shaped green can be very difficult depending on the hole location. Our 18th hole is one of the toughest finishing holes around.