The Honors Course

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The Honors Course

Architect: Pete Dye
Year: 1983

9603 Old Lee Highway
Ooltewah, Tennessee 37363
(423) 238-4272

Course Access: Private

driving range available
walking only - caddies available
on-site accommodations

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The Itinerant Golfer

The Honors Course

There was but one goal for my trip to The Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tennessee. The sole thing I wished to accomplish for this trip was to simply not drive past the entrance to the club. That's all . . . see the turn, make the turn. No u-turns . . . no mulligans. Easy, right?? Beautifully simple, yet inexplicably complex. Every person I had talked to about The Honors Course had told me two things. First, that I must turn left at the giant propane tank and second, that I would miss the turn and drive right past the entrance. I really don’t see what is so difficult about this. Giant propane tank, left turn. Really, a six year old could handle this. I called Vegas before I left my hotel and the odds on me making the trip with NO u-turn was 45-1. Not very good. Today my friend Rob from Columbia, SC would be joining me for the game at The Honors Course. He was in Atlanta on business so we met up Saturday morning and made the drive to Ootlewah (outside of Chattanooga) together. For most of the two hour trip precipitation fell pretty steadily. We were so certain it would continue throughout the day that we actually stopped at a Dick’s Sporting Goods outside of town and bought the dreaded rain gloves! When you’re on a trip to play a Top 100 course I’m a firm believer that regardless of weather you play the course… More >