One of the top golf retirement communities in the Southeast
If you re looking for a top retirement golf community in Tennessee, Tellico Village is home to three of the most beautiful and challenging championship golf courses in the southeast. All three private courses were designed by the prestigious firm of Ault, Clark & Associates, architects of some of America’s greatest courses, including Congressional Country Club (Blue), Tropicana Country Club, the Tournament Players Club in Las Vegas, and Sawgrass Country Club.
Each of the scenic and beautifully maintained courses of Tellico Village has its own personality. These courses look, feel and play very differently, one of the reasons why members never tire of playing Tellico Village golf.
Toqua Championship Golf Course
Opened in 1987 and extensively renovated in 2008, the Toqua course features a classic design that is considered one the best golf tracks in Tennessee. The course was built into an exquisite natural setting, with several holes playing alongside Tellico Lake and others winding through hills and valleys.
This Par 72 course provides five tees ranging from 6,935 to 5,240 yards. Toqua is as challenging as it is beautiful, and holes seven through nine may be the most demanding three consecutive holes in the state.
Toqua was nominated to Golf Digest as the best new course in 1987.
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Tanasi Championship Golf Course
The Tanasi Golf Course is one of the most beautiful layouts in the state. Its contemporary design incorporates Tellico Lake and provides stunning water views throughout the course. Three holes – numbers one, 17 and 18 – play over water and represent some of the most scenic and challenging holes on the course.
The Tanasi Course has six sets of tees that play from 6,731 to 5,044 yards. Characterized by large landing areas and undulating greens, Tanasi will test the skill of every level of golfer.
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The Links at Kahite Championship Golf Course
This is Tellico Village’s newest course. The Links at Kahite opened in 2002 and is a true “links” course with very unusual design characteristics.
The course meanders through a beautiful natural setting and offers spectacular panoramic views of the Great Smoky Mountains. It has six sets of tees that play from 7,170 yards to 4,435 yards. Among its challenges are the 93 bunkers on the course, with 12 of those being on hole number 18. The famous ninth hole is an 808 yard par 6.
The Links at Kahite was nominated to Golf Digest as the best new private course in 2003.
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Over the years, Tellico Village’s private, championship golf courses have hosted many state and national championship events including the Tennessee Golf Association’s Junior Amateur Qualifier, Women’s and Men’s Senior Amateur Championships, and Four-Ball and Senior Four-Ball Championship as well as the PGA Tour Nationwide Knoxville Open Qualifier.