One of the top golf retirement communities in the Southeast
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 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 distinctive design and personality.
All Tellico Village Property Owners automatically become full Tellico Village Golf Club Members with all rights and privileges on all three courses. Tellico Village Property Owners are not required to post a bond, pay an initiation fee, or spend a monthly minimum to maintain full playing privileges on our courses.
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.
Meet The Director Of Golf
Jim West has been with Tellico Village since December 2002, and is responsible for all aspects of the golf experience, including pro shop operations, golf course maintenance and golf marketing. Jim also oversees the food service operation at The Links at Kahite. Jim’s direct reports include the golf professionals and head golf course superintendents at each course as well as the food and beverage manager at The Links at Kahite.
In Jim’s 35-year golf career, he has achieved a high level of success at nearly every type of golf facility, including high volume daily fee courses, large-scale resort facilities, multi-course/multi-state management companies and ultra-exclusive private clubs in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Jim’s hard work and dedication to the game of golf have earned him numerous awards with the PGA of America, including the 2014 Tennessee Section PGA Golf Professional of the Year – the highest honor the PGA of America bestows on a working Club Professional whose total contributions to the game best exemplify the complete PGA Professional; 2015 Tennessee Section PGA Horton Smith Award for contributions to educational programs; 2015 Knoxville Chapter PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award for mentoring fellow professionals and the 2012 Knoxville Chapter PGA Merchandiser of the Year for Private Clubs. Jim also serves as Secretary on the Tennessee Section PGA Board of Directors and is on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Golf Foundation.
When Jim isn’t at one of the Village’s golf courses, he enjoys motorcycle road racing, boating, tennis and especially Tennessee football. He and his wife Nikki reside in West Knoxville and have a 21-year old daughter, Katherine, who is a senior at the University of Tennessee, majoring in chemistry.