Welcome to the Toqua Golf Course

Toqua opened in 1987 and was extensively renovated in 2008, the Toqua course features a classic design built into an exquisite natural setting with several holes playing alongside Tellico Lake and others winding through hills and valleys.

Toqua is a beautiful golf course cut through a forest on Tellico Lake. You have everything from tree-lined holes to a links setting on the lake. The genius of the course is that it is playable for all levels of golfers whether you are a scratch golfer or beginner. It is a championship level golf course that approaches 7,000 yards from the tips and can play as short as 4,200 yards from the “play it forward” tees. Toqua was nominated to Golf Digest as the best new course in 1987.

The Toqua course offers a driving range, short-game practice area and practice putting green. Its clubhouse offers the Village’s newest dining location. The 6,800 square foot clubhouse, opened in November 2019, features a restaurant done in a sports bar motif. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it is popular for casual dining and provides a spacious veranda for post play food and refreshments.

Toqua Golf Pavilion

Situated on the crest of a small hill above the 9th hole and 18th hole greens on the Toqua golf course, is the Toqua golf pavilion. The 150-seat facility is also adjacent the Toqua clubhouse which provides food service for many of the pavilion’s events. The pavilion has a fire pit, small presentation stage, indoor-outdoor kitchen, men’s and women’s rest rooms and a modest “snack shack” tucked in the back corner of the building to service golfers making the turn.

Toqua Golf Pavilion

Meet The Golf Professional

Adam Jacob
Adam Jacob - Golf Professional

Adam Jacob grew up in New Berlin, Wisconsin, and began playing golf at the age of 15. He played golf through high school and lettered his junior and senior year. After high school, Adam attended college at Ferris State University where he enjoyed multiple golf internships at places like Whistling Straits in Kohler, WI, West Brook Country Club in Mansfield, OH, and Mission Hills Country Club in Palm Springs, CA. After graduating from Ferris State University in May 2003 with a degree in Marketing and Golf Management, Adam took his first assistant’s position at Tellico Village. Less than a year later, Adam completed his PGA work and became an official PGA member. Adam has enjoyed his time working with all the Tellico Village leagues and taking part in the changes in the Village over the past decade. Adam and his wife Liz have two energetic children, and when he’s not on the golf course, he is spending time with his family and exploring beautiful East Tennessee.

Meet The Golf Superintendent

Chris Sykes
Chris Sykes - Golf Superintendent

Chris Sykes holds a B.S. in Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences with an emphasis on Turfgrass Management from Virginia Tech where he was a member of the golf team. Before coming to Tellico Village, Chris worked for two years at The Honor’s Course in Ooltewah, Tennessee; and then in November 1997, became Golf Course Superintendent of Cherokee Country Club (a David Ross Course in Knoxville, Tennessee). Chris was hired in April 2011 to be the Superintendent of the Toqua Championship Golf Course. Recognized as one of the top Turfgrass experts in Tennessee, Chris’ expertise and hard work have significantly contributed to the quality and playability of this outstanding golf course. Chris lives in the Knoxville area with his wife Nicole and three wonderful children. In addition to his family, his passions are physical fitness and his golf course.