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The Sevierville Golf Club

The Sevierville Golf Club

An Insightful Interview With Ashley McGaha, PGA Golf Director

By Brian Weis

Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Ashley McGaha who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.

Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
Nestled in the foothills of the magnificent Great Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, The Sevierville Golf Club offers the services, amenities, and presentation of a high-quality private club on a daily fee basis.
The Sevierville Golf Club features two 18-hole championship courses: The Highlands that winds through lush rolling hills and fresh water mountain ponds and The River plays along and across the Little Pigeon River with three island holes a par 5, par 4 and par 3.

Additional amenities include an extensive practice facility with grass tees, expansive putting green as well as a chipping area all to help work on and fine tune your game. Other amenities include bag storage, indoor/outdoor meeting spaces, men's and ladies locker rooms with showers, club rental and golf lessons with a PGA Golf Professional.

We offer complete group and tournament management with custom scorecards, names on carts, custom proximity markers, club storage, outdoor scoreboard and custom pairing list. All may have a custom logo on them to promote sponsors or just say thanks.
We offer the "Best In The Smokies Golf Packages" that includes accommodations ranging from luxurious cabins with sleeping from 2 guests to 20 guests and first class hotels. Packages include all day golf with cart, bag storage and accommodations. Package can be custom fit to your needs for 2 guests or 200 guests.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
We offer more than any course in the area, 36 holes, full practice area, awesome clubhouse and the best condition course the public can play. We are "The Best In The Somkies"

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Look at the course guide carefully and keep the ball below the hole, green can be quick.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Voted best course in the area and we are host to several collegiate, women's, men's and juniors' events.

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Number 13 River Course a par 3 with a vertical drop of 200' and the most awesome view of the smoky mountains anywhere.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Number 3 River Course a par 5 is the first of three island holes. The tee shot is very demanding with the river on the left and bunker and tall rough on right. Your second shot requires a decision, the river crosses the fairway and you must carry your second shot about 235Y and then another 30y to the green. Then the green is elevated with a hazard around both sides and back. Should I layup or "go for it"? If you are playing for score I recommend using something off the tee that you know will hit the fairway and then layup as close to the river as possible to make the third shot easy as possible. You do not want to miss the green!

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Absolutely, we have the best view, food and beverage in the Smokies.

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Connor Froning 64 River Course

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 7120
Slope: 136
Rating: 74.5

More Information
Sevierville Golf Club
1444 Old Knoxville Hwy
Sevierville, TN, 37876

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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