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Getting To Know: Cattails at MeadowView

Getting To Know: Cattails at MeadowView

An Insightful Interview With Peter DeBraal, General Manager/Director of Golf

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 Peter DeBraal 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
Cattails at Meadowview is nestled between the rolling foothills of the Appalachian and Great Smoky Mountains, and is surrounded by the beauty of the lush, wooded terrain. The par 71 layout, featuring six sets of tees, is recognized as one of the most enjoyable golf experiences in Tennessee. Golfers of all skill levels enjoy playing this masterpiece course designed by the renowned Denis Griffiths. The links-style front nine offers gently rolling terrain, combined with greenside mounds and bunkers. The back nine features a target-golf experience, meandering through the woods, highlighted by two memorable risk-and-reward par fives.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Cattails at MeadowView offers some of the best playing conditions in the region, featuring Bermuda grass fairways and Bentgrass greens. The course offers a fair, yet challenging, experience with a moderate number of sand bunkers and a winding stream, six beautiful lakes, wide fairways and large putting greens.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Bring every club in your bag and be prepared to use them. Don't discount the subtlety of the greens, as they demand your full attention.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Golf Digest rated Cattails at Meadowview four and a half stars.

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Cattails' "Signature Hole" is Number 11. Easily the most beautiful hole on the course, it features 110 feet of uphill elevation change from tee to green.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
My favorite hole to play is Hole 13. It is a driveable, 321 yard par four. It boasts 100 feet of downhill elevation change. Standing on the tee, you are treated to some of the most beautiful scenery in the Tri-Cities.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Our regular golfers rave about the Cattails Chili Dog, which is best washed down with a cold LandShark Lager on draft.

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Tanner Davis-63.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 71
Yardage: 6704
Slope: 71.8
Rating: 131

More Information
Cattails at MeadowView
1901 MeadowView Parkway
Kingsport, TN, 37660

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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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