Getting To Know: Heatherhurst Golf Club
An Insightful Interview With Jeremy Jones, Head Golf Professional
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 Jeremy Jones 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
Heatherhurst Golf Club is home to 36 of the 90 holes of golf at Fairfield Glade Resort. The Brae and Crag courses were designed by Gary Roger Baird and are sure to provide an enjoyable experience to golfers of all abilities.
On the Brae course the front 9 provides the most challenge including a double dogleg fairway with two forced carries over Otter Creek on the 4th hole, said to be one of the toughest par 5's in Tennessee. The back 9 offers three par 3's, three par 4's and three par 5's with undulating fairways and encroaching bunkers. Number 10 is a par 5 that moves down hill to a green overlooking Lake Dartmoor. The Brae is the only course in the area with Zoysia grass fairways, optimal during the hottest summer months.
The Crag course is player-friendly with tee locations ranging from the most forward Green tees at 3,600 yards to the Blue tees at 6,200. Bent grass tees and greens, wide fairways-great for short hitters, and strategically placed bunkers add to the fun. The 17th is the Crag's signature hole. The teeing areas sit on an overlook that will have you pausing to take in the view. Although the 17th is a short hole, driving accuracy is important. A favorite among our furry and feathered friends, don't be surprised to see deer, turkey, squirrels or other passers by on the Crag course
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Heatherhurst is the perfect place for golfers looking to play two rounds in a day. Both courses operate out of the same clubhouse so you can enjoy two rounds of golf on two different course without the hassle of driving from course to course.
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
The signature hole on the Crag course is #17. The tee sits 70 -80 feet above the fairway below. The views from the tee box are some of the best around.
On the Brae course their are two signature holes, one on each 9. On the front 9 #4 is a double dog leg par 5 with two forced carries over Otter Creek. This has been the site of many ruined rounds. Whether for the beauty of the hole with the Otter Creek and the covered bridge, or the difficulty everyone that has played #4 remembers it. The signature hole on the back nine of the Brae is #10. It is a 562 yard par five that plays down hill to a green situated on a peninsula surrounded by lake Dartmoor. The view for the fairway is one of the best you will find on any golf course.
Back Tee Stats
Par: Brae Course 72/Crag Course 72
Yardage: Brae Course 6499/Crag Course 6171
Slope: Brae Course 127/Crag Course 130
Rating: Brae Course 71.0/Crag Course 69.4
Heatherhurst Golf Club
421 Stonehenge Dr
Fairfield Glade, TN, 38558
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, 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 GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. 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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