Golfweek Magazine Names Two Fairfield Glade Golf Courses to the Top Five 2022 Best Courses You Can Play in Tennessee
By Brian Weis
Fairfield Glade, TN, June 8, 2022- Fairfield Glade is pleased to announce that Stonehenge Golf Course has been ranked #2 and Heatherhurst Brae Golf Course #5 as Golfweek Magazine's "Best Courses You Can Play in Tennessee." Each year, Golfweek Magazine ranks golf courses state-by-state. Stonehenge Golf Club has placed in the top five over 10 years and this is the 4th year in the past six to have the Brae course at Heatherhurst included on this prestigious list. This is the 25th year of Golfweek's rankings. Golfweek has golf course raters who travel the world playing and ranking courses each year. The golf course rankers have 10 criteria's to go by:
1. Ease and intimacy of routing
2. Quality of feature shaping
3. Natural setting and overall land plan
4. Interest of greens and surrounding contours
5. Variety and memorability of par 3s
6. Variety and memorability of par 4s
7. Variety and memorability of par 5s
8. Basic quality of conditioning
9. Landscape and tree management
10. "Walk in the park" test. (This is the degree of which the course ultimately is worth spending a half-day on as a compelling outdoor experience.)
See rankings: https://golfweek.usatoday.com/lists/best-public-golf-courses-2022-state-by-state-ranking-public-access/
Stonehenge Golf Course gets its name from walls of native stone found throughout the 6549yard, par 72 layouts. Natural rock outcroppings come into play on several holes, with a 15-foot layered stone retaining wall running along the left and rear of the signature downhill par 3, 14th hole. The course is proud to feature bent grass tees, greens and fairways and hosts the Tennessee Senior State Open, Tennessee Golf Association Father-Son Championship and the The Golf Capital of Tennessee Women's Open. The Brae Course at Heatherhurst, named for the Scottish term for a hillside by a body of water is a 6,499 yard par 72 layout designed by Gary Roger Baird. The front 9 provides the most challenge, including the 4th hole which requires two forced carries over Otter Creek to a green perched on top of a beautiful, stacked stone wall. The back 9 is unique in that it has three par 3's, three par 4's and three par 5's. The par 5 10th hole is the signature hole playing 562 yards downhill to the green positioned at the edge of beautiful Lake Dartmoor. The Brae is the only course in the area to feature Zoysia fairways that provide unmatched fairway conditions. (See photos attached for Stonehenge & The Brae)
Fairfield Glade is home to five beautiful championship golf courses and is open to the public for an amazing golf experience. To book a tee time at any of Fairfield Glade's five golf courses, you may call Central Tee Times at (931) 484-3729. Golf package information can be found on the Fairfield Glade web site: www.fairfieldgladeresort.com/golf-package-info
For more information please contact Jeff Houston, Director of Golf at (931) 707-2158.
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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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