If you’re an area golfer, you’ve probably played a round or two of the game at the Sequatchie Valley Golf Club. If you’re not a master of the links, chances are you’ve still attended a party or social gathering at the clubhouse over the years.
If you’ve taken a drive down into Sweeten’s Cove lately, you might notice some changes are taking place at the course. The clubhouse has been razed along with several other structures, and the course itself is rather bare including the removal of many of the greens, fairways, and traps.
The course is currently undergoing a a complete overhaul. Once complete, you can expect a new name, new membership structure, new pricing plans, clubhouse, and more.
Course owners Reece and Bobby Thomas are supervising the work of Rob Collins of King-Collins Golf Course Design in the renovations. Collins envisions a drastic change in course elevation to help improve drainage and to help ensure wall-to-wall grass coverage on the course, along with many other updates.
The Thomas family, who are also the original owners, built the course in 1951. It was eventually sold and has operated under the name “Sequatchie Valley” for many years, switching owners several times before being bought back by the Thomas family.
The family hopes that the new and improved course will inspire old and new generations of golfers to come and take part in the sport once the new course is complete.
Information Source: Jasper Journal