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bamafan425
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The Little Golf Course That Could - Sweetens Cove
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A great NYT article on my favorite golf course I've ever played. It's only 9 holes and in a tiny little rural town outside Chattanooga, but it's the best golf experience I've ever had. No fancy clubhouse. No huge crowds. No absurd greens fee.

Just 9 of the most fun holes of golf you'll play. Amazing and big greens. Shot making and options for days. Plus the people running the place love golf and they love Sweetens Cove. The architect will be running the "shop" some days your there. Not many places do you get to shoot the shite with the guy who built the place.

It's getting a cult following and for good reason. If you're near Chattanooga at all, go play it!
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BLIZZAKE7
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I need to check this place out


bamafan425
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You won't regret it. Could easily be made into a cheap golf trip outside Chattanooga.


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The Johnny Lawrence
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Dylan Dethier is a good writer. He wrote a book about playing golf in every state the year between high school and college. It was a very interesting read.


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This shite is right in my wheelhouse. Will def visit this


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They have a good membership price, if you live nearby. Cheaper than playing there three Saturdays a month.


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VernonPLSUfan
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re: The Little Golf Course That Could - Sweetens Cove
Is this place on the blackout path of the eclipse. Would be a good time to foot wedge one onto the fairway.


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lsujunky
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Going see Patrick there in two weeks and play a little golf.


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quote:

“It’s not the ’60s anymore,” Collins said. “Dad can’t take off by himself at 8 a.m. and come home late night, eight martinis deep.


They did things right back then


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bamafan425
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Going see Patrick there in two weeks and play a little golf.



The group of guys out there makes the golf course even better. Going back home to Chattanooga in October. I'm hoping to go volunteer a morning or two and help the superintendent out while Im in town (and of course, get in a few loops on the course).


GeauxTigers0107
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Would love to play that course. Great story.


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VolInBavaria
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I played it for the first time last weekend. It is amazing.


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Bama fan, weird question but can we talk off line about a Tennessee course? Thanks.

Lighter345@yahoo.com
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bamafan425
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Played 18 on Sunday and on my second 9 today at Sweetens. This place is too good to stay away.
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Is it difficult to get a tee time?


bamafan425
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Nah. Its not bad. Give them a call and they can make it work.

I was able to talk to Rob (the architect) on Sunday since he was running the shop for the day. He said the NYT article was an absolute game changer for them. Estimated that play used to be 75% Chattanooga/25% surrounding areas before the article, and now it has flipped. The majority of the people are coming from Huntsville, Nashville, Birmingham, ATL, etc.

On Sunday, there was a guy who had driven from Detroit making a few loops.


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