The Secret Home of Golf
The Authorized History of King-Collins Golf
and the Creation of Sweetens Cove
by Jim Hartsell
(introductory video below)
Sweetens Cove Golf Club
Sweetens Cove climbed to No. 49 on Golfweek’s Best rankings of modern courses. Additionally, the golf course was rated the #1 ‘Course You Can Play’ in Tennessee by Golfweek and bestowed with the highest average rating of ALL golf courses in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, & Louisiana in The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses, v. 2. The golf course itself is a testament to the efficacy of our methods and proof of what we are capable of as a design/build firm. We completely overhauled a dead flat, featureless parcel of land to create what Ran Morrissett labeled, “one of the most audacious designs we’ve seen. “ For a cost far below market value, we created an entirely new landscape replete with minute details across the expansive property. The accompanying slides detail the extent of our work and the architectural foundation behind the design and construction of each hole.
The accompanying slides and booklet detail the extent of our work and the architectural foundation behind the design and construction of each hole.
Golf.com | Why this rural 9-hole course was my favorite I played in 2022
Before I made the 14-hour drive from Toronto to South Pittsburg, a lot of my regular golfing buddies asked if I would get bored playing a 9-hole course for three days straight, but the truth is you could probably play it for a week and still not quite understand it in its entirety.
Sweetens Cove Golf Club's GM Matt Adamski talking over drone footage will make your day (and remind you why you love it there)
There’s not much to say about Sweetens Cove Golf Club that hasn’t already been said. Tucked just off a highway in the heart of rolling Tennessee hills, the course with an ownership group that includes Peyton Manning, Andy Roddick, PGA Tour vet Keith Mitchell and others is arguably golf’s greatest success story of the last decade.
A quirky, strategic, nine-hole course, since opening in 2015 Sweetens Cove has found its way on numerous lists, including its current ranking of No. 63 on Golfweek’s Best Modern Courses — which places the course above tracks like Erin Hills, Hazeltine and Shoal Creek.