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Hidden Gem of the Day: The Course at Sewanee in Sewanee, Tennessee

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These aren’t the traditional “top-100” golf courses in America, or the ultra-private golf clubs you can’t get onto. These are the hidden gems; they’re accessible to the public, they cost less than $50, but they’re unique, beautiful and fun to play in their own right. We recently asked our GolfWRX Members to help us find these “hidden gems.” We’re treating this as a bucket list of golf courses to play across the country, and the world. If you have a personal favorite hidden gem, submit it here!

Today’s Hidden Gem of the Day is brought to us by GolfWRX member smashedn, who takes us to The Course at Sewanee in Sewanee, Tennessee. Gil Hanse renovated the nine-hole golf course in 2013, and according to smashedn, it provides golfers with an enjoyable challenge.

“Just a fun course to play. It is on top of Monteagle Mountain, and so it stays a little cooler up there than in the valley below. (Guy in pro-shop said about 8* cooler is a good rule of thumb.) It is only nine holes but is worth going around a second time. It is only about twenty minutes from Sweeten’s Cove as well. You can play your early nine at Sweeten’s then go up the mountain to play the nine at Sewanee to beat the afternoon heat. The view from #3 green is pretty awesome. Very walkable course despite being on a mountain.”

According to The Course at Sewanee’s website, nine holes at the course ranges from $15-$25, while to play 18 holes at the Gil Hanse renovated design costs between $25-$41.

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giancarlomag

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  1. Bert Gwaltney

    Nov 22, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Yep, great nine hole course listed in Anthony Pioppi’s book, The Finest Nines at number 13. I’ve played it many times from different tees and can say I’ve always enjoyed it, a great Gil Hanse transformation. One note, you must stay focused or it will bite you. The two par 3’s are memorial, very difficult and scenic together.

  2. Big Jone

    Nov 22, 2018 at 10:14 am

    I played that course many times in college back during the mid 80s. It was fun then. Each nine had different tees, so it was like 18 in a way. We had a practice round team ritual to hit a ball off the mountain from a pencil. Then we would turn around try to drive the green on the short par 4. The key to that course was to keep it in play and stay below the hole on the greens.

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Hidden Gem of the Day: Republic Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas

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These aren’t the traditional “top-100” golf courses in America, or the ultra-private golf clubs you can’t get onto. These are the hidden gems; they’re accessible to the public, they cost less than $50, but they’re unique, beautiful and fun to play in their own right. We recently asked our GolfWRX Members to help us find these “hidden gems.” We’re treating this as a bucket list of golf courses to play across the country, and the world. If you have a personal favorite hidden gem, submit it here!

Today’s Hidden Gem of the Day was submitted by GolfWRX member pdaero, who takes us to Republic Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas. The course is situated just ten minutes from downtown San Antonio, and pdaero gives us some excellent insight into what you can expect should you make the trip here.

“My favorite golf course to play, it is always in really good shape. These pictures are from wintertime, which the greenness is still impressive. The course has a ton of fun holes and unique designs, and only houses visible on 4 tee and between 14 green and 15 tee.

The course rating is strong, with a 74.2 rating on a par 71 (7007 yards from the tips), and even from the second tee you get 1.3 strokes.”

According to Republic Golf Club’s website, the rate for 18 holes during the week ranges from $29 to $49, while the weekend rate ranges from $35 to $69.

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Hidden Gem of the Day: Country Club of New Hampshire in Sutton, NH

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Today’s Hidden Gem of the Day was submitted by GolfWRX member Stuart G, who takes us to the Country Club of New Hampshire in Sutton, New Hampshire. Situated at the foot of Mount Kearsarge, the Country Club of New Hampshire ranges in length from 6000 to 7000 yards, and in his description of the course, Stuart G explains how this track hits all the right notes.

“Great layout! – Makes you think your way through the round.  Challenging but not overly penal.   Walkable – although that’s relative (keep in mind this is the hill country).  Grass only driving range.  Friendly People.    Easy access (only a few minutes off of I89). Flying Goose Brew Pub just down the road – best place for after round refreshments.”

According to the Country Club of New Hampshire’s website, 18 holes midweek around the course will set you back $36, while a weekend round will cost you $45. Both rates include a cart.

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Hidden Gem of the Day: Cutter Creek Golf Club in Snow Hill, North Carolina

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Today’s Hidden Gem of the Day was submitted by GolfWRX member bermuda, who takes us to Cutter Creek Golf Club in Snow Hill, North Carolina. Bob Moore designed the track, and in his description of the course, bermuda praises the layout of the course, as well as the deals that you can often find here.

 “Excellent layout with more elevation change than you would expect in the coastal plain, not too many houses, usually not crowded and you can often get a deal. For instance, this summer they had a special of $19 for 18 holes with cart if you arrived before 9 a.m.”

According to Cutter Creek Golf Club’s website, 18 holes during the week with a cart will set you back $49, while on the weekend the rate rises to $59.

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