Avalon Country Club in Lenoir City, Tennessee, USA | GolfPass
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4.0
442 Reviews (442)
5 Stars
154
4 Stars
141
3 Stars
72
2 Stars
49
1 Stars
26
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
78.9%
Recommend this course
336 out of 442 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.1
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
83.6%
Recommend this course
46 out of 55 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.2
75 Reviews (75)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
85.3%
Recommend this course
64 out of 75 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6764 yards
Slope 141
Rating 72.3
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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Primo Zoysia
Golf Season Year round
Architect Joe Lee (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No denim and a collared shirt

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Tennessee (2016 #15)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2015 #23)

Reviews

4.0
442 Reviews (442)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Brunch 8
Watching the Game 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 30
Elevation Changes 28
Undulating Greens 27
This course/club is great for:
Locals 23
Advanced Golfers 19
Entertaining Clients 9
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 28
Worth the Drive 14
In the 'Burbs 11

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New Ownership: As of the fall of 2015, Avalon Country Club is under new ownership and is currently undergoing a series of upgrades and improvements to the clubhouse and overall experience. Find out more
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New Ownership
As of the fall of 2015, Avalon Country Club is under new ownership and is currently undergoing a series of upgrades and improvements to the clubhouse and overall experience.
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Almost There

I always enjoy playing here. Last year was a bad year condition wise. This year fairways have filled in nicely and the greens were in great shape. Not as fast as other times I've plated but still a nice pace to them. Green on 6 is really bad. 2 putts and pick up. Bunkers still need work.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Always great time

Always have a great time playing Avalon. Im begginner golfer and course very challenging. Staff extremely friendly

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

This course is well kept

The staff was extremely welcoming and friendly. Course and greens were phenomenal. First time playing and will definitely be back. Excellent club and course all around.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome

Was a great day, love the layout. It was perfect today. Pace of play on the course was great . The staff and everyone was very polite. Definitely play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome

Awesome! The course was in great shape and we thoroughly enjoyed our round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Avalon was nice

Only negative is proximity to the interstate gwy- noise

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Avalon soars

Played this course 2 years ago- greens were so bad we were given a pass for a free round. Played today- excellent course condition, great staff and had a beer in the cozy lounge. Only negative- 3 holes border on the interstate- quite a bit of highway noise

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Very good time. Great course condition and very friendly staff. Will be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Track

Had a blast playing this tough, but fair course. Played in the hills, in valleys, 17 and 18 are fantastic finishing holes over water that reward risk and crush you if don’t hit the right shot. Great time overall. Pin placement today was very tough and forced good shots or chips to even have a chance at birdie/par. I saw a beverage cart at least 5 times and even the rangers carry water. Great conversation with starters and staff mage for an enjoyable experience. The only thing that took away from the round was Cart 32 It would benefit from some TLC and maybe a suspension change and brakes checked. It was an I treating ride to be sure. Other than the cart having a mind of it own sometimes. No complaints at all. I will definitely play here again when I come back to town!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Greens were bad.

Tee to green was not bad. The greens were terrible. They had aerated them about a month ago and they are keeping the grass high which makes putting very difficult. A couple of greens had unplayable areas in them. Lots of courses around Knoxville are a much better value.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Avalon

Avalon has always had issues with greens dying, bunkers, and uneven tees.
Bunkers now have sand as well as rocks so bring your practice wedges. Tee boxes now have grass on them and offer uneven lies. The greens have elevated from dead grass to zoysia which is great for fairways. I have played Avalon since it opened and always hoped the golf course design would match golf course conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

Avalon has had a difficult history

Been playing here sporadically since 1990s. Greens issues, tee area issues, and unplayable bunkers have been areas of concern . New ownership has taken these on. Tees still uneven but more grass than in the past. Bunkers were in the past a disgrace now playable if you don't mind dinging your wedges with rocks. The new zoysia greens are something else. They are playing as a normal courses fringe areas.
Staff an A+, practice tee a B pace of play B.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Day

Course was fantastic! Staff in Pro Shop and the Avalon Grille were tremendous! The new greens are the best I have played in the area! We had a great day!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best Layout in town!

Avalon has the best course layout in town. Course has continued to improve, and is my favorite course in town!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Avalon Review

The course was phenomenal. The starter and workers were helpful and respectful to their players. Great location and a well maintained course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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