Donald Ross had already given Tennessee several gems, including Holston Hills and Chattanooga, but as his bibliography suggests, the Scot never stopped working. Very near to the end of his career, Ross returned to the Volunteer State for one last job during 1947 (less than a year prior to his death).
Although real estate has popped up over the years on the property’s higher plateau, the original showcase holes that trace the bank of the South Fork Holston River remain, beginning with No. 4, a lengthy par five that features a centerline bunker to challenge second shots, or No. 17, a dogleg right par four that follows the river’s curves as it wraps around the property.
It is a long way until the river reaches Ross’s most acclaimed course in the state (which shares its name with the body of water), but Ross fanatics should be sure to check out this gem, just across the Kentucky border.