~ The Course Tour ~
Hole 1 Par 5
The opening drive introduces the golfer to Horse Creek. This will be the first of six trips across this creek. Sand traps are waiting left of the landing area to catch any errant tee shot. Another trap guards the left side of the fairway just short of the green along with a deep green side bunker.
Hole 2 Par 4
A long, accurate drive is a must for this lengthy par four to avoid a long iron or fairway wood into the green. The green is guarded by a tree on the front right and is further protected by Horse Creek approximately forty yards short of the green.
Hole 3 Par 4
This short par four gives players a chance to make birdie before they play the four difficult holes ahead. Players tee off over Horse Creek, and can find trouble if they pull it left in the large fairway bunker that runs down the left side of the fairway. If the players find the fairway, they will be left with a short iron into this well bunkered green. If you go long you can find trouble in the pond that is hidden behind the green. This is one of the easier holes on the golf course if the player is willing to play safe off the tee.
Hole 4 Par 3
A protected natural pond and two sand bunkers short of the green dictate longer club selections. Be careful of the large grass hollow behind the right side of the green.
Hole 5 Par 4
The golfer is confronted with a long hole that is guarded by a fairway bunker down the left-hand side of the fairway. This hole favors a player who can draw the ball into this well guarded green. There are three deep bunkers on the front left of the green and one bunker behind the green to the right. The approach shot into the green would be best played by hitting a right to left shot, allowing the ball to run up to the flagstick.
Hole 6 Par 4
Hit everything in your bag and then some. This par four is long and demands two great shots. This hole has a huge fairway, which allows player to hit whatever shot they want off the tee. Players will find little trouble off the tee, but a series of grass bunkers short right of the green will aim the golfer to the left. Players will be hitting anything from a mid iron to fairway wood into this difficult par four.
Hole 7 Par 5
This number one handicap hole has trouble on it from tee to green. From the tee, players have to drive over a large pond. If the player gets over the pond with their tee shot, they have to worry about the large fairway bunker that sits on the left side of the fairway. Once in the fairway, players have to decide whether to hit their second shot over Horse Creek or to lay up short. Players choosing to hit over the creek will contend with fairway bunkers on the left-hand side, which also protect the green.
Hole 8 Par 3
This short, downhill par three is the first of two holes that will allow players to get some strokes back after playing holes four through seven. This one shot hole has several bunkers that guard the right side of the green. This large green can be reached with a short to mid iron.
Hole 9 Par 4
This short but difficult hole can be easy if the player hits the right club off the tee. From the teeing ground players has to hit their tee shot over Horse Creek, which runs from the teeing ground down the left hand side of the green. If players try to drive the green, their ball can get caught up in the large fairway bunker that is 60 yards short of the green. A fairway wood is needed off the tee to allow a mid to short iron into this large well bunkered green. Shots going long can be left with a difficult chip back onto this large green.
Hole 10 Par 4
This challenging hole, which introduces the inward nine, plays as a dogleg to the left with water hazards coming into play off the tee and the approach shot. Players who can play a draw will be able to hit a mid-iron into this well guarded green. Right of the green is a bunker that will catch any iron shots from jumping into a creek that runs along the whole side of the green.
Hole 11 Par 5
The ever-difficult eleventh calls for three great shots to reach in regulation. The players tee shot will need to stay left of two fairway bunkers that are located on the right side of the fairway. The second shot will be to a landing area that is over 100 feet above the tee box. Players who play left will have a short to mid iron shot into a green that is well bunkered in front and back. Lay up shots that stray right will get in one of the four grass bunkers. Once on this small green, players will be greeted with one of the best views in Northeast Tennessee.
Hole 12 Par 3
This par three may well be the most picturesque hole on the course. Perched atop the highest point on the course, one will appreciate the breathtaking views, but don’t let beauty and distance fool you. Two bunkers in front of this small green protect it. Tee shots that travel too far will be in danger of carrying over the edge of the hill into the woods.
Hole 13 Par 4
This downhill par four offers a dramatic view from the elevated tee. A tee shot that goes right can find one of several bunkers down the right side of the fairway. Players who decide to hit a long iron or fairway wood off the tee will have a much more generous landing area. Two sand bunkers and one deep grass bunker surround the green on this short par four. From the tee, most players are thinking “easy birdie”, but this hole can ruin a great round if it is played too aggressively.
Hole 14 Par 4
Once players arrive to this mid length par four, they will be in the part of the golf course that if played smart can yield several birdies. From this elevated tee box, players will see a pond that runs down the left-hand side of the fairway, from tee to green. Once in this bottle-like fairway the player will be faced with an elevated green that has two large green side bunkers and Horse Creek deep behind the green. Players can make birdie here if they play smart, but par is the common score.
Hole 15 Par 3
The fifteenth hole, which is the signature hole at Cattails at MeadowView, is a difficult par three that plays over marsh to a well-bunked green. From the green, players cannot see the two large bunkers that will collect any shots that come up short of the green. Also, there is one sand bunker behind and to the left of the green that is hidden from players.
Hole 16 Par 5
This par five is a player’s last chance to make an easy birdie before the two tough finishing holes. On the tee box, the player will see Horse Creek down the right hand side of the fairway, and marsh all along the right hand side. This big fairway allows the players to hit anything from a long iron to drive. Once in the fairway, the players have to decide whether or not they want to try the high risk shot to the green. If players go for the green, they will have to hit a high shot over a three and half acre pond as well as contend with three bunkers that surround this big green. Players deciding to lay up will have no more than a short iron into this green. Eagles and birdies can be made here at this hole, but if a player is not careful double or triple bogey can be made.
Hole 17 Par 3
If you are looking for a tough hole, you’ve found what you’re looking for on this long and difficult par three. From the tee box, players will need to hit a long iron or fairway wood over Horse Creek once again to a green that has a large sand trap to the right. The place to miss this green is to the left. Par here is like a birdie on any other hole.
Hole 18 Par 4
The very difficult eighteenth hole can make or break a players round. With marsh in front of the tee box and all down the right-hand side of the fairway, accuracy is at a premium on this slight dogleg right par four. Once players reach this left to right sloping fairway, they will have a long to mid iron into this green. Sand bunkers sit in front and right of this green with Horse Creek flowing down the left side.