Fairways and Greens Golf Center's 25-acre practice and instructional facilities help Titanium Membership holders to hone their skills with unlimited practice balls and year-round amenities available only to members. The outdoor grounds boast a bevy of arenas to work on your swing, putt, or ceremonious hole-in-one dance routine, including a practice range with three spacious bermuda-grass tees, two crenshaw bentgrass putting greens, and a covered tee area that banishes weather-spawned interferences with a shade-blocking canopy and gas heaters at each of its 18 hitting stations. The Loop course encircles a pond with three greens, each of which sports three separate tees, creating a nine-hole layout that ranges from 80 to 60 yards per hole. Meanwhile, the 10,000-square-foot indoor space provides sphere-slingers with a 1,400-square-foot True Tour putting green and individual video-swing analyses to refine your technique when chopping golf balls or betamax videocassettes. Fairways and Greens is also home to a 2,500-square-foot indoor fitness center that brims with the cardiovascular and muscle-toning equipment necessary to keep pars attainable.
Located just outside of downtown Knoxville, Williams Creek Golf Course is a par 3 championship course that sprawls across 98 acres of rippling terrain accented by creeks and ponds, challenging short game skills with holes that range from 85-245 yards. At the elevated tee box on the first hole, players have the chance to peer out at what lies ahead, from the fast-playing bent-grass greens to any wildlife wildly waving foam fingers along the edges of maincured fairways. Each hole presents a different challenge: number six, for instance, forces shots to soar over water, and number 14 boasts the longest distance at 245 yards. Players can prepare for such hurdles by taking advantage of the other on-site facilities, which include a fully stocked pro shop, a driving range, and lessons from PGA and LPGA professionals.
Staffed by experienced coaches and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the three laws of golfing robotics, GolfTEC’s motion sensors and high-speed cameras monitor swings and break down each individual’s form on a high-definition video display to get results. Sensors chirp with approval whenever they detect the perfect stroke or an especially witty golfing joke. GolfTEC’s certified personal coaches will point out flaws and strengths while providing golfers with tips on how to permanently improve their game from tee to green.