Long ago, Scottish polo players longed for a game in which they could explore scenic terrain, ride an obedient mechanical horse, and wear more courageously plaid knickers. Marvel in their subsequent invention with today's Groupon: for $47, you get a golf-outing package at Lake Tansi Village Golf Course (up to a $94 total value) in Crossville. The package includes the following:
- 18 holes of golf for two, including a cart (up to a $40 value each)
- Two buckets of practice balls (a $3 value each)
- One pitcher of beer (an $8 value)
The Lake Tansi Village Golf Club's 18-hole championship course winds through a sparsely wooded patch of the Cumberland Plateau, with rolling fairways kissed by cool breezes swept off the lakeshore. The course tests twosomes with undulating greens and critical tee shots that set players against a punishing blockade of bunkers, doglegs, and heckling fir trees. The front tees of the par 72 course challenge average handicappers, and the back sets can prove demanding for low handicappers, as they position themselves directly in hazard’s way.
While traversing the back nine, golfers approach a perplexing pond butted up against the 17th green that demands a precise chip over its deep blue surface, unless golfers brought pool floaties in anticipation of retrieving wayward shots. After finishing their rounds, golfers can shake off any shanks or mulligans with a cold pitcher of beer from the 19th Hole Restaurant.
Lake Tansi Village Golf Club
Set atop a sparsely wooded expanse of the Cumberland Plateau, Lake Tansi Village Golf Club’s 18-hole championship golf course traces an undulating tract buttressed on both sides by Lake Tansi and Hiawatha Lake. Though the course is not particularly long, the course layout demands precision with its rolling terrain, deep bunkers, and multitiered greens that will terrify golf balls who fear roller-coasters. When approaching the tee on the par-4 17th, golfers look out onto a green protected by a frontside pond that forces them to carry the glassy surface with a lofted wedge or short iron.
Perched at an altitude that typically keeps the area an average of 10 degrees cooler than Knoxville and Nashville, Lake Tansi Village complements its golf facilities with a full-service marina, lakeside cottages, and stay-and-play packages ideal for golfers hoping to get away for a weekend after a heated argument with their live-in caddy.
2476 Dunbar Rd.
Crossville, Tennessee 38572