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Black Creek Club


4700 Cummings Cove Drive    Chattanooga    TN 37419   Pro Shop (423) 822-2582


Course Designer : Brian Silva  Head Golf Pro : Bruce Bowen  Course Superintendent : Scott Wicker  Dir. of Golf: Rob Riddle


Private - Members and Members' Guest Only
Golf Digest #7 in Tennessee
Golfweek's 2003 Top 100 Modern Golf Courses
May 30 - June 5 Nationwide Tour Chattanooga Classic

Tees and Fairways - Bermuda
Rough - Bermuda
Greens - Bent Grass

Par 70
Ratings (handicap/slope) Yardage
Gold (70.1/120) 6508yd
Blue (68.3/117) 6124yd
White (65.5/108) 5493yd

Caddie's Summary:
. One of the most unique courses around. Brian Silva (architect) designed an excellent track with a signature "square" look and feel. Bunkers, greens and tees are squared off, providing a very interesting design. The course is in fantastic condition and the backdrops of the Tennessee mountain ranges are breathtaking. Challenging from tee to green, it is the venue for the Nationwide Tour's Chattanooga Classic. The deep fairway bunkers are always in play and are a difficult escape with long irons due to the steep banks. Steep drop offs around greens, water hazards, heavy rough and elevated tees are the normal obstacles and add to the journey. Amenities include a range, grille and a well-stocked pro shop.

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Yardage Photo
From Tees
Landing Area to Green
Caddie Tips
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Par 4
HC - 5
Black 427
Blue 398
Gold 345
Elevated tees. Right bunker ends at 172yd CG (226yd from Blue tees). Carry bunker or play left. Left bunker begins at 97yd CG (~301yd from Blue tees). 33yd deep green. ridge from front right of midline to the left edge at 50% depth releases long and right. 60-80% depth slopes moderately to the front.
Par 4
HC - 11
Black 431
Blue 411
Gold 366
Right bunker begins at 218yd CG and ends at 181yd CG. Fairway bends left at 150yd CG (green viewed to right is a different hole). Left bunker begins at 142yd CG. Approach to a 37yd deep green that angles and narrows to the left. Misses right find bunker. Right edge of the green slopes gently left and the back 40% slopes to the front.
Par 9
HC - 3
Black 168
Blue 150
Gold 122
Elevated tees may alter club selection. 27yd deep green. Right 1/2 gently slopes left. Slight midline ridge releases left. Left 1/2 of the green slopes to the front.
Par 5
HC - 13
Black 547
Blue 484
Gold 457
Reachable par 5 with bunkers hugging the left side of the fairway. Last 80yd of fairway is slightly inclining. Green is tucked left of fairway over the deep bunker. 24yd deep green angled hard left. Looking at full length of the green, a ridge at 30% depth releases long and a ridge across the green at 60-75% depth slopes to the front.
Par 4
HC - 7
Black 375
Blue 354
Gold 333
Right bunker begins at 177yd CG. Left bunker at 109yd CG. Fairway ends to heavy rough and creek at 65yd CG. 32yd deep green - all flows to the front left, except just over the left bunker (level).
Par 5
HC - 17
Black 562
Blue 511
Gold 493
First fairway bunker ends at 300yd CG and the second at 279yd CG. Second shots are blind - over bank to the target sign in the far woods. Bank begins at 85yd CG and player should play 30-40yd shy of the bank if it is questionable to carry it. After bank, downhill to a massive, 46yd deep green. No bunkers, but there is rough to the far right. All of the green slopes moderately to heavily toward the right edge at Center Green.
Par 3
HC - 3
Black 244
Blue 208
Gold 168
33yd deep green (midline is the diagonal of the square green). Left of the midline slopes hard to moderately right. Right of the midline slopes moderately to the back right..
Par 4
HC - 15
Black 376
Blue 342
Gold 301
Left bunker begins at 151yd CG and ends at 142yd CG. Second right bunker is 118-89yd CG. 27yd deep green all gently slopes to the front. Sunken area just right of the midline from 0-75% depth creates heavy slope from both sides of the green.
Par 4
HC - 1
Black 435
Blue 410
Gold 336
Right bunker ends at 196yd CG and right will find trees. Left bunker begins at 142yd CG and ends at 85yd CG. Diagonal creek across fairway from right side (90yd CG) up to and hugging the front and left sides of the green (with a wall). 37yd deep green all flows left. Slight ridge through midline till 70% depth slopes moderately left.
Par 36 Black 3565
Blue 3268
Gold 2921

Yardage Photo
From Tees
Landing Area to Green
Caddie Tips
Par 4
HC - 18
Black 339
Blue 309
Gold 298
Right bunkers end at 88yd CG. Left edge of fairway falls off to light rough. Long hitters must play over bunkers. Approach to a 27yd deep green angling left. Front 4yd drifts off to fringe. Right 1/4 slopes left.
Par 3
HC - 10 
Black 181
Blue 158
Gold 148
Elevated tees may alter club. 37yd deep green angles left. Right 1/2 has heavy to moderate slope left. Back 30% on the left 1/2 slopes gently left.
Par 4
HC - 4
Black 462
Blue 412
Gold 369
End of Center Fairway bunker is 202yd from CG. Ditch runs right of fairway and crosses as fairway bends right at 150yd CG. 34yd deep green angles left. All slopes gently left.
Par 4
HC - 2
Black 458
Blue 419
Gold 387
Gently inclining fairway. Bunker begins at 198yd CG. Uphill approach to a 31yd deep green angled left. Misses left of green find trouble. Front 65% of the green slopes to the back and gently left. Back 35% slopes left.
Par 5
HC - 16
Black 533
Blue 504
Gold 473
Fairway slants left. First bunker begins at 185yd CG. Hugging that bunker will aid in reaching in two. Shy of green and over the last bunker kicks right. 36yd deep green. Front 30% slopes to the back. The back 40% of the green gently slopes to the front.
Par 4
HC - 12
Black 353
Blue 331
Gold 302
Declining fairway with a curl to the left. Left is water. Best aim is left of the last tree just right of fairway. 29yd deep green all slopes to the front. Sunken front left corner -up to 35% depth - attracts approach shots.
Par 4
HC - 14
Black 417
Blue 401
Gold 340
Second right bunker ends at 153yd CG. Over it for long hitters is ideal or golfer must play left. First fairway bunker is at 119yd CG. Fairway curls left. 31yd deep green. All gently slopes tot he front. Midline releases left or gently right.
Par 3
HC - 6
Black 209
Blue 177
Gold 143
Elevated tees to a most interesting green. 57yd deep with an extremely deep swell from 35% depth to 60% depth cutting the green practically in halves. Front portion funnels gently to the midline. Back portion has the left 1/4 sloping gently right. Back slopes also gently to the front.
Par 5
HC - 8
Black 527
Blue 506
Gold 465
Bunkers right and water hugs left edge of fairway up to 118yd CG. Creek crosses fairway at 70yd CG. Approach to a46yd deep green. All flows tot he front. Narrow front of green between the bunkers. Back left corner slopes right as well.
Par 36 Black 3479
Blue 3217
Gold 2925
Par 72 Black 7044
Blue 6485
Gold 5846

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