Getting To Know: Maggie Valley Club & Resort
An Insightful Interview With Trey Smith, Head Golf Profesional
By Brian Weis
Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Trey Smith who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.
Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
* 18 Hole Championship course
* Designed by William Prevost.
* Opened in 1963 celebrating 50th anniversary 2013
* Large bent grass greens and spacious bluegrass fairways
* The Valley (holes 1-9) meanders throughout the valley floor, affording the player magnificent views of the surrounding Smoky Mountains
* The Mountain (holes 10-18) climbs some 600 feet, testing all players with a variety of shot-making challenges
* Practice facility; driving range and short game area allow for game improvement
* Lessons available by appointment from our Head Golf Professional
* Rental clubs may be reserved through the Golf Shop
* Proper golf attire is required (no denim, collared shirts for men, soft spikes or tennis shoes)
* No personal coolers allowed (consideration given to those with special dietary needs)
Full service restaurant and bar.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
At Maggie Valley Club & Resort you have the opportunity to play two different types of contrasting styles. Mountain side versus the valley side makes it one of the most unique courses in the area. Centrally located in the middle of the Smokey Mountains allowing for easy access to Waynesville, Asheville and Cherokee.
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Based on the layout of the property, all putts have a tendency to pull or break towards Jonathon Creek (right) which cuts in behind hole #3.
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Maggie Valley Club & Resort was voted Haywood County #1 Golf Course in 2010.
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Hole 6 on the Valley side. Hole 6 tee box offers you a magnificent view of the valley and mountains.
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
The par 3 #15 on the Mountain side. Plays 198 yds downhill from the tips. The green is sloped right to left. Best way to play the hole is to land your tee shot on right side and let the green funnel the ball to the hole. Grab your par and run.
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Menus change seasonally; we try to incorporate as many local products as possible. Gardens on site full of fresh vegetables. Our veranda is a perfect place to unwind after a round.
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
David Critcher with a 62.
Back Tee Stats
Yardage: Blue Tees: 6,466; White Tees: 6,130; Gold Tees: 5,242; Green Tees: 4,600
Slope: Blue Tees: 128; White Tees: 125; Gold Tees: 115; Green Tees: 107
Rating: Blue Tees: 69.9; White Tees: 68.6; Gold Tees: 65.4; Green Tees: 62.8
Maggie Valley Club & Resort
1819 Country Club Drive
Maggie Valley, NC, 28751
Revised: 03/07/2013 - Article Viewed 2,635 Times - View Golf Course Profile
Written By: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG).
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional and national level.
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