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79 Cahons Rd
Whittier, NC  28789
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Sequoyah Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 6,602 yards


Sequoyah Golf Course


The 18-hole "Sequoyah" course at the Sequoyah National Golf Club facility in Whittier, North Carolina features 6,602 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, ASGCA/Notah Begay, III, the Sequoyah golf course opened in 2009. KemperSports Management, Inc. manages this facility, with Kenny Cashwell, PGA as the General Manager, Golf Pro.

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Reviewed April 19, 2010

Reviewed April 04, 2010

The course opened before "ready" in the fall of 2009, and has yet to have time to properly mature (of grass root structure and density to fill in and "hold" shots). The course layout is quite odd, in that play never returns to the clubhouse area until after completing the last hole and that all the five par 5's are completed after leaving the 12th green (you play two of them before ever playing a 4 par). A third of the holes are on flat ground, the others ranging from hilly to just plain steep (from many elevated tees and some fairways to greens well far below). The greens are plenty fast enough, tricked up a tad with sloping to add to the overall challenge of the course. It is plenty difficult, in that some forced carries (to 3 greens across creeks and on the two longest 3 pars) are required and severe fairway contouring figures in tee club selection and line adjustment of approach shots (the bunkers are very good and plentiful, not only helping from an aiming standpoint but from preventing runoff into greenside trouble). The course is only slightly scenic (some holes near back country roads with non-zoned residences), with most of the beauty in the hole design themselves. The course is built for the accomplished player (at least when the grass takes hold and grows in), as average golfers will lack the ability to hit the ball high enough (and far enough) in the air to draw preferred landing areas to attack the greens (low ball hitters will find they subject themselves to the whims of the contouring, which are generally not kind). Although I would argue it is indeed interesting enough (from a hole design standpoint) to say you have played it, it doesn't have great appeal to repeatedly do so because of remote location, difficultly (severe contouring that run shots in trouble areas and mandated forced carries), and a disappointing visual experience (one would have thought the Cherokee Indian tribe could have found a better piece of ground to situate the course, one with more aesthetic appeal).

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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Dennis C. 20 94 74 10/16/09
2 Harold B. 4 84 80 06/17/10
3 Johnny V. 4 85 81 07/15/13
4 Douglas D. 8 92 84 04/17/10
5 Donald A. N/A 86 86 11/16/09
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
6 Ryan M. N/A 100 100 09/20/13
3 Johnny V. 4 85 81 07/15/13

Golf Course Information

About Sequoyah National

Sequoyah National Golf Club

Golf Only facility

Managed by KemperSports Management, Inc.

50 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at Sequoyah National

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Course Staff

Kenny Cashwell, PGA, General Manager, Golf Pro
Wayne Carr Crowe, PGA, Head Golf Pro
Brannon Burnes, Superintendent
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