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7827 Peavine Rd
Crossville, TN  38558-6982
United States
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https://fairfieldglade.cc/heatherhurst-brae
Brae Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 6,499 yards | 126 slope

71.2 rating

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Brae Golf Course


The 18-hole "Brae" course at the Heatherhurst Golf Club facility in Crossville, Tennessee features 6,499 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 71.2 and it has a slope rating of 126. Designed by Gary Roger Baird, ASGCA/Bobby Greenwood, the Brae golf course opened in 1989. Fairfield Glade Community Club manages this facility, with Bob Webber as the General Manager.

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Reviewed June 18, 2020

Golf may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Tennessee, especially the small town of Crossville on the eastern side of the state. Crossville is known as the “Golf Capital of Tennessee,” with no less than 10 championship golf courses in the Cumberland County area.

Five of the area’s best courses are located in Fairfield Glade, a resort and retirement community located just north of I-40. About 8,300 residents call Fairfield Glade home; it’s situated on the Cumberland Plateau, between Nashville and Knoxville. Fairfield Glade is popular for “halfbacks,” retirees who moved from somewhere up north as far south as Florida and are now moving halfway back to be within easy driving distance of family and friends. Consequently, you’ll find a lot of people originally from Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana here. The area is blessed with four mild seasons and golf can be played year-round. No state income tax, low property taxes, and an overall low cost of living only add to the attraction of residing in the area.

If you haven’t been out to Fairfield Glade in a while, you may notice several differences. There’s now a clubhouse at Dorchester; it opened in 2015. Likewise, there have been some major renovations at Stonehenge, primarily at the grill and pro shop and a new maintenance building was added in 2018. The two courses at Heatherhurst and Stonehenge have all undergone extensive bunker renovation and now feature Better Billy Bunkers, considered by many to be the best bunker construction in the world.

The five courses at Fairfield Glade play out of 4 clubhouses, each with its own practice facility. Three of the four facilities have short game practice areas complete with bunkers. As if that’s not enough, There’s a TrackMan simulator in the Fairfield Glade Community Center where you can play any number of courses from around the world or sign up to take a golf lesson on it. There are two courses at Heatherhurst, the Crag, and the Brae. The facility was built in stages; the front nine of the Crag opened in 1989 and the back nine opened in 2000. In 1991 the 3rd nine was completed and from 1991 – 2000 Heatherhurst was a 27-hole facility. In 2000, another 9 was added and this now 36-hole facility had two separate and distinct 18-hole championship courses: The Crag and The Brae.

In 2017, the Brae Course at Heatherhurst was named one of the Top 5 Courses you can play in the State of Tennessee by Golf Week Magazine. The Brae Course at Heatherhurst was also designed by Gary Roger Baird and opened in 1989. The Brae is the only course in the area with Zoysia grass fairways and the subtle undulations in them as well as the true rolling greens will keep you coming back round after round. Each side features a picturesque par 5. The 4th hole plays 495 yards from the White Tees and features a double dogleg that requires two forced carries over Otter Creek; it’s said to be one of the toughest par 5’s in Tennessee. To me, The Par 5, 10th hole was stunning. Number 10 is a slight dogleg left and starts with a blind tee shot. Pull your tee shot left and you’ll find the woods. It’s all downhill from there – literally – to a green that overlooks beautiful Lake Dartmoor.

Golf’s not the only thing Fairfield Glade has to offer its residents. There are two full-service marinas and a racquet sports center complete with clay courts, indoor tennis, and pickleball courts. Fairfield Glade has also been blessed with mile after mile of hiking trails.

Springtime is the prime golf season in Tennessee and Fairfield Glade is the place to be for visitors from all over the area. There are a few reasons for this, the biggest being the fantastic golf that can be played within the community. Five beautiful and challenging courses in one location! The second could very well be the weather, with an average temperature of 59 degrees in March and 69 degrees in April.

Fairfield Glade is a golfer’s paradise and with five spectacular golf courses, you can easily make a week of it. Depending on the time of year, many homes in the community can be rented by the month, giving you plenty of time to learn the lay of the land and fall in love with the community. If you prefer to stay off-property, there are several well-known hotel chains in the area. A third option is a Club Wyndham timeshare, available through Extraholidays.com. These units come fully furnished and are available with 1 – 4 bedrooms; perfect for a couples golf getaway or a foursome with the guys – or gals! Several golf packaging companies have put together some tremendous Fairfield Glade stay and play packages.

Golfers in the midwestern states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Illinois have several golf travel alternatives for their golf vacations. Fairfield Glade and the plateau area of Tennessee has a lot to offer when compared to alternatives such as Myrtle, Beach, Hilton Head or Savannah, GA. It’s a lot easier of a drive – less than an hour from where I-75 splits with I-40 outside Knoxville – and a lot friendlier on the wallet. You don’t have to travel far to get a good meal either, whether you’re looking for a quick bite at the course or dinner and drinks after your round. Each clubhouse has a snack bar with the usual at-the-turn necessities or you can have a nice sit-down meal at the Stonehenge Grille or Legends, located in the Druid Hills clubhouse.

Fairfield Glade wants everyone to know that after 50 years the community is still thriving and continues to invest in all of their golf courses. If you haven’t visited them in a while, it’s time to come back and experience everything they have to offer, During your visit to Fairfield Glade, you’ll have scenic views of the surrounding mountains, good changes in elevation, and access to five golf courses that offer tremendous challenge and beauty. In short, it’s a golf vacation you’ll remember for a long time.


Beverages Available Cart Included Challenging Club Rentals Food Available Friendly Staff Great Deal Pro Shop Putting Green Scenic Walkable Well Maintained
Reviewed April 01, 2009

capehaze has provided an accurate review of the Heatherhurst Brae course. the one major negative is the zoysia fairway grass which is like a sponge in the wet weather and is like walking on a squishy wet carpet, not very pleasant. In the dry weather, ball sits up beautifully.
The Brae is one of 5 Fairfield Glade Community Club owned courses and provide tremendous value. If you live in Fairfield Glade or are a timeshare owner/exchanger, you can play these courses for approximately $25 each with cart, if you buy the multiple use card for $500, which can be shared by two persons.
With the exception of Stonehenge, the other 4 courses are very women friendly and my wife will play 18 every day on these courses.
Every course has at least 2 or 3 spectacular holes with some amazing drops from the tee boxes and fabulous scenery, especially in the fall.

Reviewed August 18, 2008

Reviewed October 31, 2007

Folks here are very friendly and helpful. They love their course and want you to love it, too. The course has some gorgeous holes, especially #10, a par five that plays down a steep incline to a peninsula green jutting out into a large lake, and #4, a double-dogleg par 5 with an elevated rock-faced green set into a heavily wooded bowl. The fairways are tree-lined, moderate-to-narrow, and well maintained zoysia grass. The greens are receptive and "readable" with fair breaks. There are bunkers around most greens, but not excessively so, and only a couple of holes have water hazards - the chief hazards are the trees along the fairways. It is "woman-friendly" with distances that allow an average woman golfer realistic chances to hit greens in regulation. The only real knock on this course is that 4 or 5 of the par 4s are pretty run-of-the-mill, straight-ahead, forgetable holes that you can see on thousands of courses. However, we would happily play it again.

Reviewed October 11, 2007

One of the good ones here. Some fun and interesting holes. Fair to all.

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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Bud S. N/A 57 57 10/26/07
2 Brandon M. 3 72 69 11/21/10
3 Drew L. 7 78 71 09/24/11
4 Eric E. 10 81 71 06/07/14
5 Nathan M. 25 97 72 07/22/10
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
9 Andy K. 11 88 77 05/15/17
9 Andy K. 11 89 78 05/15/17
9 Andy K. 15 90 75 05/23/16

Golf Course Information

About Heatherhurst, Brae

Heatherhurst Golf Club

Resort facility

Managed by Fairfield Glade Community Club

50 tees driving range

36 regulation holes

Awards at Heatherhurst, Brae

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Course Staff

Bob Webber, General Manager
Jeremy Jones, PGA, Golf Professional
Mark Knaebel, GCSAA, Superintendent

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