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235 Harbour Greens Pl
Sparta, TN  38583-4289
United States
P: (931) 761-8124
Riverwatch Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 6,850 yards

Zoysia grass

Riverwatch Golf Course

The 18-hole "Riverwatch" course at the Riverwatch Golf Club facility in Sparta, Tennessee features 6,850 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. Designed by Peter Jacobsen/Jim Hardy, the Riverwatch golf course opened in 2012. Peter Ferguson manages the course as the General Manager.


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RiverWatch Golf Club
Sparta, TN
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RiverWatch Golf Club
Sparta, TN
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$13.00 / player
RiverWatch Golf Club
Sparta, TN
18 Hole Time Dress Code Enforced Cart Included HOT DEAL - Prepaid Time
3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars
Played this course? Review It!  
$13.00 / player
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Reviewed August 27, 2009

Reviewed April 30, 2009

Played Riverwatch in late April 2009. They had recently punched the greens, so the greens were slow. Would think that the course would be excellent in mid May when all the grass has greened out good. The fairways were in excellent shape, even for late April. It is a very, very challenging course and requires alot of local knowledge to play. Would recommend playing it !

Reviewed September 12, 2008

Played the course on 9-10-08 could not have asked for a better kept course. Don't know where some negative comments previously played but it sure wasn't the course that I just played. True there is no big fancy clubhouse but who needs that to play golf on a great course. Staff was very gratious.

Reviewed August 02, 2008

This is a beautiful course. IT IS WORTH THE DRIVE! I am guessing COACHN got lost - but, if you want to challenge your skills this course will do it. The staff is great. The greens are challenging. The course IS VERY well kept. I have a 18 handicap, my spouse a 6 and have played some great courses - this is amongst them.

Reviewed May 04, 2008


Reviewed August 07, 2007

It looks like a course that is making no money, May 2007

This course is bad, they are short on money from the looks of things, it looks aweful, no one is taking care of it, in the heat of summer, no cart girl, and about one maintenance guy, this course is not worth a five minute drive. The tee boxes are composed of weeds, the ruff is over grown clover, I can't imagine how this course can survive for another year, I would be suprised if it were still open in 2008. I played this course when it was new, it is sad to see how it has deteriorated since it's opening, on a rating of 1 to 5, I would give the course about a 1 now, very sad to see it waste away. I just read that the above noted comments did not understand what i was talking about, the staff told me they did not have money to hire a worker in the winter to get the course ready, they laughed at the idea of ever having a clubhouse and said they were just hanging on, the course is bad and the staff knows it.

Reviewed July 14, 2007

This wonderful Resort course is fun but also offers a unique challenge for all ages and skill levels. The course offers yardages ranging from 6,850 yards to 4,629 yards among five sets of tees. After reading all the bad reviews, I can not understand why these people do not feel the course is "up to par." The course is in the best shape of the seven years of its existence. The course is also in the process of beginning construction on the new Club House within the next month to two months. This fine Resort course also offers a Junior Golf clinic, taught by instructor Eddie Hobson, in the Spring and Fall of each year. I urge you to come see these beautiful Bent grass greens and Zyosia fairways for yourself. Let your experience at RiverWatch Resort be the judge of how you rate the course. You will not find a more beautiful nor a more challenging course anywhere in this part of Tennessee. Come and experience RiverWatch Resort.

Reviewed July 12, 2007

Try this very nice course for yourself, and don't be misled by the May 27 review. We played the course in 2006 and in July 07 and found it to be well maintained with lush fairways, nice but challenging greens, and new carts this year. The rough is environmentally sensitive with a variety of wildlife to be observed--rabbits, deer, wild turkeys, and groundhogs. The first cut beyond the fairways has mixed grasses and is not as even as the fairways, which is what one expects. Don't let the initial curb appeal of the gravel parking area and temporary pro-shop influence your decision. This is an excellent course with many challenges that you will enjoy. The course has four sets of tees, allowing players to choose degree of difficulty. The twilight rates are a real bargain.

Reviewed May 07, 2007

One of the best new courses in central Tennessee

I have played this course many times and have never been disappointed in its playability and overall appeal. The price is fair and they even have a special program for frequent players. I've read other comments complaining about dormant bermuda grass. To my knowledge that's a function of seasonality not lack of maintenance. Play it.

Reviewed April 23, 2007

Late April, 2007, looked so bad, did not tee off.

This course is a selection in a three-round golf weekend package offered in the Fairfield Glade, Tennessee area. Being from out of state, we had never been to the course. We were so disappointed by the appearance of the course and its dormant Bermuda fairways that we didn't even unload our clubs. We went to the trailer housing the pro shop and was told that there had been difficulties in recruiting manpower for maintaining the course during the winter.

This appears to be a shoestring operation. We may try it again someday if we can get assurance that the operation and conditions have greatly improved. We do appreciate the course and golf package company committing to returning our greens fees.

Please note: I rated Difficulty and Scenery at three stars only because a rating was required to get my opinion recorded.

Reviewed August 22, 2006

Tennessee Jewel!

Riverwatch Golf Club is quite possibly the best kept secret in the state of Tennessee. The course is quaintly nestled in the mountains and hills surrounding Center Hill Lake. Located between Sparta and Smithville, TN makes Riverwatch easily accessable from Nashville, Knoxville,and Chattanooga. The course is perfectly manicured and all carts are GPS equipped. Many of the holes have scenic views overlooking the lake and very challenging approaches to the greens.
This is the best $45.00 golf to be found anywhere in the Southeast!


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  • Latest Scores
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Meg H. 8 76 68 10/25/12
2 Eric E. 11 90 79 05/22/13
3 SEIJI K. 14 95 81 08/25/12
4 Jeffrey J. 1 82 81 08/26/09
5 will M. 11 96 85 09/18/09
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
3 SEIJI K. 14 100 86 07/19/14

Golf Course Information

About Riverwatch

Riverwatch Golf Club

Community facility

15 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Peter Ferguson, General Manager
Dave Phillips, Superintendent
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