Getting To Know: Druid Hills Golf Club
An Insightful Interview With Rag Jones, Head Golf Professional
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 Rag Jones 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
In 1970 the first 9 holes of golf opened for play in Fairfield Glade. All 18 holes were completed in 1973 and the championship course was named Druid Hills Golf Club. Located on the highest point in Fairfield Glade, as the name suggest, Druid Hills provides several scenic views of the surrounding mountains. With rolling, tree-lined fairways, plenty of water, several doglegs, and undulation bent grass greens, Druid Hills is a true test of golf. Druid Hills is the second shortest of the five courses in Fairfield Glade but rated as the 2nd most difficult.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
A true test of golf with tree lined fairways, several doglegs, and sloping greens. Not to mention some of the best mountain views from several holes.
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Play to the 100 or 150 markers will ensure an easier approach shot.
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Some of the best mountain views around.
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Hole #14 is a par 5 down hill with an approach shot over a pond and rock wall. The elevation of the teeing areas is impressive enough that there is a cul-de-sac road directly behind the back tees for people to enjoy the view.
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Hole #4 is a par 3 over a large pond with a bunker guarding. In the fall the trees left of the pond give incredible reflections making this hole one of my favorites.
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Legends restaurant has many nightly specials and is located in the same building as the golf shop.
Back Tee Stats
Druid Hills Golf Club
435 Lakeview Dr
Fairfield Glade, TN 38558
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About: 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). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
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, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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