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Bring Your Clubs & Do Battle at Shiloh Golf Course
Located just north of West Tennessee’s historic Shiloh National Military Park, Shiloh Golf Course is a full-service 18-hole venue with all the amenities. The semiprivate facility is located off Caney Branch in Adamsville, 100 miles east of Memphis off U.S. Highway 64.
The Shiloh battlefield is a mere 10 minutes away by car. The course retains historical significance: the cart path between the second and fourth greens borders the road where General Lew Wallace of the Union Army marched his three brigades to the battle of Shiloh on April 6th, 1862. While en route to Shiloh, Wallace's men got lost and traversed the road that passed through the Shiloh Golf Course. The troops camped in the area and bought food from citizens who lived nearby. The area remains very popular with tourists who flock to the area and wage reenactment battles of that watershed Civil War engagement.
Dave Gremmels is the owner, designer and head professional of Shiloh Golf Course. Gremmels also owns another nearby course, Falcon Ridge (see accompanying article). Shiloh began with nine holes in 1969; in 1993, Gremmels remodeled the original side and opened a second nine for play. From the back tees the par-72 course extends just over 6,400 yards. The fairways are bermuda and the greens are bentgrass.
In addition to a wonderful course that weaves over gently rolling, forested hills, golfers encounter a fair amount of bunkers and ponds. From the tips the layout has a 69.9 rating and a 115 slope. After-round activities are enjoyed in Shiloh’s clubhouse, which contains a restaurant, lounge and private banquet area. On site are a driving range, practice greens, and a junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, while golf villas are available alongside the course.
Green fees at Shiloh Golf Course are well-priced at $18.50 for 18 holes on weekdays, with weekend rates of $19.50. The venue is open year-round, and it’s recommended to call ahead for tee times on Fridays, weekends and holidays. For more information or to book a tee time, call (901) 632-0678 or visit www.shilohgolf.com/index.html. To contact the course by E-mail, go to [email protected].
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