Summer Golf Essentials: The Courses and Gear to Try Now

With nine new courses to play and nine new pieces of golfing equipment to try, these are our 18 favorite reasons to hit the greens this season.

Courtesy Sweetens Cove
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Nine-hole courses don’t often get their fair share of attention among golfers, but Sweetens Cove, about twenty-five minutes from Chattanooga, Tennessee, is well worth seeking out. Designed by Tad King and Rob Collins, the course’s wild landforms, artful bunkering, and intricate green complexes mean visitors will easily find plenty of new features and different shots to hold their interest over multiple plays.

Sweetens Cove Golf Club; Greens fees from $35; 2040 Sweetens Cove Rd.; 423-280-9692;