Project NotesThis project followed closely on the heels of the restoration of the nearby Lookout Mountain Course and clearly took its inspiration from the design style of Seth Raynor. Since opening, its many accolades include: Golfweek's Top 100 Modern Golf Courses and Golf Digest's Top 10 Courses in Tennessee, and a #31 ranking in Golfweek's 2006 ''Best Residential Golf Courses in America.'' Thanks, Seth.
What They're Saying"Silva doesn't offer just a few passing references to Macdonald and Raynor. He gives it full bore for 18 holes, and every so often, surpasses those masters at their own game.
Black Creek pulls us back to the past, where I often feel the game belongs. Silva's design is all about lines of play and angles of approach.
Not since the debut of Sand Hills has there been a course that demands such a full range of shots, not just high and low, left and right, but also in the air and on the ground. It's called shotmaking, a lost art in this age.
Old C.B. and Seth would be proud to claim Black Creek as their own." ~ Ron Whitten, Golf Digest
"Searching for a lost ball is not a pleasant vocation, but since golf was first played a lost ball has always been a part of the game. So reconcile yourself to tradition!"Charles Blair Macdonald