Located on the western end of Cumberland County close to Monterey, golfers of all skill levels can find a competitive course at Cumberland Cove Golf Course. 

Opened in 1967, Cumberland Cove has been operating in the county for more than 50 years.

“It’s a fun-designed course,” said Sam Hicks, general manager at Cumberland Cove. 

“It’s as hard as you want to make it,” Hicks continued. “It’s a really good course for folks that don’t play a lot of golf. 

“You won’t lose a lot of golf balls, especially on our front side.”

Cumberland Cove features wide fairways with very little rough or hazards on the course.

“We try to be as user-friendly as you can,” added Hicks. “We want people to come out and enjoy themselves. We really don’t have a dress code, and you can bring your own food and drinks.”

He continued, “We will treat you very well here. We try not to overwhelm people with rules.”

The course is ideal for beginners and those looking for a casual, low-stress golf experience.

“We have a driving range and putting green that people are welcome to use whether they play or not,” Hicks said. “We’re very competitive with our prices as well. Price is a very big part of when people play. No one else offers what we can. 

“It is worth the gas money to drive out here from Crossville.”

On the course, players will find holes No. 3, 7 and 14 to be the most memorable. No. 3 is a par three, while seven and 14 are longer at par four and five respectively.

“No. 3 is a par three over a bluff cave feature,” Hicks said. “No. 7 is a long par four over the lake here, and No. 14 is the signature hole here. It’s a double-dog leg par five.”

The front nine and back nine are vastly different, as they were

built almost 30 years apart. 

The original nine holes were built in 1967, with the back nine being added in 1996.

Hicks emphasizes Cumberland Cove’s biggest draw is its user experience.

“You will be treated with respect,” said Hicks. “We try to cater to the average player, and treat them as good as we can.”

Cumberland Cove Golf Course can be found 17 miles from the Cumberland County Courthouse at 16941 Hwy. 70 N, Monterey.

More information and photos of the course are available online at https://www.facebook.com/cumberlandcove/