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Getting To Know: Sequoyah National Golf Club


Getting To Know: Sequoyah National Golf Club

An Insightful Interview With Kenny Cashwell, General Manager

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 Kenny Cashwell 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
Located 45 minutes west of Asheville, North Carolina and nestled among the oak, fir and flowered valleys in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains resides Sequoyah National Golf Club. Owned by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee, this Robert Trent Jones II design offers golfers an idyllic 18 hole journey, filled with scenic vistas, beautiful landscapes and challenging golf.

This par 72 championship course, measuring 6,600 yards features immaculately groomed bent grass greens with bluegrass fairways, offering spectacular views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while providing ultimate playing conditions year round including an expansive practice area including a driving range, putting greens, chipping area and Callaway Golf Club fitting by certified PGA Golf Professionals. The golf shop offers a full range of men's and women's golf apparel.

Enjoy a relaxed lunch or afternoon beverage on the outdoor deck with 180 degree views of the Great Smoky Mountains. The surrounding community also provides golfers a welcoming environment that is rich with Native American culture, and exciting year round attractions.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Spectacular views and well conditioned, challenging golf course.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
You will always be rewarded by playing the correct tee box based on your ability. We also offer gps carts with touch screen, it is very helpful for yardages.

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Holes #2 and #15 are the most talked about and photographed. Both for the beauty of the hole and the unique challenge. Every hole is a post card though.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Hole #18 because it is a risk reward drivable par 4. The best tip is to know your limitations and take a chance if you think you are up to the challenge.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
We have a great snack bar offering deli sandwiches and hamburgers.

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Greg Brummer shot a 62 while he was playing at Western Carolina University.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 6602
Slope: 140
Rating: 71.7

More Information
Sequoyah National Golf Club
79 Cahons Road
Whittier, NC, 28779

Revised: 11/04/2015 - Article Viewed 30,057 Times - View Course Profile

About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, 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 In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and 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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