The Links at Kahite Championship Golf Course
The Links at Kahite is Tellico Village’s hidden gem located in Vonore, TN. The golf course has one of the most beautiful golf settings you will find in the south as it is surrounded by Tellico Lake and offers breathtaking, panoramic views of the Great Smoky Mountains.
The Links at Kahite opened in 2002, making it the newest golf course in the Village. It sits on over 200 acres of property and offers a variety of turfgrass species that adds difficulty and beauty on every hole. The spectacular, natural grass areas meander throughout the golf course and gives Kahite its true links feel, along with bermudagrass in all play areas and bentgrass putting greens. Kahite has six sets of tees that play from 7,170 yards to 4,435 yards to provide a variety of options and difficulty while making the experience fun and challenging.
Kahite features a practice facility that includes a driving range and practice putting green. The Clubhouse has a variety of entertainment options, as well as a fitness center, community building to host events, and outdoor pool area. The restaurant offers great, casual dining and an outdoor patio that overlooks the Great Smoky Mountains. This is a staple setting for hosting events and nighttime entertainment.
In 2003, the Links at Kahite was nominated to Golf Digest as best new private course and has since hosted many Tennessee Golf Association events, including the 2006 Junior Amateur Championship, and the 2009 and 2011 Four-Ball and Senior Four-Ball Championships. It has also hosted the 2009 and 2010 PGA Tour Nationwide Open Qualifier.
The Links at Kahite Golf Management Team
Jeff Harrington- Head Golf Professional
Jeff Harrington was introduced to the game of golf at the early age of 5 by his father, Jay Harrington, a lifelong PGA Member and Club Professional. He spent his childhood days going to the golf course with his father, helping out with daily golf shop activities, and playing golf from sun up to sun down. Jeff was recruited to play college golf at Lees McCrae University and went on to finish his college career at Appalachian State. He earned membership in the PGA in 1987 and worked as an Assistant Professional at various golf clubs in North and South Carolina as well as Ohio. In 1991, Jeff was hired as the Head Golf Professional at the DeBordieu Club in Pawleys Island, South Carolina where he served for 12 years prior to moving to the Tellico Lake area. Jeff joined the Tellico Village Golf Professional staff in 2012 and currently is the Head Golf Professional at Kahite.
Passing on the knowledge he has learned from a lifetime of golf is his passion and in his spare time he enjoys playing guitar, fitness and watching Cincinnati Bengals football.
Jordan Clark- Head Golf Course Superintendent
Jordan Clark is the Head Golf Course Superintendent at the Links of Kahite. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Plant Sciences from the University of Tennessee. Jordan interned at Gettysvue Country Club in Knoxville Tennessee, River Landing Golf Club in Wallace North Carolina, and the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards in Baltimore Maryland. He became a second assistant at Tanasi under Pat Rose and a first assistant at Toqua under Chris Sykes. Jordan became a Superintendent in 2016. In 2018 he won the Environmental Stewardship Award from the Tennessee Turfgrass Association. He is a member of Audubon International. Jordan enjoys the challenge of adapting to the difficulties that Mother Nature bestows upon the golf world. He enjoys working with people and loves to see them thrive. Jordan is a hard worker and it reflects in what he brings to the job. Jordan’s wife Mary is a Deaf Education teacher for Knox County Schools at Bearden High School, and they have an eight-month old named Ryan. Fun fact: Jordan brings his dog Snickers to work with him every day.
Lucas Forstrom- Assistant Golf Professional
Lucas Forstrom is an East Tennessee native, growing up in nearby Oak Ridge. He is a two-time graduate of the University of Tennessee’s Sport Management program (B.S. 2013, M.S. 2016). He has worked in various roles for the Tennessee Golf Foundation and Tennessee Section PGA since 2014. Most recently, Lucas served as the Head Golf Professional at Concord Park Par 3 Golf Course in Knoxville from 2017 – 2021. When not on the golf course, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Samantha, who is a teacher in Knox County Schools.
400 Kahite Trail
Vonore, Tn. 37885
Pro Shop and Clubhouse: 423-884-6108
Pub & Grill: 423-884-2159
Hours: 7:30am- 6:00pm
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