FAQ | Cotton Bowl Golf Club by Sweetens Cove

Event Date: May 11, 2021

Two Events In One!

Come for one or come for both.

Golf Experience – 250 spots are available for the 9-hole, par-3 golf in Cotton Bowl Stadium and $60 tickets will include Golf Play, the Golden Hour BBQ Bash and giveaways.

The Golden Hour BBQ Bash will run from 5pm to 8pm with full dinner, cash bar and a festive spectator and social environment.  Tickets for this portion of the total day are $30 per person.


The event will be hosted by football great (and 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee) Peyton Manning and Texas’ own Andy Roddick, a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.  The two are also Founding Partners of Sweetens Cove Golf Club in South Pittsburg, Tennessee.

The Golf Experience

Playing Reservations

Reservations will be accepted, effective April 14, 2021 at 400pm CT via www.sweetenscovespirits.com.  Players will sign-up for a 30-minute block of time, with slots available on the hour and half hour, beginning at 200pm and concluding with a 730pm slot.  Groups as large as 4 can play together.  


Players will work their way thru a circuit of 9 tee boxes on the south side of the Stadium, with holes created on the playing field.  Four of the shots will be from the upper deck, including one at 152 yards in distance, located to the front of the main scoreboard.  The remaining shots will be from tee boxes on the lower deck onto the playing field.

Each “hole” will be outlined on the Stadium playing field and will feature a target scoring circle and various visualized golf architectural elements, including bunkers, water hazards and trees.

The longest hole will be 152 yards and the shortest will be 61 yards.

Tributes to Texas Greats

Each of the 9 holes will feature a thematic tribute to a legend of Texas Golf history, with information about each great.  The list of the 9 legends includes:

Byron Nelson

Ben Hogan

Sam Snead

Babe Zaharias

Lee Trevino

Lee Elder

Ben Crenshaw

Kathy Whitworth 

Our 9th – a Surprise!  Stand-by for more information on this


Each tee box will provide golf balls and clubs for each player to select for their shots – no equipment is required and players are discouraged from bringing their own.  Range finders will be made available and, golf pros will be stationed at each location.

Golden Hour BBQ Bash

We are excited to welcome Dallas’ own Hutchins BBQ to provide barbecue for all of our patrons.  Dinner will be served between 5pm and 730pm.  Cash bars will be open throughout the day.  The Concourse Level of the Cotton Bowl we be transformed into our Sweetens Sky Box for friends, old and new.

About Sweetens Cove

The New York Times has called this 9-hole, public golf course located between Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee “The Little Course That Could,” for its heart-warming story and world-class architecture.  GolfWeek Magazine’s Modern 100 List has placed it as America’s highest-rated 9-hole loop and one of the Top 50 in the nation, ranking higher than six courses that have hosted a U.S Open.  It has been described as “Field of Dreams Meets Tin Cup,” for its cult-like following, summer camp-like vibe, and breath-taking design and environment.  In 2019, the course was acquired by a group of friends, including Peyton Manning, Andy Roddick, Mark Rivers, Skip Bronson, Tom Nolan, and Drew Holcomb (along with original creator Rob Collins).  Other owners include Eli Manning, Cooper Manning and Jim Nantz.  In 2020, the acclaimed Sweetens Cove Tennessee Bourbon debuted in a limited edition, inspired by a ritual at the golf course where first-time visitors take a celebratory shot of whiskey at the first-tee.