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RedTail Mountain in top ten retirement destinations

By Paula Walter
RedTail Mountain Resort and Golf has recently placed ninth in ranking for best retirement destinations in Tennessee on the website, www.bestretirementdestinations.com. The site strives to evaluate and identify some of the best locations for seniors to retire, provide information for those pondering retirement and perhaps moving to another locale and present options of what area or community in the country may best suit someone’s particular needs and wants. RedTail received excellent scores in residential options, visual appeal, and recreational activities. They also received very good ratings in the category of social networking and safety and security.
Both the restaurant and the golf course opened for the season on Thursday, April 3rd. The restaurant will continue to hold their Sunday brunches, offering some of everyone’s favorite dishes, along with enticing entrees that can be found on the new menu. RedTail Mountain restaurant, The Vistas, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is open to all. “We invite the public to come,” said Vernon Brady, co-owner of the restaurant.
According to Brady, the behind the scenes work is now finished for the swimming pool that is anticipated to open on Memorial Day. There will be two lanes for those who swim laps, along with an area for regular swimming. There will also be a wall between the area for children and the general swimming area. There are also plans for a 10 to 12 person hot tub. The pool at RedTail will not replace the community pool, but there will be pool memberships available for those who wish to join that are separate from golf memberships.
For those who enjoy tennis, the ground has been broken for the courts and it is expected that it will be finished around the same timeframe as the swimming pool. There will be different tiers of memberships available at RedTail, explained Brady. The public is invited to come and check out the recreational activities at RedTail.
The golf course has undergone some changes this winter. All of the bunkers were dug down to the bottom, fitted with special mats and new white sand has been added. “The purpose of the special mats is to keep muddy water from coming up and sand from going down,” explained Brady. These bunkers are similar to those at the Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, Georgia, the home of Master’s Golf Tournament.
There are several different rates for those wanting to play a round of golf at RedTail depending on the tee time and the day of the week. According to Brady, there is also a new free online app available for that will allow you to receive tips from the pros, keep your golf game score, order food, and view a list available tee times. There is also a feature where notifications regarding the golf course can be sent to your mobile device. On RedTail’s website there is a link under the golf section for online golf store. According to Brady, the prices on this site are comparable with sporting goods stores.
The management at RedTail is geared up and ready for another season. For those who want a quiet getaway or an extra place to house visitors, there are both rooms and houses for rent. “We are looking forward to a great year,” Brady added.