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NLU Birdhouse: Upstairs

  • 10 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 9 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms

Located 100 yards from the 1st green at renowned Sweetens Cove Golf Club, No Laying Up has created the perfect getaway for avid golfers. The Birdhouse is a  six bedroom ranch-style house perched high above the golf course and is perfect for large groups looking to stay and play golf at one of America's most unique golf destinations.

Within The Birdhouse, patrons will find plenty of space to rest, relax, and enjoy time with friends and family after a great day of golf. The house places an emphasis on comfort and function but was also designed as a real world extension of No Laying Up's community of avid golfers. Upstairs, each room is designed by a different member of No Laying Up to spark some cheap laughs and but also create a sense of familiarity. There are eight individual beds upstairs. 

Outside the house, architect Rob Collins, the co-designer of Sweetens Cove, has created "the 10th hole" a teebox measuring 110 yards to the center of no. 1 green to give visitors a chance to play a little bit of "bonus golf" while hanging out on the laid back front deck overlooking the course. 

The basement of The Birdhouse has two additional guest rooms, and "Horace's Place," a man cave named honoring Horace, the longtime owner of the house. Horace watched the entire transformation from Sequatchie Valley GC to Sweetens Cove play out in real time from his front porch. The basement unit rents separately and offers six individual beds. 

Important Information Regarding Courses Passes and Booking Policies:

If you would like to book both units concurrently please submit a booking request for each one individually (unfortunately there's no way to book both with one click). Please reach out to and we're happy to answer any questions or assist with any issues. Thanks!

Booking Tee Times & All-Day Passes:

Outside of the early booking window in November, all guests need to visit Sweetens Cove website to book tee times and all day passes through the course. We recommend booking passes and tee times in advance of booking The Birdhouse. If you are unable to secure passes, CALL THE SHED: (423)-280-9692, and they will do what they can to accommodate Birdhouse guests. Refunds will NOT be given for failure to secure course passes - please ensure you have passes lined up before booking!

We'll work with guests in the event of closure of Sweetens Golf Club due to TVA flooding to come up with rainchecks and rescheduling.

2024 Course Schedule

Open 7 days a week January 1st-March 31st and November 1st-December 31st. Closed on Mondays, April 1-October 31st with the exception of Memorial Day and July 1st . 

Additional course closure dates (whether due to private event, maintenance period, or an event open to the public that will be announced later) listed below:

January 1

February 15

March 8, 17 ,25 ,26

April 10, 12, 19, 26, 27

May 4, 6, 7, 10, 14, 16, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31

June 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29

July 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26

August 2, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31

September 1, 2, 13, 16, 20, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 30

October 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 24, 25

November 1, 5, 8, 15, 28

December 13, 20, 24, 25

Home highlights


Wireless Broadband Internet


Overhead view

Common Room

Main room looking from kitchen hallway

Custom coffee table in main room

Looking into the kitchen from main room

Spacious kitchen w/ nice counters & appliances


Parking and facilities

Parking Included


Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7 , Smoking not allowed


Deck chairs, Stereo system , TV (Cable)

Kitchen and dining

Charcoal grill BBQ, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster , Water purifier

Bathroom and laundry

Bathroom & Laundry, Clothes dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel set, Washbasin , Washing machine

Heating and cooling

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Central heating , Heating available

Internet and office

Wireless Broadband Internet

House Rules

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Smoking not allowed

Check-in: 03:00 PM

Check-out: 11:00 AM


2421 Sweetens Cove Rd , Marion County, United States

41.4 Mi



Policy and notes


December 2023


About host


Tron Carter

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