Kahite is the newest of the Tellico Village neighborhoods. It sits on an 850-acre peninsula in Tellico Lake. Tellico is a prevalent Cherokee place name, the meaning of which, according to James Mooney’s Myths of the Cherokee and Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees, has been lost. But it is quiet prominent across East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. Tellico Village, in a salute to the rich Indian culture of the region has given each of their neighborhoods and most of their streets Native American names.
Kahite, also a Cherokee place name is said to mean, “run them off” in Cherokee. But have no fear, no one in this friendly, inclusive neighborhood is looking to run anyone off, in fact – just the opposite. One of the prominent social organizations throughout Tellico Village is the “New Villagers Club” created to promote friendship and introduce newcomers to the activities of the Village.
And one of those activities is the Links at Kahite, which was nominated by Golf Digest as one of the best new private courses soon after it was completed. If you play it you might want to take your club stretcher for the 808-yard par 6 number nine.
Other amenities at Kahite include:
- Clubhouse with views of the course and the Great Smoky Mountains, plus the Kahite Pub and Grill.
- Pro shop, driving range and putting green.
- Kahite Activity Center with tennis courts, pool, exercise equipment and meeting rooms.
- Kahite owners also enjoy the amenities throughout Tellico Village.
This neighborhood also offers some ‘dockable” homesites and there is a basic fueling dock that accepts credit/debit cards.