A lawn in Tennessee in early March will not be anything like it will be in Summer. l would consider living with your current lawn for a year before trying to replace it with something else.
A golf course lawn is a semi-mythical thing, a lot of golf course don't always look that green and lush. Still, having anything close to a perfectly green monocultural (single species) lawn will take a lot of money, labor, chemicals, and water. Does your lawn have an irrigation system? Even in Tennessee there are droughts and dry spells. The money isn't just in installation, but in continuous ongoing maintenance.
The photos came in while I was writing this, but it was something like I what I imagined. Try to understand this lawn before you decide it needs to be replaced. On an acre of sloping, variously shaded ground conditions will change. Don't expect that one species will be best adapted to all parts of your lawn. A multi-species approach makes a lot of sense. I see a variety of low herbs that add color to a winter lawn, including some Ground-ivy (Glechoma hederacea) and Clover (Trifolium sp.). Clovers fix Nitrogen, that's a good thing. I see moss growing in a shady spot beside the house. It will be an uphill battle to get lawn growing there.