Over the years, golf has become one of the fastest growing hobbies for visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains. Gatlinburg, and the surrounding areas, are able to meet this growing demand by offering a variety of different courses for golfers of all skill levels. The many Gatlinburg golf courses that provide public access are quickly becoming favorite destinations for golf enthusiasts due to their affordable rates, high-quality designs and beautiful mountain views.
River Islands Golf Club
River Islands Golf Club is a premier location for golf in Gatlinburg. Rated the second-best public golf course in Tennessee, it opened in 1991 and was designed by Arthur Hills to resemble a true links course. Covering over 7,000 yards with water on nine holes, the championship layout has one of the best practice facilities of any course in the area.
Bent Creek Golf Course
Bent Creek Golf Course is a must-play Gatlinburg golf course. Designed by Hall of Famer and three-time Masters champ Gary Player, the par 72 course opened for play in 1972. The design has a golfer feeling like the front and back nines are two different golf courses, with the front nine down in a valley and the back nine in the mountains. The course has been rated by Southern Living Travel Guide as one of the Top 50 Golf Courses in the South, and green fees are very reasonable. Each day of the week, it costs $50 for mornings, $40 from noon-3 p.m. and $30 after 3 p.m. for those wanting a round to end their day.
Eagle’s Landing Golf Club
Eagle’s Landing Golf Club in Sevierville was designed by D.J. DeVictor and opened in 1994. Playing to a par 72, it measures almost 7,000 yards and offers Gatlinburg golf enthusiasts a challenging 18 holes of Bermuda Grass. A municipal course, it’s open 7 days per week with very reasonable greens fees.
Gatlinburg Municipal Golf Course
The Gatlinburg Municipal Golf Course is one of the most popular Gatlinburg golf courses in the area. Its 18 holes, complete with stunning mountain views, offer a challenging round to the beginner or experienced golfer. Voted by Golf Digest as the Best Municipal Golf Course in the United States, its clubhouse is open year-round and is complete with a fully-stocked pro shop and dining area. Green fees are reasonable, starting at $45 Sunday-Thursday and $55 Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Those who would rather have an afternoon and evening round can get $5 off their fee after 2 p.m. each day of the week.
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