Golfing in the Smokies

If you love to swing a putter on a golf course to relax, then you’re in luck! There is nothing like golfing in the Smoky Mountains. Breathtaking scenery awaits you at every hole. Here are the top golf courses in the Smoky Mountains:

Bent Creek Golf Village

Bent Creek Golf Course, designed by three time Masters and British Open Championship Winner Gary Player, is a par 72 course that opened in 1972. The front nine hugs the valley floor while the back nine offers a challenging mountain course. A beautiful sparkling mountain stream meanders throughout the entire golf course in Gatlinburg, making for a breathtaking contrast between water and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Southern Living Travel Guide rated Bent Creek Golf Resort one of the “Top Fifty Golf Courses in the South.”

people playing golf at Bent Creek Golf Course

Island Pointe Golf Club

Formerly known as River Islands Golf Club, Island Pointe is a premier golf course in East Tennessee. Located in Kodak, TN, this golf course is conveniently situated between Knoxville and the Great Smoky Mountains. It’s set on more than 175 acres and runs along the water, offering a challenging yet scenic golfing experience. It plays 7,001 yards from the back tees, and 6,300 yards from the regular tees, traveling along the edge of the French Broad River. You don’t want to miss the chance to play on this championship golf course.

Sevierville Golf Club

Sevierville Golf Club was opened by the City of Sevierville in June 1994. This 18-hole Championship Course has quickly become recognized as one of the top public courses in the state, received a 4-star rating by Golf Digest, and was nominated for Golf Digest’s “Best Public Course” award in 1995. This golf course in Sevierville was formerly known as “Eagle’s Landing” before being acquired by the City of Sevierville for their operation.

Patriot Hills Golf Course

The crown jewel of golf in this area is our newest course, Patriot Hills Golf Club. The largest development in Jefferson County, Patriot Hills was opened in the Spring of 1997 to rave reviews. “The best new course in East Tennessee” being just one!

At it’s inception, Patriot Hills was intended to be more challenging than it’s sister course (Dandridge). With a similar design, the course has proved to be as tough as you want it to be. The par 72 course measures 6,710 yards from the back tees, 6,068 yards from the regular tees, 5609 yards from the senior tees, and 4974 yards from the forward tees.

Patriot Hills offers the same lush bermuda fairways and bentgrass greens as the Dandridge course. The scenery is quite spectacular as well, affording the golfer many scenic views of English Mountain and the Great Smokey Mountains. Patriot Hills is open to the public.

Dandridge Golf and Country Club

Jefferson County is rapidly becoming synonymous with great golf. As one of the first golf courses built in the area, Dandridge Golf & Country Club has developed a reputation as an enjoyable round of golf for the beginner or the seasoned professional.

The original 18 holes, designed by Dan Maples, meanders its way through valleys, hills, and woodlands. Then, in 1991, nine more holes were added with the same characteristics or the original design, bringing the area’s first 27 hole golf complex. And if the course itself doesn’t offer enough scenic beauty, you will often find yourself pausing to admire the views of the Great Smokey Mountains and Douglas Lake. Dandridge offers the same lush bermuda fairways and bentgrass green as it’s sister course (Patriot Hills).

All combinations are par-72 and measure approximately 6,100 yards from the back tees, 5,800 yards from the regular tees, and 4,900 yards from the forward tees. Dandridge is a public course.