There is so much to do in Gatlinburg, Tennessee! There are uniquely entertaining shows, shops galore, and dining for miles. But what if you’ve seen all the shows you can handle, have stuffed yourself until you ache, and care nothing about going shopping with the girls? Wanna play golf?
I do not mean on a silly looking course with clowns and tunnels, in fact I don’t have miniature golf in mind at all. I mean real golf. Beautiful rolling greens, the relaxing quiet of athletes concentrating on their swing, and the swoosh of a club, followed by the soft kerplunk of a hole-in-one.
Bent Creek Golf Course is a par 72 course. It was designed forty years ago by the three time Masters and British Open Champion Gary Player. It is a beautiful course with a laid-back first nine wrapping along the valley floor. The back nine introduces a mountainous challenge! There is a consistent source of calmness wafting from the mountain stream that is a constant presence. Bent Creek Golf Course was rated on of the top fifty golf courses in the South in Southern Living Magazine!
Besides a wonderful course, you will also find a full-service golf shop, the Creek Side Grill, a PGA staff, and golf lessons at Bent Creek Golf Resort. The fee is $45.00 for 18 holes and $25.00 for 9 holes Sunday through Thursday. Friday through Saturday the fee is $50.00 for 18 holes and $27.00 for 9 holes.
Bent Creek Golf Course is located at 3919 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. They can be reached at 865-436-3947 or 1-800-251-9336.
Gatlinburg Golf Course is another beautiful golf course located just five minutes from downtown Gatlinburg! This course was designed by William Langford. In 2007, it was renovated by Bob Cupp & Associates of Atlanta. This scenic course is said to be one of the most picturesque courses in America, because there are amazing views of the Great Smoky Mountains at every hole. And in 2009, Golf Digest rated Gatlinburg Golf Course as Tennessee’s Best Muny Course!
There is more than just a beautiful golf course offered by the people at Gatlinburg Golf. They have options for dining as well as entertainment just minutes away from the actual course.
Prices are as follows and include a cart with the 18 hole fee:
- December –March
- Before Noon: $60
- Noon – 4pm: $50
- After 4pm: $40
- 9-hole fee: $30
- April – May & November
- Before Noon: $55
- After Noon: $45
- 9 – Hole Fee: $30
- June – October & Holidays
- 18 Holes: $45
- 9 Holes: $30
You can contact Gatlinburg Golf Course at 1-800-231-4128 or 865-453-3912.