August is National Golf Month, and what better way to celebrate than with a day golfing in the Great Smoky Mountains? With beautifully manicured grounds, gorgeous mountain surroundings, and courses designed by top golf course architects and golfers, the golf courses in the Smokies are both challenging and scenic. Father-son weekend, relaxing getaway for yourself, corporate retreat, or a just-because-it’s-National-Golf-Month vacation – a day on the golf courses of Gatlinburg is always a win.
Bent Creek Golf Course, designed by 3-time Masters and British Open Championship Winner Gary Player, is a challenging par-72 course in Gatlinburg. Rated among the Top 50 Southern Golf Courses in Southern Living Travel Guide, the course is challenging and fun for golfers of all levels. A sparkling stream runs through the course, and the rolling hills of the Great Smoky Mountains are all around. In spring and summer, enjoy bright green trees, lush flowering bushes, and beautiful blue skies. In fall, vivid hues of orange, gold, and red transform the course into something even more stunning. At the prop shop, golfers can pick up all the newest gear, accessories, clubs, clothing, shoes, balls, belts, and more. Bent Creek Golf Course also hosts tournaments through Integrity Golf Events, who can organize everything from scheduling and finances to food and more. Bent Creek Golf Course is also a Cabins for YOU partner, which means you’ll save on golfing there when you stay in one of our cabins. Just ask your Vacation Planner for more information!
Bent Creek Golf Course
3919 E Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Open year-round, the Gatlinburg Golf Course boasts modern facilities, a fully equipped pro shop, food, and a beautifully manicured 18-hole course designed by golf course architect William Langford. The gorgeous course showcases some of the best of the Smokies, with mountains rising up all around, lush trees, and rolling hills throughout. One of their claims to fame is hole #12 – Sky Hi – that’s 194 yards long and drops 200 feet from tee to green. Hole #3 – Long Lane – is a 529-yard par 5, and hole #17 is a 231-yard par 3 that’s one of the most challenging. At the clubhouse, you can set up tee times, find golf apparel and accessories, or grab a burger or chicken salad sandwich before heading out on the course. Stop by the Pro Shop to get fitted for clubs and get gadgets as well!
Gatlinburg Golf Course
520 Dollywood Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
At The Sevierville Golf Club, you’ll find 2 championship courses. The Highlands is an 18-hole, par-70 course with hills and ponds; The River is a par-72 course that makes its way across the Little Pigeon River. Besides the beautifully designed and manicured courses, The Sevierville Golf Club offers help from top-notch pros like Ashley McGaha, PGA Head Golf Professional; a clubhouse with drinks and meals (and customized food and drink for groups); a nice driving range with grass tees, a putting green and chipping area; and services for tournaments.
Sevierville Golf Club
1444 Old Knoxville Highway
Sevierville, TN 37876
Not much of a golfer? You can still celebrate National Golf Month in the Smokies. Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have tons of miniature golf courses for some family fun. Fort Fun has mini golf, arcade games, and more; Hillbilly Golf takes you on an adventure along the side of the mountain, Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini Golf is a fun themed course, Barnaby’s Circus Golf is indoor blacklight fun, Walden’s Landing Firehouse Golf is in the middle of lots of shopping and dining, and Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini Golf is a favorite with kids! A day of mini golf is a great way to celebrate with the kids or just have some fun if golf isn’t your thing.
Cabins for YOU Cabins
A day on the course calls for a night with your feet up. We have beautiful Gatlinburg cabins and Pigeon Forge cabins that range from intimate 1-2 bedroom spaces to huge large group lodges for retreats and reunions – and everything in between. Our cabins are also loaded with a range of amenities: private indoor and outdoor pools, wood-burning fireplaces, big screen TVs with Blu-ray players, private home theaters, game tables, community amenities, Wi-Fi, a washer/dryer, an outdoor hot tub, spacious decks, mountain views, waterfront locations, king-size beds, bunk bed rooms, charcoal and gas grills, and so much more. Some are secluded, some are just minutes from downtown, and some are set high atop the hills in the Smoky Mountains. We even have budget-friendly cabins and pet-friendly cabins – so there’s something for everyone!