A Day on the Greens

Golfing in the Great Smoky Mountains

It’s the perfect time to head outside and enjoy the incredible scenery and gorgeous weather that the Great Smoky Mountains has to offer. Soaring mountaintops, dipping valleys, lush trees, vivid wildflowers, and bright blue skies create a beautiful backdrop as you take in the fresh mountain air and stretch your legs a bit. There are many opportunities for outdoor fun in the area, from fishing, horseback riding, and biking to hiking, picnicking, and rafting. But one of the best ways to enjoy summertime in the Smokies is by spending a day at one of the beautiful golf courses in the area.

Boasting top-of-the-line clubhouses and pristine courses, the golf courses in Gatlinburg offer guests a wonderful golfing experience. On your next trip to the Great Smoky Mountains, take time out to unwind and enjoy a beautiful day at one of Gatlinburg’s impressive golf courses.

Gatlinburg Golf Course
520 Dollywood Lane
At the Gatlinburg Golf Course, established 1955, you’ll find the fully equipped Clubhouse that carries the best brands in golf apparel, from clothing to shoes and more. You can also reserve tee times and enjoy a nice meal and drink before or after a day on the greens. Their clubhouse menu offers hamburgers, chicken salad sandwiches, and more. The Clubhouse is open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily. At the Pro Shop, pick up today’s top golfing gadgets and accessories, including clubs and clothing.

After getting outfitted with all you need for the day, head out onto the course designed by famed golf course architect William Langford. The 18-hole course has received major renovations over the years, including rebuilt greens and reworked fairways in 2007. It serves as a challenge for both beginners and seasoned pros and features the 194-yard “Sky Hi” (#12) that drops 200 feet, tee to green. In all, you’ll find more than 6,000 yards on this stunning Smoky Mountain golf course. As you play, take in the rolling hills, lush trees, and pristine landscaping throughout the course.

Green fees | June October & holidays
$60 before noon
$50 from noon to 4 p.m.
$40 after 4 p.m.
$30 for nine holes

Green fees | April, May & November
$55 before noon
$45 after noon
$30 for nine holes

Bent Creek Golf Course
3919 East Parkway
865.436.3947 or 800.251.9336
Located in Bent Creek Golf Village, the Bent Creek Golf Course boasts gorgeous scenery, great amenities at the clubhouse, and a fantastic design by three-time Masters and British Open Championship Winner Gary Player. The professionals at Bent Creek constantly work to maintain the grounds and give guests a five-star experience. The par-72 course opened in 1972 and has been rated a Top 50 Golf Course in the South by Southern Living Travel Guide. A peaceful mountain stream runs through the course and is the perfect juxtaposition to the Great Smoky Mountains.

Bent Creek also boasts a lovely Pro Shop with golfing apparel, accessories, gadgets, and equipment. You can rent golf carts, register, and buy golf clubs before heading out. If you need some practice, visit the chipping and putting areas or take lessons from the PGA staff. Grab a meal at the Creek Side Grill after a day on the course.

Greens fees | Public
$50 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$40 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
$25 from 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
$25 for nine holes

Greens fees | Residents
$29.95 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$24.95 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
$14.95 from 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
$9.95 for nine holes (all day)

After a peaceful day of golfing, you’ll want a comfortable place to call home. If you’re here for a father-son trip or bachelor party, look for a cabin with a big-screen TV, game tables, and comfortable living spaces. We also have large-group cabins for retreats and reunions, and we have luxury cabins if you’re looking for the best in the Smokies. Browse our cabins online, or give us a call at 800.684.7865 to speak to one of our reservation specialists.

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