Laurel Valley Is Now Wild Laurel Golf Course

Laurel Valley Golf Course changed its name in 2018 to Wild Laurel Golf Course, and new ownership has instituted excellent upgrades to this full-service, 18-hole, par 70 course originally designed by Ed Ault. In Townsend – a short and very scenic drive from Gatlinburg – the course is located in a secluded and highly picturesque valley with wooded hillsides and astonishing mountain views.

Open year-round, the course caters to all skill levels and has reasonable rates. Tee times can be arranged and booked online, but are not required. The full-service pro shop has rental clubs.

Wild Laurel Golf Course

Images courtesy of Wild Laurel Golf Course

The course is partially bordered by Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Laurel Lake Nature Preserve, and is surrounded by wildlife – guests can spot turkeys, deer, and even coyotes and bear. It offers a challenging and very pleasing layout amid hills, woods and water. It’s a fairly tight course with several dog legs, some elevation changes, and a couple of water hazards – both a challenging and very relaxing course.

The newly remodeled clubhouse is very nice, with superb views, excellent food, full service bar, and a verandah. Wild Laurel also offers club membership, with a swimming pool and fitness center.

For more information, please see their Web site at or call 865-448-6690. Laurel Valley is located at 702 Country Club Drive in Townsend, Tennessee.

This is one of the great Smoky Mountains golf courses within reach of your Gatlinburg cabin rental or Pigeon Forge cabin rental.