Located just north of Sevierville, about 30 minutes from Gatlinburg, the daily fee River Islands Golf Club is set in the beautiful scenery of the French Broad River. This course is rated four-star by Golf Digest and is the highest-rated public golf course in the state of Tennessee. Four exciting holes actually rest on natural islands in the French Broad River, making it one of the area’s most fascinating, as well as challenging, courses.
This course is unusual and exquisite because there are three islands and a river coming into play on ten holes. Holes #3, 4, 5, 6, 15, and 16 are all played on the islands. The fairways are open and rolling, and the greens are somewhat sloped and elevated. The signature hole is #3, a 195-yard, par 3 that requires a 150-yard carry over water from an elevated tee to an island green. This was voted the most scenic hole in East Tennessee by the “Knoxville News New-Sentinel.”
Built in 1990, and designed by Arthur Hills, River Islands Golf Club has greens blanketed with MiniVerde bentgrass while the fairways have become known for their beautiful zoysia grass. Tee times are recommended and can be booked online. With its championship layout and manicured conditions, along with a hospitable clubhouse, River Islands Golf Club offers a memorable round of golf.
For tee times or other information please visit www.riverislandsgolf.com or call 865-933-0100. River Islands is located at 9610 Kodak Rd in Kodak, Tennessee.