River Islands Golf Club

For views of some of the most spectacular scenery in all of the United States, golf lovers from near and far will want to play a round on the great area courses near your Gatlinburg cabin rental or Pigeon Forge cabin rental.

Located about 30 minutes from your Gatlinburg cabin rental or Pigeon Forge cabin rental, River Islands Golf Club provides 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.

Image courtesy of River islands Golf Club

Image courtesy of River islands Golf Club

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, requiring 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 , designed by Arthur Hills The greens are blanketed with Bent Grass and the Fairways with Zoysia Grass.

For tee times or other information call (800) 34-RIVER and please visit www.riverislandsgolf.com or call 865-933-0100. River Islands is located at 9610 Kodak Rd in Kodak, Tennessee.

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