Golf in the Smokies – Top Courses Near Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

If you’ve never played golf in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, on the golf courses in and around the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area, you are missing out on a uniquely rich environment that ranges from flat to mountainous with all shades of topography in between. Many golfers come here to improve their game with… Read more »

Bent Creek Golf Course: Closest to Gatlinburg

Bent Creek Golf Course lies at the very foot of the Great Smoky Mountains. A par 72 course, the Bent Creek Golf Course was designed by Gary Player and opened in 1972.The course is closest of all to Gatlinburg, and provides a challenging and relaxing experience. Divided into two distinct segments, this very challenging golf… Read more »

Gatlinburg Golf Course Is Actually in Pigeon Forge

Gatlinburg Golf Course has some of the most dramatic mountainous holes and views found anywhere. This unique and long 18-hole course has lots of elevated greens with Bentgrass, vertical drops and tight fairways with Bermuda grass. There’s not one flat fairway to be found, and golfers will be challenged to play their best. If you’re… Read more »

Sevierville Golf Club: Just North of Pigeon Forge

Recognized as one of the top public courses in Tennessee, this course was opened in 1994 by the City of Sevierville as Eagle’s Landing Golf Club, an 18-hole, par 72 golf course offering golfers different sets of tees to intensify the challenge. It received a 4-star rating by Golf Digest, and was nominated for the “Best Public… Read more »

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… Read more »

River Islands Golf Club in Kodak on the French Broad River

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… Read more »

Dandridge Golf & Country Club: Just East of Kodak

The Dandridge Golf & Country Club has 27 holes comprising three nine-hole courses that can be played all 27 holes, or in eighteen-hole combinations. The original 18 holes were built in 1980 and designed by Dan Maples, with 9 more added in 1991 for the first 27-hole course in the region. The Red and White… Read more »

Baneberry Golf and Resort on Douglas Lake

Baneberry is a 6,700 yards course in a relaxing, country setting. Built on gently rolling terrain it features streams, ponds, and grass mounds that come into play on several holes. Built in 1972, the Baneberry course was designed by Bob Thompson with bent grass greens and Bermuda grass fairways. Most of the greens have been… Read more »