Tennessee Golf Course Reviews

Bear Trace at Harrison Bay

Tennessee answers Alabama's RTJ Trail with Bear Trace courses

In September 2002, on the grand opening day of the fifth Jack Nicklaus-designed Bear Trace course in Tennessee, the big guy himself flew in for the proceedings. Of course Nicklaus brought his clubs, all the better to test out first-hand his handiwork at the course, called Ross Creek Landing.
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  • Bent Creek Golf Course Bent Creek Golf Course in Gatlinburg, Tennessee: Quirky but quaint

    If you are interested in escaping the crass consumerism of Gatlinburg, Tennessee for a few hours and working on your golf game, Bent Creek Golf Course is ideally situated just 12 miles from downtown. At just 6,128 yards from the tips and featuring water on 13 holes and vertigo-inducing elevation changes, this Gary Player design is quirky. But then so is Gatlinburg.
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  • River Islands Golf Club River Islands Golf Club

    As you drive deeper into the east Tennessee countryside, down into the lush French Broad River valley, you begin to replay particularly disturbing scenes from the movie Deliverance in your mind's eye and swear you hear the plaintive strains of banjo music drifting through the trees. Then suddenly you see the sign pointing you toward River Islands Golf Club and, thank God, civilization.
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  • Horton State Park Golf Course Volunteer for a Challenging Round at Tennessee's Horton State Park Golf Course

    If you're looking for a challenging, out-of-the-way, and inexpensive course--and really, who isn't?--you need to go the extra mile and play Henry Horton State Park Golf Course. Having just played four rounds over two days on this 7,060-yard course (6,604 from the white tees), I can unequivocally say that the course is in immaculate condition from tees to greens, and, contrary to the sentiments expressed by some golfers on another well-read web site, the staff is very courteous and accommodating.
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  • Eagle's Landing Golf Club Skip the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg tourist traps, hit the sandtraps at nearby Eagle's Landing G.C. instead

    Gateway to the Smoky Mountains, Sevierville, Tennessee is overshadowed by its tourist-frenzied neighboring towns of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Sevierville may not have the tourist traps, but it does have a few nice sand traps, and a solid course to go with them. Eagle's Landing Golf Club, which serves as both a haven from the bustle of Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge and a refuge for a number of indigenous species, offers a scenic, pleasant round for golfers of every skill level.
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  • Landmark Golf Club Landmark Golf Club: Destined for Distinction in the Midwest

    Stepping to the driving range on the way to the first tee, it's clear that Landmark Golf Club in the foothills of the Smokies is a course destined for distinction in the Midwest and may, in fact, already be there.
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