With the beautiful mountains, fresh streams, and mild Gatlinburg weather, why not try your swing at a Gatlinburg golf course? There aren’t any Gatlinburg golf courses in Gatlinburg proper, but there are two golf courses located a short drive from Gatlinburg. So, the next time you’re in Gatlinburg, make the short drive to one of these Gatlinburg golf courses and enjoy the greens…Smoky Mountains style.
Gatlinburg Golf Courses
Designed by Gary Player, three-time Masters and British Open winner, Bent Creek Golf course is a Smoky Mountains golfing paradise. Located 11 miles from downtown Gatlinburg on Highway 321, this par 72 course’s front 9 holes are situated against the valley floor, while the back 9 provides challenging holes along the mountains. The Smoky Mountains serve as the backdrop for this picturesque Gatlinburg golf course, and a beautiful mountain stream accompanies golfers throughout the course. If you’re looking for 18 holes of a Smoky Mountains wonderland, this is the Gatlinburg golf course to play.
Situated adjacent to Dollywood, 5 miles from Gatlinburg, Gatlinburg Golf Course was designed by the renowned William Langford and underwent a $500,000 dollar renovation in 2007 under the direction of Bob Cupp and Associates. Gatlinburg Golf Course doesn’t offer the scenery that Bent Creek provides, but it is, nonetheless, a spectacularly scenic course that provides challenges to golfers of all skillsets.
Which one of these two Gatlinburg golf hotspots is your favorite to play?