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4.0
732 Reviews (732)
5 Stars
310
4 Stars
300
3 Stars
78
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
24
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.1
86.2%
Recommend this course
658 out of 732 reviews
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4.2
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.7%
Recommend this course
55 out of 60 reviews
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4.1
169 Reviews (169)
5 Stars
73
4 Stars
58
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
86.4%
Recommend this course
146 out of 169 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7001 yards
Slope 133
Rating 75.4

Formerly known as River Islands Golf Club.

Very special layout by Arthur Hills. Built along a river that is played along side and crossed a number of times. A tough course with plenty of trees, a 3 holes on an island.

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Island Pointe Golf Club (FKA River Islands)
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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arthur Hills (1991)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required. Shirts must have collars and shorts must be Bermuda length. Tank tops, t-shirts and denim are not permitted.

Food & Beverage

Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Tennessee (2016 #6)

Reviews

4.0
732 Reviews (732)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 71
Bunkers 51
Undulating Greens 48
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 58
Advanced Golfers 38
Locals 33
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 62
Convenient to the City 27
Near Local Attractions 22

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5.0
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Perfect weather
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Conditions Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
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4.0
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This course is absolutely a beautiful layout along the river with scenic views all around and it's a real test from the tips. Bermuda greens were slow but true and in excellent shape and the tight tree and river lined zoysia grass fairways were in fantastic shape. Either you hit it straight and true or you can post some big numbers from any tee. A great driving and chipping range with two practice greens with one directly beside the #1 tee in the best shape. If these Bermuda greens are mowed tight look out cause the place is already a real test. Been here before and will always come back because it's a true "One of a Kind" East TN golfing experience and a real must see for anyone at any skill level. The whole staff were fantastic and helpful and the food truck between #9 and #10 is out of this world delicious with not your everyday meal at the turn. Thanks to everybody at Island Pointe Golf Course for a great day on the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 9
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Plays Once a week
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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5.0
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Great staff! The only issue was that the food truck wasnt open at the turn so we were a little hungry.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Getting better

Course as a whole is great. Fairways excellent and a few of the greens have a few spots that need attention. Pace of play was horrendous and there was even a “Ranger” running around but did nothing. Clubhouse closed at 4:30 and pretty much had to negotiate with the young man to sell us a drink after our 5 hour ridiculous round, I can maybe help you out if you got cash since I’ve shut down already. Terrible business concept since carts don’t have to be back till 8 pm.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great views on the course

The staff was very courteous and helpful. The course was in great shape. The greens were a little slower this round compared to other rounds played here. But overall golf experience was great and look forward to future rounds at Island Pointe GC.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Variety

Course in perfect condition. Greens are pristine, tee boxes are perfectly maintained, Will definitely revisit when I'm back in area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 29
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Features

Never get tired of playing here Love the golf The Scenery Staff are top notch. Course is being improved daily. Not unusual to see Otters Deers Eagles Foxes Turkey Herons Hawks Gets slow on occasion because of a good crowd and some challenging holes but your out here to relax so do so and enjoy a fantastic day

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout

I do love the course but the price for weekend play has continued to rise. I would play more it it was under $50 but being at $60 oer person keeps me from playing more.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/18/2021

Not a fair assessment of the course itself. If this is a one to you I would love to see a 5

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME HERE

OUR tee off time was 9:20AM and we knew we were in trouble because they placed us with another twosome AND all preceeding times were also stacked with foursomes (no tournament they told us, just their "normal" practice). Each par 4 or 5 hole we had 12 people (three seperate groups of 4) playing on the hole. It took 2hrs 45 mins to play 9 holes at which time we had enough and went back to the clubhouse. There was no ranger on this course to keep play moving at proper speed. When I went to the clubhouse to complain they said the time was within playing limits. Really? 2hrs and 45 mins for nine holes?!! The manager refused to come out of her office to speak with me. They said they wouldn't give me a 9 hole rain check since I booked with Golf Now. I told them it wasn't Golf Now's problem but theirs for how they run their course. They couldn't care less. The fairways were in sub-average condition and the greens were the same. It is a shame because it is a beautiful course which has numerous ownership changes in the last ten years. And this management staff is the worst yet. Don't waste your time with this course unless you don't mind a 5 1/2 hour round of golf.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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