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4.1
762 Reviews (762)
5 Stars
342
4 Stars
303
3 Stars
88
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
14
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
83.9%
Recommend this course
681 out of 762 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
62 Reviews (62)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
75.8%
Recommend this course
47 out of 62 reviews
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4.0
98 Reviews (98)
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
79.6%
Recommend this course
78 out of 98 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 71
Length 6282 yards
Slope 127
Rating 70.4
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Course Details

Year Built 1955
Golf Season Year round
Architect William Langford (1955) Bob Cupp (2007) Bob Cupp (1993) Dan Maples (1974) David Johnson (1993)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Conference Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.1
762 Reviews (762)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 64
Narrow Fairways 41
Bunkers 31
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 51
A Weekend Splurge 26
Advanced Golfers 23
This Course's Location is:
Near Local Attractions 53
Convenient to the City 44
Worth the Drive 18

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Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

GREAT VIEWS

THIS COURSE HAS SOME AMAZING VIEWS. IT IS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED OFF THE MAIN PKWY IN PIGEON FORGE. ONCE ON THE COURSE, YOU ARE TREATED TO QUIET MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPES. THE FRONT 9 IS FAIRLY OPEN WITH MANY ROLLING FOOTHILLS. THE BACK 9 GETS MORE RUGGED WITH CHALLENGING FAIRWAYS AND BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN VIEWS. SOME OF THE GREENS WERE NOT IN GREAT SHAPE WHICH MAY BE A REGIONAL TIME OF YEAR ISSUE. OVERALL A GREAT EXPERIENCE.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tough course

Fun and interesting course, very scenic but tough 1st time play as there are many blind shots. I would imagine more enjoyable when you’ve played it multiple times and learn where to aim your shots. Hilly lies on most every hole.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Total lack of golf ethics and way too slow pace of play. Play faster or get out of the way.

Pace of play extremely too slow. Needed a course marshall to either speed people up or jusy ask them to leave. Paid for 18 but could just stomach 9. Too many people have NO golf course ethics what so ever. Would be nice to play on a course where ethics were on display and course marshalls help keep the pace of play moving.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Gatlinburg

Ok conditions some greens dont get enough air and are diseased. Was a fun course to play numerous blind shots make it difficult to know where to hit your tee shots. I did like the elevation changes. Would play again . Bfair

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

The course is in great shape even with the greens punched and sanded just days before our round. They were still cut and rolled great. Fairway conditions were also excellent. The pace of play was quite slow for most of the front nine but picked up as we started the back. Unfortunately they allowed a single to go out on 10 ahead of us and we caught up to him, which slowed us up again for the last several holes. Beautiful mountain layout with a lot of elevation changes, especially on the back. Great staff, pro shop and snack bar. I definitely recommend it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lots of steep play

For those who are not long hitters, it can be tough. Cart path only because of steepness on some holes. That means lots of hiking up to the green.
I got my exercise today!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Vacation getaway

Beautiful course, very challenging too, enjoy the day

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Never Again

There is too much negative about this course and the experience to be able to recommend it. The layout is scenic, but many of the holes are “tricked up” unnecessarily in a way that takes the fun out of it. Many very blind shots severe slopes. The greens are fast, but many areas on many greens are completely dead/mud. The fairways and tee boxes are very average for a public course. But, this course has some fatal flaws that cannot be overcome even after overlooking the layout and conditions.

The lack of a practice facility is one such flaw. And, had I known that the cart timers are set for a 4.5hr round, I would have passed right there, but I guess that's all they can expect given that 9 of the holes are cart path only with severe slopes to walk on to get to your ball. The fact that our round was actually 5 hours 10 minutes makes it completely unacceptable. I complained to a marshal on the 4th hole that we were on a 5 ½ hour pace, and he solved that problem by never showing up again the rest of the round. The course is very much more difficult than the slope ratings would indicate – probably 10 points too low. A 230 yard par 3 to an uphill elevated green? Give me a break!

Throw in that there's no drinking water available on the course, and this becomes a 'once in a lifetime' experience (because I'd never go back). Too bad - it could be a great experience.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Fun, Fun!

In the heart of the Smokies and a treasured public track. I play it 5 times a year at least. And an excellent snack bar..cheeseburgers..yum!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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