Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on April 24, 2018
Spring weather has been reluctant to gain a strong foothold in the Smokies so far this year, but we're still seeing telltale signs that warmer days are upon us. One of the most visible clues is that area golf courses are starting to green up and attract recreational players from all over the country. We're heading into prime golfing season, so if you're fond of hitting the links every spring and summer, you'll find a lot of golfing choices in the Smoky Mountains.
This week, we'll give you an overview of some of the area options available when it comes to knocking out a few rounds on the links. Local clubs and courses offer a wide range of skill levels, settings and amenities, so no matter what your preferences may be, chances are you'll be able to find the venue that best suits your needs.
Bent Creek Golf Course
Designed by three-time Masters and British Open winner Gary Player, Bent Creek Golf Course is a par-72 course that first opened in 1972. The front nine hugs the valley floor, while the back nine offers a challenging mountain layout. A sparkling mountain stream meanders through the entire course, making for a breathtaking contrast between water and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Southern Living Travel Guide rated Bent Creek as one of its Top Fifty Golf Courses in the South.
Gatlinburg Golf Course
Don't let the name of this course fool you. It's actually located on Dollywood Lane in Pigeon Forge (probably for the same reason that the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport is located in Sevierville). Beautifully wooded landscapes and well-manicured greens are the hallmark of this challenging 18-hole layout, which is set against the picturesque backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains. Designed by noted golf course architect William Langford, the course has undergone major renovations in 1993 and 2007 and today, it offers beginners and seasoned golfers alike a challenge on every hole.
Creekside Golf Course
This fun nine-hole course provides a challenge for every skill level, whether you're looking to play a short round with your golfing buddies or just hone your skills at their onsite practice facility. Creekside Golf Course is conveniently located within 15 minutes of Knoxville, Maryville and Sevierville in Seymour, TN and offers a way to get that quick golfing fix and at a great value. They'll even host your group event or charity tournament.
Sevierville Golf Club
Yep. This one is actually in Sevierville. Located in the foothills of the Smokies, this site actually has two 18-hole championship courses open for play and offers all the services and amenities of a high-quality private club on a daily-fee basis. The Highlands course winds through lush rolling hills and freshwater ponds, while The River course runs along the banks of the Little Pigeon River. Pars are 70 and 72, respectively.
Baneberry Golf & Resort
Set near the shores of gorgeous Douglas Lake in the Great Smoky Mountains, this 6,700-yard golf course is located in a relaxed country setting, and with four sets of tees, it's suitable for all skill levels. The resort overall has private villas or rooms in the inn, and the clubhouse features a fully stocked pro shop, restaurant and a deck overlooking the first tee. A swimming pool and driving range round out the amenities.
River Islands Golf Club
This course was designed to rival some of the country's most prestigious golf clubs on a daily-fee basis. Located in Kodak, TN – roughly halfway between Knoxville and the Great Smoky Mountains – River Islands is set on more than 175 acres and delivers breathtaking views. The links-style, Arthur Hills-designed course opened in 1991, and its 7,000 yards cover sweeping knolls, lush valleys, sharp bluffs and a flowing river dotted with islands. Brand-new MiniVerde greens and Zoysia fairways complete the experience.
Smoky Mountain Ziplines
Nope. No golf here. But if you plan on working ziplining into your Smokies vacation, then you'll definitely want to check out our zip lines in Tennessee. Just like a well-struck golf ball, you'll fly gracefully through the air on our seven exciting ziplines, and just as with any good mountain golfing experience, you'll enjoy some fabulous views of the Great Smoky Mountains.