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Five Golf Travel Destinations in Tennessee

Updated: Apr 5

The rolling hills of Tennessee provide an impressive backdrop for an unforgettable golf trip. From championship courses nestled in the Smoky Mountains to a nine-hole gem "that once you find it, you'll never want to leave," the Volunteer State has something for every golfer. In this blog, we'll explore five golf travel destinations in Tennessee.

Gaylord Springs Golf Links - Nashville

In the heart of Nashville, Gaylord Springs Golf Links was designed by former U.S. Open and PGA champion Larry Nelson. A links-style course that winds through limestone bluffs and natural springs, the course provides stunning views at every turn. After your round, unwind at the clubhouse and enjoy southern cuisine with a modern twist.

The Golf Club at Tennessee National - Knoxville

 On the shores of Tellico Lake, The Golf Club at Tennessee National presents a serene escape for golf travel. Designed by Greg Norman, this championship course seamlessly blends natural beauty with challenging play. The club's luxurious amenities, including a clubhouse with panoramic views of the lake and fine dining options, ensure a memorable experience on and off the course.

Bear Trace at Harrison Bay - Chattanooga

 As part of the Jack Nicklaus-designed Bear Trace collection, the course at Harrison Bay combines the signature elements of Nicklaus's design philosophy with the natural terrain of the Tennessee Valley. Set against the backdrop of Chickamauga Lake, this scenic course features tree-lined fairways, strategically placed bunkers, and water hazards that demand precision. After your round, spend time on the lake.

Gatlinburg Golf Course - Gatlinburg

Tucked away in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg Golf Course offers a one-of-a-kind golfing experience surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Designed by noted golf architect William Langford, this par-71 course meanders through rolling hills and dense forests. Keep an eye out for wildlife sightings as you navigate the tree-lined fairways. After your game, explore the charming town of Gatlinburg with shops, restaurants, and local attractions.

Sweetens Cove Golf Club - South Pittsburg

If you're seeking a truly unique experience, Sweetens Cove Golf Club delivers in spades. Located in the small town of South Pittsburg, this 9-hole gem has garnered acclaim for its minimalist design and old-school charm. Designed by Rob Collins and Tad King, the course features strategic bunkering, natural hazards, and fast greens that will test your shot-making skills. The intimate atmosphere and friendly vibe make Sweetens Cove a must-visit destination for golf purists. Peyton Manning is a co-owner.

Experience Five Golf Travel Destinations in Tennessee

Whether you're teeing off in the shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains or smoking tee shots into the short stuff of a lakeside hole, a golf trip to Tennessee offers a range of experiences for all travel interests. From world-class championship courses to hidden gems off the beaten path, the Volunteer State is calling.

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