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3.6
247 Reviews (247)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
96
3 Stars
70
2 Stars
32
1 Stars
20
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.7
79.4%
Recommend this course
170 out of 247 reviews
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3.6
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
3
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2
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0
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Conditions
3.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
5 out of 5 reviews
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3.8
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
78.0%
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32 out of 41 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6182 yards
Slope 127
Rating 70.3
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Bent Creek Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6182 yards 70.3 127
White 72 5802 yards 67.9 123
Red 73 5095 yards 69.2 117
Scorecard for Bent Creek Mountain
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 70.3/126 418 432 321 397 207 511 180 361 498 3325 463 362 307 350 113 309 333 154 466 2857 6182
White M: 68.8/119 402 419 281 364 168 499 145 343 487 3108 438 343 296 291 113 299 324 135 455 2694 5802
Red W: 70.2/124 363 405 255 295 150 454 130 299 392 2743 387 279 245 263 110 249 289 91 439 2352 5095
Handicap 6 2 16 10 14 8 18 12 4 5 1 13 7 15 11 9 17 3
Par 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 5 36 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 9 15 1 11 5 3 17 7 4 12 10 14 2 18 16 8 6

Course Details

Year Built 1972
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Player (1972)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.6
247 Reviews (247)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 42
Elevation Changes 33
Narrow Fairways 25
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 34
Advanced Golfers 21
Locals 17
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 26
Worth the Drive 21
Near Local Attractions 14

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
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3.0
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First Time Playing

Winter conditions

Staff is excellent. The course was a little rough, but that is to be expected this time of year. It was playable, but very saturated. I guarantee this course is beautiful in late spring through the fall. Cool layout. Hope to get to play it again when weather conditions improve.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Bent Creek Golf Course
Commented On 2019-02-28T21:46:25.000+00:00

Thank you for your review! We're pleased that our staff left a great impression on you and we appreciate your feedback on our conditions. We hope to have you back again soon once the course is in top shape!

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Decent little course

Course was nice. A little wet from some big rains.
Only played the front nine. I’d play again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Most bang for the buck.!

This course is loaded with water hazards. Seems every hole has the possibility of the ball getting drowned by a mountain stream or man made pond.!! Looking for your ball generally will have you finding someone else’s ball.! Losing golf balls has no relevance when surrounded by the beauty of the Smoky Mts. The cart paths are in terrible shape on the front nine with standing water and muddy areas. But, Tn. has experienced an extremely wet fall and winter. Worth noting is all the cart path bridges have been replaced recently with all new bridges. Folks, this was expensive. Bridge replacement indicates the management is committed to this course's future AND the safety of its clientele. Please use caution on the very steep sections (2 or 3 places) of the cart paths. These sections are not for the drunks or kids to be driving the cart.! Lots of tough fairways, hard to place your shot with "blind" landings and hazards. Multiple rounds will help with that. Greens were in excellent shape. Fairways were acceptable considering the wet weather. Summary: go play.!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-01-09T16:24:21.000+00:00

Awesome! We're pleased that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We're also glad that you've noticed all the improvements we've made. We appreciate your review and we look forward to having you back again soon for your next round with us!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

First time

Course was really wet from 5 inches of rain the day before. Greens were good and Bermuda was dormant. Front nine holes were tough but fair with lots of trouble. The back nine had a lot of blind shots and was very tight. There was a lot of elevation changes and tricky greens.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2018-11-21T17:31:02.000+00:00

Thanks for your review! We're pleased that you enjoyed our course but we apologize that the rain made the course a little damp. We're also glad that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout. We appreciate your review and we hope to have you back again soon!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very beautiful course very fun to play recommend to play. Only thing I can say is bring plenty of bug spray other than that a must play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Bent Creek Golf Course on 10/09/2018:
Outstanding! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your round with us at Bent Creek. We appreciate your review and we can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round!
Played On
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Response from Bent Creek Golf Course on 09/27/2018:
Great! Come back soon!
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Gnats, Gnats, Gnats

The young lady who checked us in was very nice. That's where the pleasantness ends. Gnats, gnats, gnats and just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, more gnats. We couldn't enjoy our round. We will not be back.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Bent Creek Golf Course on 09/28/2018:
Thank you for your review! We're glad that our staff left a great impression on you, but we apologize that you didn't enjoy your time with us. We would love the chance to speak to you about your time with us. Please reach out to us at bentcreekgc@gmail.com at your earliest convenience. Thank you again and we look forward to speaking with you!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

needs some work

crabgrass on the greens.
large ruts in the fairways
great layout

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Response from Bent Creek Golf Course on 09/24/2018:
Thank you for your review! We're pleased that you enjoyed our layout, but we apologize that our course conditions didn't meet your expectations. We are working on improving our course everyday and we appreciate your feedback. Thank you again and we hope to have you back again in the future!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Conditions were wet due to recent heavy rains

Tough putting due to wet conditions. Hole 9 green needs help. Unfortunately there are the tiny flying bugs. Had Fun! Great staff!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Bent Creek Golf Course on 09/24/2018:
Great! We're glad that you enjoyed our course despite the rain. We're also pleased that our staff left a great impression on you. We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to having you back again soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

course in great shape

Course was in good shape considering the 5" of rain days before. Greens not cut due to weather and rolled slow but were in good shape. Overall, wonderful to play

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Bent Creek Golf Course on 09/20/2018:
Awesome! We're pleased that our course conditions met your expectations despite all the rain. We appreciate your review and we look forward to having you back again soon for your next round!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Don’t waste your time

After a very busy month, my husband and I were looking forward to a relaxing g weekend of golf. We we’re both very disappointed in this course. The greens were in horrible condition, the course itself more resembles a putt putt layout than a golf course, and very poorly marked relating to distances. We wished we would have played at other courses in the area that we were familiar with. The only thing this course has going for it is the views of our beautiful Smokey Mountains. We were also charged $5 for a small bag of chips and a drink.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Response from Bent Creek Golf Course on 09/17/2018:
Thank you for your review! We apologize that you didn't enjoy your time with us. We would love the chance to speak to you about your time with us. Please reach out to us at bentcreekgc@gmail.com at your earliest convenience. Thank you again and we look forward to speaking with you!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Response from Bent Creek Golf Course on 09/10/2018:
Thank you for your review! We apologize that you didn't enjoy your time with us. We would love the chance to speak to you about your time with us. Please reach out to us at bentcreekgc@gmail.com at your earliest convenience. Thank you again and we look forward to speaking with you!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Bent Creek Golf Course on 09/10/2018:
Great! Come back soon!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Strange course

The course was advertised as 9 holes valley and 9 holes mountain. Unfortunately the valley was very wet and cart path only. That didn't help me liking the course. The sand in the traps was so soft and deep you actually sank down while trying to hit out. It played really long. Extra club was needed on most holes. It wasn't in bad shape, just wet so the grass hadn't been cut in spots. Very penial at times. When you survived the valley, you encountered the mountain. BLIND shots everywhere. They did give information on the score card which helped. You just didn't know where to hit. I did like the uphill and downhill to holes when you put your ball in the proper location. Was happy when the round completed. Couldn't get a beer to celebrate that. Wouldn't play it again. Did have nice scenery and mountain views.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Response from Bent Creek Golf Course on 08/27/2018:
Thank you for your review! We apologize that you didn't fully enjoy your round with us and we appreciate your feedback. We would love the chance to speak to you about your time with us. Please reach out to us at bentcreekgc@gmail.com at your earliest convenience. Thank you again and we look forward to speaking with you!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bug's Galore

This course has a terrible problem with gnat's. The gnats were every where. We purchased a bug spray from the club house that was suppose to work but, I think it attracted the bugs. We used off spray given to us by the greens keeper and that did not work either. The gnats were in our face as we tried to hit tee shots, fairway shots and while trying to putt. This took place during the entire round. The course layout from the blue tees appears to be and after thought. Tree limbs and shrubs were in the flight path of the tee shots. I don't recommend this course to anyone.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Response from Bent Creek Golf Course on 08/22/2018:
Thank you for your review! We apologize that you didn't enjoy your experience with us. We appreciate your feedback and we hope you will give us another try in the future!
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Bent Creek

Enjoyed the play. Course is well maintained. Has lots of water. The 14th hole is a par 3 that you have to walk up 40 steps to get to the tee and then hit down to the green. The fairways are fairly wide, but some holes are a little hard to figure out. The scorecard is quite helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Bent Creek Golf Course on 08/14/2018:
Wonderful! We're thrilled that our course conditions met your expectations and that you enjoyed the challenge of our course. We appreciate your review and we can't wait to have you back again soon at Bent Creek!
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth the drive

Absolutely beautiful setting - challenging rough and true greens - Creek runs through most of the holes - unexpected back nine - Gnats were not as bad as previously reported.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Response from Bent Creek Golf Course on 08/08/2018:
Terrific! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round with us at Bent Creek!
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

This course is a great challenge

Greatly improved fairways and greens from conditions a year earlier. New ownership is obviously wanting to keep this course enjoyable to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Bent Creek Golf Course on 07/23/2018:
Fantastic! We're thrilled that our course conditions met your expectations and that you've noticed the improvements in our course. We appreciate your review and we can't wait to have you back again soon at Bent Creek!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very challenging, and a lot of fun!

Course recently reopened, and it has been years since I played it. Staff was very friendly, and helpful. Course was in very good shape, guys were working on it while I played. It's going to be the top course in the area before long. I'll definitely be back k was hbtime I'm up here.
Mack Brown
Raleigh, NC

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Bent Creek Golf Course on 07/23/2018:
Wonderful! We're glad that you enjoyed your round with us and that our staff left a great impression on you. We look forward to having you back again soon for your next round at Bent Creek!
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