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3.5
305 Reviews (305)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
120
3 Stars
83
2 Stars
37
1 Stars
27
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.9
69.0%
Recommend this course
207 out of 305 reviews
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2.9
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
7
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.3
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
44.4%
Recommend this course
16 out of 36 reviews
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3.4
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
65.6%
Recommend this course
40 out of 61 reviews
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About

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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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

3.5
305 Reviews (305)

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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Better this year!

Enjoyed the morning! Rough was playable...last year lost several balls just off fairway that should have easily been found. The greens aren’t bad...players should be courteous and repair their ball marks, plus a couple more! You shouldn’t expect Augusta National on a public track. The young lady at the pro shop was very nice and polite. I will play again when we come back to the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/27/2019

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Bent Creek Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
Incentivized Review
2.0
First Time Playing

Meh

I know it was November but there was no discernible difference between fairway and rough. They couldn’t even put the flags upright in the holes. The front nine jams nine holes into an 8-hole area. The back nine was much more interesting aside from the par three teeing off artificial turf. I would recommend Sevierville, Gatlinburg, or River Islands before here.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 11/22/2019

Thank you! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Bent Creek Golf Course. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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Played On
1.0
First Time Playing

No Help

Called 3 times this morning to try and find out if course was open. Nobody in the club house
would ever answer, so they lost a customer.

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Commented on 11/08/2019

Thank you for your review! We apologize that you weren't able to get a hold of us yesterday morning. Our phones were down due to construction/renovation of our pro shop. In the future please feel free to message us on Facebook or check our booking engine on our website. We are always available for questions and always have accurate inventory available for play. Thank you again and we hope to see you in the future!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful View, Challenging, but needs some improvements.

The view from this course is amazing with a beautiful creek that runs by most of the fairways. Be careful to not hit the ball too far on some holes because the creek runs across the fairway. There are two beautiful dropping par 3 holes that is worth a picture. The staff is very friendly. Most greens are rough with some patches of dead grass and weeds. The cart paths has a lot of pot holes but some of the paths are very scenic and enjoyable to ride. I would play this course again because of the view and challenging holes, but only if could play it again at half price. It’s currently not worth paying full price. With some upgrades, this course would be amazing.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/29/2019

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyed Round

Good course to play. Nice view of mountains in Tennessee.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/21/2019

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Bent Creek Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

What happened?

I live an hour away, I had played this course a few times hadn't played it in 3 years. The greens were horrible, there used to be a nice snack bar/grille on the turn which is now a dilapidated building that isn't open. The fairways were bare, greens dead except a few splotches of crab grass. The clubhouse was run down it was a very disappointing experience on a golf course that used to be a jewel. I feel like they stole my fees.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/17/2019

Thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1-star. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. We always appreciate the feedback. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. Thank you for playing Bent Creek Golf Course.

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome!!!!!

A very challenging back nine but it has some of the beat views I’ve ever seen!!! Everyone needs to play here at least once!!!

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Commented on 10/15/2019

Employee?

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Commented on 10/14/2019

Wonderful! Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Bent Creek Golf Course.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Nice course

The course has some challenging holes with blind tee shots. First timers (like I was) will be loosing balls from good shots. Places on some holes need water to soft the landing zone. But all things considered, a good course. I would come back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/09/2019

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Bent Creek Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

not a course to score well

this course was once a great course, but has been neglected in the past few years. it is a shame because it could be a good course.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/07/2019

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Worst course ever

We have never played at such a horrible course. They cut the grass on the course and left it laying in piles all over the course. There Are multiple ruts in the first nine. The cart path looks like it’s been bombed and the greens were full of crabgrass and holes.

Just awful. We prepaid for 18 holes but could only do nine Because Of the condition. We complained at registration however the lady just said that that’s the way the course was and gave us no refund

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/09/2019

Thank you for your review! We apologize that you didn't enjoy your experience with us. We do empty grass clippings into the woodlines out of play and remove them monthly. This avoids employees dumping clippings in streams or areas of play. We understand our cart paths need improvement and we will be working on them next year. As for the crab grass, our pre-emerge herbicide was washed out first of the season due to almost 80 inches of rain. As there is no post emerge herbicide for these weeds in bent grass turf, we can only hope for a mild rain season in the spring to correct. We would love for you to see the changes next season. Please reach out to us and ask for our General Manager, Colin Williams, so we can make arrangements. Thank you and we hope to have you back!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible greens

Greens are in very bad shape. Weeds growing on greens and are very slow because of it. Course is beautiful but back 9 way to difficult especially 10 through 15. Save yourself the drive and play in Sevierville!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/27/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Bent Creek Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bent Creek Golf Course

The front nine is pretty standard and straight forward. The back nine however is outstanding, lots of blind shots, mountain type golf but really good. Had a great time, staff very friendly and helpful.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/27/2019

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Bent Creek Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Fairways

The weather had been very dry. The fairways were in excellent shape considering the dry conditions. Most of the greens were bad, bare spots, crab grass, aeration dimples, but mostly putt-able with ball placement.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/01/2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Will Not Play Again

Cart Paths dangerous because of disrepair.
Greens almost unplayable.
Fairways and roughs undefined.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/30/2019

Thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1-star. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. We always appreciate the feedback. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. Thank you for playing Bent Creek Golf Course.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough

The staff was friendly and very helpful.
The fairways are in decent shape.
The greens were extremely bad.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/09/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Bent Creek Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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Commented on 09/09/2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Horrendous greens

This was my first time playing at this course and it was very disappointing. The fairways were in fair condition but the greens were like putting off of shag carpet. They pace of play was unbelievably slow, so much so that myself and the gentleman behind me stopped playing after 9 holes even though I did a hot deal for 18. They also charged me $20 for my dad just to ride in the cart with me. If you’re looking for a 6 hour round then this is the course for you but if not then I’d consider going elsewhere.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/09/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1-star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Bent Creek Golf Course.

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Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/04/2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Play elsewhere

I played the course for the first and last time. The crab grass, even on the greens. The greens had been aerated and no notice of that in the listing. The carts are pathetic. My cart did not have a brake so it rolled away twice. The trimming around the streams and water were poor. The overall condition is poor. The cart paths were like a war zone road. The asphalt was destroyed. Play elsewhere and enjoy a manicured course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/05/2019

Thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1-star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Bent Creek Golf Course.

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Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing

First timer in this area

Greens were in-puttable. They had recently been aerated but had not been mowed or maintained. Not enough rakes in sand traps, some had no rakes at all. The only staff person we saw was the 1 person who checked us in. No driving range. No on course amenities. Pace of play was great. Some unique holes.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/04/2019

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