River Islands Golf Club
|Island (W)||72||4873 yards||69.4||118|
|Champion M: 74.3/146||386||401||195||579||186||639||440||221||550||3597||402||379||363||383||548||202||529||170||428||3404||7001|
|Player M: 72.5/142||375||389||175||553||174||490||415||199||527||3297||391||367||355||369||532||180||514||166||423||3297||6594|
|Member M: 70.9/137||365||353||160||547||160||475||408||180||519||3167||380||342||338||357||512||150||435||142||400||3056||6223|
|River M: 68.5/129||331||330||145||511||131||450||395||157||502||2952||367||303||305||340||490||135||416||117||350||2823||5775|
|Island W: 64.4/120||305||279||65||476||80||416||341||134||450||2546||300||260||184||245||467||107||363||84||317||2327||4873|
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Photo submitted by Emays22484 on 08/25/2019
Photo submitted by Emays22484 on 08/25/2019
Bridge over troubled waters... Photo submitted by Devildog4golf on 10/03/2014
3rd hole Photo submitted by Jamie9848024 on 11/24/2013
Photo submitted by Jamie9848024 on 11/24/2013
The ending of a fun day! Photo submitted by Jamie9848024 on 11/24/2013
The Ball Photo submitted by gregjm1977 on 03/17/2013
The Green Photo submitted by gregjm1977 on 03/17/2013
Green To Tee Photo submitted by gregjm1977 on 03/17/2013
Our group of intermediate golfers enjoy playing this course..layout tests our group...
First five holes are all we can handle ....after that we seem to score very well and enjoy the different terrain.
We will definitely return..
I have never seen a layout like this. You must play if your near Knoxville or Sevierville.
Come Play Here
Can’t say enough good things about this course First the people they are absolutely first class The course is a post card picture Every hole is different It will give you all you want If you hit it long play the tips or if Father Time has shown up play the Senior Box The scenery is spectacular so enjoy this along with the golf It’s one the very best courses in this area and a place I never get tired of playing
We had another great day. We had a 9:15am tee time and the club house attendant didn't arrive until 10am. We got started one hour late. The coarse is doing great for the time of year. True and fast greens. Never a bad lie in the fairway. Bunkers need sand but they are manageable. Miss the fairway, green, or get above the hole and you will pay. Hit fairways and greens and you can make birdies.
Course conditions were good considering it was Dec in Tennessee. The greens were extremely fast and the pins were placed in difficult positions, but that made the course interesting. My only negative was the extreme slow pace of play of the groups ahead of us-it took us 4 1/2 hours to play 18! Very nice staff.
I love playing this challenging yet fair course.
Greens are excellent and very fast.
Traps need work...
Staff very friendly....
The Island is one of my favorite places to play in the Sevierville/Knoxville area. Challenging but fun and interesting layout. The greens are smooth, soft but fast. Lots of blind tee shots but certainly manageable. This course has scenic views along the river, with the occasional Mountain View. You rarely see other golfers even when the course is busy. A must play while in the area.
Quality & Value
Played 5 rounds in two days. Grades: Greens - A+; Fairways & Tees - A; Sand - D+, but slowly improving; Staff (Dave) - A+; Rough - B; Cart paths - C-. If you're a senior, a round including cart is $23 by paying cash. Very enjoyable course. Hope it continues for many years.
What a funnn challenge
I am a 15 handicap. And all of the holes were a very fun challenge. You had to place your shots in order to get to the greens in regulation. The course was fair as far as difficulty. But I love the shots over the water. The one was 176 yards to clear the water and that was the river itself. The greens were in good shape. And they held if you landed them properly. My wife had a very enjoyable time and she generally plays in the 110 to 115 range. She love the scenery. Definitely not a walking course.
I was disappointed in the condition of the course, bunkers were overgrown and were in need of sand , there seems not to be much efforts in the upkeep or improvement of the course.
Plan part of your golf trip here
I have played this course on consecutive golf trips. This is a great course that could use some upgrades. I'm not sure what the future of this course is since it's a bit off the beaten path. There are many holes with water especially the par 3's. There s trust some holes in which you must trust your swing and there are several birdie opportunities. Play on!
Island Pointe (aka River Islands) is back to its former glory!
River Islands has been my favorite public layout in the South for over 25 years. This Arthur Hills layout is absolutely gorgeous with five holes on an island in the middle of the Holston River. The routing and shot values are superlative, with some of the toughest par 3s that you will ever play.
Unfortunately, this hidden golf treasure has gone thru numerous owners in recent years. The course conditions suffered. However, the new owner has done a tremendous job reviving the course. The zoysia fairways were fast and firm with no weeds. The greens were in pristine shape and putted true. The sand traps still need to be worked on, with most having little sand and basically clay dirt. We played in just over 3 hours with no delays. Greens fees are $20 - $36 depending when you play. This has to be the best golf value in America! If you haven’t played this course, do yourself a favor and tee it up here. You will be amazed at how great this course is.
The course has improved in the last couple of months
Greens are good
Rough has been mowed
Fairways in good shape
Cart paths are rough in places
Great deal for seniors
We love to play this course. it is very challenging and fun to play. it was really hot that day, but the course has lots of trees.
Overall grrat course
Great course! We had a great time! The fairways were very hard in spots and some greens had disease spots, but over all it was a fun day! I will definitely be back to play another round.