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4.1
518 Reviews (518)
5 Stars
225
4 Stars
222
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.1
86.2%
Recommend this course
475 out of 518 reviews
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4.2
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
88.9%
Recommend this course
40 out of 45 reviews
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4.0
71 Reviews (71)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
83.1%
Recommend this course
59 out of 71 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7001 yards
Slope 133
Rating 75.4
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Island Pointe Golf Club (FKA River Islands)
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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arthur Hills (1991)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Shirts must have collars and shorts must be Bermuda length. Tank tops, t-shirts and denim are not permitted.

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Tennessee (2016 #6)

Reviews

4.1
518 Reviews (518)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 71
Bunkers 51
Undulating Greens 48
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 58
Advanced Golfers 38
Locals 33
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 62
Convenient to the City 27
Near Local Attractions 22

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Challenging layoutl

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..

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

I have never seen a layout like this. You must play if your near Knoxville or Sevierville.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Late

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Excellent layout

I love playing this challenging yet fair course.
Greens are excellent and very fast.

Traps need work...
Staff very friendly....

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

needs improvement

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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