Gatlinburg Golf Course

4.3494058824 4.3 stars from 5 (346)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6282 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 70.4
  • Layout

  • 520 Dollywood Ln, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863, Sevier County
  • (800) 231-4128, (865) 453-3912
  • (865) 429-1945
  • golf.gatlinburg.com

Year built: 1955
Architect(s): William Langford (1955), Bob Cupp (2007), Bob Cupp (1993)
Type: Public/Municipal
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes only
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6282 yards 70.4 127
White 71 5823 yards 68.5 120
White (W) 71 5823 yards 74.1 130
Gold 71 5201 yards 65.7 114
Gold (W) 71 5201 yards 70.6 123
Red (W) 71 4710 yards 67.0 117

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 346 Reviews
5 stars:
153
4 stars:
152
3 stars:
31
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

325 out of 344 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near local attractions convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways bunkers   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views brunch  

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"Great course"


David1366990's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a truly amazing golf course with a great layout. The pace of play is kind of slow mainly due to it being cart path only. There were also issues with the in cart computer systems. But other than that amazing course


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Unless you want to walk ALOT skip this course"


Mindykiss's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The first thing to happen was we were over charged from the rate on golf now so please check your receipt. They did correct that however. It was a pretty course but we were told as we were teeing off that it was cart path only. I asked if they made exceptions since my father was with us. He is older, loves to golf but doesn’t get around as well as he used to. They explained no exceptions and cart will shut down if too far from path because it was too muddy. We started play and it was completely dry and 84 degrees. Not sure if no one checked or if this is just standard answer they tell. Needless to say it is a mountain course with a lot of walking up and down hills to get to your ball even when you hit the middle of the fairway. It significantly slows play.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u4150865's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

April is defenitly too early in the season to play this course. Course condition werde very poor. I doubt this course can even be fun when conditions improved.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course



u000007742953's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great views"


davidjreed's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout but the fairways were still dormant and a little wet but the greens were in great shape. I shot 87 not bad for a 61 year man opening day


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



doosang8813's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u603575476's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very enjoyable"


Mako96's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played as twosome went very well. No holdups weather was as good as it gets. Fairways were brown, expected but they were great. Greens had just been aerated so it made that part difficult. Just a dandy course with superb views. Playing again this week.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"December Golf in Tn Mountains !!"


Steffjj's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Man we got lucky on the weather. 61F with little wind an no rain is an anomaly in Gatlinburg so we took advantage. Greens had been punched but not too aggressively and still rolled true. This course is NOT walkable unless you are Austrian. Severe elevation changes especially on back. I played blues and my wife red. I'm a 12 ( Age 60 ). Shot 84 so I rate it moderate. Honestly, about 15 good holes and I bet the views in October are breathtaking. Two holes ( both Par 3 on the back ) bear mentioning. The first # 12 features a Golden Tee style drop off...most severe I've ever seen. I honestly didn't even realize I hit the green but no one else found their ball. Yes, its unique but kind of silly and needs a ball drop area since the slopes on all sides are ankle breakers. # 17 is truly unfair. Its a 232 yard Par 3 ( 218 from the whites !! ) and is straight uphill surrounded by rough. To a back pin my GPS was 249. My guess is that with the elevation it was playing about 260 for me and about 210 for my wife. If it was windy it would be unreachable by anyone other than someone with a card. Since the back plays to 34 ( front 37 ) my advice would be to take the tees back a little and it becomes a nice par 4 between a very challenging ( yet fair ) 16 and 18. Otherwise, the course had variety and a fair balance in hole length and design. We really enjoyed it. Oh, and my wife says it needs more ladies merchandise ;)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Love this course"


u000001932063's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the design and character of the course. Played it in late November, so greens were under maintenance. Will definitely play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u4402441's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

We got exactly what we were looking for on our vacation here. The course has a lot of elevation change and elevated greens. It is all about ball placement with lots of narrow fairways and valleys! We will surely be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Colby7023664's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I’ve played many courses, but nothing compares to this one. The front nine is alright, but the back nine is what makes this course. You won’t find a better course in the country that is this nice and for this price. Once you make it to the back, you can go ahead and put your cover on your driver, very short. Definitely make it to number 12 if nothing else.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Breathtaking views!"


u827982349's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Gatlinburg Golf Course has the most spectacular views of the GSM. We always have a fantastic and fun round, playing this highly challenging course. Grounds are well maintained, greens are flawless, and CLEAN course restrooms!

Highly recommended for the course play, the views, and the $$!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A+ layout, A condition (for season)"


jwdenv's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was great! Very interesting layout and beautiful scenery. Very good condition for late fall (only a few bad spots in rough and had a couple greens needed a little attention but for the season it was great). Biggest bummer is no range. Good practice green and chipping area though and I️ didn’t use it but apparently there is a hitting area to warm up in. Very fun and interesting with all the elevation changes! Highly recommend it’s a unique experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice coarse"


coopbeau8512's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course is nice, would like to play it a few times to get comfortable with distance and shot selection. They have several holes only cart path only. Really makes it tough when u dont know the course


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Golf in the Smokies"


tvad's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Gatlinburg Golf Course (in Pigeon Forge) is a must play for any golfer. Very scenic and very enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



gordondavid's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Golf Course"


NLH1050's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is very challenging especially when it's wet. There are quite a few blind shots on this course so it's important to study the hole descriptions. I like a challenge so this is a fun course to play. I did end up slipping and falling a couple of times because it was so wet. I was covered in mud by the time we finished. My wife found it really funny, me not so much. Will definitely play here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



jcrawford108's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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