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4.0
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Pace
4.0
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4.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6799 yards
Slope 125
Rating 72.2

Course Details

Year Built 1996
Golf Season Year round
Architect Victor Langham

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
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

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  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Tennessee (2015 #5)

Reviews

4.4
87 Reviews (87)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 16
Water Hazards 15
Forced Carries 10
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
Advanced Golfers 12
Seniors 12
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 15
Convenient to the City 8

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Course

Played this course after a few days of rain, and the conditions were surprisingly great! A couple of beautiful par 3 holes over water and wide open fairways on the front 9. Really allows you to bomb a driver. Very friendly service and really awesome practice area. Only complaint are the blind holes. There aren't any yardage guides or hole layouts at the tee boxes which forces you to kind of guess where the green actually is. Played 9 and 3 holes on the front 9 played that way. Also, greens were incredibly slow, but most likely had to do with the weather from the previous days.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fun Course

Course was in great condition with great greens. Greens are difficult to read and rarely offer a straight flat putt. I like this course and will play many more times.

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

Great Shape

Played here in a recent tourney. Course was in great shape from tee box to green. No complaints.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Always a great course....

I really appreciated the Golf Pro (serving as the Ranger) making several trips around to check on the pace of play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day

Course is in excellent condition very good day a little crowded but pace of play was not bad

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rarity bay

The course was in great shape. Greens where in excellent condition some of tee boxes need a little work, but other than that is what great. Tee time said it included range balls, but these where not provided and I didn't ask, so maybe this is my fault. Overall a great golfing experience

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Very good layout...

I play a lot of courses in the Knoxville, Pigeon Forge area and this is one of my favorites...challenging yet fair....

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Our favorite course.

Excellent course and the best staff. This is our favorite place to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Due to rain the course was wet and the greens were aerated

Due to the rain, the course was wet and the greens were aerated. The person in the pro shop was friendly and helpful. The people playing behind us were very polite. The course is challenging and Very well taken care of. I look forward to playing here again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

Excellent course for the price. Fairways and greens are not great because it is winter. Still better then most

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Poor weather
Used cart

Great track, my favorite in the area

had a great day even with 20mph + winds. Greens run true and for Feb course was in good shape. With golf now discount it was a incredible value. I'll be back next week.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Any January Golf is Great!

Temperatures in the 30's rising to the low 40's made for a chilly day but the golf was good. The greens were rolling really fast and you could stop the ball on them. The bunkers had been raked and were well manicured. The balls rolled forever on the dormant fairways adding many yards to your drives. Teed off at 1:00 and were the last players on the course. Saw dozens of deer and the view of the Smokey Mountains was great! Wonderful day and look forward to coming back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great atmosphere!!!

Quite simply, one of the best panoramic views in the south.. It's not a diamond as far as up keep goes. However, the atmosphere and the peacefully energy this course holds, makes it well worth it to play.. I recommend playing it on a weekend day; where one doesn't have to hurry through it.. Basically, Take time to enjoy it..
Greens are a 6 out of 10.. Not real fast, but receptive .. Not to bumpy and true..
Fairways, are a 5 out of 10.. Rough is not an issue.. At least this time of year.. All in all, average course with an well above average atmosphere. Locals were cool their too..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

WOW!!!

Outstanding course, fairways soft and greens immaculate as always. Weather was nasty, 38 and 20 mph wind, but the course was in excellent shape. We were pretty much the only ones out there, so pace of play was whatever we wanted. And at the Golfnow price of $15, it was a no-brainer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rarity Bay

Staff as always very professional and courteous. Pace of play 18 holes 2 hours 50 minutes. Weather man predicted 50 and sunny and we go 33 breezy and cloudy. Superintendent has left good height on dormant bermuda so good lie and footing will be all winter long. 35 on first nine holes 44 on last 9.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

beautiful course and surroundings

Played 18. Started as a single. Joined 2 members on the back nine. Delightful and receptive people.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Class course

very pleased with everything !.. great condition and challenging and fun.. loved the course and would recommend to all

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

take time to appreciate the views

I live about an hour away from rarity Bay I look forward to every opportunity I get to be able to play there if you're a true golf enthusiast this is a must play course not only are the vistas awesome but the course conditions are always excellent and the staff is the best. I could not give him more glowing recommendation for this facility and golf course. I promise you will not be disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Great Course

Rarity Bay is in great condition. The fairways and greens were as close to perfect as you can get for November. The pin placements were very challenging. Looked like a Sunday at the Masters.
With Golf Now, this course is a great deal.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Service

Felt very unwelcomed at the pro shop. He scolded us about our outfits and then told us that he would "let" us play this time. Of course all this was AFTER he took our money.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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