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4.0
284 Reviews (284)
5 Stars
92
4 Stars
123
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
88.0%
Recommend this course
248 out of 284 reviews
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4.3
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
93.8%
Recommend this course
30 out of 32 reviews
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4.0
69 Reviews (69)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.5%
Recommend this course
59 out of 69 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 70
Length 6331 yards
Slope 120
Rating 68.6
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Course Details

Year Built 1990
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ed Ault (1990)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.0
284 Reviews (284)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 30
Bunkers 21
Narrow Fairways 20
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 35
Locals 27
Seniors 19
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 30
Near Local Attractions 10
At a Resort 7

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Good Value

Not bad for the money! Good layout and rate of play. Course was very wet when I played...but it's March so understandable. Thanks you!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/23/2020

Hi u000006298309. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Wild Laurel Golf Course.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wild Laurel Golf Course

Beautiful day for golf. Fairways were wet after a lot of rain but playable. Greens were slow but rolled well. Clubhouse had great sandwiches and adult beverages which included craft beer! Very enjoyable day at Wild Laurel!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/06/2020

Your feedback is important to us, u004685321. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Wild Laurel Golf Course.

Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good, but...

Greens are in the best shape in years, course is going through major improvements and will continue to get better. But..they started us off the back, then just as we were finishing the back nine, we came to the turn and they were starting some people off the front, slowed play tremendously. Front or back, take a pick, can’t go both.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/03/2020

Thank you for your review, Joseph4853728. We will pass along your recommendation to our team at Wild Laurel Golf Course. You are definitely correct, we are heavy investing in the golf course to give golfers the ultimate experience. Keep a look out for more to come! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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

Wild Laurel Golf Course

After fog lifted beautiful day for golf. Temperature in low fifties. Course was wet but all golf courses are wet in January. Staff was doing a lot of work on course today including putting new sand in the bunkers. Greens were rolling well. A great January day for golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/31/2020

u004685321, 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 Wild Laurel Golf Course.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wild Laurel Golf Course

Nice Day for golf in January. Course is making a lot of improvements. New hole signs, landscaping, etc. Greens are improving and rolling well. Just a great winter day in the mountains playing golf. Nineteenth hole was great also looking at the mountains while enjoying a sandwich and refreshments! Thank you Wild Laurel for providing your guests with a great experience! .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/28/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, u004685321! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/13/2020

Hi, Ralph36. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Wild Laurel Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wild Laurel

Beautiful winter day in the mountains. Perfect day for golf with temperature in the fifties with no wind. Fairways were a little wet but very playable. Greens were rolling good. A very enjoyable day to play golf in January. After the round had a delicious sandwich with a brew overlooking the Smoky Mountains. Thank you Wild Laurel for your hospitality!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/13/2020

u004685321, 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 Wild Laurel Golf Course.

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Early Season

Course is in solid playing condition , ready for the dormant Bermuda to pop . It has little trouble with draining , but, we played day after heavy rains , so understandable . Greens are really nice , ready to be cut down to speed them up . Looks like management is really working hard with upgrades seen in new holemarkers as well as staff putting in work on the course . Come play it !

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Nice view, but that’s about it.

Fairways were awful. Layout was wonky. I Hit drives in the middle of the fairway and there’d be no grass there. Without seed this will not get better by late spring/summer. Same way around the greens, though the greens themselves were decent. Probably won’t be back. There are much better courses in the area for less money.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Course was in pretty poor shape although it had just rained the day prior. No practice range which was a bit disappointing. Staff was friendly and the course was wide open so I was able to get through a round in about 2.5 hours. Wouldn’t recommend unless you get a heavily discounted rate

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 01/28/2020

Hello Laxmastaxyz. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wild Laurel

What a beautiful day in the Mountains for golf. 65 degrees. Gorgeous day after Christmas. Greens are getting better every time we play. Lots of improvements. What more could you ask for. Thank You Wild Laurel for all the improvements!!.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Nice winter play

Had to wait due to frosty early morning greens. Overall course was in good condition for this time of year. Added benefit: the usual pesky bugs were not out today!!

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

Great Greens

Course in best shape in 10 years. Greens are rolling great and fairways are good. The only thing that could be improved are the bunkers. Great value, great staff and a great 19th..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/03/2019

tngrovol, thank you for your kind words! Our staff and management have been working extremely hard to get this course to it full potential. We have many projects in the pipeline so you can expect even better moving forward! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Wild Laurel Golf Course.

Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing

Course that Cares

I read great reviews about this course, so I decided to drive up to Townsend and check it out. It was a beautiful course tucked away in the mountains. The clubhouse and amenities were really nice. The guy at the front desk was very friendly and directed me to the tee boxes. It’s a mountain course so there are many elevation changes within the course, but the fairways were decently wide. What stood out to me were the little things that I could see the staff wanting to get right. There’s a fairly new and clean ball wash station at every hole with a nice sign and stone slab. Even the trash cans and bathrooms around the course were fresh and clean. You could tell the staff cares and is working to keep this a top notch course. There were a lot of leaves on the course which was frustrating, but a friendly grounds crew member said they were getting a heavy duty blower to take care of those next week. I can’t wait to come back in the spring and play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/03/2019

abtatum42, thank you for your kind words! We are so happy to hear that our staff is providing excellent service and paying attention to details around the course. We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Wild Laurel Golf Course.

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

Wild Laurel

Beautiful Fall day in the mountains! Greens have improved a lot since the last time we played. The only complaint I have is that evidently a local group of guys that play there regularly that are slower than snails do not seem to know or don't care about letting faster players play through. Folks behind us stated they had played the day before and this group of Yahoos had golfers backed up all day. Overall though a very enjoyable day at a very scenic course!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/03/2019

Hi u004685321. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Wild Laurel Golf Course.

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/02/2019

Hi johnknight. We would love to hear more about your positive experience at our course. Please contact us at (865) 738-3134 to share with us your favorite part of your experience with us. Thanks for golfing at Wild Laurel Golf Course!

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Gem in the Hills

Great course, designed well, and staff is very nice. Just wish I lived closer. Would play more often.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/02/2019

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, u000001220491! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Wild laurel review

Great course in the beautiful smoky mountains. We always see wildlife and have a great game. Give this one a try and you will love it.

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

Wild Laurel

Have played several times this summer and fall. Every time have noticed improvements and upgrades. Well worth your time to enjoy this gem in the mountains!

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

Thank you for your review, u004685321. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Wild Laurel Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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