Wild Laurel Golf Course

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3.9
189
5 Stars
56
4 Stars
82
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.4
86.2%
Recommend this course
163 out of 188 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
28
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
86.7%
Recommend this course
26 out of 28 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
44
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
88.6%
Recommend this course
39 out of 44 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6331
Slope 120
Rating 68.6
Type Resort
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Wild Laurel Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6331 yards 68.6 120
Blue 70 5753 yards 69.7 125
White 70 5261 yards 68.4 117
Red (W) 70 4270 yards 68.0 114
Scorecard for Wild Laurel Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 67.9/125 558 174 519 144 392 405 369 197 417 3175 240 511 372 422 388 181 403 157 501 3175 6350
White M: 68.4/117 540 164 502 133 365 380 334 180 404 3002 232 492 355 409 369 168 388 147 463 3023 6025
Gold M: 68.0/116 510 140 495 120 345 365 325 167 390 2857 220 475 350 385 350 155 362 135 450 2882 5739
Red W: 68.0/117 446 133 470 115 292 301 247 150 261 2415 190 455 245 316 233 138 337 130 414 2458 4873
Handicap 6 18 12 16 8 2 14 10 4 9 5 13 1 7 15 3 17 11
Par 5 3 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 35 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 35 70

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 Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

3.9
189

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 7
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 29
Bunkers 20
Narrow Fairways 20
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 34
Locals 26
Seniors 18
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 29
Near Local Attractions 9
At a Resort 7
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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Well worth the money

The course was in good shape several of the greens had bad spots like they were burnt up during the summer it's a challenging course well worth it

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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

Enjoyable course

Try to play this course 4 or 5 times a year. Only because of the distance fron my home..is app.one hour travel. Appreciate the upgrades to the clubhouse and the positive attitudes of the staff.....the course is challenging but fair if you can keep it in the fairway........miss and yu will pay the price in deep rough..

Overall in decent shape but continued work needed to raise the fairways and greens to tiptop conditions..

Will definitely return....

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Wild Laurel Golf Course on 10/11/2018:
Hello Douglas5318331, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and had a great experience. We also appreciate your feedback on the conditions of our greens and fairways. Thank you for playing Wild Laurel Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Struggling to stay afloat

Have lived in the area for 24 years and heard about the course and it's pretty scenery. But the condition of the course didn't live up to expectations. Tees and fairways were very shaggy looking like it had been weeks since they had been mowed. Greens had been aerified quite sometime ago and were very soft and slow. Would not recommend for competitive golfers but for a couples day out my wife and I enjoyed the views.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Response from Wild Laurel Golf Course on 10/10/2018:
Hello braxtongolfers, thank you for taking the time to write a review of our course. We appreciate your feedback on the course conditions and we escalated it again. Thank you for visiting Wild Laurel Golf Course and we hope to earn your business again.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Views

Clubhouse staff were great to work with and extremely friendly. The views on this course are magnificent and some of the best in the area. When I played it looked like the rough on the course had not been mowed in several days. You had to basically step on your ball to find it. Also, it seems like they have narrowed the fairways recently and the course was already a fairly tight course. The greens also had some black spots on them. Played the course last fall and the course was in better condition then. Improvements have been made to the clubhouse area and it is top of the line. The remodeled clubhouse is great.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Wild Laurel Golf Course on 09/21/2018:
Hello Layton1928, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our renovations and scenery. We also appreciate your feedback on the course conditions and we escalated it to the appropriate departments. Thank you for visiting Wild Laurel Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Compliant

Very slow, groups ahead would not allow a single to play thru. Left the golf course on # 10. If it continues to be slow will go else where to play??

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Response from Wild Laurel Golf Course on 10/01/2018:
Hello GREGORY402, thank you for taking the time to write a review of our course. We appreciate your feedback on the slow pace of play and we escalated to the appropriate departments. Thank you for visiting Wild Laurel Golf Course and we hope to earn your business again.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

1st round this year

Played today 1st round this year. Course was in good condition,pace of play was great. I will return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Wild Laurel Golf Course on 07/31/2018:
Hello icallem13, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and our pace of play. Thank you for playing Wild Laurel Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Mountain Course

Beautiful setting in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Challenging yet relaxing and peaceful.A very enjoyable round of golf. The pro shop was very friendly as well. Will definitely be back to play soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Response from Wild Laurel Golf Course on 07/27/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you had an excellent experience at Wild Laurel Golf Course. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Wild Laurel Golf Course on 07/26/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to rate our course. We appreciate your rating and we hope to earn your business again.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don’t call it a comeback

I hadn’t played the course before this year, (3) times now. I heard it was in bad shape and new owners are putting a lot into it. Can’t beat the views and overall value. It’s going to be a great course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from Wild Laurel Golf Course on 07/19/2018:
Hello jjhamilton1982, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course improvements and our affordable rates. Thank you for playing Wild Laurel Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice golf experience at Wild Laurel Golf Clulb

My son and I played this course for the first time during our family vacation. What we enjoyed the most was the beautiful setting of the golf course in the Smoky Mountains. There were some thick grass clippings in the fairways of a few holes, but overall, the course was in solid shape. The greens are in excellent shape considering the heat of summer! We even saw a black bear on the back nine through a patch of trees just off of the course.

The staff was very nice to us during our visit to the clubhouse. We had a lovely time. We will be back again on our next vacation! Thank you.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Wild Laurel Golf Course on 07/19/2018:
Hello terwin23, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you had an excellent golf experience at Wild Laurel Golf course. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bad Deal

Fairway were not mowed like playing from the rough in the fairway...Could be a nice place too bad the conditions were awful I have played a lot of places in the area and this was worst golf course by fair

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Response from Wild Laurel Golf Course on 07/10/2018:
Hello gunstar, thank you for taking the time to write a review of course. We are sorry to hear that you had a sub par experience at our course. We appreciate your feedback on our course course conditions and we escalated it to the appropriate departments. Thank you for visiting Wild Laurel Golf Course and we hope to earn your business again.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

You get what you pay for

Greens are small. That’s this courses defense. Tee boxes and fairways not mowed. Greens in excellent shape. Bent grass. For the value, good course and I would play again. Attendant at bar about as friendly as a pit bull with AIDS.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Response from Wild Laurel Golf Course on 07/06/2018:
Hello ericfriar, thank you for taking the time to write a review of our course. We appreciate your feedback on the length of grass on our tee boxes and fairways and on staff friendliness. Thank you for visiting Wild Laurel Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course has great mountain view

Nice friendly course with good play pace. Lots of bugs, especially around water.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Wild Laurel Golf Course on 07/05/2018:
Hello loganhill06, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and our pace of play. We also appreciate your feedback on the bugs. Thank you for playing Wild Laurel Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Complaint

On the last 3 times I played this course. It was very slow & finally left the course after the 15th & the 17th hole. Have been playing this course since 2014 til today. However if it continues to be slow * No ranger to speed things up. Will go to the other courses.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from Wild Laurel Golf Course on 06/19/2018:
Hello GREGORY402, thank you for taking the time to write a review of our course. We are sorry for the sub par pace of play and we appreciate your feedback on having a ranger. Thank you for Wild Laurel Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun, relaxing round with the family

This course was nestled in a very beautiful valley and our family had a peaceful, leisurely round while passing through on vacation. There were a few blind tee shots and the conditions were very dry but for the bargain price on GolfNow it was an excellent value. The new clubhouse was still under construction but looks to be awesome with a terrific view of the course below and mountains in the distance. This course is not yet at its full potential but if can get a good deal and are not super picky about having perfect lush grass you should have a nice time in the Smoky Mt. Valley at Wild Laurel. I would play this course again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Wild Laurel Golf Course on 06/20/2018:
Hello, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and scenery. Thank you for visiting Wild Laurel Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pace of Play slow

Group of 4 very slow & would not allow single to play thru??

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Response from Wild Laurel Golf Course on 06/13/2018:
Hello GREGORY402, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and we appreciate your feedback on the pace of play. Thank you for visiting Wild Laurel Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

This was a excellent golf course for my wife and I. It is very scenic and the course is in great shape. The greens are really good, quick with some undulation.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Wild Laurel Golf Course on 06/13/2018:
Hello charliecj2, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our greens and our scenery. Thank you for playing Wild Laurel Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

course was in good shape after week of hard rain. Greens held and fairways were good shape. had 2 groups of sloooow guys in front of me but that's not course's fault. New clubhouse will be great when finished. Definitely worth a return trip

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from Wild Laurel Golf Course on 06/13/2018:
Hello bpadmiral, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and our newly renovated clubhouse. We also appreciate your feedback on the pace of play. Thank you for playing Wild Laurel Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course has a great layout love the challenge.

Greens are in great shape a little slow but run true,fairways and tee books are coming in. We had a great time

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Wild Laurel Golf Course on 05/31/2018:
Hello, thank you for the three-star review. We are glad you had an enjoyable experience at Wild Laurel Golf Course. We also appreciate your feedback on our green speeds and on the course conditions. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great views at a great price

We played Wild laurel on Saturday May 19. We really enjoyed ourselves, and the greens putted very well. The knats are normally bad this time of year, however they didn't bother us at all. For the money I would drive there every day and play. Only issue was they didn't have water coolers In the stands built for coolers. Would have been nice to refill water bottles.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Wild Laurel Golf Course on 05/22/2018:
Hello, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed the conditions of our greens and our affordable rates. We also appreciate your feedback on the on course water coolers. Thank you for playing Wild Laurel Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!

Stay & Play Offers

$199 Starting price
Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
The package includes overnight accommodations, unlimited rounds of golf for two players, daily American breakfast for two at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar and 10% savings offered at the Golf Shop.
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