Golfing in Gatlinburg – Best Courses, Clubs & Shops | Elk Springs Resort

Golfing in the Great Smoky Mountains

For Golf aficionados the Gatlinburg and Great Smoky Mountain area provides a unique challenge and unparalleled setting to play the game. Regional golf courses are replete with the rolling greenways, spectacular mountain views, and specially designed holes not found in other golf courses in the Southeast.

As Bradley Meredith, Assistant Manager at Edwin Watts Golf Shop in Knoxville notes, “Gatlinburg and the Pigeon Forge area great golfing destinations in this part of the country. Obviously the Smoky Mountains provide a beautiful backdrop for any outdoor activity, but what truly makes the region unique is the elevation changes and wonderful climate. To our north and south courses typically play relatively flat. Now that is not to say that the rolling hills in surrounding areas do not provide a challenge but the opportunity to design some truly amazing and challenging holes is all the better with such naturally occurring elevation.”