Tee It Up In Sevierville

SEVIERVILLE GOLF CLUB

Play two championship courses in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains. Relax and dine at the Mulligan’s clubhouse

Tee up against the backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains in Sevierville, Tennessee at the city’s Sevierville Golf Club, which was recently named one of the Top 10 courses in the state and one of the Top 50 courses nationwide by Golf Advisor.

“Sevierville Golf Club is truly a destination resort,” says DJ Lerchen, Director of Golf for the Club. “Even though it’s a municipal facility, the condition of the courses and facilities are what you’d typically find at a golf resort.”

Sevierville Golf Club

Sevierville Golf Club features two award-winning 18-hole championship courses, The Highlands and The River, plus a 9-hole play option that ensures fun for all skill levels, a driving range, putting and chipping greens, the award-winning Mulligan’s clubhouse, pro shop, event spaces, and more.

The Highlands, a par 70, 6,200-yard course, consistently ranks as one of the top courses in Tennessee. “The course winds through lush rolling hills, past freshwater mountain ponds, and is very scenic,” says Lerchen. “It’s a little more on its own, set into the woods. You almost forget that you’re in the city of Sevierville.” The fairways are tree-lined, relatively narrow, with frequent water hazards. Greens are slightly sloped for medium speed. Nine-hole players use the front side of The Highlands course.

The River, a par 72, 7,120-yard course, was recently ranked by Golf Advisor as the 28th best course in the U.S. and the No. 1 best course in Tennessee. It plays along and across the Little Pigeon River and is the more challenging of the two courses. Though mostly flat, it offers some elevation and great views of the mountains and river. “The River course has a unique style of play,” says Lerchen. “You’ll cross the river multiple times even playing one hole. You tee off across the Little Pigeon River and or play alongside the River on the first seven holes.”

Both courses offer five different sets of tees, allowing players to choose a challenge to suit current skills and mood. Sevierville Golf Club welcomes players of all levels.

Lessons are also available from PGA professionals to help players improve their game.

Thanks to its location, the Sevierville Golf Club boasts both cool season bentgrass greens and lush warm season Bermuda grass fairways and tees. “That presents its own challenges,” says Lerchen. “In terms of the condition of our course, our superintendent Cody Wallace has elite-level skills to maintain the turf at a high standard. The A1-A4 bentgrass greens roll fast.”

Sevierville Golf Club
Sevierville Golf Club

The Great Smoky Mountains and Little Pigeon River lend Sevierville Golf Club its picturesque setting, but those aren’t the only aspects of nature players can appreciate while on the course. “We have over 40 acres of ponds here on the golf courses and are home to a pair of bald eagles who have nested on the property for years,” says Lerchen. “We’ve also been visited by black bears, since we’re so near the National Park. It’s a very special and unique golf experience!”

The Club has a local membership base but is open to the public with daily fees at price points that vary to ensure an option for every budget. Solo travelers also have options.

Golf cart rental is included in the greens fee; as of March 2023, the Club added 150 brand new, state-of-the-art Yamaha carts with GPS Technology.

Several championship events have been hosted at Sevierville Golf Club. Private events can also be held at the property, such as business meetings, weddings, family cookouts, birthday parties, bachelor parties, and more. “We have a large, beautiful pavilion ready to host events. There’s no event that doesn’t work,” says Lerchen. “The permanent structure offers outdoor seating that’s covered, which means you can keep your event outside even in inclement weather.” Indoor meeting rooms are also available.

When it comes to tournaments, Sevierville Golf Club is the choice of many large-scale events, including the TSSAA High School Tennessee State Championship, the American Junior Golf Association Preview Qualifier, the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate Championship, and more. The fact that Sevierville offers 36 holes makes these events, which often include hundreds of golfers, more efficient and fun.

Sevierville Golf Club
Sevierville Golf Club

Mulligan’s, the award-winning clubhouse, is open to golfers and non-golfers alike. “The food at Mulligans is consistently good and we’re the only golf course in the area where you can sit-down to enjoy food and draft beer,” says Lerchen. “It’s a fantastic place to grab lunch.” Golfers, visitors and locals are welcome to enjoy drinks, food, and daily specials cooked to order by our great kitchen staff from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The clubhouse also offers stunning views of the mountains, river and golf course.

The full-service pro shop at Sevierville Golf Club stocks a wide range of apparel and golf gear at competitive prices. “We’ll match online pricing,” says Kristin Volentine, the head golf professional, who has worked at some of the finest resorts and private clubs including, most recently, the University of Virginia’s Birdwood Golf Course in Charlottesville. There’s an advantage to buying at the shop says Volentine, “There’s no reason not to come here to get custom fitted for a set of woods, irons, putter or whole set.” Shirts, balls, and other mementos adorned with the appealing Club logo are also available. Lerchen adds that the pro shop staff can custom fit any player with Mizuno, Callaway, Ping, or Titleist clubs and offer service you won’t find at other golf courses in the area.

Sevierville Golf Club is open year-round. Come discover what some have called the area’s best-kept secret.

Tee times are recommended and suitable golf attire is required (denim is accepted). Sevierville Golf Club is located near Wilderness at the Smokies and the Sevierville Convention Center. For more information, visit www.seviervillegolfclub.com.

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