By Darryl Payne
Posted on February 26, 2013
Sure, most golf courses have year-round play, and we know that some of you die-hard duffers take every opportunity you can get to hit the links. But truth be told, spring and summer are the seasons you live for. When the grass is green, the sun is shining and the air is warm. And if you haven't looked at the calendar lately, you should probably know that it's almost time to play golf in the Smokies again. Here's a quick overview of three area courses.
• Sevierville Golf Club – Located in Sevierville, between downtown and Interstate 40, this municipal course features two 18-hole courses-the Highlands course and the River course. They also have banquet facilities, a restaurant and a pro-shop for meetings and group events.
• Gatlinburg Golf Course – The name of this one is tricky, because it's actually in Pigeon Forge, roughly between the Parkway and Dollywood theme park. This 18-hole municipal course underwent a half-million-dollar renovation in 2007 and offers one of the most picturesque golf settings in the Smokies. It was once voted as Golf Digest's Best Municipal Golf Course in the country.
• Bent Creek Golf Club – OK, this one actually is in Gatlinburg, a few miles outside town on U.S. Hwy. 321. Designed by legendary golfer Gary Player, this par-72 course features valleys, mountain streams and views that are to die for. Southern Living Travel Guide rated the resort as one of the Top Fifty Golf Courses in the South.
About Darryl Payne
Darryl Payne is a native of East Tennessee in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. He is a web developer with a passion for building great websites. As a local, he can offer a unique perspective on where to stay and things to do while on vacation in the Smokies. To read his latest recommendations, please click the Google+ follow button.