Home to the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the third largest city in Tennessee and has over 40 golf courses available within a close drive of our lodging. Not only can you play at some of the fine courses in Knoxville, but Pigeon Forge is 20 minutes North and Tellico Village is 15 minutes South, so the combination of golf courses you can build in your golf packages is amazing.
Dining, shopping, and night life options abound downtown in Market Square, the Old City, and Volunteer Landing. America's most visited National Park, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is a short car trip away, as well as shopping, family enertainment, and skiing in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. For visitors who enjoy sports, Knoxville boasts the University of Tennessee Men's and Women's athletic teams , the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, the Knoxville Ice Bears (Southern Professional Hockey League), and the nearby Tennessee Smokies (minor league baseball).
Crafted by architect Gary Roger Baird, Centennial Golf Course takes golfers through the natural forests and rolling hills of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Centennial's championship layout features great conditions with a mixture of wooded and open areas, testing the golfer's ability to manage their way around a golf course. The challenging design also has golfers making shots over ravines, putting on multi-tiered greens, and driving the ball onto plush fairways that can require precision golfing. The front side requires more accurate shots due to its tight fairways, while the back nine opens up.
Egwani Farms golf course opened in 1991 and is one of the best-conditioned golf courses in Knoxville. The 6,708 yard par 72 borders the Little River and offers 5 different tee boxes to challenge all levels of golfers. Golfers will play a variety of holes that force them to use every club in the bag. Several holes, such as the peninsula fairway on hole 6, will test golfers from tee to green. Egwani strives to provide golfers with professionalism, customer service, and upper-tier course conditions.
Royal Oaks Golf course, designed by D. J. DeVictor, is located just outside Knoxville in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. This 18-hole par 72 course boasts beautiful countryside scenery. Royal Oaks' friendly environment and exciting layout is a fun and challenging course for both novice and experienced golfers. The course challenges players with demanding par 3 holes, elevation changes, and several holes over water.
Ruggles Ferry Golf Club is located 5 minutes off Interstate 40 between Knoxville and Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge in the scenic hills of East Tennessee. The bentgrass greens and bermuda grass fairways are some of the best maintained in the area. With 4 sets of tees, golfers of every skill level are sure to have a challenging,enjoyable experience. A creek winds throughout the course, providing golfers with challenging carries over the water on some of the par three holes. Ruggles Ferry features elevated driving holes with subtle elevation changes in the form of rolling hills.
Three Ridges has one of the best layouts in East Tennessee and was voted best public course in East Tennessee. Nestled in the shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains, rolling terrain and subtle elevation changes require great shot making on this beautifully crafted course. Golfers will enjoy the smooth bentgrass greens, bermuda grass tees and fairways, and more than 60 strategically placed bunkers. The course is relatively open but features several forced carries over ravines or water, such as the beautiful hole number eight, which requires the golfer to hit downhill over a small pond.
Nestled in the heart of West Knoxville, Willow Creek Golf Club features immaculate conditions in an upscale country club design. Willow Creek is one of the finest courses in Knoxville, with a full range of facilities. Each hole is playable by golfers of all skill levels. The course boasts fast greens, subtle elevation changes, and some lengthy par fives. The fifth hole has a unique landing area isolated by two creeks. The par threes can be challenging to all levels of golfers due to their length.
Comfort Suites in Knoxville is a brand new hotel only 5 minutes from Willow Creek Golf Course and local restaurants at Turkey Creek shopping Center. King or Double queen rooms available with high-speed internet and complimentary breakfast.
Brand new Holiday Inn located in Farragut, Tennessee features a modern design with southern hospitality. The Holiday Inn is within a few minutes drive to several courses, and is convenient to Turkey Creek shopping center and many local restaurants.
Hotel is close to River Islands and Ruggles Ferry Golf Club. Convenient to Pigeon Forge as well as downtown Knoxville. Rooms feature king size beds or double queen rooms with complimentary breakfast and high-speed internet.