Both avid golfers and casual players can take their golf game to new heights in the Western NC mountains. Several clubs and courses are just a short drive from Best Western River Escape, each one offering a unique set of challenges and breathtaking backdrops that players can only find in the mountains. Elevate your game at one of these four area courses.
Smoky Mountain Country Club: This mountain course is surrounded by 5,000-foot peaks and deep, shaded gorges. The par-71 course covers over 6,100 yards with 400 feet of elevation changes.
Bear Lake Reserve Golf Club: This 9-hole, par-29 course by Nicklaus Design Group offers some of the best mountain views across its 1,932 yards. Elevations ranging from 3,400 to 3,700 ft will challenge your game while 80-mile views of the Blue Ridge Mountains will vy for your attention.
Sequoyah National Golf Club: This dramatic mountain course designed by Robert Trent Jones II delivers a challenging layout augmented by Cherokee history. Owned by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee, the par-72 course features 18 holes, panoramic vistas, and spectacular elevation changes throughout.
Sapphire National Golf Course: Featuring a waterfall hole and island green, this par-70 course offers breathtaking views and challenging play, making it an ideal retreat for the avid golfer.