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  • dramatic views of The SMoky Mountains from a tee box at Sequoyah National Golf Club Cherokee NC
  • female golfer taking a swing on a mountain golf course with dramatic scenary in the backdrop

Our Insiders Guide for Golf Courses in the Smoky Mountains


If you’re planning a trip to the Smoky Mountains and are wanting to know where to golf, we have you covered! The North Carolina side of the Smoky Mountains can provide you and your group an excellent mountain golf course experience. There are two golf courses in Cherokee NC and additional recommended golf courses near Cherokee NC for groups wishing to partake in longer stay and plays. Beautiful scenery, scenic vistas, good times, and good friends, provide an excellent backdrop for challenging golf! We are experts on the golf courses in the Smoky Mountains and would love to share our passion with you below!


Sequoyah National Golf Club

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Sequoyah National Golf Club in Cherokee NC is truly an awe-inspiring place to play a round of golf while visiting the Great Smoky Mountains! The views alone are worth the price of admission, more on that in a moment. The course itself is owned by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians and Robert Trent Jones II design. The course has a par of 72 and is 6,600 yards from the back tees. If you are looking for a challenge this is one of the more difficult, yet rewarding golf courses in the Smoky Mountains for sure. The fairways are rolling hills of blue grass, so often, even with a great tee shot, your uneven stance will provide an additional challenge. The bent grass greens will also provide a fast, slick putting surface that will roll true and always towards the stream! The rolling hills, long range mountain views, and peaceful mountain setting will absolutely inspire you and your group of golfers to return year after year. You will find the golf carts have built in GPS systems which are very helpful, especially your first few times playing any golf course in the Smoky Mountains. Be sure to check out our traveler tips and tricks for Sequoyah National below for the best golfing experience. The golf course is easily found along Highway 441 just off the exit in Cherokee NC.

Smoky Mountain Country Club

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If your looking for a fun place to play mountain golf then look no further than Smoky Mountain Country Club! The course location is perfect between Cherokee and Bryson City NC, and close to Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Nestled in a mountain valley known as the Conley’s Creek area you will be surprised as you take the short but winding road from the main highway. The area will open up to a beautiful mountain golf community. The course itself was designed by Thomas Walker and features bent grass greens and Bermuda tee boxes and fairways. The course has a par of 71 and plays 6100 yards for the back tees. The design of the course most certainly fits into the natural harmony of the land surrounding it. There are stunning tee boxes and holes with significant elevation changes of up to 400 feet! The club house is very clean and adequate containing a small restaurant and bar, pro-shop, and restroom and locker room facilities. There is a driving range and putting practice area as well. The staff have always been friendly and courteous to us as well as our stay and play guests. This is an excellent place to play a round if your looking to play a round or two of golf in the Smoky Mountains. If your group is staying with us at the Hive Lodge or The Ol’ Gun Range Cabin then you are only three miles away! Be sure to see our detailed page for insider tips for golfing at Smoky Mountain Country Club!


The Hive - A Lodge Perfect for Golf Groups!

Did you know The Hive Lodge - Our secluded large group lodge is less than 10 minutes away from two great golf courses in the Smoky Mountains? Sequoyah National and Smoky Mountain Country Club. There is even a golf practice area at the Lodge! Click the link above to view details on the property or contact us with questions!


Other Golf Courses Near Cherokee NC

Maggie Valley Club

a lady teeing off at Maggie Valley Golf CLub

Another great golf course and classic place to play a round in the Smoky Mountains would be Maggie Valley Golf Club. This is an excellent course that is very well maintained and very nice staff. There are a couple of nice warm up areas and putting greens as well. Excellent views and excellent golf near Cherokee NC. Take the scenic route of Highway 19 across Soco mountain and stop by Soco Falls on your way back to the Cherokee and Bryson City area!

Waynesville Country Club

Scenic fairway and green with Smoky Mountains in the background at Waynesville COuntry CLub

Here for a longer stay or specifically for a golf trip? Be sure to visit Waynesville Country Cub for some of the best golf in the Smoky Mountains. This course is a little shorter and easier than Sequoyah National. Lots of fun to be had at this golf course near Cherokee NC. There are actually three 9-hole golf courses here for an entire day of fun. The staff are absolutely phenomenal here as well!

Stay and Play Golf in The Smokies WIth Us!

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Spectacular Valley Views

Looking for a log cabin in Cherokee NC that is pet friendly and close to golf in the Smoky Mountains? Spectacular Valley Views is an authentic log cabin near Cherokee NC that is pet friendly! Minutes away from the Casino, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Bryson City NC, and all area attractions!

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The Historic Ol Gun Range Cabin

The Historic Ol Gun Range Cabin is a cabin close to golf courses in Cherokee NC. Oh yeah it has a very unique history to it! Close to Cherokee NC, Bryson City, NC attractions and minutes from North Carolina entrances to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This secluded, pet friendly, hideaway will surely leave you and your family relaxed and rejuvenated!

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