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1300 Conleys Creek Road
Whittier, NC  28789
United States
P: (828) 497-7622
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Smoky Mountain Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

71 par | 6,099 yards

Blue grass

Smoky Mountain Golf Course

The 18-hole "Smoky Mountain" course at the Smoky Mountain Country Club facility in Whittier, North Carolina features 6,099 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71.Designed by J. Porter Gibson, ASGCA/Andy Nelson, the Smoky Mountain golf course opened in 2007. Michael Cornblum manages the course as the General Manager.

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Reviewed September 12, 2014

I played this course just this week and must say this is one of my favorite courses to date. The price is reasonable and the course is great from tee to fairway to green. You will not think you are going to find such a great course so far out of the way. Don't forget to look around and admire God's creations while you play. I plan to make this a do again course soon.

Reviewed August 11, 2014

Have been playing this course since the 90's, when fairway flags marked the layup areas and before the new clubhouse and course design. My wife and I love to play this golf course with exception to no.12. Sad, no senior rates and none resident rates apply.

Reviewed July 22, 2013

Was up in the mountains over the weekend and had an opportunity to play Smoky Mountain. The golf course was in great shape. Fairways like carpet and the greens were in excellent condition. Loved all the shots hitting off the top of mountains, and the scenery of the Smoky Mountains all around you was stunning. Overall, great golfing experience and at $49 rates amongst the least expensive of the area's courses. I look forward to playing it again when I am next back in the western part of the state.

Reviewed September 29, 2011

After reading previous reviews from prior years, and being a seasonal resident of western North Carolina and a frequent player at SMCC, I want to point out that a major management change occurred in late 2010, resulting in a new golf course superintendent and new general manager being hired. The results have been outstanding. I have played almost all of the golf courses in western North Carolina this year and must say that Smoky Mountain Country Club has the best fairways and greens of any of the courses I have played this summer. Their bermuda fairways are carpet-like and the bent grass greens roll true. I know of a number of golfers from the Waynesville area (30 miles from SMCC) who have recently become members at SMCC because the condition of the golf course is far greater than any of the numerous Waynesville area golf courses, and the staff is as friendly and accommodating as you will ever encounter.

Reviewed May 30, 2010

Just played this course while on vacation in NC, the most disappointing golf course I have played in years. First it was a 59 dollar green fee, that would be ok if the course was maintained to that level, it is not, the fairways were weedy and patchy, the rough just off the fairways is not maintained, lots of drainage issues and tee boxes remind me of low end muni courses, one tee box was half gone due to a mud slide I guess.
The greens were very slow and inconsistent and quite small.
DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY, go play gooney golf you will have more fun.
I do have to say that the clubhouse is nice and staff very friendly, no rangers which led to very slow play and we had one group of six in front of a twosome in front of us, obviously golf etiquette is not enforced
I will not play this course again.

Reviewed August 10, 2009

Played this course twice over a two day period. The course is short but challenging because of the elevation changes some as much as 180 yard drops. The views are amazing!!! You need to be able to hit the ball straight to take advantage of the soft greens. Course in good shape and the clubhouse is nice along with the layout. Hole 5 is a great risk reward par 5 hole with one the 4 180 yard drops. Hole 6 is as hard a par 4 you will play at #1 HCP. The staff is very friendly and willing to tell you all about the course and how to play it. Other very interesting design is the back 9 with 4 par 3's and back to back par 5's. Overall a very good par 70 6,097 yard course. Will come back and play it again when I am in the area.

Reviewed November 01, 2008

This course is a nice mountain course, a lot of elevations changes. Not a very difficult course, greens are in decent shape. They need to spend more money or the maintenance side, feritilizer, man hours, aerating, etc. The greens have some bare spots that they continue to have problems with. The ammenities are nice, a good pro shop and a great restaurant. They also have a range, practice green, and chipping area. The views are nice also.

Reviewed April 08, 2008

Unquestionably the best resort destination property in the North Carolina mountains. From the condo we stayed in to the brand new golf clubhouse, Persimmon Grille, and of course one of the most spectacular mountain golf courses we have ever played. This place has it all!

Reviewed October 08, 2007

I am so glad they fixed this course; it could be one of the best courses in Western North Carolina

Reviewed July 09, 2007

Front nine is all that is open now, but they have done nice work. Will prob take a couple years for grasses to fill in completely and take hold but all in all it is in good shape.


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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Taylor B. 20 82 62 11/11/07
2 Taylor B. 20 84 64 07/12/07
3 Taylor B. 20 85 65 07/20/08
4 Taylor B. 20 86 66 04/27/08
5 Brian M. N/A 67 67 06/30/08
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
17 James C. N/A 111 111 09/09/14
10 Glenn H. 6 78 72 08/09/09
6 Glenn H. 6 74 68 08/08/09
9 Caroline C. 37 108 71 03/23/09
3 Taylor B. 20 85 65 07/20/08

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About Smoky Mountain

Smoky Mountain Country Club

Golf Only facility

20 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Michael Cornblum, General Manager
Nathan McIlvaine, Golf Professional
Dan Sexton, Superintendent
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