Dead Horse Lake Golf Course (Scorecard | Layout | Rates | Tee Times)

Dead Horse Lake Golf Course is situated in Knoxville, TN, and is a 16-minute drive from downtown.

The course takes its name from the history books; about how a horse got stuck in quicksand near hole #3 and later got the name of Dead Horse Lake, which is also the most discussed and popular hole of the course.

The course is roughly 3 hours from Atlanta and 2.5 hours from Nashville.

 The course is open for playing year-round.

The facility had undergone a renovation and added more features, a couple of years back.

dead horse lake golf course in Knoxville Tennessee

Dead Horse Golf Course Knoxville, TN

Dead Horse Golf Club was built in 1973 and designed by Joe Parker.

HolesParRatingSlopeYardsType
187269.71196303Public

This family-owned course has a very interesting layout that centers around Dead Horse Lake.

The lake is an integral part of the course and comes into play on some holes where carry-over is required to reach the greens. A good short game will be rewarded.

The lake, the gently rolling hills, and the wooded groves all conspire to make this a charming, pretty course. The course is walkable. You might even spot some wildlife that calls this course home.

Due to this interesting natural layout of the course, good shot placement is a must, or be prepared to lose some balls. The greens are small but fast.

The fairways are open and wide and are fairly forgiving and there are no bunkers, but the undulations and uneven lies can trip you up.

At 6303 yards from the back tees, this is not a long course by today’s standards, but with 4 sets of tees, can be equally challenging and fun for both beginner and experienced golfers.

Dead Horse Lake Course Scorecard

HoleRating/Slope123456789Out
Blue (Yds)69.7/1193264663601384753661873603963074
White (Yds)67.8/1123024213141303853461653463702779
Gold (Yds)65.0/1092904002751223722921453033502549
Red (Yds)66.0/1082782941501183562681252983302217
Handicap9111171375153
Par45434434435
HoleRating/Slope101112131415161718InTotal
Blue (Yds)69.7/11951013735040437329517050548532296303
White (Yds)67.8/11248611633536136028515548545730405819
Gold (Yds)65.0/10937011131533034627013345042527505299
Red (Yds)66.0/1083059727930028024311640039924194636
Handicap16181246141028
Par5344443553772

Rates – Green Fees

In Season
HolesWeekdayWeekend
18
Walking$25$32
W/Cart$40$50
9
Walking$14$17
W/Cart$25$32
Off-Season (Dec – Mid Mar)
HolesWeekdayWeekend
18
Walking$22$25
W/Cart$36$40
9
Walking$12$14
W/Cart$22$25

Course Layout

dead horse lake golf course layout

Driving Range

The course has a fairly large driving range with 16 stations for swing practice.

A chipping and pitching area is also available for short-game practice.

Tee Times

The course is open from dusk to dawn. You may contact the course’s website for booking tee time hours.

Dress Code

Metal spikes are not allowed on the course.

Membership Cost/Price

There are no membership options available at Dead Horse Lake.

Dead Horse Restaurant – Menu

The renovated clubhouse has a bar and restaurant for snacks and beverages.

Pro Shop

Dead Horse Lake has a golf shop that stocks golf equipment and apparel. There is no golf academy or professionals for lessons or clinics.

Dead Horse Golf Course Map – Location & Directions

Address

555 Frank Gardner Lane, Knoxville, TN 37932

Website