The Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   The Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain Est. 1998

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Like the other four Bear Trace courses designed by Jack Nicklaus for Tennessee State Parks, the layout at Cumberland Mountain benefits from a wonderfully natural setting. Situated in the heart of Tennessee's scenic Cumberland Plateau, roads and housing play no part in proceedings here. The opening and closing stretches of this well-rated and always popular course, are routed through an open and links-style environment. Here the pleasantly undulating fairways are bordered by swaying fescue grasses, that are well worth staying out of. As you progress, the course takes on a more woodland character, with tree-lined stretches alternating with the more open areas. Playing 6,900-yards from the back-tees, the layout features several elevation changes as well as many natural features, including flowing brooks and clusters of mature pines. The par-4 3rd and signature par-4 7th holes both incorporate another of the region's natural resources, layered flagstones, which defend the front of the respective greens. Generally good-width, nicely undulating fairways, lead you towards the not overly large, subtly-sloping and often kidney-shaped greens. With all manner of hazards guarding the greens, not least deep pot bunkers, the quality of your approach play as well as your skills with the short stick will be thoroughly tested. With many attractive features and several excellent holes to enjoy, Cumberland Mountain is a course that will not disappoint, and is definitely one to include on your play list if you are in the area.

Stay & Play at Cumberland Mountain Cabins, the on-site accommodation is located close to the golf facilities.

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The Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain
407 Wild Plum Lane,
Crossville, Tennessee TN 38555
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Office   +1 (931) 707 1640
Pro Shop   +1 (888) 800 2327 toll free


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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Woodland and open countryside.
Designer: A Jack Nicklaus Signature Course
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6928 5916 5073
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73.1 68.9 69.9
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How2Get There?

6 miles SE of Crossville.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays $45; weekends $55. Golf cart included. Reduced 9-hole, junior and senior rates. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Walking permitted.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary course by Audubon International.

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Latitude: (35.891249)
Longitude: (-85.008023)
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Cumberland Mountain Cabins 

Cumberland Mountain State Park offers rustic cabins nestled in the woods. Class A cabins can accommodate four people, Class AA can accommodate six people, Class AAA can accommodate ten people and the Mill House cabin can accommodate up to 16 people.

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