The Bear Trace at Tims Ford


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   The Bear Trace at Tims Ford Est. 1999

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Like the other four Bear Trace courses designed by Jack Nicklaus for Tennessee State Parks, the layout at Tims Ford benefits from a wonderfully natural setting. Situated on a peninsula surrounded by picturesque Tims Ford Lake, roads and housing play no part in proceedings here. Much in evidence is the quality of the course and its conditioning, as well as many wonderfully scenic views onto the lake. The opening holes have a predominantly open, links-style character, gently rolling across former pasture land. These early stretches gradually transition to incorporate wooded, tree-lined holes where giant oak trees dominate. The back-nine, also pleasantly undulating and a mix of open and tree-lined holes, lays down an arguably stronger test. It culminates in the long par-4 18th that features traditional Nicklaus bunkering and, on the rightside, the shoreline of the surrounding lake. The expansive Tims Ford reservoir is visible from most holes, either through the trees or from the course's higher elevations; rarely however is it directly in play. With generous width fairways, not overly penal rough and a relative absence of threatening water hazards, this is not perhaps one of Jack Nicklaus's sternest tests. However, the many partially "concealed" fairway bunkers, deeper greenside bunkering and generally smallish putting surfaces, call for good-quality shot-making if you are to score well. This well-rated and always popular golf course contains many attractive features, scenic lake views and several excellent holes to enjoy. It is also home to several families of deer.

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

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Making Contact

The Bear Trace at Tims Ford
891 Wiseman Bend Rd,
Winchester, Tennessee TN 37398
USA
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Office   +1 (931) 968 0996
Pro Shop   +1 (888) 558 2327 toll free
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Email  
Website   www.tngolftrail.net
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Golf Pro
 
Matt Daniels (Head Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and lakeside.
 
Designer: A Jack Nicklaus Signature Course
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6745 5477 4806
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 72.4 66.3 66.3
 
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How2Get There?

75 miles W of Chattanooga.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' mid-Nov): weekdays $43; weekends $53. Golf cart included. Reduced 9-hole, junior, senior and twilight 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
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

The Tims Ford Lake, that surrounds the golf course was created as part of an electricity generation and recreation project. Long before the construction of Tims Ford Dam on the headwaters of the Elk River, the area was used extensively by the Indians as a hunting and fishing territory. Archaeological excavations uncovered numerous sites and artefacts, indicating that people had occupied the area as much as 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. The 10,700-acre Tims Ford Lake is one of the most picturesque in Tennessee and is regarded as one of the top bass fishing and recreational lakes in the Southeast.

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Location

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Latitude: (35.209178)
Longitude: (-86.259584)
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Tims Ford State Park Cabins 
891 Wiseman Bend Rd, Winchester, TN 37398
+1 (800) 471 5295 (toll free)
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Tims Ford State Park offers 20 comfortable cabins situated on the wooded slopes of Tims Ford Lake. The cabins are equipped with cooking appliances and serving utensils. Each cabin features a gas fireplace, outdoor balcony, colour television and charcoal grills. Cabins have two bedrooms with two double beds in each bedroom. Reservation requirements are two night minimum stays.

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