Bear Trace at Harrison Bay State Park
8919 Harrison Bay Rd
Harrison, TN 37341
Toll Free: 1-877-611-BEAR (2327)
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Golf Course Information
The 1,200-acre Harrison Bay State Park, with approximately 40 miles of Chickamauga Lake shoreline, was originally developed as a Tennessee Valley Authority recreation demonstration area in the 1930's. Its name is derived from a large bay at the main channel of the Tennessee River that covers the old town of Harrison, and the last Cherokee Campground. The parklands are of historic significance because the Cherokee Campground consisted of three villages which were ruled by one of the last great Cherokee Chieftains, Chief Joe Vann.
The second Bear Trace course to open, Harrison Bay is destined to become a true classic in this collection designed by Jack Nicklaus. Located approximately 20 minutes north of downtown Chattanooga, the Bear Trace at Harrison Bay is surrounded by both water and heavily-wooded land, making an ideal setting for the course.
Referred to as "the best natural piece of land for a golf course," the Bear Trace at Harrison Bay features Bermuda fairways lined with soaring pine and hardwood trees. Although water touches 12 fairways, there is more than sufficient room to hit safely. Most greens are open in front, which makes the course more user-friendly for high-handicap players and allows run-up shots. Fairway and green side bunkers are designed in the traditional Nicklaus fashion and add notable character to the overall integrity of the course. Like other courses in the collection, the emphasis on playability is clearly evident. The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay stretches from 7,140 yards (gold tees) to just under 5,300 yards (red tees).
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Golf Course Info
- Course: 18 Holes
- Course Type: Public
- Architect: Jack Nicklaus
- Opened: 1999
- Season: Year Round
- Head Pro: Robin Boyer
Golf Course Stats
- Back Tees: 7313 Yards
- Back Par: 72
- Back Slope: 138
- Back Rating: 73.9
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Contact Bear Trace at Harrison Bay State Park at 423-326-0885 for more information and details on holding a golf outing at the course.
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Harrison Bay State Park offers 128 RV campsites with water and electrical hookups and a limited number that can accomodate RV's up to 65 ft. The park's group camp consists of 24 rustic cabins that can accommodate up to 144 persons.
Restaurant and Dining Options:Contact Bear Trace at Harrison Bay State Park at 423-326-0885 for onsite or nearby dining options.
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