Golf News for Wednesday, March 1, 2006 | Travel

Tenn. State Parks introduces web site, reduces rates at courses

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee State Parks has introduced a new Web site for the Tennessee Golf Trail featuring rates, course descriptions and getaway packages to help golfers plan their next visit to one of 13 courses across Tennessee. The Tennessee Golf Trail includes the eight traditional courses of Tennessee State Parks and five Jack Nicklaus signature Bear Trace courses. Tennessee State Parks assumed management responsibility for four of the Bear Trace Courses in December 2005, including Chickasaw, Cumberland Mountain, Harrison Bay and Tims Ford. Standard rates for the four courses have recently been reduced between 20 and 30 percent for 2006. Rates vary by course, so visit for rates and complete information about special discounts or promotions.

β€œOne of our top priorities since assuming the management of four Bear Trace courses has been to generate more interest and local play at these sites. By lowering the cost of playing the Bear Trace, we believe more people – both nearby and far away – will seek a championship golf experience set in the natural beauty of Tennessee State Parks,” said Jim Webb, golf director for Tennessee State Parks.

The new Tennessee Golf Trail Web site was redesigned in-house by the Department of Environment and Conservation at no outside cost to taxpayers.

Learn more about the Tennessee Golf Trail at

For More Information Contact: Dana Coleman (615) 253-1916 or Tisha Calabrese-Benton (865) 594-5442

Communications Office - Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation, Tennessee State Parks