Welcome to Dead Horse Lake
At Dead Horse Lake Golf Course our mission is simple: Provide East Tennessee golfers with the best
public golfing experience possible. Our recently renovated golf course offers a relaxed environment
where golfers of every age and skill level can enjoy their game to the fullest. Golf is a game meant to
be enjoyed for a lifetime. Your eyes will never tire of the gently rolling landscape, the majestic groves
of trees, and the carefully manicured course of Dead Horse Lake.
Come Join Us
Our par 72 course and 4 sets of tees is truly a treat to play with yardages from 6,300 to 4,600. The rolling
landscape ensures that you never know what to expect on the next hole while Dead Horse Lake appears
throughout our 18 holes, keeping you on your toes. Every year our family owned and operated golf course
works toward our mission through the dedication of our staff and the professionalism of our services.
If you have never played at Dead Horse Lake, then you are missing a great round of golf.
The History of Dead Horse Lake Golf Course
Dead Horse Lake Golf Course located just off of I-40/75 has been a staple in the West Knoxville/Cedar
Bluff area since 1973. Joe and his brother Pete Parker decided to build the golf course upon
encouragement from their father Bill Parker. They started construction in 1971 on what was their
family farm with the help of local golf course business owners and a “How To” book written by the
USGA. Dead Horse Lake has been the host of the Men’s Knoxville Amateur tournament as well has many
High School and Junior golf events. Over the past 20 years Dead Horse Lake Golf Course has made many
improvements to its facilities by adding a Driving Range, Chipping area and Restaurant/Bar and continues
to look for ways to improve each year.
How Dead Horse Lake Golf Course Got Its Name
When Joe and Pete were debating about the name of the golf course, the brothers referred to a story
that dated back to 1792 from a local history book. Legend has it that an explorer who traveled through
the area on horseback, got his horse stuck in quicksand while traveling through the property.
That swampy area (near the infamous Hole #3) swallowed the horse filling the sinkhole and over several
years formed what is now known as Dead Horse Lake. In 1973 the course opened for play and #3 has been
the most discussed hole ever since. Hole #3 only 365 yards from the back tees and 320 yards from the
middle tees, allows golfers 2 options: take your chance and carry the lake at least 260 yards from the tee
box or cross the lake twice by taking two 160 yard shots to reach the green. Choose wisely because if you
don’t your golf ball will not only be swimming with the fishes, but with “The Horse” of Dead Horse Lake.
Golf Lessons & Golf Schools
Best Rate Golf Schools will be offering affordable One Hour Golf Lessons, 2 Hour Short Game Golf Schools,
2 Hour on Course Playing Lessons, Three and Five Hour Commuter Golf Schools and our " Best Rate"
Stay and Play Golf School Vacation Packages. Local 3 diamond suite hotels with easy access to the club.
One Hour Golf Lessons $80
Three - One Hour Golf Lessons $225 Purchased in series of 3 lessons. $75 per lesson
Five - One Hour Golf Lessons $350 purchased in series of 5 lessons. $70 per lesson
2 Hour on Course Playing Lesson $199 single $299 double
2 Hour on Course Short Game Golf School $199 single $299 double
3 Hour Commuter Golf School $399 single $499 double
5 Hour Commuter Golf Schools $499 single $599 double
Stay and Play Golf School $599 single $699 double
Golf Lessons and Golf Schools include:
Golf Lessons include Range Ball Fees, Video Instruction
On Course Short Game and Playing Lessons include Golf, Cart Fees and Video Instruction
3 and 5 Hour Commuter Golf Schools include Golf, Cart Fees and Range Fees, Video Instruction
Stay and Play Golf Schools include Deluxe Hotel Stay, Golf, Cart Fees, Range Fees and Video Instruction