Camping: no
Facilities: yes
Pay to Play: no
Handicap Accessible: no
Private: no
Tee Signs: yes

Course Details

Course Type: Permanent
# Holes: 18
Target Type: DISCatcher
Tee Type: Concrete
Elevation: Mostly Hilly
Foliage: Tighter
Course Length: 4,265ft
Alternate Length: 5,350ft
Hole Length: Under 300ft: 10 | 300 - 400ft: 7 | Over 400ft: 1
Course Designer: Dan Mitchell


From I-40; exit 123. Go north 9.0 miles on US 321 towards Lenoir. Left on Pinewood (McDonald's on left), 1.1 miles to a left at stop sign (N.Main St). Go 100 yards to a right on Dry Ponds Rd., 2.2 miles, to a left on Waterworks Rd. (past Dry Ponds Baptist Church). Go 1 mile to 2nd park entrance on right. 1st tee next to memorial circle.


Phone: 828-396-8822

Course Map

Course Photos

Sawmills Veterans Park - Original 18

Official Event Layouts

Banging the Mills


Red tees

  • Holes: 18
  • Length: 4,265 ft.
  • Par: 55
Round 2
  • Divisions: FA2, MA1, MA2, MA3, MA40, MA50, MA60, MJ08

Odd tees blue, even tees red

  • Holes: 18
  • Length: 4,696 ft.
  • Par: 54
Round 1
  • Divisions: FA2, MA1, MA2, MA3, MA40, MA50, MA60, MJ08

Sawmills Sling



  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 54
Round 1
  • Divisions: FA2, FA3, MA2, MA3, MG1, MJ2, MM1, MS1
Round 2
  • Divisions: FA2, FA3, MA1, MA2, MA3, MG1, MJ2, MM1, MPM, MPO, MS1


  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 56
Round 1
  • Divisions: MA1, MPM, MPO

Course Reviews

by dhm24112 on Jul 2, 2018 at 10:57am

Disclaimer: I am the designer so this review is to provide information to a first time visitor. This course has 18 holes, 14 with two tees, 4 with one tee for both Red and Blue courses. There is a separate 9 hole Orange course suitable for youth and beginners. The park is nice with restrooms and water fountains at Holes 1 and 17. All tee pads are paved except for #7 which is a wood deck with a rubber pad. All holes have signs with hole length,pin location, OB locations, and directions to next hole. Navigation is fairly easy with next hole signs in trees where needed. Each hole has one pin placement. Course is hilly with around 100 steps. There are two major hill climbs and two descents; trail shoes are recommended. Course is tight, but fairways are obvious. Rough is forgiving, except for holes 7,17, and 18 which have thick briars to the right (tasty blackberries in season).
I recommend paying your first round from the Red tees to establish pin locations before tackling the Blue tees which typically add 6 to 12 throws to your round.
Locals play weekly singles or random draw dubs, check links for schedule.