The Chattanooga golf courses listed below are the best 18 hole public or municipal courses in the area. Of these, Brown Acres and Bear Trace at Harrison Bay stand out as the best of the best.
Brainerd Golf Course is a municipal golf course located near Eastgate Town Center. It features a full-service pro shop, a snack bar, and a clubhouse.
Brown Acres Golf Course is a municipal golf course located right off of I-75 near Hamilton Place Mall. It features a driving range, clubhouse, snack bar, and pro shop.
Moccasin Bend Golf Club is located across the Tennessee River, accessible from US 27. It features a driving range and a bar and grill.
Eagle Bluff Golf Club overlooks Chickamauga Lake and Harrison Bay. The club is semi-private and features a driving range, grill and dining room.
Bear Trace at Harrison Bay is located about 16 miles north of downtown Chattanooga at Harrison Bay State Park. The course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and has received many accolades, including a 4 star rating from Golf Digest's 2008-2009 list of "Best Places to Play."
Council Fire Golf Club is an 18 hole par 72 private course in southeast Chattanooga.
The Honors Course is an 18 hole par 72 private golf course in Ooltewah, just north of Chattanooga off of I-75.