Montlake Golf Course first opened for play in 1990. The course was designed by Earl Spear.
Montlake Golf Course is a mountain course was cut out of a wooded area. There are many large hills that can cause uneven lies. Trees come into play on most holes. There are water hazards that comes into play on about half of the holes. The signature hole is #18, with a scenic view of the mountains and lake. On this hole you tee off on raised granit ledges to a fairway strewn with granit boulders on the right.
This par 71 mountain course is nestled in the Tennessee mountains, a short drive from Chattanooga. For such a short course it's a definite challenge and for such a definite challenge it plays fair. As with many mountain courses it plays through rolling hills so it plays longer than the yardage book indicates. The fairways are tight so errant shots could make you pay with lost strokes. You'll play over water, boulders, and even stare off the edge of the mountain while stroking a putt or two. The scenery is picturesque at times the views arebreathtaking.
Par for the course is 71. From the back tees the course plays to 5,845 yards. From the foward tees the course plays to 4,539 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 9, a par-5 that plays to 507 yards. The shortest hole at Montlake Golf Course is # 5, a par-3 that plays to 85 yards from the back tees.