TOWNSEND, TN--(Marketwire - Oct 2, 2012) - A Smoky Mountain golf course, located just beside Cade's Cove in Townsend, Tenn., will sell at a real estate auction on October 18. Sitting on 141 acres, the 18-hole, par-70 Laurel Valley Golf Course will be offered by J. P. King Auction Company.

"It's just a unique place," said Jay Crippen, part owner of the Laurel Valley Golf Course. "Other than the beautiful area and the views, it backs up to the National Park, so we see a lot of wildlife that makes a challenging course even more enjoyable."

The Laurel Valley Golf Course is a public course that also offers private memberships and recently underwent an extensive update. Now equipped with a fitness center and pool area, which includes a snack bar and sweeping views of the Smoky Mountains, the property provides activities for the entire family. The Laurel Valley Golf Course also features a 1.5-story clubhouse that includes a pro shop, commercial kitchen, restaurant and a bar downstairs, while a 60-seat conference room with Smoky Mountain views, wood beamed ceilings and hardwood floors are located above.

"It's really unique to have so many amenities in an area like this, unless you're going to a resort in the Carolinas or Florida," Crippen said. "The Laurel Valley Golf Course sits on the peaceful side of the Smoky Mountains and provides great views on a really nice and enjoyable course."

Along with the auction of the 6,070-yard golf course, the sellers are including 70 golf carts and all the maintenance equipment in the sale of the property. The course has not been listed for sale outside of the upcoming auction. The most visited park in the United States, the Great Smoky Mountains attract over 9 million tourists annually from all over the world to the front door of the golf course.

The auction will take place on Thursday, October 18 at 2 p.m. at the clubhouse, which is located at 702 Country Club Drive in Townsend, Tennessee. Property previews will be available by appointment on October 5 and 6, 9 and 10 and 16 and 17. For additional information, individuals may contact J. P. King at 800.558.5464 or visit the company's website at

About J. P. King: J. P. King Auction Company specializes in high-value properties and portfolios such as luxury homes, developments, condominiums and land and ranches. The company has marketed properties in all 50 states and six countries with recent sales in Colorado, Washington, Florida, Wisconsin, Idaho and Minnesota.

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