Bear Trace @ Harrison Bay Golf Course
Southern States Junior Classics is pleased to announce Bear Trace @ Harrison Bay as host for SSJC PLAYERS Championship. The second of three Bear Trace Tennessee courses to open, Harrison Bay was destined to become a true classic in this collection designed by Jack Nicklaus. Located approximately 20 minutes north of downtown Chattanooga, the Bear Trace at Harrison Bay is surrounded by both water and heavily-wooded land, making an ideal setting for the course. The course serves as wildlife sanctuary with a bald eagle habitat situated high upon a pine just off the tenth green.
Referred to as "the best natural piece of land for a golf course," the Bear Trace at Harrison Bay features Bermuda fairways lined with soaring pine and hardwood trees. Although water touches 12 fairways, there is more than sufficient room to hit safely. Most greens are open in front, which makes the course more user-friendly for high-handicap players and allows run-up shots. Fairway and green side bunkers are designed in the traditional Nicklaus fashion and add notable character to the overall integrity of the course. Like other courses in the collection, the emphasis on playability is clearly evident. BTHB hosts numerous state and regional junior events as well as TN/north GA high school and middle school golf matches.