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Golf Carts at Montgomery Bell, Henry Horton, Fall Creek Falls Go Green

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | 10:27am

Montgomery Bell, Henry Horton and Fall Creek Falls Golf Courses now boast new electric carts, which became available to customers in late July, State Park officials announced today.

 “The addition of new electric carts at Montgomery Bell, Henry Horton and Fall Creek Falls Golf Courses will greatly enhance the customer experience while protecting the environment,” said TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau. “The new carts have zero emissions and considerably lower noise levels, which will greatly benefit the air quality and local wildlife in the area as well as enhance the customer’s experience.”

Electric carts have been available at three other state park golf courses – Harrison Bay, Cumberland Mountain and Tims Ford. Tennessee State Parks plans to replace gas-powered golf carts with electric models at the three remaining state park courses within the next three years.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Montgomery Bell, Henry Horton and Fall Creek Falls Golf Courses will save a combined 160,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide per year from entering the air by implementing electric golf carts.

Tennessee State Parks has combined the good nature of Tennessee with the talent of outstanding course designers like Jack Nicklaus and Joe Lee to create the Tennessee Golf Trail. The nine trail courses offer exceptional golf experiences and the natural beauty found only at Tennessee State Parks.

Whether you choose to play one of the six traditional courses or select from the three Jack Nicklaus-designed Bear Trace courses, you will be surrounded by some of the most fantastic scenery in Tennessee. Reserve your golf tee time online at http://tnstateparks.com/activities/golfing. The Tennessee Golf Trail Annual Pass is the perfect gift any time of the year. Pass holders can enjoy unlimited golf at any TN Golf Trail golf course, Bear Trace or Traditional. The Annual Pass includes green fee, cart fee and a basket of practice balls. Passes can be purchased at any Tennessee Golf Trail course.

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