Oakview Links Golf Course, located near Highway 51 about nine miles northeast of Dyersburg, is a popular no-frills 9-hole layout in Newbern, Tennessee. The 1970-vintage playing field is owned by the City of Newbern but privately operated. Over the years the course has built up a loyal following of devoted members and regulars who really like it. Oakview Links Golf Course is fun for golfers of diverse skill levels, as it boasts an intriguing layout that spreads out over hilly terrain. As the name suggests, mature oaks dot the fairways, though they are not present in abundance. Most of the playing corridors are quite open. The par-36 layout provides two sets of tee markers. The forward markers measure 2,308 yards and the back tees extend to 3,017 yards. Oakview Links Golf Course allows players to ease into the round with an opening par-3 hole followed by a short par 4. While distance is a factor on a couple of tests, including a 560-yard par 5, the chief threats to scoring are water hazards that enter the fray on five holes and the hilly terrain. You can expect plenty of awkward lies and stances as you make your way around this pretty playing field that doesn t have any houses around it. Walking is permitted and common despite the hills. The greens are medium in size with some back-to-front tilt. Practice facilities at Oakview Links Golf Course are limited. You ll find a putting green and an area beside the clubhouse where you can hit various shots, but you ll have to use your own balls and retrieve them yourself. The spartan clubhouse has a golf shop where you can get a few snacks. Oakview Links Golf Course, the sister course to the more upscale 18-hole The Farms Golf Club in Dyersburg, stays open in the fall through Thanksgiving weekend. It reopens in the spring when the weather breaks. For a pleasing, challenging and budget-friendly tee time near Dyersburg, make a tee time to play Oakview Links Golf Course in Newbern.