In the Nashville area, there are no shortages of great places to tee it up and enjoy a day on the links. Some of the top public courses in the Southeast are located in Nashville’s backyard, providing players at all levels a great place to practice, play and enjoy the game.
Hermitage Golf Course, President’s Reserve
At the President’s Reserve, golfers of all levels can experience the top rated public course in Tennessee, according to Golf Digest and PGA.com. Nestled among natural wetlands and on the banks of the Cumberland River, President’s Reserve offers as much of a challenge as any golfer could want from its back tees, yet players of all skill levels can enjoy a day on the beautiful course that has been the home to a number of top tournaments, including the LPGA Legends Tour’s ISPS Handa Cup in October.
As an added bonus at President’s Reserve you can also step back in time and play among a herd of Scottish black-faced sheep that roam the grounds like sheep traditionally did in the game’s earliest days in Scotland and Ireland.
Gaylord Springs Golf Links
Gaylord Springs Golf Links has long been one of the top golf destinations in the Southeast and was named one of Tennessee’s Top Public Courses by GolfWeek Magazine. The former home of the Senior PGA TOUR’s BellSouth Classic and most recently home of the 2012 Tennessee State Open, Gaylord Springs allows players to test their skills on the same course as the top players in the game do.
In addition to a testing your game, you can also improve your game at The Golf Institute, located at Gaylord Springs, which has diagnostic equipment to analyze your swing along with a Master Club Fitter to get you into perfectly fitted clubs for your swing.
Little Course at Conner Lane
For the young junior golfer just starting out in the game or the seasoned player looking to work on their short game, the Little Course at Connor Lane offers the perfect venue for both. This unique nine-hole course designed by Bob Cupp and World Golf Hall of Famer Tom Kite, neighbors Vanderbilt Legends Club and is kept in the same pristine condition. Little Course at Conner Lane offers tremendous flexibility, allowing holes to be set up as short as 65 yards for juniors to over 224 yards for those seeking more of a challenge.
For parents who have kids starting in the game, this is the perfect venue to spend time together while also offering a course set-up that allows juniors to thrive as they grow in the game. Additionally, junior golfers can become certified on site by Golf House Tennessee staff in rules of the game, safety and course care.