Additional Golf Courses Vanderbilt Women’s Golf Has The Use of Many Different Courses Around The Region To Prepare For The Venues They See During the Season. Belle Meade Country Club Head Golf Pro: Matthew Swarts Course: 6,809 yards, par 72 This year marks the 103rd year of golf at the Belle Meade Country Club. A tight, tree-lined driving course, Belle Meade requires long, medium and short irons shots as well as delicate wedge and chip shots to large, exceptionally kept bent greens. The first Senior Amateur Tournament was held at Belle Meade in 1955. Belle Meade also was the site of the 1969 Southern Amateur Tournament won by Hubert Green. The 1984 Tennessee State Open also was held at Belle Meade. In June 2001, Belle Meade hosted the USGA Junior Girls Qualifier. The course is designed by Donald Ross.
Bluegrass Country Club Director of Golf: Rick Burkardt Course: 6,658 yards, par 72 The Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club, constructed in 1951 by Robert E. Cupp Design, brings golf in Tennessee to its finest for all levels of play. Set against a backdrop of plush, rolling terrain, Bluegrass contains scenic tees and meticulously cared for greens that allow play year round. The course also merits a slope rating of 129 from the back tees, which will require even the accomplished golfer to carefully contemplate each shot.
Brentwood Country Club Head Pro: Johnny Bridgeman Course: 6,439 yards, par 71 Nestled among the Club’s 215 acres is the par 71 course, which is cascaded with Champion Bermuda greens. The course has a slope of 127 from the blue tes and the course rating is 72.7. Known for breathtaking and panoramic views of Williamson County, Brentwood Country Club is on one of the most beautiful parcels of land in the MidState and provides a challenge on the region’s only Bermuda greens.
Golf Club of Tennessee Head Pro: Doug Oubre Course: 6,844 yards, par 71 The Golf Club of Tennessee is a Tom Fazio designed course. Opened in 1991, it finished runner-up in the private division of Golf Digest’s 1992 list of best new courses.
The course is a beautiful layout of holes designed through a wide valley along Brush Creek. Four holes are found along a scenic stretch atop a bluff. The golf course demands accurate, long tee shots with large bent greens surrounded by strategically-located bunkers. A thinking person’s course, the layout will require the use of every club in your bag from long, straight tee shots to short, medium and long iron shots.
Hermitage Golf Course Director of Golf: Jim Vernon Owner: Mike Eller General’s Retreat Course: 6,800, par 72 President’s Reserve Course: 6,792, par 72 The General’s Retreat at the Hermitage received the coveted Four Star Rating from Golf Digest, the highest ranking in Tennessee, and was the home of the LPGA Sara Lee Classic since 1988. Designed by Gary Rogers Baird, the General’s Retreat offers 6,800 yards of challenging golf and scenic beauty with eight lakes and wellplaced bunkers along the banks of the Cumberland River. The General’s Retreat is beautiful and lush green year round with bentgrass greens and special overseeded bermuda fairways. The President’s Reserve Course is the Denis Griffiths designed golf course opened in the spring of 2000. The President’s Reserve is like a stroll through nature wandering through 300 acres of natural wetlands and along two miles of the Cumberland River. The President’s Reserve, with beautiful zoysia grass fairways and bentgrass greens, creates the perfect addendum to the General’s Retreat Course.
Little Course at Conner Lane Head Golf Pro: Vikki Vanderpool
of different hole placements a challenge. As the site for the Tennessee PGA Junior Golf Academy and other junior events, this course is one of the premier learning facilities for juniors in the country.
Nashville Golf and Athletic Club Director of Golf: Brian Jorgenson Blue Tees - 7510 yards, par 72 One of the most demanding courses in Middle Tennessee, Nashville Golf & Athletic Club has become known during its 25 years of play for its fast and undulating greens and hilly terrain. In fact, the land originally was owned by Davy Crockett’s uncle in the 18th century, and the 10,000-square-foot clubhouse totally preserves the original chestnut log two-room Crockett house with the large stone fireplaces. Nashville Golf & Athletic Club, which has played host to the 2004 and 2005 Tennessee State Open, has been recognized as the mid-state’s most challenging course by Business Journal Weekly.
Old Hickory Country Club Director of Golf: Joey Hickman Blue Tees - 6617 yards, par 71 Old Hickory Country Club is rich with tradition. The course was built in 1926 as a 6-hole test with cotton-seed hull greens. Three years later three more holes were added with bermuda greens. In the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, nine more holes were added. In 1987, bentgrass greens were installed and during 2003 the fairway grass was changed to a hybrid bermuda. Old Hickory has played host to numerous Tennessee Golf Association Championships and Qualifiers.
Completed in 1995, the nine-hole par-27 course that surrounds the Golf House of Tennessee was designed to give the beginner and scratch player an exciting golf experience. Created by Bob Cupp, renowned golf course architect and co-designer of its neighbor, Vanderbilt Legends Club, the layout requires players to hit a variety of shots. Youngsters learning the game get a chance to encounter many difficult golf situations on this course, while the better players will find the mixture of fast greens and a number
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