The Golf Club of Bristol

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4.3
23
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
83.3%
Recommend this course
22 out of 23 reviews
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4.3
4
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
3.5
75.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 4 reviews
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4.2
5
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.8
80.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 5 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 71
Length 6474 yards
Slope 126
Rating 71.0
The Golf Club of Bristol was founded in 1894, making it one of the longest running clubs in the country. It's also considered the birthplace of organized golf in Tennessee and is still recognized as one of the best courses in the state. The current address is the fourth physical location of the club. The course that stands today was the created by A.G. McKay, a Tennessee native. The layout is challenging but fair with long, narrow fairways and fast, undulating greens. With several risk-reward holes throughout, it's a golf course that will make you think. The par-4 ninth, one of the tougher holes, is a dogleg left that plays uphill and over water. Besides the excellent game it offers, The Golf Club of Bristol is known for having some of the most well manicured fairways and greens in the area.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6474 yards 71.0 126
White 71 5882 yards 68.9 120
Gold 71 5407 yards 66.8 116
Red (W) 71 4963 yards 69.5 122
Green (W) 71 4550 yards 66.8 120
Scorecard for Country Club of Bristol
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.0/126 417 424 184 290 210 501 405 476 389 3296 358 437 187 361 465 155 423 367 425 3178 6474
White M: 68.9/120 376 385 160 270 181 461 377 499 337 3046 308 405 152 318 432 138 393 344 396 2886 5932
Gold M: 66.8/116 340 350 144 265 154 434 347 388 321 2743 285 362 138 294 411 122 382 299 371 2664 5407
Red W: 69.5/122 280 311 130 252 144 417 308 380 269 2491 279 333 126 261 378 112 370 290 323 2472 4963
Green W: 66.8/120 270 300 113 241 127 338 265 340 256 2250 271 293 108 233 366 92 360 274 303 2300 4550
Handicap 8 4 14 18 16 10 2 12 6 13 1 15 11 9 17 5 7 3
Par 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 5 4 36 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 12 10 16 14 18 2 4 8 6 11 9 15 7 5 17 3 13 1

Course Details

Year Built 1958
Golf Season Year round
Architect Alex McKay (1958) Mark McCumber (1999) Mike Beebe (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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Reviews

4.2
23

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 6
Water Hazards 6

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout, could be memorable.

Not in great shape. Very unfriendly pro shop and restaurant staff. Lacking leadership. Could be memorable. Evidently this was the last day of public play, going private Nov 1. Very evident they did not want outsiders to be there. Super slow foursome in front of us all day who had no desire to let a twosome play through. Three open holes ahead of them.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

What can I say! Singing praises

This was without a doubt one of the nicest courses I have ever booked on Golfnow. We were warmly greeting in the pro shop as soon as we arrived and were given a verbal course tour that was both entertaining and informative. The course was manicured to perfection, the greens rolled well and were receptive to shots despite being aerated 18 days ago. This course was very well laid out with great use of the rolling terrain. The par 3s are long yardagewise but most play downhill so they play a little shorter than the distance on the card. Everything about this course was near perfect. If I lived in the area, this would be high on my list for membership.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is I. Immaculate condition. It is a fair test of golf and has plenty of challenges for every level player. It is a course one could play every day and not tire of it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Tough putting

Course is in excellent condition. Greens are fast and true. Cart paths need work in places. Enjoy your round!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Exceeds expectations

Golf course condition is as good or better than any other area course. Aerification holes have healed and greens are excellent. Appears tournament ready to me. Course is now semi-private and membership fees are very competitive. Fourth trip back to this course in the past two years and have never been disappointed. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course, very slow play

Tee time at 2:39 on a Saturday. Expected it to be busy since it was such a nice day, but the pace of play was horrendous. A five hour round of golf is crazy for a course that was under 5,900 yds from the white tees. My friend and I were paired up with a very nice Father and son who had played the course before and local knowledge did help a bit. Course was in very good condition considering all the grass isn't fully in yet. Greens are very undulated and fast which made them difficult but fun. I would say in another month the course will be in fantastic condition. Would definitely play there again but if it's another 5 hour round it would probably be my last trip up there.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice course

The course was in good shape considering that the day before rained all day. Temp was only in the 40's too. Would love to play this course again when warmer. Staff was very nice and accommodating.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Course in great shape for winter season

Our foursome had a great time. Great facility for the price. Will be back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A gem of a course

This course was amazing. Greens were fun and challenging, Fairways and tee box's were in great shap. This course challenges you to think your way around the course. You can't just bomb it with the driver. Lots of risk vs. reward shots. I will return to this jewel.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Poor weather
Used cart

Do Not miss this one

Loved the layout of the course. Played in the rain, but the drainage was pretty good considering. The holes are fair, long, and the fairways are wide open. The greens were very fast, but fair. My only complaint is getting the clubs from the parking lot to the carts. The bag guys don't help and the walk is pretty long for a bag packed for the summer. The pro shop could have been more helpful with the weather forecast and guidance about where to find the starting holes, etc. This is probably because it has been member club, public.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Hey Tri-Cities Golfers! You need to play Bristol CC

This was my second time playing this course. The fairways are some of the lushest bermuda I have ever played. The golf cart shimmies when you drive over grass it is so thick. The greens roll true and are cut for a quick putt. The layout is very nice, the course staff are friendly and professional. Very nice practice facilities. Just a really great course for our area, had no idea it was open to public now till saw it on GolfNow site. Both times I played for the HotDeals rate and felt a little like a criminal getting to have such a great golf experience for $29. I will definitely try and play again this Fall.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Nice track

Course was in excellent condition with fast greens even though they were recently top dressed with sand. It was our 1st time playing this course and the map on the card was off, especially on holes 9 and 10.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

You won't be disappointed.

They Have perfect Greens. Great Pro Shop. Great Staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Good shape for amount of rain that had been in area

Getting to the pro shop, and putting clubs onto the cart was a chore for being the country club. I would have thought that they would have a bag drop area close to the carts and not to have to carry your bag 50 yards to the club house and then walk to the cart. They charge enough over the surrounding courses to provide a better starting area.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

A very nice golf course the nicest I have played on by far. Very friendly employees and a really well kept up course. It was challenging while still fun. Will definitely be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Course is in excellent condition. Greens are smooth and fairly quick. I will definitely return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic experience

This course was a true gem. From the time you pulled in to the last putt it's a true golfers dream to play a course like this. On my list to play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value, fun time

This course is a good value for the money, especially since I used the golfnow app! The course from the blue tees is not very long but it's challenging. Those golfing from the white tees will have a great experience. I would recommend this course to anyone. It has super greens, good bunkers and great fairways. You'll be glad you played!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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