Montgomery Bell State Park Golf Course

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4.5
28
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
96.1%
Recommend this course
27 out of 28 reviews
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4.1
12
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
91.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 12 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
15
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.3%
Recommend this course
14 out of 15 reviews
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Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6311
Slope 121
Rating 69.3
Type Public/Resort
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Montgomery Bell Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6311 yards 69.3 121
White 71 6067 yards 68.0 120
Gold 71 5706 yards 66.5 118
Red (W) 72 4981 yards 68.8 116
Scorecard for Montgomery Bell
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: 70.6/130 341 453 428 193 456 418 180 386 379 3234 373 433 342 357 132 396 199 351 491 3074 6308
White M: 69.6/127 331 441 419 172 436 409 163 367 363 3101 368 417 334 336 127 387 188 343 466 2966 6067
Gold M: 66.5/125 321 426 402 151 382 388 135 358 344 2907 352 392 301 319 122 370 173 330 440 2799 5706
Red W: 71.1/120 277 400 341 133 337 336 123 232 334 2513 313 364 269 299 117 352 143 289 335 2481 4994
Handicap 9 13 1 7 17 3 14 5 11 8 2 10 15 12 6 4 16 18
Par 4 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 36 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 35 71

Course Details

Year Built 1973
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Roger Baird (1988) George Cobb (1973)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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4.5
28
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4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

lack of course policing

Played this course today and was disappointed that there was no course marshal on the course. I got behind a threesome that was all over the course. Every time I waited for them to get off the green before I played, I would catch up to them at the next tee box and have to wait for them to get at least 3 strokes out before I could tee off. They would not let me play through. I actually had a threesome (female) catch up with me by the last 3 holes. A course marshal might have helped with this issue. It took over 4.5 hours to play 18 holes.

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

Great course

Definitely a must play course, it's a well laid out course,absolutely beautiful scenery

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Montgomery Bell is a solid track

This course has a challenging layout for all levels of golfers. From the tips you need to be able to work the ball all 3 ways, left to right, right to left and of course straight. Conditions of the greens were very good. Fairways had plenty of grass but due to the lack of rain / watering they were very firm so plan on the ball rolling out a ways. The ladies tee boxes could use some work. If you like a semi mountain course, tree lined fairways and a good challenge it is worth the drive and the money. Take bug spray and drink plenty of water. The trees block the wind on most holes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Underwhelming & Average

Maybe I expected a bit too much for a Tennessee State Park golf course, but at the time I played, this was the top reviewed course on GolfAdvisor for the Nashville area.

The course: bland, lifeless holes without much character or true design. Not particularly challenging. The conditions: average at best. Current rate near $46 is too high for the current conditions. Greens were abnormally slow

Staff was friendly and I am sure everyone working there is making the place as good as it can be, but the course is, for the most part, average.

That said, we saw plenty of wildlife (turkey, deer, etc.) and there were some pretty holes with nice views. But, I wouldn't say this is anywhere near the top course in the Nashville area, but rather, a course slightly better than the average municipal course.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Had a great time

Great course. Some kill in the fairways but all and all a good time and worth driving to Burns. Lots of wildlife and beautiful

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens had recently been aerated which wasn’t publicized and there was no reduction in price due to them being in bad shape. Fairways had several bare spots as well. Second time for playing this course and have been disappointed both times . Probably will not play again.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Solid Course in State Park

Very picturesque course, winding through the hilly state park. Great pace of play. A challenging but forgiving course as well. Great play for the price.

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

Great Greens

The fairways were in pretty good shape. Some of the “rough” areas around the greens were still pretty bare perhaps to to the drawn out, wet, winter that seemed to last forever this year. I only played the back 9 but these were some of the best greens I’ve played on anywhere. A few appeared to not have even a single blemish. I’m anxious to play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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