Montgomery Bell State Park Golf Course

4.4945333333 4.5 stars from 5 (26)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6311 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 69.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 26 Reviews
5 stars:
16
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

25 out of 26 reviews


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Reviews


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u8127436's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Montgomery Bell is a solid track"


Rrighter's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Underwhelming & Average"


JaxonMac's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Had a great time"


Chrisstewart79's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
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Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000001833265's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Solid Course in State Park"


Forethelove's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Greens"


u631670987's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
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Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Spring is bringing the course to perfection"


David1366990's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens are in and fast but very receptive. The fairways are still coming in but very very thin with a lot of muddy spots from the weather. This has also caused the rough to be not so rough which makes the course wide open.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Track"


Jeff4820497's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
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Reviewed on

Always an awesome day at Montgomery Bell. Conditions were good considering the weather that’s been through here the last month. I will now wait until everything is bloomed out.

A must play!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Day on the course"


tuckeruno's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Weather was nice and even though it 90 degree on the fairways, the course was in very good shape. Greens were a little slower than usual, but rolled true. Montgomery Bell is always a great course to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"State park course"


u479865743's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you love a small challenge this course is great. Pace of play could have been better but it wasn't bad. This is one of two local courses for me it's always a toss up as to where I will play


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good 9"


u631670987's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
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Reviewed on

The course was in very good shape and still relatively dry despite the 20 minute rain delay after two holes. Leaves are starting to fall onto the greens but this a sign of the season with the heavily wooded layout. I’m looking forward to playing here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Well worth the trip"


jdegrendele's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Greens rolled really good and held well placed shots. Fairways were immaculate. Well worth the 50 or so minute drive from Nashville. Played in a little over 4 hours 20 minutes with an 11:00 tee time. Will definitely recommend this course to friends back home.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"One of the best values ever"


u000003333446's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was in town for the weekend and played based on the reviews. This course was such a great value and in such an amazing location that I will come back to Nashville just to play here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



John6344340's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Lovely course"


u3530354's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. Well stocked pro shop and halfway house for food. The course is well maintained and the design offers many strategic decisions for the better player as well as the ability to lay up and play the visible fairways for the slightly less confident. You definitely need a course layout guide as many holes have blind tee shots. The greens had just been aerated and sanded so they were a bit bumpy but that has to be done and will facilitate the smooth greens you expect on this course.

All the players we met on the course were very friendly. We were a twosome paired with another twosome. They were pleasant but had a leave suddenly after 6 holes. The joined with the twosome behind us and they were great guys (retiree father and son).

All around great experience and I'd highly recommend the course to all. A Country Club feel rather than just a golf course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beatiful course"


whitjoseph10's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Located out in the middle of a state park, this course was probably the prettiest course I have played in a while. The course itself is not too challenging, but the greens are very difficult. Totally immersed in nature, you will see lots of wildlife and very quiet. Not too expensive, very friendly staff, arrive early as it takes a long time to get there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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