Montgomery Bell State Park Golf Course

4.7794666667 4.8 stars from 5 (18)
  • 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 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 18 Reviews
5 stars:
14
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

18 out of 18 reviews


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Reviews


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"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 1000 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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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


"Great Deal"


Rocco80's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
Wet weather

Reviewed on

This course was well worth the drive from Nashville. Very quaint and quiet course, wildlife views and a well maintained tree lined course. Sometimes my playing partner and I only heard the birds chirping. Putting greens were trickier than you would think, but were very well maintained. It was easy to book and you could book for one player if you're in Nashville on business or a convention.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



gfwatkins's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u656375250's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great offseason conditions and challenging but playable layout"


Keith45's avatar
Tennessee Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in excellent shape for early February. Greens had a few marks that people didn't fix and were pretty sandy, but they played very fair. Everything else was browned, but that's to be expected, and rough and fairways were still maintained to proper lengths.

The layout was interesting and challenging without being unfair or overly difficult. For example, there are many holes with pretty drastic elevation changes (i.e. hitting from a tee to an elevated landing area) but none felt gimmicky or silly. All very believable and playable. The greens didn't play very fast, but I heard they can be brutal during the season.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"friendly"


mrfaber's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are in great shape. Bunkers have been redone and are in good shape as well. Staff very friendly. Pace was steady for a weekend round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"One of my favorite courses"


Invega234's avatar
Age:  25-34

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I never get tired of playing the Bell. It is a wonderful layout for all skill levels and the scenery is just beautiful. Carved in the woods with elevations changes and some water hazards. I've never had a bad round here and with the new bunkers it is even better. You are almost guaranteed to see some form of wildlife as well (9 deer and a hawk this time). Highly recommend this course. In my opinion it would be tough to find a course as nice as the Bell for the price. The TN golf trail courses are top notch.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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