Lake Tansi Resort
|Blue M: 72.2/134||399||368||168||338||492||191||324||387||539||3206||377||355||164||451||552||192||400||412||592||3495||6701|
|White M: 70.1/125||380||340||151||294||453||172||310||352||526||2978||361||313||150||382||528||160||392||400||541||3227||6205|
|Green M: 67.9/120||370||328||147||281||432||157||290||344||477||2826||327||303||144||342||505||158||321||350||482||2932||5758|
|Gold M: 66.5/112 W: 71.1/120||336||269||142||267||404||150||248||311||473||2600||323||265||135||335||461||148||306||314||477||2764||5364|
|Red M: 62.7/111 W: 66.7/113||266||250||139||230||357||114||212||267||397||2232||235||250||118||267||392||138||301||245||401||2347||4579|
Food & BeverageRestaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities
Available ActivitiesSwimming, Billiards
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Tennessee
Great Despite Weather
Rained hard that morning but course held up well considering how wet it was. Course is in excellent shape for July in TN. Great day. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Breakfast in course restaurant was excellent.
Great course, in good condition as always. No drinking water on course but understandable with the COVID-19 situation. A beverage and snack cart would be nice.
Lake Tansi Village Golf Club
I have played this course for a number of years. The greens are fast, the fairways are green all year (yes, even in February). The pro shop is small and quaint and Mike who works on Mondays when our senior league is playing is always happy and helpful. The pro is Gavin Darbyshire and is friendly, knowledgeable and always seems eager to help.
Lake Tansi is in great shape. staff does a great job. greens are great shape
Very enjoyable course.
Fun course that makes you think. Very busy this particular day and in great shape. Would definitely play it again.
One of Tennessee's Best
Golfers visiting the Crossville, TN area have more courses to choose from than most towns of the same size. After all, Crossville is recognized as The Golf Capital of Tennessee. I think there are 10 courses in the area, with some big-name designers like Ron Garl, Jack Nicklaus, and Joe Lee.
One local layout is the Lake Tansi Golf Course, which has been rated one of the Top 10 courses in Tennessee by Golf Advisor and has played host to the Johnny Majors Invitational as well as the TN Section PGA Team Championship. Recently, readers of the Crossville Chronicle awarded Lake Tansi Golf Course the People’s Choice Award as “The Best Golf Course in Cumberland County.”
Lake Tansi is not exceedingly long, just 6,701 yards from the back (Blue) tees with a course rating of 72.3 and a slope of 131. Most members and guests play the Whites 6,205/70.0/124), while ladies will play the Reds (4,769/67.1/107). In all, Lake Tansi has 5 sets of tees and a length to fit just about any level of golfer.
Lake Tansi Golf Course features modest elevation changes, meticulously maintained fairways, bunkers, and water hazards and lush playing conditions year-round. But the biggest takeaway from the course is the greens; they are well-undulated and quick. Keep the ball in play off the tee, hit some well-placed approach shots and you can score well here. That is as long as your putter is working!
Lake Tansi has several memorable holes starting with the 6th, a 172-yard par 3. Water doesn’t figure into many holes out here, but if you mishit your tee shot here, you can very well find it. Your tee shot is almost all carry to the green and with two bunkers guarding the front, you’re going to need a good shot to get on in regulation. Who says par 3s are easy?
At 526 yards, the par 5 9th hole is a great finishing hole for the front nine. For most golfers, the 9th is a three-shot hole. This long dogleg left is best played with tee shots and layup shots that favor the right side. That will leave the best angle into the green which is slightly elevated and has some great undulation.
The par 4 11th hole is a true risk/reward hole. The safest way to play this hole is to hit a fairway wood or hybrid straight down the fairway off the tee and leave a short, manageable shot into the green. If you feel a little more daring, you can try going straight at the green by hitting over the trees on the right; the green is reachable. Just be sure to avoid the traps that guard the front of the green. Push your tee shot right and you’ll be hitting three off the tee!
Number 13 is a 382-yard par 4 and can play tough from the White tees; at 451 yards from the back tees, it plays more like a par 5 for the average golfer. Either way, it’s a long dogleg left and takes a good poke off the tee just to get to the turn. Pull your tee shot left and long and you could easily find the bunker that guards the corner. A well-struck tee shot will leave a mid to long iron into a small green that is virtually unguarded but can be tough to hold. Par is a great score here.
The last two holes at Lake Tansi Golf Course are perhaps the strongest. Number 17 is a challenging 400-yard par 4 with a lake guarding the front of the green. There’s plenty of room to hit driver off the tee. A good drive will still leave a mid-iron into a relatively small green with a bunker front right. Play it a couple of times and it’s easy to see why Number 17 is handicapped the hardest on this side.
The finishing hole at Lake Tansi Golf Course is a daunting 541-yard par 5 dogleg left. For many players, it will take well-struck shots just to reach the dogleg. Once again, the hole is best played down the right half of the fairway, leaving a manageable shot into the green. Playing down the right also takes the pond on the left out of play however if you pull your approach shot left, you may find the wet stuff. Make par or better and consider your round a success.
After your round be sure and stop by the 19th Hole Restaurant. The 19th Hole can be found in the Lake Tansi Golf Course clubhouse and is a favorite water hole for not only golfers but locals as well. It can be tough to find a table around lunch or dinner time! The 19th hole is open early (6:30 am) for breakfast; they also serve lunch and dinner. For breakfast, the Hungry Golfer special is quite popular and comes with eggs, potatoes or grits, bacon, sausage, ham or corned beef hash, and toast or biscuits and gravy. Lunch features a vast array of sandwiches, burgers, dogs, and tacos. Dinner is served until 7 pm and offers a wide variety of choices, all for $10 including side. Daily specials are available as well.
Need help with your game? Lake Tansi’s Head PGA Golf Professional Gavin Darbyshire can probably help fix your problem. He’s been a Class “A” Professional for over 23 years and a proud recipient of the PGA Standard of Excellence Award. Gavin has been certified by Titleist through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) and as a club-fitter. Gavin is passionate about helping others and has a gift for teaching the game of golf. Whether you’re a beginner, junior or seasoned player, Gavin will help by simplifying the process and make it fun and enjoyable along the way.
Stay and Play packages are a big part of what Lake Tansi has to offer golfers, especially those traveling from out of state. Although there are several condos that line the fairways of the first and second hole, what has become popular with golfers are the beautiful lakefront cottages. Each cottage has 2 bedrooms with double beds in each room and sleeps 4 people comfortably. These cottages feature modern appliances, hardwood floors, and flat-screen televisions. The beautiful 550-acre Lake Tansi is literally steps outside your back door. The club can accommodate up to 68 overnight guests at a time.
To book your next Stay and Play package at Lake Tansi Golf Course you can visit their website.
No course management
Tee times were not monitored. There was no starter. The course played extremely slow. Everything was bunched up. Cart path only made play difficult because you had to carry several clubs to the ball.
Hello, u381217158. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very serious at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Lake Tansi Resort.
Extremely slow play
Would not recommend going to play this course alone. They seem over booked and it’s mostly foursomes. So pace of play is extremely slow which makes it hard to get into rythym and play well. Expect atleast 5 hours for a round.
Hello, Langston. Thank you for reviewing the course. We would like to apologize for the delay of play during your round. Please know that this is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. With an uncharacteristically full day, we work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and allow our guest the chance to complete their rounds. With that in mind, we are working to best control pace and allow everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time and will continue to look for ways to improve. Thank you for playing Lake Tansi Resort. We hope to see you again soon.
Course was in the best condition of any I have played all year. Great layout and challenging from the back tees at 6700 yards. Super deal.
Nothing extraordinary about course. If this is a top ten course as advertised then that’s not saying much about Tennessee golf. I’d play again for the right price. Expectations were a lot higher based on advertisements
Challenging, Scenic Golf Course
The members of this retirement community golf course take pride in their facility. The course was well-manicured, and there were very few unrepaired ball marks on the greens (a rarity these days). Lake Tansi has a full-course irrigation system and they use it. I played in the middle of a mini-drought and the fairways and greens were still plush.
The pace of play was pretty good; I played as a single and was able to play through a couple of foursomes, finishing in just over 3 hours.
The staff were hateful and demeaning! Pretty expensive course for the staff to be rude and not want to do their jobs!
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review Lake Tansi Village Country Club. We sorry to hear you may have had a negative experience with any individual on our staff. This is not acceptable and by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We welcome any further feedback as to why you gave 1 star and what we can do to improve.
Heads up on Maintenance.
Would have liked a heads up on the greens being punched. Seemed an odd time, being it’s a holiday weekend. Outside of that, it was a great course. Staff was organized and friendly. Club house was great. I’ll definitely be back. Hope next time the greens are rolling.
Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give Lake Tansi Resort another try in the near future.
Great course, Great staff, Great value
A group of us played our first ever round at this course yesterday. We were greeted by an awesome guy in the clubhouse who gave us first class service, friendly course advice and treated us like royalty visitors from out of town (Frank was his name).
Fairways were in really good shape, fairly narrow, but very green!
Greens rolled excellent and were challenging.
We would play again, the price was more than fair!!
Good course conditions but have been better
We were happy not to be pestered by a course Marshall today as has happened in the past. Course conditions were good but have been better. They raised the prices this year and traffic appears to be down as a result but you should get more for your money, not less. Still it’s much better than most of the local courses outside of Fairfield Glade.