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3.8
164 Reviews (164)
5 Stars
74
4 Stars
57
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
80.3%
Recommend this course
149 out of 164 reviews
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4.2
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
5.0
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
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3.8
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
77.8%
Recommend this course
14 out of 18 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6713 yards
Slope 129
Rating 72.3

Course Details

Year Built 1995
Golf Season Year round. High Season: March - October
Architect Gene Bates (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Tennessee (2015 #2)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2014 #6)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Value Courses in the U.S. (2015 #21)

Reviews

3.8
164 Reviews (164)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 29
Amazing Food 15
Watching the Game 14
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 37
Bunkers 27
Forced Carries 23
This course/club is great for:
Locals 33
Advanced Golfers 25
Seniors 20
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 39
Convenient to the City 14

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Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
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Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Demise of a good course:

I am sad to say that this beautiful old course is starting to follow the path of many others. I have played this course many times. It has always been enjoyable and fair. But. as I understand; the party leasing this course from the owner, is not planning to return. Un fortunately, it shows a little bit. It's not quite what it was as far as maintenance. I hope the course will continue with new owners/ lessors.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/11/2019

Thank you for reviewing the course. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing and the current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Saddle Creek Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course fun to pkay

The course was good. Some spots on the green but with the drought it is to be expected. Very friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Vastly Improved

Clearly the staff has been working diligently to improve course conditions...the challenge for them has been areas on specific greens due to extreme heat and drought. They have resolved 95% of the issues. The course conditions were overall excellent!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
Incentivized Review
2.0
Hot weather
Used cart

The pace of play was quick. However, the course was in bad shape. Lots of bear spots. Definitely needs some maintenance..

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not Good

Course is in moderate to terrible condition. Greens are noticeably punched and feature numerous bare spots. Fairways are brown. Course needs much work before it will be worth playing.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/17/2019

Hi, joecrowdergolf. Thank you for reviewing the course. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing and the current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Saddle Creek Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of my favorite courses

Course was great. Not crowded on a Friday. Played at our own pace. Tees and fairways perfect. Greens a little sketchy, but it's been extremely hot here in TN. Still very playable, though. Greens-keeper did great job dropping pins in best areas of greens. Highly recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Front nine greens condition

Played front nine and first hole green was in terrible shape mostly sand and very little grass. It would have been nice if office advised me of this and I would have played back nine
The other 8 holes were in good shape.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointed

On a busy, slow play day, we played behind a "fivesome". Yes.... five playing together and slowing us all down. We called the clubhouse to report it and was told the they knew about it and there was nothing they could do. Unfortunate!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/30/2019

Thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. 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. Thank you for playing Saddle Creek Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Rain, but still had a blast!

Always liked this course. It is in much better condition that it was last year. The fairways were in great shape. There were a few rough spots on some greens, but smart pin placement made them not much of an issue. The beer-cart girl was out today which was nice. Rain came in and we missed the 18th hole, but still had a wonderful round, and the GolfNow discounts will keep us coming back. Oh! My wife wanted me to mention that a restroom, or even a porta-potty somewhere on the back nine is desperately needed.

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

Great Public Course!

Excellent course! Greens are recovered from issues they had last year. They are doing a really good job of cutting and trimming around water and wooded areas Their are a couple of trees I would like to cut down, but that is part of the character of the course..

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

One of my favorites

I enjoy this course and think it's a pretty good value for the money. The front nine is fun and challenging, the back nine just a little more basic and simple but there are a couple of challenging and fun holes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Greens Need Work!

At first glance, I thought we were getting a good deal for a day of golf. However, once started, it became clear that this is a course that needs significant upgrades. The greens are not in good condition and the first green.... horrible, and that is the best I can say. The fairways are starting to show weed growth and you can tell that this course needs something other than what it is getting.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/18/2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Saddle Creek Golf Club. We greatly value your feedback and will continue to make the necessary improvements to your overall experience with us. We hope that you would give us another chance to improve upon the course and hope that you will notice some of these improvements during your next round with us. Thank you for choosing our course, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great place to play

The course is coming in nicely. A few of the greens are still in the process of recovering from a problem last season. The staff in the clubhouse and bar are extremely accommodating and friendly, genuinely glad you are there.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

The course has improved a lot since last Fall, but they have a long way to go. Greens still need to improve.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/07/2019

Hello, Mark. Thank you for the compliment on our improvements and 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 Saddle Creek another try in the near future.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Good pace, with a fun, semi-challenging layout. Great course overall!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Good price, nice course

This is one of our favorite courses to drive to play, just over a hour from Nashville. The staff is always very friendly. The grill/restaurant was not open again, which has been almost every time we play an early round. This is the 1st time we did not receive free range balls with our round, we have every other time we play this course. The 1st hole was still a temporary green, about 100 yards from the original green. Some of the greens still have some sand on them but for the most part the greens rolled well. The tee boxes & fairways were in nice shape for this time of year. Will be back more times this year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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