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3.7
146 Reviews (146)
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
52
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
84.3%
Recommend this course
135 out of 146 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
5.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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3.5
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
80.0%
Recommend this course
12 out of 15 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6713 yards
Slope 129
Rating 72.3
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Saddle Creek Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6713 yards 72.3 129
White 72 6303 yards 70.9 121
Gold 72 5821 yards 68.7 116
Red (W) 72 5000 yards 69.3 116
Scorecard for Saddle Creek
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: 72.4/137 556 365 417 389 143 373 164 364 531 3302 383 428 533 162 359 424 430 159 533 3411 6713
White M: 70.6/130 521 340 382 374 125 349 149 342 495 3077 363 409 505 139 338 410 407 142 513 3226 6303
Gold M: 68.3/124 490 318 339 344 109 315 132 335 460 2842 334 379 474 118 313 363 385 123 490 2979 5821
Red M: 66.4/118 W: 69.2/118 419 252 291 293 91 279 118 255 408 2406 278 344 451 98 261 320 300 82 460 2594 5000
Handicap 1 13 5 3 17 11 7 15 9 4 2 10 8 18 6 12 14 16
Par 5 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 13 7 9 17 11 5 15 1 4 10 2 14 16 8 12 18 6

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

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  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Value Courses in the U.S. (2015 #21)

Reviews

3.7
146 Reviews (146)

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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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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
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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Member of this course

I would like to just say great job to greens staff and everyone else work on getting the greens back into good shape. In the short amount time they have been working on them the greens are already looking 1,000 times better. The rest of the course is in great shape and always fun to play. Thank you team for working so hard this last month.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Extremely Disappointed

Greens are awful not just the temporary green on the first hole. Course should be closed until greens can be fixed and that will take many weeks. Do not waste your money.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Saddle Creek Golf Club on 10/01/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Saddle Creek Golf Club, in the Marshall County area. We appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years but are very sorry to hear your recent experience with us may have been poor due to the course conditions. We greatly value your feedback as we work towards any necessary improvements, and hope 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
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Scenic, Challenging Course

I played this course for the first time on 9/16/18. It features two par-3s with forced carries over water and three par-5s with approach shots over a large creek. Several other holes have water / marshes come into play adjacent to the fairway. The fairways are pretty generous, but if you hit it way off-line, your ball is gone.
The tee boxes and fairways (Bermuda grass) are in very good shape. The greens are bent grass, and most of them have rough areas from the summer heat. The green on hole #1 was closed due to re-seeding, and a temporary green carved out of the fairway. That was the only real disappointment for me. I didn't think the greens were as bad as they are depicted in some of the other 2018 reviews, but they do need some TLC.
I will play this course again, probably in the late spring before the summer heat takes its toll.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Every green has heat damage

The course should be closed until the bent grass greens can be restored, Every green has large burned out patches. No mention of the conditions was made when I made my reservation today. At this time it is definitely not worth the price being charged. The course earlier this year (May, June) was in good shape but the prolonged hot weather has had a brutal effect on the greens. The fairways are in good condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Saddle Creek Golf Club on 08/22/2018:
Thank you for sharing your concerns with us. We are sorry that you were disappointed with the greens, but we understand your frustration. The hot weather definitely has taken a toll on the greens for the summer, but we look forward to having the greens in great shape again once the weather cools down. In the meantime, our staff will keep working hard to have the course in shape for the rest of the summer. We look forward to having you back here again, and we hope that you will be able to see the course in better shape.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth a try

The overall condition of the course was fine but many greens were damaged with large areas of dead grass. Otherwise an enjoyable experience.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Saddle Creek Golf Club on 07/18/2018:
Thank you for the review. We are happy that you had an enjoyable experience. We are sorry about your disappointment with the condition of the greens. Our staff will keep working hard to have the course in shape. Thank you for recommending our course, and we hope to see you out here again sometime soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Downhill

These used to be a go to course for our group. Conditions are terrible especially the greens. Overall condition bad. When providing feedback to staff they seemed surprised. All the need to do is look at the green on #1 and get the idea!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Saddle Creek on 09/13/2018:
Hello, on behalf of Saddle Creek staff we appreciate you taking the time to address your concerns as we are always looking to improve. We are disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the conditions of the course but still hope you enjoyed your round. Again, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

course ( greens mostly) needs a little love

Have played this course several times over the years and have always thought it was worth the drive. I like how different the two nines are, the practice facility, proshop personnel, and the snack bar. Felt like this course is a good value. This time was a slight disappointment. The bent grass greens were stressing severely and the first green was the worst by far. I understand bentgrass and this oppressive heat but they are fighting a losing battle without fans for air circulation at the very least. You don't see near as many courses down this way using bent anymore as most having gone to a sturdier hybrid Bermuda. The fairways were just being cut after obviously several days of extra growth and their were clumps galore especially on number 9. The sand had not been stirred up and was hard and packed. I realize some of this was due to the hit or miss rains we have this time of year. Apparently they had been hit a lot. Mosquitos were horrible but they did provide us some off at the turn and the back was much better. We teed of earlier and were done before 11 and the snack bar still was not open. Employees were nice in the proshop. I hope this experience and condition is not a sign of things to come. I drove over an hour and left a little let down.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Response from Saddle Creek Golf Club on 07/25/2018:
Thank you for golfing with us and leaving us a review. On behalf of all of our staff here at Saddle Creek Golf Club, we appreciate your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your disappointment with the conditions, but we understand where you are coming from. We will continue to be working hard to keep the course in shape for the rest of the summer months, and we hope you will be able to see improvements made during your next round with us. Thank you again for sharing your concerns, and we hope to have you back sometime soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Workable course

Great layout and friendly staff. Need some work on fairways and sand traps.

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

Great Value — Worth the drive

Saddle Creek is a fun, challenging layout with no repeat holes—every hole is different. The front nine is very park style, while the back 9 is a links style course. Par 5’s are challenging across the board, especially number 1 and 12. The greens are consistent and quick, but small.
The clubhouse restaurant/bar is top notch for a publIc course: try the club or Heart Attack Burger.
The staff is refreshingly nice, and the practice are is more than adequate, with a large green, bunker/chipping area, and driving range.
Overall one of the best values and best kept secrets in the mid state.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Saddle Creek Golf Club on 05/22/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us with a review. We value feedback, as we are always looking to improve. Is there anything that we could have done to bump your experience to a 4 or 5 star review?
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Layout

Fun course that has a nice layout. Good staff and a good range. Back nine fairways could use a little work but priced right for the conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Never get tired of the course

Greens had a setback, but they are coming back and the course is fun to play.

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

Best Kept Golf Secret in Tenneessee

Saddle Creek is located in Lewisberg, TN. I have been playing as a member for the past year. The course has been in great shape all year long.

The club house is very comfortable and offers great food and snacks.

The driving range and pitching area are close to the first hole.

I have never had a problem with the carts...I think I have only seen one person on the course this past year with a broken cart.

The front of the course is a little tighter and has some holes that require good course management. The back of the course opens up a little more.

Favorite holes...#6 and #7...lots of water.
The first hole is a challenge for me...par 5...you'll need to hit two good shots to have an open shot at the green....stay left.

The staff is always friendly and helpful... Greg Wilson the club pro is an awesome guys and I have enjoyed private lessons...good teacher.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Greens Are In Terrible Condition

This is one of my favorite courses in the area. Challenging, interesting layout and a friendly staff. The fairways were in nice shape. However, it was disappointing to find the greens in terrible condition. In fact, I think that some of them are not salvageable. I probably will not return until I hear that the greens have improved.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Saddle Creek Golf Club on 10/19/2017:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Saddle Creek Golf Club, in the Nashville area. It greatly pleases us that you have such a great time at our golf club and that you enjoy our friendly staff. Though, we are sorry to hear that the greens may have been in poor shape when you played. Your feedback is appreciated and we hope you will see an improvement for your next round with us. Thank you for choosing to golf with us and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pleasant place to play

I have played this course numerous times. I drive 50 miles to get there, but considering the cost, the pace of play, and the layout, it is worth the drive. Friendly staff, good condition, and cost are major factors.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Response from Saddle Creek Golf Club on 09/22/2017:
Hello, thank you for giving our course, Saddle Creek Golf Club, in the Lewisburg area, a three-star review. We are sorry to hear that there was slow pace of play at our course when you played. But, we are happy to see that you found our staff friendly and that you enjoyed our course layout. Thank you for playing with us, and we'll see you on the course!
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of my favorites

This course is an all around favorite of mine. The course has some challenging holes (a few straight and simple holes), it's well kept, has a nice driving range, putting green and an excellent restaurant. They designed the course around the creek very well. The creek comes into play on holes 1, 9, 10 and 18. There are ponds that you have to deal with on 4 holes. The course is always in good shape.

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