Saddle Creek Golf Club
|Red (W)||72||5000 yards||69.3||116|
|Blue M: 72.3/129||556||365||417||389||143||373||164||364||531||3302||383||428||533||162||359||424||430||159||533||3411||6713|
|White M: 70.9/121||521||340||382||374||125||349||149||342||495||3077||363||409||505||139||338||410||407||142||513||3226||6303|
|Gold M: 69.7/116 W: 69.2/117||490||318||339||344||109||315||132||335||460||2842||334||379||474||118||313||363||385||123||490||2979||5821|
|Red W: 66.1/111||419||252||291||293||91||279||118||255||408||2406||278||344||451||98||261||320||300||82||460||2594||5000|
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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.
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.
The course has improved a lot since last Fall, but they have a long way to go. Greens still need to improve.
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.
Good pace, with a fun, semi-challenging layout. Great course overall!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Great layout and friendly staff. Need some work on fairways and sand traps.
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.
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.
Never get tired of the course
Greens had a setback, but they are coming back and the course is fun to play.
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.