Shelby Golf Course

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3.3
40
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.7
80.9%
Recommend this course
30 out of 40 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
5
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.8
80.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 5 reviews
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Average Rating
3.5
18
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.1
72.2%
Recommend this course
13 out of 18 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6079 yards
Slope 110
Rating 68.2

East Nashville's Shelby Golf Course is historic, opening way back in 1924, making it Nashville's first municipal golf course, and it's a beauty, offering 18 holes of golf over rolling hills on a good-looking landscape in the beautiful confines of Shelby Park. Bermuda Tif Dwarf greens became a part of the golf course in 2006, and golfers of all levels will be able to golf a round on this golf course, which has hosted the School Days Junior Golf Tournament, Tennessee's longest-running golf tournament.

The par-72 Shelby Golf Course measures 6,079 yards from the Blue tees, though ladies have the option of playing to 4,873 yards on the Red tees. A round of golf kicks off on a par-4 hole that comes in at 345 yards from the Blue tee. The long hole here is 16th, a par-5 that measures 528 yards from the Blue tee.

A round of golf on the Shelby Golf Course concludes on a par-4 hole that measures 364 yards from the Blue tee.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6079 yards 68.2 110
White 72 5725 yards 67.8 109
Red (W) 72 4873 yards 71.2 114
Scorecard for Shelby Park
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: 68.2/110 345 300 304 282 306 463 189 308 291 2788 382 162 350 156 453 345 528 495 364 3235 6023
White M: 67.8/109 340 290 289 262 284 458 180 293 286 2682 364 143 289 146 446 343 525 491 360 3107 5789
Red W: 71.2/114 326 239 240 219 228 343 138 244 275 2252 336 121 250 125 384 271 378 420 336 2621 4873
Handicap 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Par 4 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1924
Greens Bermuda Tif Dwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect George Livingston Donald Ross (1924)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire is required. Tank tops, cut offs, tattered clothing, and halter-tops are not allowed.

Reviews

3.3
40

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 8
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 9

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointing

The weather was perfect for February so me and two friends decided to play in town when we would normal travel outside Nashville to play. Nashville munis have a reputation for being well maintained but expensive. This time Shelby was only the later. Most courses will give you free range balls or a discounted rate for having winter or temporary greens. Shelby not only did not give us a discount for having all winter greens, they did not even notify us at all. My friends would have rather not paid 30.00 to play on winter greens. Also, these courses stack way too many groups up and the pace is atrocious. On the back nine we waited 10 minutes just to get on a tee box. After 30 minutes to complete one hole the ranger finally showed up and we informed him that the group two groups ahead were dragging. No water anywhere on the course, only two washers with water in them and no score cards available. Overall just a real disappointment for the price.

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

Public golf as it should be

Short course with hilly terrain and small greens makes for both challenge and fun. I’m a member of a Troon managed private club and wish my course were in as good condition as this one. It helps to play with someone who knows the course because blind tee shots and severe elevation changes can be challenging. There’s no posh clubhouse to celebrate your round, but the course is in the middle of Nashville’s trendy East end, so there are plenty of local spots to visit and hoist an IPA.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course , many different challenges

One thing I like about booking a round on golf now is meeting different folks and enjoying a common passion. The golf course has been in very good shape the last two times I’ve played and the staff could not be friendlier and also accommodating. Blessings

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Overall good

Course is well maintained. Some sections are dry as are most courses in this area. Course is narrow and bad shots will cost you. Overall good would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Great course, great staff... am playing again soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rude management

Looks like a fun course but I wont be back to find out. The management and staff were unacceptabley rude, and left without playing. I was not the only one with issues with the staff.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Enjoyed Shelby!

My husband and I have played this course several times and are enjoying it more each time. Very good value for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I would not play the course, is not worth of my time. Course layout is ok , short, but the green condition is like you are putting on the back of hairy wooly mammoth. Lot of dead spots and the maintenance guys doing their job on prime tee time.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very challenging

Lots of elevation change and small, fast greens, but a great value.

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

Fun...but....

Had an early morning tee time, got there extra early, no one on the course and no one scheduled before my time, yet the person checking me in wouldn't let me go out until my scheduled time. When that time arrived, they made me wait for the others in my put together foursome who were running a bit late. We ended up behind a group instead of having an open course in front of us, and that group was EXTREMELY slow and not interested in having us play through. Bottom line, fun course, frustrating experience. I left after 12 holes. I'll think twice before coming back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lovely course

Lovely course but difficult at certain holes. With the hills and valleys it's was hard to judge your distances.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Would definatly recommend a round here. We will be back for sure. Warning greens are fast. Challenging course with uphill greens. But we had a great time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice hilly course and envirinment

The course has no sand traps neither water obsticles. The dificulty is that it is pretty narrow in some places and has many blind shots as well as uphill greens. I recommend taking a cart as it has a lot of ups and downs.We had fun did enjoyed our round and the layout is very nice. The staff is nice and friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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