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4.1
105 Reviews (105)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.3
92.6%
Recommend this course
97 out of 105 reviews
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4.0
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.3
Amenities
2.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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4.1
12 Reviews (12)
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 12 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6669 yards
Slope 120
Rating 71.8

Ted Rhodes Golf Course sits on the Cumberland River's North Nashville banks, and was originally named the Cumberland Golf Course, after that body of water, back when it only had nine holes, first laid out way back in 1953. A 1992 redesign added nine more holes, and nowadays golfers get 18 holes of links-style golf, complete with lakes and bunkers that make for good times. Big greens provide big targets for approaches on this walkable golf course.

The par-72 Ted Rhodes Golf Course measures 6,669 yards from the Blue tees, and offers a fourth set of tees that play to 5,010 yards for the ladies. A round of golf kicks off big on a par-5 hole that comes in at 555 yards from the Blue tee, one of two long holes, with the back nine also opening on a 534-yard hole. With that in mind, the golf course concludes with a relative whimper, on a par-4 hole that measures just 432 yards from the Blue tee.

Something to look for on the Ted Rhodes Golf Course is the fauna: Turtles, fish, muskrats and beavers all make their homes in the golf course's lakes and river.

Course Details

Year Built 1953
Golf Season Year round

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

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

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Reviews

4.1
105 Reviews (105)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 8
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 7

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Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

As much as you could ask for from a muni

While Nashville doesn't have much when it comes to public golf, it does offer a system of municipal courses, including McCabe, Two Rivers, Shelby, and Harpeth Hills. Of the Nashville Metro Courses, Ted Rhodes is among my favorite.

First off, the greens are generally amazing for a public course. Fast and in good condition. You couldn't really ask for much more.

The design is above average, offering some distance when playing from the back tees and a considerable number of water features (especially when compared to other publics). If you're a novice golfer looking for a fun and easy round, there are better Metro options, but if you're looking for something of a challenge while still being able to score, this is a great option.

Issues worth noting:
- No driving range (there's a short range but you need your own balls)
- Limited food and beverage options
- You will often have to deal with the riff-raff that a muni course has to offer. While pace of play is generally good, don't be surprised if you're hit into, someone cuts in front of you, or something else unexpected happens.

Overall, I'd recommend Ted Rhodes to just about anyone. It's always fun, is in good condition, and requires you to bring many aspects of your game.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Slow Play Capital of Golf

If you like rounds that take 5 hours then this is your place. Tax dollar paid employees could care less. Great condition and layout. Terrible management and patrons

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Incredible Course in Fantastic Condition

First time playing this course and was extremely happy with the course. The setup is awesome with some tricky par 3s and some very cool risk/reward par 5s. Every single putting green was perfect and couldn't find any imperfection on the putting surface. The only knock on this course is the driving range is irons only and is only 200 yards long. Besides that Ted Rhodes is a fantastic course and for the price you can't beat it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

For Regulars/Locals Only

If you like 5 and a half hour rounds, playing behind several groups of five, in a mud bog, this is the course for you. Locals playing some sort of money game. Should have been warned!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Very nice municipal course

It's Winter. The fairways are brown and the greens are green and in beautiful shape. They roll true. There is a lot of water on this course, every hole has some that can come into play. Every hole has sand in play also. However, it is maintained very nicely. The staff is very friendly and courteous. A great value, especially with Winter rates. Definitely would play again. I am sure Spring will be beautiful.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 43
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great value

This course, while not maintained like a private club, is a lovely challenging gem and I paid $9 on GolfNow. Greens were good, fairways were fine and layout was great. No complaints except the bring your own balls to range thing which was weird. I’d play it ten more times and still have money for beers after.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Take a Chance on Ted Rhodes Course

Being from out of state it's a shot in the dark to find a great course at a good price. Made reservations on golfnow but if you don't get hotdeals price just call the club house for tee time and ask about matching the hotdeals price. You might not get all the discount but it's worth asking. 2 days of heavy rain during the week playing Sat the course was in great shape and the greens are rolling true.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The Ted

First time playing. It was a colder day so the course was not too crowded. Greens in great shape and staff friendly!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value

Good value
Parking lot full of garbage
Could clean up nicely
Diamond in the rough

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Water Water All the Rround

I have played Ted Rhodes many times over the past 30 years. I almost always walk with a push cart. The course is extremely flat for Middle Tennessee. There are numerous ponds and creeks on the course, in play on most holes, plus a river bordering several holes. The fairways are open and forgiving. The greens are consistently firm and fast. The staff is professional. This is a municipal course and gets a lot of play but is well maintained.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 69
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

a must play course

the new greens they put in are great they putted good was quick there was no complaints for the greens rest of the course was in great shape mowed good rough was cut good where you can find your ball my only complaint is the sand bunker in front of hole 12 had some small gravel in it beside that a fantastic place to play especially for a city course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Not A Bad Course!

I played here recently and thought it was not a bad course at all. The tee boxes were well-groomed, and the fairways were as well. The rough had dead spots and crabgrass but was still playable. The greens weren't the fastest, but they rolled extremely well. My only complaint is that hole 10 and 11 are half a mile apart from each other. It's not a big deal if you are riding, but it is if you are walking. Overall, I enjoyed playing here and will be back soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Super fun and challenging course

Koran if water and thick vegetation make this course a challenge. Super beautiful location

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Course is enjoyable but had a terrible experience. Will not come back.

Staff allowed three groups of 5 to play their own scramble in front of me and my partner. After about a 3 hour front 9, one guy from the fivesome in front of us said we could play through. As I teed off, the rest of his crew came running from the clubhouse yelling at us saying that we couldn’t play through. They were also heckling my partner who is new to the game after he topped his ball into the water. Later the group in front of them approached us and asked how we got behind them and said that they absolutely will not let us play through and that our only option is to skip some home holes and then circle back to play the ones we missed.

It absolutely killed our experience there and we will not come back to this course. I’ve heard of this sort of thing happening to other people at this course as well.

Also, the guy at the counter acted like it was putting him out so much to have to type in my card number after my magnetic strip wasn’t swiping.

Seems like Ted Rhodes perpetuates the narrative that golf is a closed sport for a certain type of person and doesn’t really care to make a point to welcome outsiders that aren’t already a part of their circle. Next time we will be going to either McCabe or Shelby.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First Tim

The course was decent. Did not know where to go on hole #8. The course was not as good as 2 Rivers. Very under stocked Pro Shop. The hot dogs were old. Would not drive across town for this course

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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