Gaylord Springs Golf Links

4.5420117647 4.5 stars from 5 (31)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6842 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 74.0
  • Layout

  • 18 Springhouse Ln, Nashville, Tennessee 37214, Davidson County
  • 615-458-1730
  • 615-458-1733
  • www.gaylordsprings.com

Year built: 1991
Architect(s): Larry Nelson
Type: Resort
Style: Links
Fairways: Zoysia grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6842 yards 74.0 133
Gold 72 6516 yards 72.0 128
Blue 72 6165 yards 70.1 124
White 72 5759 yards 68.4 118
Red 72 5040 yards 70.2 118

The Cumberland River gave birth to the Scottish links-style Gaylord Springs Golf Links, a par-72 golf course that provides 18 testing holes that border limestone bluffs and wetlands protected by the feds. The golf course, designed by the former U.S. Open and PGA Champion Larry Nelson, has collected several distinctions over its days.

The big draw on the Gaylord Springs Golf Links is the signature fourth hole, home to the hundred-plus-year-old springhouse that gives the golf course its name.

After a round on the Gaylord Springs Golf Links, head back to the 43,000-square-foot antebellum-style clubhouse to shop, dine, and take in the views of the golf course.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 31 Reviews
5 stars:
22
4 stars:
6
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

29 out of 31 reviews


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"Super Course"


mikefreund's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a great course. You have to block out all the trouble in front of you but the fairways are big and the greens are great. I’m a 21 handicap and shot 89 from the whit tees. I would definitely play this one again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/22/2018

Thanks for the feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your round.



u138104286's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great public course"


joner25's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of the best public courses I have been to. Course in great shape, challenging and the staff were friendly and helpful. We originally booked and paid for 18 holes but due to circumstances could only play 9. We spoke to the staff and they gave us a rain check for the back nine which was very nice of them since we were playing on a HotDeal. One thing worth mentioning is that it is quite likely that additional people will be added to your group to make up a foursome. We were a group of 3 and were paired up with another guy, he was better than us but friendly and didn't hold our bad play against us... or at least not to our face! :) We had a great time albeit I played like trash, worst round of the year... cant blame the course for that though! Book a round, you wont be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



flachsmann's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Solid Course"


Forethelove's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played 36 here and well worth it. Had to play temporary greens on two holes, but they gave us a discount on the price. Overall course is in good shape. Pace of play was excellent, played under 4 hrs with 830 tee time. This is a course to keep on the rotation for future visits to Nashville.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/18/2018

We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon!



gwaniorek's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Wojciehoski's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Surprise at the course"


no1sparty's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We called the course because it had been wet for the past few days in Nashville and were worried it might be cart paths only. We were assured that it would not be the case the next day. When we got there at checkin no mention of cart paths only was made but after warming up and going to starter, he said that it had been cart paths for the past few days and had only four days in the past few weeks where that wasn't the case. At our age, we were not prepared to walk a links course and enjoy it and feel we were lied to. Too bad because it could have been avoided.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course but in poor condition"


rpwadhwa's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course a few times in the last 3-4 years and up until this last round it has been one of my favorite courses in the general midwest area. The staff is very friendly and the amenities in the pro-shop, range, restaurant/bar, etc are very nice.

The course itself is in very poor condition due to a harsh winter and heavy rain/floods. There was very little good grass to hit from on many holes -- even in the middle of the fairway and while the greens were generally in very good shape, several were "in repair".

The day I played was cart path only and if I had known that ahead of time I probably would not have played.

I know the course will recover and given the high level of service and friendliness of the staff I expect it will continue to be a favorite/preferred course to play in the Nashville area. I will definitely look to play there again when back in the area.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/07/2018

Good morning,

Thanks again for your review. Our team would like to connect with you and discuss your experience a bit further. Can you please email your contact information

and best time to reach you to gaylordspringsgolf@gmail.com?

Thank you,


Commented on 05/04/2018

Thank you for taking the time to offer this feedback and to compliment our staff. We are very proud of our amenities and service levels.

You are correct in that most courses in our area are taking longer than normal to bounce back after a long, wet winter. This has forced us to remain on cart paths. Due to this we extended our off season rates an additional month.

We are excited for the good weather we have experienced lately and are confident the course will recover very soon.

We look forward to your return trip to Nashville and to Gaylord Springs!



Paul9331352's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A Must Play"


Jeff4820497's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great experience once again, staff friendliness is exceptional. Course was in pretty good shape considering all the rain Nashville received for several days in a row. I will definitely be back, this time with my favorite foursome.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/21/2018

Thanks! We look forward to having you back.


"Shouldn’t have played after so much rain"


u084929698's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course should have been closed for the day due to a lot water in the fairways and some greens were littered with worms. I would have left early if I hadn’t paid close to $40 for the round. With that said, the course should be in very good condition when it is dried.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Mjbeard - Gaylord Springs Golf Links"


vraptor41's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The entire facility, staff and golf course are first class. The ground associates use tarps to preserve the Mini Verde Bermuda greens during colder weather. The greens are fast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"WOW"


Jeff4820497's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Incredible as usual, 3rd time this yr. It’s an absolute must play, if it’s too much course for you, recommend Gaylord Springs to a golfer who enjoys a demanding round of golf. They will thank you. Enjoy your round, Down the middle, Below the pin and you’ll be good to go. Lol good luck with that:)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u945242254's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Black Friday golf"


Lgolfer70's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the day after thanksgiving and guy on counter was nice enough to move my tee time to a later time as there was frost on the fairway . Paired up with a guy from Illinois and was his second time playing this course. The course was really well kept esp. in this season of cold weather. Fairways had decent lies, greens were rolling really fast and quite hard to read. We were warned about this before play. Several green guarded by bunkers and several water hazards but nothing too hard. One par 4 reachable with a drive that made the game more interesting and challenging. Saw the cart lady one time. Water fountain by the bathroom not working so it was a good thing I brought my own. Overall had a great time, pace of play was perfect and will play again once I am in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A Gem"


Jeff4820497's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The second you turn on to Springhouse Ln, you know your at a special place.

The course was fabulous, very smooth and fast greens, well maintained fairways and 5 sets of tees.

Staff was extremely friendly and helpful.

Enjoy your round


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"My favorite in Nashville"


Wazjd's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I played 3 courses in the Nashville area during a hot weekend in September, and although each course was great, this one stood out more than the others. The price was the highest out of the courses I played, but this place is run as a first class golf experience. Great driving range/chipping area, two practice greens, attendants loading your clubs for you, plenty of marshals on the course to maintain pace of play, and a detailed GPS in the carts lets you know just how far each bunker or water hazard is from your location. Gives the exact distance to the pin, not just to the middle of the green. A few too many commercials on the screen between holes but not a big deal. Landing areas on some holes were tight and every green was fun but very challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent track"


RedStakes's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

First time playing, came to Nashville with a group of 8 for a golf weekend and based on prior reviews, pegged it here. The course was wet after receiving several straight days of rain which resulted in cart path only - led to a pretty tough, tiring round but to no fault of the course. Excellent layout with par 5s with generous landing areas and true risk/reward 2nd shots. Reachable par 4s and the #1 and #2 handicap are truly difficult golf holes. Would absolutely recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome golf course and friendly environment"


ronald1999's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2017
Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

It was a nice drive to the clubhouse as we could admire the nice view of the course along the way. The conditions were excellent and staff very friendly. The stater took time to explain the course and some spare time to talk about other subjects.

The reception at the proshop was very courteous and friendly. The course is a links style and every hole was different and had nice challenges. I will replay anytime


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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