Hermitage Golf Course - The General's Retreat

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3.8
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Staff Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.0
70.6%
Recommend this course
7 out of 8 reviews
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Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.0
50.0%
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1 out of 2 reviews
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4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6773
Slope 131
Rating 72.3
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6773 yards 72.3 131
Blue 72 6465 yards 71.1 128
White 72 5954 yards 68.4 121
White (W) 72 5954 yards 74.4 125
Green 72 5638 yards 67.0 117
Green (W) 72 5638 yards 72.5 124
Orange 72 5437 yards 66.1 115
Orange (W) 72 5437 yards 71.4 121
Novice 72 3315 yards
Scorecard for Generals Retreat
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 72.3/131 350 550 209 390 211 380 410 500 443 3443 385 600 331 187 410 360 550 163 344 3330 6773
Blue M: 71.1/128 336 530 199 380 188 360 390 485 423 3291 369 580 321 167 392 347 531 132 335 3174 6465
White M: 68.4/121 W: 74.4/125 310 505 153 370 148 340 360 460 386 3032 349 480 305 160 375 325 520 103 305 2922 5954
Green M: 67.0/117 W: 72.4/124 290 485 130 360 140 320 340 440 365 2870 335 460 295 140 365 300 500 93 280 2768 5638
Orange M: 66.1/115 W: 71.4/121 275 470 115 350 134 316 325 420 360 2765 317 443 295 129 355 290 481 93 269 2672 5437
Novice M: 62.0/105 220 265 110 210 100 185 193 215 210 1708 199 244 180 100 180 209 210 90 195 1607 3315
Handicap 18 8 16 6 12 14 10 4 2 9 1 11 13 5 17 3 15 7
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 5 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1986
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Roger Baird (1986)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.8
8

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 1
Patio Dining 1
Watching the Game 1
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 1
Narrow Fairways 1
Plays Long 1
This course/club is great for:
Playing Multiple Courses 1
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 1
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great Layout

Played General’s Retreat as the second 18 of the day. Course is in need of some repair due to the weather conditions the area absorbed over the winter but still fantastic to play. As this was a replay we went off at 124 and still completed in less than 4hrs.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 250 Contributor
Chicago Milwaukee Advisor
First Time Playing

Nice place to visit if your in town.

This course was decent we expected a little better course conditions for the price but still was a good place to play. We played from all the back and it definitely had some challenging holes. Middle holes of the course were pretty cool and visually tough. Greens were average and the fairways were ok. After the round we went in and had a drink. Bar restaurant was really nice and the service waz dynamite. Good place to play once.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Average
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Commented On 06/14/2018
3 stars and you had dynamite service?
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Used cart

Good Course - Not As Nice as President's Reserve

Perfectly reasonable golf course. I just wasn't wowed. I think I was underwhelmed by the layout. The holes were just "okay." Nothing really stood out. Conditions were good, not great. Just not that memorable of a track. If given the choice, I'd play President's Reserve every time.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Solid Course

Staff very friendly, just walked on and was able to play. Course very fair, rewarded good shots, penalized not so good, the way it should be. The only suggestion I would make would be to allow single golfers to book a tee time (currently requires 2), and with Nashville having a lot of conventions, etc., this should not be a problem. Other that that, very good course at a reasonable price of it's quality. Nice pro shop workers, starters, and clubhouse staff.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Tennessee Advisor
First Time Playing

Best course in the area

Wish it was a little cheaper, but definitely the best course I've found in the Nashville area. I would recommend going after 1 PM in season and 11 AM in the offseason; if you want to walk, they'll subtract the $15 cart fee and allow you to walk but only after those times. At the end of the day, $80 is a bit steep for public golf. They do have a play four rounds and get one free deal, but it's only within the calendar year, so wait until January if you're thinking of going for the first time. Course conditions wouldn't be a problem, as the course was in great shape. Greens were fair but had lots of rollout; not necessarily quick off the putter face but the ball rolls a few feet more than you think on every putt. Always a great idea to learn the greens and pick an approach club that will leave you below the hole. Layout had a lot of different style holes and I thought the course was challenging but very fair and gettable. Not very demanding off the tee except for a few holes, and holes 13 and 14 play much longer than they look to the eye. Great course -- don't be afraid to take some chances to end up with a great score for the day!
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Nice course

Traveling through Tennessee and decided to play Generals Retreat. Club house is very nice and staff friendly. Course condition was very good but it looked like they may have had a good amount of rain maybe the previous week as many of the bunkers were washed out and hard packed needing work. We had been told the greens had been aerated about 10 days ago and that they were growing the grass out, so they were running slow but puttable. Definitely want to come back to this course.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Absolutely Stunning Course Condition

Without a doubt my favorite golf course in Middle Tennessee. Every hole is beautiful and in outstanding condition. With 6 tee boxes to choose from this course offers a challenge for advanced golfers or a more enjoyable round for the beginners and average golfers. My favorite part about the Hermitage is the greens. They are in the top three of all the courses I have played in and around Nashville. It is a little pricey at $80, including taxes, for 18 holes, but that includes a cart and all the range balls you care to hit. The carts have built in GPS for distances to cover bunkers and front, middle, and back pin locations. All things considered, the price is worth the experience. Overall , The Hermitage offers one of the best golf experiences in the area, and I highly recommend this great property.
Staff Friendliness Average
Quality of food & beverage Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Awesome! Highly recommended!

Great condition! Well maintained! Friendly staff! Great pro shop! Couldn't have asked for more. Don't know how/why this course doesn't have more ratings. Will be back next time I am in town. Thanks!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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