Hermitage Golf Course - The General's Retreat

3.8235294118 3.8 stars from 5 (8)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6773 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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 N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 8 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

7 out of 8 reviews


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Reviews


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"Great Layout"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


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


"Nice place to visit if your in town."


dahlryan's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Chicago-Milwaukee Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/14/2018

3 stars and you had dynamite service?


"Good Course - Not As Nice as President's Reserve"


Andyglad1's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Solid Course"


Rocco80's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Best course in the area"


Keith45's avatar
Tennessee Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


Dodger57's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Absolutely Stunning Course Condition"


Tsjackson1205's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awesome! Highly recommended!"


z01brk's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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