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The Crossing Golf Course

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3.5
211
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
105
3 Stars
45
2 Stars
25
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.5
74.6%
Recommend this course
169 out of 211 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
4
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 4 reviews
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Average Rating
3.4
21
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
76.2%
Recommend this course
16 out of 21 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6968 meters
Slope 125
Rating 73.6

The Crossing GC runs alongside the Harpeth River, which borders 15 of the course's 18 holes. Opened in 1970, the course has a classic layout that will appeal to a wide range of skill levels. Some of the holes definitely present a formidable test, the 16th and 18th for example, which have been hailed by local media as two of the best and most challenging holes in the state, but it is the par-4 ninth with its island green that is the course's signature hole. Although the layout offers a fair challenge, there is also some room for error that makes it more approachable for beginners. In addition to the course, The Crossing. boasts an 8-acre driving range as well as chipping and putting greens equipped with a practice sand bunker.

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Franklin Bridge GC (aka The Crossing)
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6968 meters 73.6 125
Championship (W) 72 6968 yards 77.8 135
Back 72 6295 yards 70.5 121
Back (W) 72 6295 yards 75.6 128
Middle 72 5737 yards 68.0 115
Middle (W) 72 5737 yards 72.9 123
Forward (W) 72 5011 yards 69.1 114
Forward 72 5011 yards 64.5 108
Scorecard for The Crossing Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Championship M: 73.6/125 W: 77.8/135 540 385 196 421 185 384 404 583 361 3459 367 506 220 389 210 390 449 400 578 3509 6968
Back M: 70.5/121 W: 75.6/128 503 347 162 380 164 354 371 539 327 3147 350 469 166 356 169 363 416 356 503 3148 6295
Middle M: 68.0/115 W: 72.9/123 473 316 141 333 141 320 332 506 301 2863 322 447 139 328 143 336 355 328 476 2874 5737
Forward M: 64.5/108 W: 69.1/114 387 278 124 264 135 253 264 437 299 2441 314 391 113 311 115 317 279 292 438 2570 5011
Handicap 5 11 13 3 15 17 7 1 9 18 6 14 8 16 12 2 10 4
Par 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 4 36 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 9 17 5 15 13 11 1 3 16 6 14 8 18 10 4 12 2

Course Details

Year Built 1970
Fairways Bermuda
Greens Champion Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Baird

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

3.5
211

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
19th Hole Specials 7
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 26
Forced Carries 18
Bunkers 13
This course/club is great for:
Locals 24
Advanced Golfers 13
Beginners 9
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 21
In the 'Burbs 16
Worth the Drive 6

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I Recommend This Course
4.0

Finally!

This course finally has local, motivated, professional ownership. In a short period of time, it’s obvious that positive changes are taking place. More attention being directed at the bunkers than in the past, for sure!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

New ownership

Generally in good condition, but new owners will hopefully address horrible flooding around 9th tee box, muddiness walking up to 9th green, and unlevel tee boxes. Former ownership didn’t address any issues. PLEASE fix this stuff.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

New Ownership

New ownership coming in. Hopefully, attention will be paid to the flooding around the 9th tee. It’s horrible and slows play. Walking up to the 9th green after very much rain is just plain sloppy. Everyone comments about several of the not-so-level tee boxes.

This past summer and fall, the course has been in great shape. The greens have been the best they’ve ever been. Hope a few improvements are addressed.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A 5+ hour weekday round.

Played golf 55 years and never been so frustrated with slow play. I would give up the game if this was the only place to play. Ranger came by and apologized saying he was sorry but there was a group on every hole. DUHH! Actually some holes had 5 groups and some had 4 and some had 3 and some had none. He obviously had been asleep and things got out of control. This course is only interested in filling tee times and adjust price to accomplish this. They obviously could care less if golf is an enjoyable sport. NEVER WILL I RETURN!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Very consistent

I play here about twice a month on average. One of the best things I can say about this course, and for that matter any course, is that it is consistentt in its play and condition. I have always thought the course played above average, especially after it changed its greens years ago. The layout is fun and slightly tricked up (holes 14 and 18), that is what adds some of the fun to the course. It gets a lot of play so kudos to keeping the course maintained. I see a full driving range most every time I play. I try to avoid playing here on weekends as the round can be 5+ hours. In this heat, that just doesn’t cut it. It could definitely use new carts or better maintenance on the carts. They are not as bad as they used to be, but steering is terrible. Overall, for a course nearby, I am grateful to have a fun and accessible place to play

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

Less than friendly pro shop employee

Pro shop staff on duty this morning needs some serious education on customer service skills. This is not the first time they have been very much less than congenial and friendly. They act as though they are doing you a favor by checking you in and letting you play their course. This particular person can turn the expectation of an enjoyable experience into something far less. Starter and course marshal were exact opposite and friendly but a change is sorely needed with this particular pro shop employee.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

The nicest staff in town!

First, the people were amazing, staff and the other players alike. I could easily play here every week if I lived in Nashville. There are some really tricky holes (9 & 18 come to mind), but I enjoyed the challenge. Fun morning.

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

Par golf

Fairways and greens were above average for this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Forest Crossing

The course had a lot of wet spots because of recent rains. However, it was playable. The greens were in great shape

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

Course getting into much better shape withexception of a couple of fairways still suffering from flooding. Greens in good shape.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in terrible shape

I have played this course before but i have never seen in this bad. I hope it improves or I will have to find a new place to play.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Saturday April 28

The course was in really bad shape. No fairways to speak of, greens were in bad shape as well.

Pace was extremely slow, and there were no marshals around to speed it up.

I feel like I wasted my money playing here.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Don’t play after rain

Visiting family in Franklin. I am from Florida, were year round golf is the norm, so I may have had higher than regular expectations for that price point in a round of golf.

No problem with booking tee time on a weekend, but after a day of heavy rain, the course was flooded. Not unplayable, but drenched. On the par 5 11th, there were literally geese swimming in a puddle on the fairway. I am used to muddy golf, and enjoy the aggressiveness of chip/pitch shots on a wet green, but this was a tad much.

I understand the course can’t control the weather, but would have like to have seen at least a warning that the course was almost completely unnavigable without rain boots.

For 40 dollars, you can play much nicer state parks in Tennessee.

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

Challenging treat

Even though it wasn’t spring, this course offered quite the challenge. 18 was long and difficult. Staff very friendly and accommodating for an out of town visitor. I will play here again when I come back to Nashville area. I look forward to playing when everything’s greener.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs work

Conditions were marginal. I’m sure the the course will be in better shape as spring comes but will never be a course that I would consider nice. Lots of course damage due to rain wash out areas. Weeds and unkept areas were an eyesore. Hoping I’m wrong regarding condition later in the season. The price was good.

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