Chickasaw Golf Course

4.0980352941 4.1 stars from 5 (23)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7118 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 75.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7118 yards 75.1 135
Blue 72 6501 yards 71.9 130
White 72 6030 yards 69.7 126
Red (W) 72 5279 yards 71.2 125

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 23 Reviews
5 stars:
9
4 stars:
7
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

17 out of 23 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Challenges include elevation changes  

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"A top West TN golf destination"


u715910774's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Originally opened as part of the Bear Trace system, this course closed for a short time. Reopened now and under new consistent, involved and vested management, the course conditions have improved each year, and I suspect it is in as good a shape as any of the other Bear Traces. The layout is ridiculous good. A real jewel at this green fee. (Ck the green fees at Harrison Bay or Cumberland Mtn) Do your homework and you will see Chickasaw highly rated shortly after opening. As good now as then. Don't miss the opportunity to play if you can, especially during this upcoming Fall color season. Not a house in sight, just gorgeous forest and wetlands. See their website and FB page for lots of good pics


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Tucmaclil's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played 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


"Great course!!"


u917959310's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time! Staff was very friendly. Course was in great shape.


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


"Greens hard as a rock"


Score79's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

fairways are in great shape. Course is challenging with lots of places balls can wind up missing.

Greens are terrible. Hard and very slow


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Love this course!"


u684384997's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course! Very friendly staff. Will definitely be back again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great outing"


BWSmith49's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Chickasaw is about one hour away from Memphis. However, it is worlds away from there too. The course was fun, challenging, and enjoyable. We stayed in the Tennessee state park nearby and used Golf Now to schedule a Saturday tee time. It was a gorgeous day and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I can't wait to go back. The guys in the shop were friendly and helpful. The carts were clean and ran well. The greens were in good shape. I would definitely recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



taylk0sn's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hidden gem for sure!!!"


Pdiggity962's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

What a great course!! Pretty drive to the course and once we were there it was really nice. Great log cabin clubhouse and everyone was great! Easy to navigate around as the cart paths are right along the way!! Course was in awesome shape!! Greens were fast and true. Bunkers were well kept (yes I found my way into a couple). Every tee shot I could have taken a picture. Couldn't believe what I was getting for the money. Don't know the owners at all, but was super impressed. My brother is in town and we my play it again this weekend if I have anything to say about it. Looking forward to playing it again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Lots of fun"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Weather was awesome, course was great, a great time was had by all


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Love this course!"


shawn1430777's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

I live right outside nashville and whenever I come to west tennesse to visit family I always want to play this course. The layout and scenery are amazing! The greens can be rough in some spots, but it's only been open for a couple of years since it was closed for a few years. In a year or two this will be one of the premier courses in tennessee. It is well worth the money!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course for the price"


u765078282's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were much improved from the previous time I played. Still some rough spots but will improve with time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


u455582736's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Tee to green in good condition. Not as manicured as a high end club but very playable. The negative of this course is that around the outside edges of several greens they have dead spots, this has always been the trouble spot for this course. If they could ever get the edges of the greens to fill in it would be a real gem. The Nicklaus design is as good as any you will find anywhere. Definitely worth playing in the West Tennessee area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


""In my top five favorite courses""


u000001265832's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

My wife and I are from Hood River, Oregon and we absolutely loved this Jack Nicholas designed course. I found out after the round that this course was closed for many years and this was only the second summer it has been re-opened. The owner has done a very good job of bring this course back to life. The fairways are mostly wide with tall trees lining the edges and they really didn’t come in to play for me. These tall trees gave the setting as if you were the only one on the course because you could not see the other fairways. The cart paths between each hole gave the impression as if you were going through the deep forest. The greens were firm and rolled true and overall in pretty good shape. Now there were some greens that had areas being repaired but that did not bother me or my wife.

My wife did not bring her clubs like I did so, when we went to rent a set for her the owner went and got his daughter’s set of clubs for her to use. This was true southern hospitality. I have played many courses over the years and I would say this course is in my top five favorite. When I go back to visit family again I will most definitely make time to play this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nicklaus Layout is great!"


timpuparts's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a Jack Nicklaus layout and it is really challenging and just a great design. It's pretty tough with all the water from creeks and ponds plus the woods are not forgiving if you are left, right or long. The course was closed for a while and then new owner reopened the course. It needs some work on all areas but greens were really bad. They were "sanding" the greens the day I played but hadn't aerated them first. To me the entire course from tee boxes, fairways and greens needed "punched" to get the grass growing again. I'll be back to play again but only if course conditions improve. I got a great rate through GolfNow so it was a good value but I wouldn't want to pay full price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course and value"


u000007488676's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After being closed for awhile, the new owner has the course well on the way to a full recovery. He and the rest of the staff are very helpful, friendly and competent. It is a really nice Jack Nicklaus design on a beautiful property and a great value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Thouroghly enjoyed this course!"


gene1127's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Such a beautiful day! Staff was super nice! Course was in great shape, other than a few greens which Damon told me about before playing. It was a 45 min drive but well worth it! I'll be coming back and bringing friends!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Chickasw has potential but not ready yet"


u000003964736's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The course recently reopened and the green were in horrible condition. Having said that, next year this course may be a gem to play. It is very scenic and has a terrific layout. I might be worth taking the chance in 2016.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Course has good potential"


u000003964736's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Good layout. This could be a great course, but the condition of the course was poor. The greens were almost unplayable. They had numerous dead spots and needed to be cut. The fairways were in good shape. There was also too many weeds around the greens.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


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accounttest1's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Plays:  Once a year
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Best Bear Trace Layout in Tennessee"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This course closed a few years back when the State give up on it. It reopened recently and laid dormant for a time. However, the ownership has brought this course a LONG way in a short time period and I am grateful for that. Presently, I would rate the course conditions as average due to the fact that some of the greens are still growing. However, some of the greens are 98% grown in and rolling beautifully! Of all the Bear Trace designed courses in Tennessee, this was always my very favorite layout. It is a fair, but tough course that wonders through the woods of Chickasaw State Park. Pleasant to the eye, but you must plan out your shots. Plenty of room to miss, but your score may pay the price. Range balls were included with the round, great food options, the wonderful cabin clubhouse is still there, super friendly staff! Pace of play was right at 4 hours for an average foursome. This is the best deal around the area to include the Middle Tennessee area. Get out and support this incredible golf course to ensure it thrives this time around. Previous ownership charged over $50 on the weekends which was too much for the area; now it is only $32 (weekend rate with range balls included) and the best deal going. Truly one of the Golden Bear's best designs in the State and on track to be back at its full beauty this Summer. Whoever owns this course, thanks for bringing it back to life! We will be back often,.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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