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4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
Conditions
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Value
4.8
Layout
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5.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7118
Slope 135
Rating 75.1
Type Public
Formerly known as Bear Trace Golf Course at Chickasaw State Park
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
Scorecard for Bear Trace
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: 74.9/131 571 403 389 392 199 400 423 144 561 3482 394 408 225 534 462 428 539 218 428 3636 7118
Blue M: 73.1/123 535 371 339 349 147 391 381 133 531 3177 355 380 195 510 439 411 468 185 381 3324 6501
White M: 70.7/121 W: 71.7/123 516 349 312 316 135 373 346 116 500 2963 310 353 169 494 415 375 434 159 358 3067 6030
Red W: 67.1/113 475 301 230 285 121 364 329 94 471 2670 279 319 134 424 361 270 378 140 304 2609 5279
Handicap 5 9 13 11 15 1 3 17 7 16 8 10 12 6 4 18 2 14
Par 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (2000) Wadsworth Golf Construction (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Reviews

4.3
23

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 3
19th Hole Scenic Views 2
Patio Dining 2
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 6
Bunkers 5
Forced Carries 5
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 5
Locals 4
A Weekend Splurge 3
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 5
Near Local Attractions 2
Convenient to the City 1
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Type of Golfer
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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A top West TN golf destination

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
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great course!!

Had a great time! Staff was very friendly. Course was in great shape.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Greens hard as a rock

fairways are in great shape. Course is challenging with lots of places balls can wind up missing. Greens are terrible. Hard and very slow
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Love this course!

Great course! Very friendly staff. Will definitely be back again
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great outing

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Hidden gem for sure!!!

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!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lots of fun

Weather was awesome, course was great, a great time was had by all
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Love this course!

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!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent

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