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4.0
173 Reviews (173)
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.6
97.5%
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137 out of 173 reviews
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5.0
2 Reviews (2)
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Amenities
4.0
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5.0
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4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 6807 yards
Slope 128
Rating 72.9
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Palmer 70 6807 yards 72.9 128
Champion 70 6238 yards 69.8 126
Member (W) 70 5665 yards 72.5 123
Member 70 5665 yards 67.4 116
Executive 70 5078 yards 64.3 110
Executive (W) 70 5078 yards 68.7 119
Forward (W) 70 4658 yards 66.4 114
Scorecard for Kings Creek Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Palmer M: 72.9/128 430 151 521 149 445 241 615 410 347 3309 221 430 434 205 454 195 565 537 457 3498 6807
Champion M: 69.8/126 391 139 491 134 404 216 548 377 318 3018 195 413 377 187 435 175 511 513 414 3220 6238
Member M: 67.4/116 W: 72.5/123 358 124 466 117 364 191 502 340 301 2763 167 387 348 130 404 133 500 465 368 2902 5665
Executive M: 64.3/110 W: 68.7/119 317 102 436 109 329 138 450 269 273 2423 146 360 320 116 357 118 459 431 348 2655 5078
Forward W: 66.4/114 310 89 393 102 321 124 412 259 238 2248 139 331 279 101 304 107 419 405 325 2410 4658
Handicap 3 15 9 17 7 5 1 11 13 12 8 14 6 2 10 18 16 4
Par 4 3 5 3 4 3 5 4 4 35 3 4 4 3 4 3 5 5 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 3 17 5 15 9 13 1 7 11 10 14 6 16 12 18 2 4 8

Course Details

Year Built 2005
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season March - October
Architect Arnold Palmer (2005) Ed Seay (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Card
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Bermuda shorts or slacks, and shirts with a collar. Appropriate dress for ladies would be shorts/skirts or slacks, and shirts with a collar. Shirts without a collar may be worn if the neckline is not below the necklace jewelry line.

Reviews

4.0
173 Reviews (173)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 25
Water Hazards 21
Forced Carries 17
This course/club is great for:
Locals 21
Advanced Golfers 15
A Weekend Splurge 7
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 13
Worth the Drive 10
Convenient to the City 9

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Plays A few times a week
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5.0
Previously Played

Huge shout out to Jason and Warrior!!!

The course has been groomed and looks so much better this spring...new pro, Jason, and very positive vibes each time I am out there. It is a great value, so close to community where I live, and feels good to play and socialize there...many thanks to all for improved course grooming and general care. Look forward to a great summer of golf! Jason, the new pro, is so positive...always takes time to ask about your game and is very encouraging.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Day

I reserved a tee time and was a little late due to Church and the staff accommodated me great.They are always friendly and make me feel at home. I was randomly paired with a three some of guys and pace of play was great. My only criticism were the greens and sand traps. The weather this year has really done a number on those bent grass greens and hope they can get them back. The sand was hard and wet, due to rain and heat. I'm an avid golfer and love the layout of this course and wish the ownership would put more money into it, because it's a hiden gem. The only competition is Forrest Crossing and this course kills that layout. If they implemented a players club similar to Forrest Crossing, their revenue would triple. It's sad to see this course struggling and not being properly taken care of because it could be one of the best courses in the state.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Tennessee Advisor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Fast greens, course in OK shape

The course is a little burnt out and very firm. The greens rolled pretty fast, so make sure not to miss on the wrong side of the hole. I really like the layout of this course, but I have experienced similar conditions both times I've been here that make me feel that other courses in the area are a better value. There's not much to the clubhouse, if that is important to you.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Starting to recognize its potential

I first played King's Creek in 2014. At the time, they were totally renovating the front nine, so I had to play the back nine twice. I remember it as being a satisfactory experience, but was obviously left wanting more.

Flash forward two years, and King's Creek has really started coming into its own. Both nines are now open, and offer a little something for everyone. In the past week I've played from both the men's tees as well as the tips, and I got a totally different experience from each set.

The course offers a full range, as well as a putting green. The clubhouse isn't spectacular, and the food/beverage options are limited, but the staff is incredibly friendly. Pace of play both of my recent outings has been decent, but there are definitely times when a roving ranger is needed - I don't think I've seen one in the ~10 hours I've spent there the past week.

The course itself is really fun. From the men's tees it actually plays fairly short - almost every par 3 is about 130 yards, and most of the par 4s demand little more than a stock 9 iron for your second shot. There are a couple longer holes, however, and bunkers and elevated greens keep aggressive golfers in check on the par 5s, so the layout still feels challenging. From the tips, both accuracy and distance are a must. The titular creek will be a constant presence, but every hole still feels fair.

The fairways are all in fantastic shape, as are almost all of the bunkers and most of the tee boxes. Some of the greens need some work, though - they look and play REALLY spotty. It's disappointing that the rest of the course looks so good but the greens are so hit-or-miss; some of them are as green and receptive as the ones you see on TV, and some wouldn't be allowed to be played on at your local $10 muni.

Overall though, Kings Creek is a very enjoyable course. It easily matches any area course in its price range, and I highly recommend it

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value

For the time of the year, excellent. Staff is very accommodating and professional. Brought my buddies, who were impressed also. Arnold Parmer design design provides challenges for all level of players.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging but a fair Arnie layout

Great course for the money. Good and improving condition. Paid $34, great price. Course had very few players on it. I'm a 7.7 handicap and shot a 95, although I haven't played since July, so it's not for the week kneed. I'll play there a gain soon, I'm sure. Staff was really friendly, almost too friendly. We stood at the 1st tee chit-chatting with the starter for 5+ min. 3 hr 45 min hound and didn't rush at all. But he was a really nice guy and it was enjoyable. Play here, you won't be disappointed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great local course

I have played here multiple time and it's been great every time. Great staff and course layout!! Course conditions were great even with all the rain we've had.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Very disorganized! Could be great...but isn't.

My husband is actually the golfer. I just booked the time and went along for the ride. We got there almost an hour ahead of our 12:08 tee time so that he could warm up and hit the driving range. Upon arrival, we were informed that they were running over an hour behind and we likely couldn't tee off until 1:15 or 1:30. They also said they wouldn't have any carts until close to 1:00. We decided to stick it out and see what happened and after my husband talked to them, they said we could go out around 12:30-12:45. We hit the driving range and around 12:20, headed back up to see if we could get a cart and get ready to head out. There were 2 carts ready but neither had keys and they said they didn't have any more keys available. How do you have more carts than you do keys? The ranger went down to the driving range and took keys from carts parked down there so we and the other twosome that was waiting could go. Conditions were okay but the front nine is still recovering from some construction last year. The layout is nice and fairly challenging and the greens were all in great shape. This could be a decent course if they can get their stuff together.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in great shape

This course has come a long way with the new management company. The greens were in excellent shape, the rough was healthy and the fairways have filled in nicely. The only thing this course needs to be a top course in the area is a new clubhouse (currently in what looks to be a doublewide).

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worst experience ever

The only thing I love about this course is the design. It seems like every time I play here they always let groups of five go out together when it should only be four and the pace of pay is extremely slow because of that. When I golf there on the 11th, the round took my group 5 1/2 hours to play. You could tell the staff members appreciate and show way more attention to the people who pay for a membership there which is not right Outside of the course design and the group I played with was the only good thing everything else just was a terrible experience

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Like a stump slowly rotting, sad sad sad

I'm pretty sure Arnold would not want his name anywhere near this course in it's present state of disrepair. This was once a nice course and a jewel for southern Nashville, but has sadly evolved into a weedy and unkempt mess with ragged golf carts, decaying cart paths and bridges, and overall lack of care evident on greens and fairways. What were once nice design ideas and investments are now overgrown, unkept, eyesores all around the course. Fall should be ideal playing conditions and yet Kings Creek has been overthrown by Jester's Tinkle.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Painfullyslow

Nice layout
One foursome held up everyone
Played 15 and quit after 5 hours
No Marshall

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Ok, getting a little better

Couldn't have asked for better weather. Played as a 2some, zipped through the front 9 in under 2 hours, waited on every shot on the back 9. Not sure exactly why, but every time I've played here, there has been a substantial wait on 10 tee after the turn, 4 groups stacked up today. Perhaps moving the tees up on 10 (long par 3) or providing quicker service at the snack bar would help. Good to see new cart paths in places, and fairway/rough definition as well (right side of 17). This is the case at most every golf course I play, but would it kill the shop staff to smile and act like they want you there?

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Poor weather

Memorable Par Threes/Well Designed Challenge/Aeration of Greens

King' s Creek is extremely well designed course and it did not disappoint me. Its rolling lay out has moderate elevation changes, mounds , grass covered dunes and high fescues along with all our native trees. It challenged me on every hole and I Iook forward to playing it again....More ?

From a design standpoint - all the holes are well thought out. Care has been taken to make the course visually appealing from the design of the tee boxes to the aforementioned mounding . The par threes were all very memorable and clearly a strength of the course design. The four and five pars were also appealing. There were two "drivable " par fours. One five par was a down hill 600 yarder- nice ! The green complexes look good and are appropriately bunkered (some heavily/and deeply). The greens have testing undulations and are challenging . Finally, There is heavy rough lining many fairways and you will not find your ball if you hit in there. Oh yes - there are also a number of water hazards to negotiate. This is a five star design for sure

I walked the course but many players may find it a bit too much. While most of the holes are close to one another , a couple of exceptions stretch it out a bit.

The course conditions , other than the bunkers and greens, were good. The greens had recently been punched making all putting a bit of an adventure and very slow . Due to recent rains most of the bunkers were not raked.

Once the greens com back in , I look forward to playing here again .I enjoyed every hole !

Demerits for pace of play .....

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Lack of transparency by golf now

The course, King's Creek, was a very enjoyable course with accommodating fairways and appropriately placed water hazards and sand traps. The course is not exceptionally long, even from the back tees, but extremely different in yardage between the blue and member tees. This allows people within a foursome who may not know each other's game to play together well and at a good pace of play while still being challenged at their individual skill level.

My issue occurs with golf now. The greens had just been aerated and were rough and full of sand. While this is a necessary process all golf courses must go through on a scheduled basis it is imperative that the player be notified when making the booking so a choice can be made to book or go to another course. Golf now did not make me aware of this and I only learned when I arrived at the course. We were a twosome and were paired with another twosome, a father and son, who helped make our golf day better. When I commented about not knowing about the condition of the greens, they were surprised as they booked with the course directly and were told at the time of booking, so they made a conscious decision knowing the greens were almost unplayable.

I have booked several times over the years using golf now, but will probably not use golf now in the future because of this experience. However I am anxious to see if I am contacted by.golf now to discuss my disappointment with this past booking, and if so I will review that conversation as well.

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Play somewhere else

I live in Spring Hill and this course always disappoints. I was a single and I played by myself. There was a foursome in front of me that would not let me play through and the ranger wouldn't fix it. They just aerated the greens and put a ton of sand on them which is fine but they got snippy with me when I checked in saying "oh you booked on golf now, that's the disadvantage of doing that we would have told you we aerated". If you don't like golf now then why do they do it. This course and people who work there think it is better than it is. I would never pay full price to play there and I will not be playing there again. I would rather drive 45 minutes to play somewhere else.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course under better greens conditions.

The greens had been aerated and sanded very recently, which made it extremely difficult to putt. Though that may be necessary, the customers should be notified in advance of reserving tee times. We would have played a different course under the circumstances. I may be willing to go return after the greens have had a chance. to recover.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sanded greens

They did not tell us before we teed off that they had sanded the greens heavily. It was so bad it was like putting in a sand trap. Course is a D+ at best .

Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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