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4.0
102 Reviews (102)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
84.0%
Recommend this course
94 out of 102 reviews
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4.0
7 Reviews (7)
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Conditions
3.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
85.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 7 reviews
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3.6
18 Reviews (18)
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Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
72.2%
Recommend this course
13 out of 18 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Style Woodland
Par 71
Length 6311 yards
Slope 121
Rating 69.3
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Montgomery Bell Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1973
Fairways 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round. High Season: April 1st - October 31st
Architect Gary Baird (1988) George Cobb (1973) Jerry Lemons (2016)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Activities

Fishing, Cycling

Accolades

Reviews

4.0
102 Reviews (102)
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Disappointed

Played this course 3 years ago for the first time and was very impressed; played it for the second time this past weekend and was extremely disappointed. Fairways cut to close for winter, bunkers not raked, leaves everywhere, and debris on greens everywhere.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 37
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tee boxes

Overall everything thing is in usual shape. Would like to see better tee boxes

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem

I was down in Dickson visiting some family. Stopped in to play 9, and it was unexpected how beautiful the course was. I came back the next day and played again. For a course in the middle of a state park, I would 100% play again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golf course condition

Overall, the greens were really good. A couple could use some love. Most all of the tee boxes needed to be redone. Good value for the money.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Montgomery Bell Roughing it

The course is a fun layout with 3 par 5s reachable in 2 with a good drive. Some of the par 4s are extremely long. Most of the tee boxes were nothing but dirt and the dirt was so hard, it made it difficult to put a tee in the ground. The fairways and greens were in great condition. If tee boxes are in such. bad shape, maybe they should replace them with grass mats.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Value For the Money

Played Montgomery Bell for the first time. My take on it is:

1. Every green except for 3 of them were in great shape.
2. Tee boxes could use some love
3. Fairways were hard and fast...like hitting off of hardpan
4. Abundant wildlife all over the course

I would for sure play again!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

June

My only negative is the amount of growth in the fairways.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Rude steward.

Went to play my 9am tee time as a solo and asked to play alone was told no. Was told I had to play with a random person and after being charged for a golf cart was told I had to ride with the random person I didn’t know. The old man was rude and did not want to compromise what so ever. The women at the front desk were super nice and told me they didn’t think that would’ve been a problem at all and blamed it on him being stressed. The women gave me my refund and I left. Haven’t been back since. It’s one thing to force you to play with randoms. It’s totally different when forcing someone who paid for a golf cart to ride with someone they don’t even know. It’s very unfortunate as this is the closest course to me but not everyone is okay with playing with people they don’t know. I play at least once a week and would have loved to be a regular but I took my business elsewhere. I know they couldn’t care less just frustrating.

Friendliness Average
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Commented on 10/13/2023

Being paired up isn’t so bad.
Good way to meet good people

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

This course needs to work on their professionalism.

I have never been more disappointed in a course than here. The management is horrible. The starter was yelling at people and then got times mixed up. Let a 3-some go out and then a single with people waiting to go. Why would you ever do that? Not to mention when questioning the start why someone jumped in front of me when I was standing there to tee off, i was told they are regulars. WOW, so they get more privileges even though we all pay the same. Then when leaving the start continues to yell at me from questioning him. Went inside the club house to speak with a manager and then just said how he is and that he is a volunteer. Well, I won't be going back to get harrassed again.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Crabgrass :(

Let me start by saying, I know it’s early in the year. No one is blaming the course for muddy, grassless patches, or bumpy patchy tee boxes. But what is up with the greens? I used to LOVE the greens here. The state parks have been known for having some of the best greens in all of middle Tennessee, so it was a big surprise to find these greens completely ruined with crabgrass. There isn’t a true putt on the course. It’s literal bumper pool out there. Never mind the inch thick clumps of sand all over the greens that you have to brush away to give yourself a line to the hole. What actual green that is there is as smooth as ever. But that crabgrass is a PROBLEM. It’s unplayable, to be honest. I can’t come back until it’s addressed. It’s not worth it.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wish it were closer to the city

Excellent, we’ll-maintained course with appropriate levels of difficulty. If it were closer to Nashville I’d play all the time. Which I understand is part of what makes the course what it is - heavily treed and off the beaten path.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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