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3.7
316 Reviews (316)
5 Stars
123
4 Stars
126
3 Stars
40
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
78.9%
Recommend this course
282 out of 316 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.2
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
2.9
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
3.4
58.8%
Recommend this course
10 out of 17 reviews
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3.4
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.2
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
3.8
71.0%
Recommend this course
22 out of 31 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6713 yards
Slope 129
Rating 72.3
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Saddle Creek Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1995
Golf Season Year round. High Season: March - October
Architect Gene Bates (1995) Steve Wolfard (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Tennessee (2015 #2)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2014 #6)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Value Courses in the U.S. (2015 #21)

Reviews

3.7
316 Reviews (316)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 29
Amazing Food 15
Watching the Game 14
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 37
Bunkers 27
Forced Carries 23
This course/club is great for:
Locals 33
Advanced Golfers 25
Seniors 20
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 39
Convenient to the City 14

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Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Over Priced

Played over 50 rounds here. Used to be the best value course around - now they want $70 for a very average or below average course. Greens are good, everything else decent. No wonder the parking lot is empty on the weekends - no one pays $70 for a local muni. Henry Horton better course and $20 cheaper. Sad times at saddle.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always fun

I've played SCGC multiple times. It's always fun. The front is more interesting than the back. You can hit lumber all day long on the back. It was in great shape on this day before areating.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cybernetic cyborg creation

In Tennessee to visit my dad and brother. The state park in Chapel Hill where we play usually had a tournament, so we tried this place instead. It was a nice enough course, but:

- all players had to give a email address, just to play. They said it was for cart rental, so we said we could walk instead. The kid at the register, just said we needed it to walk to. I didn’t want to give then my email, so gave them a burner one. Sure enough, had 5 spam emails about golf in middle Tn by the time I got done with round. They sell your info. The kid said “just unsubscribe”. I shouldn’t have to be inconvenienced.

The golf carts had that geo-fencing GPS. I have played golf for 30 years, and know the rules and edicate to where you should never take a cart. The fencing was set up to where if you went a foot off thr path, it locked the cart up. It drove my 80 year dad crazy.

I will never play this course again. I want a authentic experience without all the technical crap. It is a ball and stick game, not a PS5.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Previously Played

Over Priced with an Ego

Had a rough Saturday at the course. Greens rolled ok, had plenty of rough patches, better than the last time; where they had the fringes completely torn up around the greens and still pair full price without and heads up.
Anyways, this Saturday it was a parking lot out there, my twosome skipped 3 holes which had groups backed up on them, played 15 holes and still took over 4 hours. It’s a nice enough course, just needs to have $20 taken off the price, a Marshall on the weekends, and some better greens keeping.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Misleading Rates. Didn’t include Cart. 6 hr around

Misleading rates. I booked for 150 total for two people on golf now. But I arrived to the course they charged over 200 with carts. Ridiculous. No mention of that before, and this course is not worth $75 walking. Also, no Marshall on a Saturday morning. The 3 some in front of us was slow as heck and it took us 6 hours to finish. Overall, pretty horrible experience.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome Course

played a threesome at 7:30 on a Sunday and had absolutely no pressure, no one was paired with us and never waited on a hole. Played 18 holes in 3 hours. Course layout will make you think and not pull the driver out every time. Will play here again. Food in the clubhouse was not as good as it looks in the pictures but the staff was very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beautiful, very well maintained course.
Pace of play was great as well.
Can’t beat a day spent at Saddle Creek.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Not worth it

Parking lot half full on a weekend. You wonder why. Overcharge for the quality of course, $75 to play this place?? Go back to pre-Covid prices of $40-$50 a round and it will slammed packed like it used to be. Much better options that charge less then Saddle. Used to play every weekend now only come over when we need a last minute tee time because they are never booked up!!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Grunge play

Raised prices and decreased value.
Few days after rain and the course felt like a swamp
Club house in worn out shape with minimal service. The “Order a coffee, charge you Starbucks prices, hand you a cup and tell you it’s around the corner in a gas station dispener” kinda service.
Slow play with no Marshall to speed up game play. Close to 5 hr round with no stop at the turn.
Few trash cans along course. No beverage cart.
Greens and tee box below avg shape.
Couldn’t get off this course fast enough.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The people running the course we’re great to deal with. Everyone was friendly and happy. However, the price overall was quite expensive compared to other courses in the area. The food at the turn was alright but not the best. Although I don’t expect steakhouse quality at the turn so all in all it was a good experience. Would I recommend this course to someone? Probably, but not my first choice.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/08/2023

u314164244440,

Thank you for playing Saddle Creek Golf Club and providing us with valuable feedback. We will always strive to do our best in the operations and maintenance of the course. Our price is comparable to most in our area for the conditions. Our turn menu is limited to brats or hot dogs as they are quick and readily available. We have a fantastic menu of food options, and hope you give us another try.

Saddle Creek Golf Club

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable round, course in good shape

Played July 3rd. The course is in good condition. Only issue is that most of fringes on all of the greens under under repair. They did a good job and placed Sod on all the green edges but it is not taking. Also, their new app did not work for order ahead food on the 8/9th hole. It caused our group a 25 minute delay at the turn waiting for our order, we let two groups played through to not hold up play pace. The food was great once we did get it. Highly recommend the caesar wrap. Do not recommend ordering via the App. Would call ahead on phone instead. They have QR code and phone in the cart as well. Go with that method.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/05/2023

u000005536510,

Thank you for playing Saddle Creek Golf Club and providing us with valuable feedback. We will always strive to do our best in the operations and maintenance of the course. We just laid the sod less than 6 days ago, it hasn't had a chance to fully take, but it will.

The restaurant is new and still learning the proper procedures. We're still working on procedures with our point of sale for online orders and still working through the best process for that on our end. The app works perfectly fine and takes you to the same place the QR code does. That was, unfortunately, user error, and our deepest apologies.

We hope to see you back soon!

Saddle Creek Golf Club

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Overpriced for condition

Course is in good shape besides a few greens. Almost every green has horrible conditions around the fringe.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/26/2023

Patrickq24,

Thank you for playing Saddle Creek Golf Club and providing us with valuable feedback. We will always strive to do our best in the operations and maintenance of the course. The hard freeze over the winter did a number on our collars and various other areas. As you noticed, many were being prepped with new sod for great playing conditions.

Saddle Creek Golf Club

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Course has gotten way too overpriced

Quality of the course hasn’t been quite as good as past years. The prices have increased significantly as well. IMO not worth the cost to play here.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/19/2023

Mr. Smitherman,

Thank you for playing Saddle Creek Golf Club and providing us with valuable feedback. We understand that the condition of the course fell short of expectations. The weather has been our issue and not only ours but across the state. We were part of a survey with the University of Tennessee, and the results were “67% of superintendents indicated that their bermudagrass fairways are emerging from winter dormancy at a slower rate than in years past. These numbers were striking and highlight that slow bermudagrass green-up on fairways in 2023 is a statewide phenomenon that isn’t confined to a singular property”. They listed four main reasons, Drought Conditions in Fall 2022, Historic Freezing Event in December 2022, Traffic on Dormant Fairways, and Temperature Fluctuations in Spring 2023.

For the pricing, everything has increased, chemicals, fertilizer, and labor. We were no exception.

Saddle Creek Golf Club

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