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3.4
80 Reviews (80)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.0
69.5%
Recommend this course
61 out of 80 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.6
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
82.4%
Recommend this course
14 out of 17 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.7
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
77.8%
Recommend this course
21 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6079 yards
Slope 110
Rating 68.2

East Nashville's Shelby Golf Course is historic, opening way back in 1924, making it Nashville's first municipal golf course, and it's a beauty, offering 18 holes of golf over rolling hills on a good-looking landscape in the beautiful confines of Shelby Park. Bermuda Tif Dwarf greens became a part of the golf course in 2006, and golfers of all levels will be able to golf a round on this golf course, which has hosted the School Days Junior Golf Tournament, Tennessee's longest-running golf tournament.

The par-72 Shelby Golf Course measures 6,079 yards from the Blue tees, though ladies have the option of playing to 4,873 yards on the Red tees. A round of golf kicks off on a par-4 hole that comes in at 345 yards from the Blue tee. The long hole here is 16th, a par-5 that measures 528 yards from the Blue tee.

A round of golf on the Shelby Golf Course concludes on a par-4 hole that measures 364 yards from the Blue tee.

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Course Details

Year Built 1924
Greens Bermuda Tif Dwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect George Livingston Donald Ross (1924)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire is required. Tank tops, cut offs, tattered clothing, and halter-tops are not allowed.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.4
80 Reviews (80)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 8
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 9

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Played On
Reviews 101
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrible “winter” greens

I actually really liked the layout of this course. Was very disappointed with the winter greens. I’m from Florida and just moved here recently so I didn’t even know this was a thing. It’s basically putting in short rough. That’s my only complaint. It was very short with par 4s that are driveable. I’ll try the course again when they have actual greens open. The photo below is my tee shot on a 285 yd par 4

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Fun course.

Greens in terrific condition, holes are challenging, very hilly course. Will definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Muni Course

I had heard the Brett Snedeker played this course growing up. I was impressed with the course and staff. The bermuda was a little long on the sides of the fareways making it very difficult to find your ball. It could have been just the time of the week. Regardless, my Son and I had a great time! 5 Stars for this course..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Classic Donald Ross

Classic Donald Ross design with amazing views of West Nashville. Definitely one of the best munis in Nashville and it is very playable for every type of golfer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Improving a lot

I’ve played at a lot since 2015. It used to be a disappointing and I’ll kept Donald Ross design; was sad to see.

Since the tornado in 2020 and a low shut down period it’s been consistently getting better. They also have a new sprinkler system which is clearly helping. Fairways have very little patches left, the greens are actually rolling fairly true as opposed to the old bumpy prayer putting from before.

If they rolled out the greens more id be very happy. It’s not a long course but interesting layout. I hope to see them making more improvements in the future.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cool local muni

First time here and and really loved the layout of this course. The elevation changes are surprisingly dramatic which makes for some really cool holes and leads to needing to play them much differently than you would on a flatter course. Definitely just found a new favorite and can’t wait to hit it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great place to play.

This is my go-to course in Nashville. The price is right. The course is well maintained and the staff goes above and beyond. I always enjoy playing at Shelby, even when my scorecard doesn’t show it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice municipal course

Would be nice to have sign indicating layout of hole and par. Otherwise it is a good course. Also nice seeing wildlife on course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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