Shelby Golf Course
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.
|Red (W)||72||4873 yards||71.2||114|
|Blue M: 68.2/110||345||300||304||282||306||463||189||308||291||2788||382||162||350||156||453||345||528||495||364||3235||6023|
|White M: 67.8/109||340||290||289||262||284||458||180||293||286||2682||364||143||289||146||446||343||525||491||360||3107||5789|
|Red W: 71.2/114||326||239||240||219||228||343||138||244||275||2252||336||121||250||125||384||271||378||420||336||2621||4873|
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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.
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.
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.
Good course fun layout
Pleasantly surprised, fun course layout, wide forward are forgiving, will definitely play again. No driving range.
Close to Downtown
Great rate and layout. Pace of play was a eagle, Sunday 4 hour round. Tee boxes were a par. Greens were a double bogey. Layout was a birdie. Fairways were a bogey. Convenient to downtown is a birdie.
A great layout. Incredible elevation changes. A very hilly course with small greens. Unfortunately, the course is poorly maintained. Hopefully the city will refurbish like it has other munis because the layout is attractive.
Nice and Tricky
This time was the first time to play. I was surprised several tricky holes, but I really enjoyed. After 18 holes, I asked to replay 18 holes immediately, I could enjoy the course again.
And the staffs are very friendly, this is one of my favorite courses, I will play again soon.
Nostalgic Gem in East Nasty
Shelby is the first golf course I remember from early childhood. Sixty years ago we had church picnics in Shelby Park located uber close to downtown. I was curious about the men walking and talking on the beautiful grass carrying bags of golf clubs.
Fast forward 50 years I joined a group playing the Metro public courses on a rotating basis. I feel glad when we play Shelby, with its hilly and tight front nine and its hilly and long back nine. I usually walk 9 holes with a push cart for exercise or ride 18 because of the hills and valleys. Lots of blind tee shots. Love the friendly staff. Unbeatable low greens fees. Love the millenial golfers who have gentrified East Nashville and taken up the greatest game, bringing Shelby back to life!
Short & Quirky Fun
Hilly venue with hidden dog legs and tiny greens. A little scruffy, so you a likely to lose an errant ball in the rough, but never fear, you’ll probably find one from the foursome ahead of you. Best played when paired with a local who can point the way, just keep your hand on your wallet. It’s a fun afternoon at the Park & the staff keeps it that way. Enjoy!
Pace of play is awful!
I've always liked this course, it's short and gives players a chance to focus on accuracy and scoring. Without a lot of in town courses it's always packed on the weekend. Just as I was about to tee off the guy runs out and pairs me with another group, which sucks but it's expected. My main problem was the pace of play and the lack of a ranger. At one point my threesome was roasting on a tee box for 10 minutes and we had 5 groups on two holes. I know these courses accommodate less skilled players but it should not take 5 hours to play a short muni, Hopefully they get a ranger for the weekends.
First time playing this course, and I definitely will be back. For $30 for 18 holes and a cart you can’t get much better. Some of the holes are very oddly set-up. Most of the greens are a little overgrown and need to be repaired, but I was overall pleased with the course’s condition. The elevation on some holes are pretty extreme, and there are many blind tee shots. I had a good time playing this course as an average golfer and was challenged by the layout. Overall, a good deal for 18 holes!