Middle Nine at McCabe Field Golf Course
The McCabe Golf Course offers 27 holes of golf in West Nashville's Sylvan Park 18 holes of which were first laid out way back in 1942, and feature big tree-lined fairways and sand bunkers. The latter nine holes joined the golf course much later, and, overall, the golf course challenges seasoned players but isn't so difficult to dissuade the more novice golfers.
The Middle Course at the McCabe Golf Course is a par-35 golf course that measures 2,991 yards from the Blue tees for men and a par-36 golf course that plays to 2,612 yards for ladies, should they choose to go that route. A round of golf kicks off on a par-4 hole that comes in at 347 yards from the Blue tee. The golf course's lone par-5 is the fourth hole, which measures 536 yards from the Blue tee.
A round of golf on the Middle Course at the McCabe Golf Course concludes on a par-4 that measures 335 yards from the Blue tee.
|Red (W)||36||2427 yards|
|Blue M: 68.6/116||354||155||439||518||354||393||281||161||325||2980||6095|
|White M: 67.0/112||338||142||427||475||343||376||261||147||302||2811||5737|
|Yellow M: 64.9/109||314||130||400||461||325||350||245||128||280||2633||5260|
|Red W: 66.6/110||290||108||376||419||303||333||226||110||262||2427||4729|
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What more can you ask for?
I've now played this 9-hole course twice. It's exactly as it should be. Affordable, decent enough pace of play. Conditions overall are pretty good; the greens are immaculate. This course definitely rewards good tee shots, but most mishits are recoverable for par/bogey depending on where you find yourself in the trees.
Straight forward, gettable, and forgiving
I played the South and Middle courses (9 holes each) today (there is also a North 9, which I didn't get a chance to play), so this review will be based on those courses.
By and large McCabe is a relatively short and straight track with wide open fairwways.. Even playing all the way back (blue tees) there were only two holes that tested my rental clubs (that maxed out at a 6 iron) from a distance standpoint.
Having said that #9 on the South course (420 yard par 4, with a gradual uphill elevation change the whole way) and #3 on the Middle course (439 yard par 4) are legit testers. When the tees are all the way back (as they were today) the par three 6th is a good 215 as well (although it is a little downhill).
The course really doesn't do much to protect against a good score, or punish you for making mistakes and seems like a great place to go for a pick-me-up/feel-good round.
The staff was very friendly and accommodating and the fairways and greens were decently maintained. Unfortunately, it appears that many of the golfers here simply don't care much about doing their part when it comes to caring for the course. Several bunkers were unraked (fortunately, I managed to avoid them all) and multiple times I had to remind myself that, no, the greens weren't just punched... there actually are this many unrepaired ball marks. I'm not exaggerating when I say I don't think you could take 10 steps on any green without coming upon an unrepaired mark of a clump of grass from a mark that was just left on the green (in many places it was more like 3-5 feet). As you can imagine, this made putting very difficult at times.
I always hesitate to say that I wouldn't recommend a course; however, the care (not) taken by other players on this course make it really difficult to recommend. I do think the track itself - especially given the service I experienced - has plenty of potential to be a nice afternoon on the linls... the course is doing nothing wrong. But it's players really do make it difficult for other to enjoy.
Played the Middle & North courses. Other than the fairways being dormant, course was in excellent condition. Greens were smooth and fairly fast.
Courteous staff, courteous, and professional. Started ahead of tee time and finished 3hrs. and 29 minuets.
Used my Tennessee Passport, paid for cart only,
$12.00 cost. Leon and his staff do a great job
A good public course, with variety as they pair the three courses for 18 holes. We played the middle and north for a challenging 18 (handicap 25). some of the holes on the North course had challenging elevation changes (especially the 9th).
Note, the local restaurants are close and good as the course only has a snack bar.