Aerial view of the 15th hole at Gaylord Springs Golf Links.
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4.6
438 Reviews (438)
5 Stars
324
4 Stars
82
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
95.4%
Recommend this course
417 out of 438 reviews
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4.7
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
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1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
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38 out of 38 reviews
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4.6
99 Reviews (99)
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
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3 Stars
3
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2
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.9%
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94 out of 99 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort/Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6842 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.1

The Cumberland River gave birth to the Scottish links-style Gaylord Springs Golf Links, a par-72 golf course that provides 18 testing holes that border limestone bluffs and wetlands protected by the feds. The golf course, designed by the former U.S. Open and PGA Champion Larry Nelson, has collected several distinctions over its days.

The big draw on the Gaylord Springs Golf Links is the signature fourth hole, home to the hundred-plus-year-old springhouse that gives the golf course its name.

After a round on the Gaylord Springs Golf Links, head back to the 43,000-square-foot antebellum-style clubhouse to shop, dine, and take in the views of the golf course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Greens MiniVerde Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Larry Nelson (1991) Jeff Brauer (1991) Jeffery D. Blume (1989) Jerry Lemons

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
438 Reviews (438)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 7

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Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Winter conditions

Very good layout, winter conditions with dormant grass, look forward to playing in the summer!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Wet weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging but fair

Played in slightly chilly and windy conditions. I like the layout, you are definitely rewarded for hitting it in the fairway but don’t often hit it out of play if you’re a little crooked. The greens were in very good shape considering the time of year. Nice variety of holes. Will definitely return.

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

Go play this gem

Winter rates made the wet conditions worth it. Greens were amazing for this time of year… rolled true and Stimped 10-11 in my opinion. The summer rates are higher but course would be perfect then. Better experience than Hermitage due to the staff friendliness for less money!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Played On
Reviews 20
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Nice long adventurous course

Really nice championship course. The staff was nice. And the people i golfed with was nice. Get ready for a challenge if you haven't been to Gaylord Springs. The greens are tricky to.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Round in the Fall

We played the course on a cloudy, overcast day. There were not a lot of people playing, so our pace was just fine. The staff were very friendly, and even made recommendations for dinner at the Opry. The course was challenging, but not too difficult. The fairways are wide, but trouble does exist on the holes near the river. I did find the river with one shot. Also, water comes into play on many of the holes which makes the views pretty amazing. It was our fist time playing in the Nashville area, and we will play again in the future if returning to the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Gaylord Springs

Staff was great. We had a good round in spite of some difficult course conditions . It was cart path only due to winter conditions

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Gaylord Springs Experience

We had a great round in spite of the weather and course conditions. since it was winter our understanding is that it was Cart Path Only, so we did do a lot of walking. However eh staff was great! Very friendly and professional. We're planning on coming back in the spring or summer when conditions are more favorable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 84
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

WOW

Fantastic condition all the way around.
Greens are pro caliber, super fast and very true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Freezing Cold - But still had a blast

From the minute we arrived, everything was simple. The staff was incredibly friendly. Literally everyone we talked to was nice. Just ben clear, it wasn't that "pre-programmed" friendliness. It was clear that they enjoyed being there and were not miserable working on a Saturday. It was a freezing cold day, but even so we had an amazing time. There are a couple holes (par 3s), and 16 that you only see on courses that are far more expensive. I would highly recommend this course to anyone that is in the Nashville area for the weekend. Also, if you are bringing a kid (that can keep up with adults), call before you book and ask about rates for kids after lunch. Again, nothing negative to say about this place.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout and immaculate greens

Second time playing Gaylord Springs. The course is in great condition even late in the season.
Pace of play was great. 3 hours 20 minutes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tough course

Challenging course. Coming from Florida, I wasn’t ready for the incredibly fast greens. . Would recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great, except pace and staff ageism

Older 4 some in front, not letting us play through. Bumped back “on pace time” 45 mins to an hour, couldn’t get in a rhythm.

Playing with a 40 year old, and me (30) and 2 others similar aged, called marshal, marshal was old too, didnt even talk to them about pace or playing through until a 3rd complaint

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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