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4.3
485 Reviews (485)
5 Stars
353
4 Stars
90
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.4
90.4%
Recommend this course
458 out of 485 reviews
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4.3
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.1
86.7%
Recommend this course
13 out of 15 reviews
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4.1
43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
86.0%
Recommend this course
37 out of 43 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

4.3
485 Reviews (485)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6
Water Hazards 6
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 7
Advanced Golfers 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 8

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Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Special treat

The course was in great shape following the start of the frost season. The staff was top notch and very accommodating. The layout is challenging but fair. We were surprised the greens were so fast. My home course is owned by a former PGA pro and he would love our course greens to run like these. It is pricey for everyday golf in middle Tennessee, but it’s a special treat 2-3 times a year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Has it all

Gaylord Springs is pretty cool. Four tees to really dial-in your abilities to match desired challenge. Water features and trees on enough holes to make the layout interesting but not overwhelming. Our foursome (5 to 10 handicaps) didn’t lose a ball. Two beverage carts keep the thirst at bay. Finally, the course is about 15 min. drive from the airport facilitating getaway tee times. I teed off at noon, finished at 4:30pm, returned rental car at 4:50pm, boarded my flight home at 5:50pm

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

Course was pretty fun. Some great holes and not many bad ones. Great greens. Pace was pretty dismal at 5 hours.
Cart girls were scarce and miserable.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Links style with lightning greens

My son and I stopped in Nashville during a cross country golf road trip and chose Gaylord Springs as our course of the day. Very cool links style layout with lots of mounding and very undulating greens. Not any easy course to navigate without using a GPS app, especially off the tee. Fairways are all pretty wide and really well maintained with lots of roll when you hit them. It was kind of gusty the day we played, so hitting a lower tee shot was beneficial, not sure if this is the usual. Overall, great course that'll make you want to snap your putter. Pro shop personnel were friendly, but cart kid made no effort to do anything about loading or unloading. I definitely recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

Greens are great. They were running fast but they were true. Course layout was fun

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

We will be back

Played a really nice round on a beautiful course
I played with my wife and a 2 some
One ((Mark) is a member and was really kind with us
Explaining and giving pointers
We felt the southern hospitality all day long

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser

Thieves

I booked a time for 4 golfers then needed to change it to 2, GN customer service was excellent and the adjusted the reservation. The rate was 89.00 and GN billed me $89 with balance due at the course. When I go to pay they charged me $155.00 the guy behind the counter claimed GN keeps 20%. I didn’t know if that was true or not but I paid $244.00 for two golfers!

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Spectacular

Amazing course in perfect shape. Charging for range balls is a little tacky at a high end course but otherwise A+.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Overpriced

Not worth the cost. Better courses in similar shape for half the costs.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play without correction

Would not correct slow play as the Marshall told us they were keeping pace.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Offensive Price

I've played Gaylord plenty of times, but when I saw they're charging $141 for a round there, I was so offended I felt the need to write this review. It's a solid course on a smallish piece of property with some interesting holes, but many of them are right on top of each other. It's well maintained and their greens are always great, but in no way shape or form should anyone pay $141 for this place. I thought it was bananas when they were charging $100, but now they're like $40 more than Hermitage (which is a better course). Absurd

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
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 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Father's Day Golf

Course was in Great Condition and the staff is very friendly!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great experience from out of town.

I had a blast playing this course. Top notch service, wonderful staff. The course was in phenomenal condition. We played in a downpour for the front nine, but the back cleared up. We had a great time. Only complaint is that I paid something like $25 for a small bucket of range balls, after dropping $120-130 on the round, which seems excessive. Also, no rye bourbon at the bar is a sin. Will definitely be back, thank you so much!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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