Hermitage Golf Course - The President's Reserve
|White (W)||72||6056 yards||74.1||128|
|Green (W)||72||5669 yards||72.1||123|
|Orange (W)||72||5138 yards||69.2||117|
|Black M: 74.4/132||369||628||188||400||442||390||229||562||436||3644||392||448||195||481||606||197||380||315||499||3513||7157|
|Gold M: 72.7/130||352||615||175||380||416||363||200||536||418||3455||371||431||175||465||575||171||365||307||477||3337||6792|
|Blue M: 70.4/124||333||560||162||365||396||345||197||510||398||3266||350||405||153||451||554||157||345||306||456||3177||6443|
|Prodad M: 69.6/126||333||535||162||365||382||345||177||472||374||3145||350||378||153||451||533||157||345||306||456||3129||6274|
|White M: 68.8/121 W: 74.1/128||316||535||141||352||382||334||177||472||374||3083||329||378||131||368||533||134||330||295||475||2973||6056|
|Green M: 67.2/115 W: 72.1/123||301||470||122||340||370||320||155||448||330||2856||321||327||117||351||511||133||303||291||459||2813||5669|
|Orange M: 64.8/110 W: 69.2/117||288||460||105||280||338||307||133||442||315||2668||266||320||111||328||403||115||248||233||446||2470||5138|
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Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Tennessee
Presidents course was very well manicured, pace of play was great because it wasn’t all that busy when I played. Pro shop was helpful, carts with GPS are really nice. Course is definitely worth playing. Will definitely play again next time in Nashville. You won’t be disappointed. Sheep are neat addition.
I played the President’s Reserve course at the Hermitage Golf Club with a friend on 11/01/20. This place is top notch. The course has 6 sets of tees to choose from and plays long. I normally play in the Chicagoland area and I could not get used to taking an extra club when needed. Do yourself a favor and take the extra club. The course itself is beautiful and plays, for the most part; relatively flat and very fair. The greens were firm and fast. The zoysia grass in the fairways helped the golf ball sit up and made each lie easy to hit from. There are a variety of holes; straight away, doglegs right and left. The staff was very friendly inside and out. There is a nice restaurant / bar area and they do serve breakfast. Lastly, do not forget to look for the Blackface Scottish sheep roaming and grazing the courses. I will definitely go back to play when I’m in the area.
Some poor conditions
Many bunkers were in poor condition and appeared to areas under repair. I was quite disappointed to see this at a course with such fees and prestige.
Overall, with these conditions, I don’t know that I would return. It was disappointing.
A must play in the Nashville, TN area
A course that can be played by all. Just select the appropriate tee box based on your skill level. Beautiful course with many risk reward holes depending on how aggressive you elect to be. Wildlife is abundant and you will most likely see deer, turkey, and others. I truly think you will be glad you selected this course after the round and will look forward to the next opportunity to give it a go.
Great course with a fun layout. Doesn't hurt that I shot a 74 which is one of my best rounds in several years. Condition was great. Watch out for sheep! This course is WAY better and more fun than the sister General course. The only downfall was a lot of players and a fairly slow round.
Very Fun Course!
I was told this course was one of the best in the Nashville area, and it definitely lived up to that. I loved everything about this course. The staff was incredibly friendly, and the practice facility was in great shape. The course is not too hard, but certainly not easy either. The course conditions were very good. The greens were just changed to Bermuda a few months ago, and they are rolling great. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone in the Nashville area.
The staff was unfriendly, rude and unhelpful. We unloaded our own clubs, loaded them on the cart, unloaded them from the cart. It was 98 degrees and it took 5 hours to play a round of golf. The marshalll came by once on the 16 hole where 3 foursomes were backed up. We wait on every hole and every shot.. Great track well maintained, but the management and help need to be replaced. We had a 2nd rounded scheduled later in the week but cancelled it because of this experience.
Dang, you had to unload your own clubs and put them on a cart? Those people are barbarians!
Great course... high price.
I played the General’s Retreat Course and was very impressed with the condition and facility. A couple negatives were lack of greeting when dropping off clubs. Having to load and unload my clubs. Could use a few more staff members for greeting and experience. The biggest negative was that the price was the same all day... whether playing early morning or afternoon. I played later in the day when much hotter which usually results in a lower rate.
Spectacular Track in Great Shape, but Long Round
The course was really backed up all afternoon to the extent that we had 7 people tee off 18 at the same time because there were four groups waiting. Just too many people, but it's easy to understand the demand. The layout never gets dull and the course/greens is/are in great shape considering the hot and dry weather in the last two months. You can score here if you can keep it straight -- the rare exquisite course that isn't too hard for the weekend warrior.
Top Notch Public Course
Playing today for the first time, I was definitely wowed by how well the course was maintained for it only being early April. The greens rolled fast and true and the fairways played great. In general, this is one of my favorite course layouts; never once did I feel a hole was "unfair," yet I felt every hole had great risk-reward opportunities built in. Shot poorly on the front (my back, we went off 10) which put a damper in the round, but I definitely want to come back when my swing hopefully has a little more confidence later in the season. Would definitely recommend this course to a friend, though it is a little bit more on the expensive side but not outrageous.
One of the Best Public Courses I've played!
Course was in fantastic shape. Greens were quick but receptive. Fairways in tour-perfect condition, bunkers clean and raked, rough thick but not too penal.
Layout was refreshing. It felt like I was playing a resort course. Course wasn't overly long, even from the tips, and the course has a few great short-4s that require strategic play (with options) and wedge execution. Also, a fantastic set of Par 3 holes.
All in all, this is one of the best public courses I've played from a course condition perspective and from a layout perspective. 10/10.
Worth the Visit
Played Presidents Reserve early on Sunday, great pace of play. Sheep were roaming the course after the turn. Course is in very good condition. Definitely a course to play in Nashville.
Nice layout with some long holes and some reachable par 5's in two. Condition of the course was very good, but some of the bunkers needed some attention. Greens had been aerated about two weeks prior to my play, but were in good shape. Horned sheep roam several areas of the property and seemed unconcerned about any golfers. They generally stayed out of the way and were something different to look at on the course.
Great Nashville Course
The President's Reserve Course at Hermitage is a great place to play with a group of buddies. This course gets a lot of weekend traffic, but the pace of play is generally pretty good. Rangers on the course are a little gruff, but with the volume of play that's to be expected I guess. Good layout, but nothing mindblowing or particularly memorable. Course was cart path only on most of the holes we played, so that slowed things down a bit. Good clubhouse with lots of beer selections at good prices. The driving range is far too small for a course that receives this much play on the weekends. Overall though, a nice course that's not too challenging to make it painful for a beginner golfer.
I think they did a great job with President's Reserve - the newer track at the Hermitage.
20 of us had a great weekend in May staying in the cabins. They did a truly fantastic job putting that setup together. The condos are surprisingly luxurious and the proximity to each other gave the group space but allowed us to be together at the same time.
President's Reserve was fantastic. Resort style with wide open fairways, but really interesting holes (some of which run along the adjacent river). The condition was good to very good (I really like perfect tee boxes, and these were not), but the greens rolled great. If I were to return, I would schedule every single round on Presidents and avoid General altogether. In my humble opinion, the two simply do not compare.
Fix your ball marks.
Every part of the course was in very good condition except the greens. There were ball marks everywhere. It didn't look like the green was healing well. I don't know why everyone likes Presidents Reserve more than Generals Retreat. There's no shade on P.R. I was pretty bored with that course. The only reason i'd play again is if my friends choose this course to play. I'd much rather play General's Retreat any day.
Annual Nashville trip with 14 other golfers, we usually play either the General or the Reserve, both really good, but I prefer the Reserve. Saw the sheep for the first time roaming the course, you don't see that everyday.
When you play this course you are kind of out there all by yourself. This course is separate from the rest of the facility since it was built after, so it is secluded.
As usual, the course was in great shape. It is hard to think there are any better courses in Nashville, public or private, when it comes to the conditions. The Reserve has wide fairways (although not wide enough for me yesterday), is well bunkered, and the greens were firm, but held and putted true.
The only negative is the price, $80 on the weekend Fri-Sun, $10 less during the week. I guess to have facilities like that you have to charge more, but a senior rate would be nice. If you get a chance try it, you will like it.