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4.0
288 Reviews (288)
5 Stars
113
4 Stars
103
3 Stars
41
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.4
83.8%
Recommend this course
240 out of 288 reviews
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4.1
97 Reviews (97)
5 Stars
47
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
83.5%
Recommend this course
81 out of 97 reviews
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4.2
134 Reviews (134)
5 Stars
63
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
85.8%
Recommend this course
115 out of 134 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 33
Length 2623 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Situated in the heart of Franklin, the Cheekwood Golf Club (formerly known as Fairways on Spencer Creek) is conveniently located only 20 minutes south of Nashville. This popular layout has been ranked as one of the top 10 nine-hole golf courses in Tennessee. Despite being a shorter course, the layout still offers several holes with water hazards and sand bunkers. The tight fairways and rolling terrain also require a fair amount of accuracy. The course has enough challenges as well as enough variety throughout the holes to make it a fun round for more skilled players, which also makes it a great place for beginners to get some practice. Being that the round is usually quick, the golf course is a popular choice for golfers looking to get in a quick round after work.

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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bobby Greenwood (1997) Todd Jester (2015)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.0
288 Reviews (288)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 14
Undulating Greens 12
Narrow Fairways 9
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 12
Locals 11
Seniors 11
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 13
Near Local Attractions 8

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
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Rough shape; now overpriced

Disappointing that Cheekwood continues to raise prices but has let the course go. Greens were in awful shape, with more brown than green on most. Areas around green are hard pan. Hard to justify $29 to play 9 holes at an executive that doesn’t keep the place up.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Course is in terrible shape

I’ve played this course a bunch and love that I can usually get a last minute tee time - that is the absolute benefit this course offers (as well as the practice chipping hole off to the left of the 1st tee box).

I know they are about to do a new course but MAN that doesn’t mean this course should fall off in priority - it has gone down the drain. Greens are super bumpy and sandy (and overall in terrible shape), tee boxes are hard as a rock and uneven/mostly dirt. For costing more than a Nashville Muni course, this should be AT LEAST as nice. Not even close.

It was never a pristine course but for how it is being kept up, it should be $10 for 9 holes and max $25 for 18. That would be areasonable price as a practice course to get your game in shape with an added fun layout that isn’t like a par 3 course.

Also, pace of play was very slow. For 50 bucks you should at least have a marshal making sure people aren’t hitting 3-4 balls consistently and playing so dadgum slow. All about taking your time and having a good time, but today was ridiculous.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Player Credit

I pre paid for 2 players and one only played. Contacting GN for a credit for 1 player. The greens are burnt and bald patches on the fairway. It’s not worth the regular price of $25-$30 for 9 holes

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

Liston

Visiting my son-in-law , and his first try at golf...of course he's hooked.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Terrible Greens

I understand they are under repair. However it like playing croquet at the current time. Wait a couple of months

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/24/2021

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Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Fun for Practice

A short course with tight fairways & precise landing targets, Cheekwood offers a quick tune-up for driving & short gams.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Place

Great place. Very friendly people. Was playing from out of town and needed rental clubs. They were very accommodating. Perfect 9 hole course for a quick round of golf while on vacation in Nashville. (Only about 20-25 minutes out of the city.)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course for beginners

It was a great course for me, just starting up trying to get serious. The pace of play was somewhat average, due to the fact that most people were beginners or just not great, in both the pods in front and behind ours. They might want to add people to the front of the first hole to make sure things get moving on time, as we didn’t start until 20 minutes or so after our tee time, which may be normal, I am a beginner so I don’t know.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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