Montgomery Bell State Park
About Montgomery Bell State ParkThree lakes are the draw inside the Montgomery Bell State Park outside of Nashville. The newly renovated, 117-room Lodge sits on Lake Acorn, featuring a restaurant and bar. There's also 47 rustic cabins that do not have air-conditioning or heating and 94 campsites, including 40 for campers and RVs. Activities at the park ranges from hiking and biking to golf on the 6,311-yard course, swimming at the Lake Acorn beach and fishing and boating on Lake Woodhaven. The golf clubhouse offers a snack bar. Kayaks and paddleboats are available for rent.
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Pace of play not good
Got stuck behind a ladies tournament (which they never mentioned). They were supposedly playing best ball, but for whatever reason the pace was so bad my foursome literally had to wait 10-15 mins on every tee box. When I asked a staff member about it he argued the over 2 1/2 hrs for the first nine was not a problem. I’ve heard others say pace can be an issue here. Nice course in a nice setting but just know going in the mgmt doesn’t really monitor or manage the pace of play like a well managed course would
Beautiful surrounding s
Want a beautiful course in the middle of a state park with nature all around? Then this is the course. The greens need a little TLC but the layout and wide fairways make for a wonderful outing. The prices just went up but it's still a good value
Course is in good shape. Greens are tight. Layout is nice but as a beginner pretty tough. Great challenge.
It’s a spectacular setting for a course! Tee boxes were a little chewed up and greens didn’t seem to be running the same speed from hole to hole, but the fairways and greens were really well kept. Everyone was exceptionally friendly and it’s definitely worth the 45 minute drive from Nashville. Almost every par 4 doglegs, but the elevation changes keep things interesting without being gimmicky. I will definitely return next time I’m in town, and thanks for the great experience!
One of those days where you would love for a ranger to drive a few groups ahead and find out who was holding everyone back...makes for impatient golfers. Saturday morning needs to have a ranger keeping everyone on pace.
Very nice course, wish we had been about 2 weeks later when the grass had come back in.
Staff was awesome, challenging layout.
Good course but pretty rough
The course is a good layout but at this time of year very rough off fairways and tee boxes were rough. Play picked up and had a great time.
Nice state park course
Played here this week for the first time and it's pretty nice for a state park course. I work at a city ran course in Memphis and wish we had better conditions like these. Pretty rural area, fast pace of play and great price. Amazing how many deer running around the entire course. I hope to be back at some point.
Very disappointed. Greens were punched and bumpy
I love the layout of MBGC, but the greens are what put it over the top. This time, the greens hadn't healed yet from be aerated and no one notified us that they weren't in good shape. They also made me pay full rack rate, even though the course conditions were so different.
The course is great shape. The greens are challenging. Beautiful tree-lined fairways.
Great “State Park Course”
Driving to Montgomery Bell was the most difficult part. Finding these course is a bit difficult (regardless of Waze, Apple Maps, etc). That being said, the course was in surprisingly good condition for being early April. The Staff was nice when we got there, but non-existent after we paid our greens-fees. Pace of play was okay, but we were not notified that they were having a 4 man scramble the day we booked our tee time. All in all, yes I would recommend the course because it is a beautiful, old golf course that most golfers would enjoy.
Very enjoyable golf course. Worth the drive!
I drove almost an hour to play this course and was not disappointed. Unfortunately, the day I played had a full tee sheet and play was very slow. I won't hold that against them, though. Overall, it's a great course and I look forward to returning next season.
Great shape and greens were FAST! I knocked it 1 star on account of it running a bit short. Fortunately (if you call it that) I'm a bit injured with a rib strain so my swing speed is down so the shorter course played to my advantage, that said if you can carry the ball 270+ you're gonna want to play from the tips otherwise you're definitely going to out drive some fairways.