Golf in Tennessee

Select Local Merchants

•For $60, you get a 60-minute swing evaluation (a $165 value). •For $35, you get a 30-minute swing evaluation (a $95 value).

7741 Winchester Rd
Memphis,
TN
US

For 25 years, PGA instructor Bill Breen has spread the gospel of golf fundamentals in thousands of lessons designed to smooth herky-jerky swings into controlled, reliable motions. Bill showers clients with saucy golf knowledge accrued through a competitive career that included three victories in mini tour professional events, shooting a 64 in one round of a tournament, and once gouging a divot that looked exactly like Scotland. His teaching philosophy revolves around establishing sound grip, alignment, and posture—the basic building blocks of the swing—and developing repetitive ball flight. Harpeth Valley Golf Center's facilities provide a sound training ground, as bermuda-grass practice tees emulate on-course conditions and the short-game area invites players to practice their chipping form and flagstick-pole-vaulting technique.

7629 Old Harding Pike
Nashville,
TN
US

The noble squires at Sir Goony's Family Fun Center engineer amusement with a sprawling facility dedicated to outdoor recreation. Towering, inflatable slides draw guests' eyes upward at the splash zone, where voyagers shatter the sound barrier in a near-vertical 27-foot plunge or jump in an attached castle-themed bounce house. An enclave of absurd obstacles—including a professorial owl and an irate tree—await to disrupt putts at the Center's two 18-hole miniature-golf courses, which runs alongside scenic water features and other cheerful decor. At Sir Goony's 800-foot go-kart track, racers hug the tire-cushioned rails, weaving in and out of fellow drivers in single or tandem karts. Guests can soothe itchy trigger fingers and don their favorite pair of sequined protective goggles at the paintball course, which promotes fast-paced action with a relatively open field populated by inflatable obstacles that supply minimal cover. The concession stand features Hilton Head hand-dipped ice cream in flavors that can include Oreo, birthday cake, and blue cotton candy.

10925 Kingston Pike
Knoxville,
TN
US

Putt-putters can bask in the soothing phosphorescent splendor of Glowgolf’s mini course as they navigate their illuminated golf ball through glowtopia. Courses contain sights such as light-defying blush corals, incandescent fishes, and lush foliage. Each pass is good for three 18-hole games, giving golfers ample opportunity to outmaneuver any vividly bright and very alive windmills that may appear. Equipment is available on the spot, so you won't risk bending your own putter when you chase after that pesky, good-for-nothing, hole-digging, ball-stealing, and most likely hallucinated gopher.

2100 Hamilton Place Blvd
Chattanooga,
TN
US

The 18 holes of Ted Rhodes Golf Course cover but a few square miles of the Nashville Parks and Recreation Department's 13,000 acres of open space. One of seven golf courses under the department's supervision, the Rhodes course abuts the Cumberland River and was in fact originally named Cumberland Golf Course when it was opened for play in 1953. It spent nearly 40 years as a nine-hole course until an overhaul expanded it to a full 18 holes in 1992, raising the par to 72. Today, golfers chip and putt their way between picturesque ponds and bunkers amid the wildlife that's indigenous to the area, such as the Cumberland's turtles and a beaver population that lives in dams constructed from discarded drivers.

Course at a Glance

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total length of 6,669 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 72 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 128 from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees
  • View the scorecard
2009 Sevier Street
Nashville,
TN
US

The 18 holes of Ted Rhodes Golf Course cover but a few square miles of the Nashville Parks and Recreation Department's 13,000 acres of open space. One of seven golf courses under the department's supervision, the Rhodes course abuts the Cumberland River and was in fact originally named Cumberland Golf Course when it was opened for play in 1953. It spent nearly 40 years as a nine-hole course until an overhaul expanded it to a full 18 holes in 1992, raising the par to 72. Today, golfers chip and putt their way between picturesque ponds and bunkers amid the wildlife that's indigenous to the area, such as the Cumberland's turtles and a beaver population that lives in dams constructed from discarded drivers.

Course at a Glance

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total length of 6,669 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 72 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 128 from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees
  • View the scorecard
1221 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville,
TN
US