Hole-by-Hole Gallery

Course architect, Bob Von Hagge & Bruce Devlin were never offered a more beautiful site in their worldwide 
design commissions than the rolling hills at Crockett Springs. Now, the hills are alive with golf. Iron shots and 
putts are fired with the same intensity and accuracy as the musketballs and arrows leveled on this exact site 
when it was settled in 1786 by Davy Crockett's family.

The challenge of our course is evident in its differing personalities. It can be rewarding yet demanding, even 
smiling and tempting when addressed from the membership tees. However, a sleeping giant is awakened when 
the more adventurous low handicap golfer moves back to the tournament or U. S. Open tees with tournament pin 
placements on the contoured greens.

With our commitment to a limited membership starting times are not required. The only distraction you may 
experience on the course is waiting for several deer and their fawns to cross the fairway, bob white quail 
calling their mates or pausing to watch a flock of Canadian honkers or mallards pitch in on the course lakes
signaling the change of season.

Nashville Golf & Athletic Club received national acclaim when our Signature Par 3, hole number 6 was selected 
by Sports Illustrated as one of the 18 greatest golf holes in the country. Golf Digest "USGA rankings list of
hardest U.S. courses" we are listed at #16 in the country.


This Par 5 can be a round-maker or a heart-breaker. The drive is blind over the slope and most pars come when the opening shot is played on a line toward the willow tree, visible from the tee. A grove of century-old trees overhang the fairway on the right side forcing the second shot to be played cautiously left. Drives frequently come to rest on downhill lies and the player must beware of playing their second shot to the left of the fairway which is protected by two lakes. The green is narrow and over 150 feet long with a sharp appendage right center that is protected by bunkers front and rear. There is a pronounced slope at the front and to the left. The approach shot must be played with caution into the long green protected on the left by the lake. The front bunker blinds the right projection of the green as well as the rear trap and a pin placement here demands accurate distance. The pin location from front to rear offers 4 different club selections for the approach shot. Length and direction must be true for the approach and putts. Birdies can be scored here.