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Tee it up at these Nashville golf courses

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or the next Tiger Woods, these 18 golf courses in Music City are sure to make for a good round.

A view of a body of water surrounded by a portion of the Vanderbilt Legends Club course as the sun is rising.

Whether you’re already a golf pro, love to play for fun, or are just learning — Nashville offers a course suited for everyone.

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We can’t think of a better way to soak in Nashville’s greenspace than spending some time on the links. Whether you’re looking to connect outdoors with friends or you’re honing in on the perfect swing, here are 18 golf courses to make a tee time in and around Music City.

Members only

Nashville Golf & Athletic Club, 1703 Crockett Springs Trail, Brentwood | This 187-acre course’s par 3, 6th hole was recognized by Sports Illustrated as one of the “Best 18 Golf Holes in America”

Vanderbilt Legends Club, 1500 Legends Club Ln., Franklin | Membership benefits include access to two championship courses designed by Hall of Fame golfer Tom Kite and acclaimed architect Bob Cupp, PGA-certified instruction and the Vanderbilt Legends Golf Academy, 363-day play a year, and more.

Belle Meade Country Club, 815 Belle Meade Blvd. | The club started as the Nashville Golf and Country Club in 1901 before relocating to its current spot, which once served as part of the Belle Meade Plantation’s fields and quarry.

Hillwood Country Club, 6201 Hickory Valley Rd. | The 18-hole, par 72 golf course was designed by golf architect Dick Wilson, opened for play in 1957, and was renovated by Bruce Hepner of world-renowned Renaissance Golf in 2003 and 2011.

Richland Country Club, 1 Club Dr. | Builders found old bullet fragments from the Civil War while constructing the new clubhouse and course — tee markers are replicas of bullets used in the war and two replica Civil War cannons sit near holes 8 and 9. Membership is by invitation only.

Old Hickory Country Club, 1904 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory | The 6,617-yard, par 71 course offers a slope rating of 128 with hybrid Bermuda grass fairways and mini-verde Bermuda grass greens.

An image of a blurred golfer preparing to putt with the clubhouse and portions of the course in focus.

Choose either the President’s Reserve or General’s Retreat course at the Hermitage Golf Course.

Public courses

Percy Warner Golf Course, 1221 Forrest Park Dr. | Tree-lined fairways and small rolling greens will add a challenge to this 9-hole course. Bonus: Open play is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ted Rhodes Golf Course, 1901 Ed Temple Blvd. | Situated on the banks of the Cumberland River, this 18-hole course incorporates lakes and bunkers and is home to plenty of wildlife.

Shelby Golf Course, 2021 Fatherland St. | East Nashville’s Shelby Golf Course is recognized as the city’s first municipal golf course and has also hosted the School Days Junior Golf Tournament, the longest-running golf tournament in the state.

Two Rivers Golf Course, 2235 Two Rivers Pkwy. | The 18-hole course poses a challenge from the back tees, but also offers three other tee locations. Pro tip: You’ll enjoy a view of the city’s skyline from the 8th hole.

McCabe Golf Course, 4601 Murphy Rd. | This course boasts 27 holes, a putting and chipping area, five active golf associations, and driving range with 27 hitting stations and three PGA professionals offering individual or group lessons.

Gaylord Springs Golf Links, 18 Springhouse Ln. | The Scottish links-style, 18-hole course is surrounded by limestone bluffs on the banks of the Cumberland River, and also offers the Golf Institute, year-round golf instruction from PGA professionals, professional club fitting, and club repair.

Hermitage Golf Course, 3939 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory | The President’s Reserve course offers 7,200 yards of play as golfers wind through natural Tennessee wetlands. Enjoy golf instruction at the Hermitage Teaching Center and a FREEquent Player Club — receive a free round after every four full-priced rounds you play during a calendar year.

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Swing over to Vinny Links, which is programmed by the First Tee of Tennessee.

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Putting for par

Harpeth Valley Golf Center, 7629 Old Harding Pk. | Situated along the Harpeth River, this facility houses a driving range with natural grass and mat options, a short game area with four target greens, and The River Cafe — which features local food and beer. Pro tip: Food trucks are on-site Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Vinny Links Golf Course, 2009 Sevier St. | Vinny Links opened in 2000 for junior golfers and offers play March through November on the 9-hole 1,210-yard, par 3 course.

An aerial view of the Top Golf course and hitting bays with the downtown Nashville skyline in the background.

Book a bay for the tee off to a weekend full of plans.

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Take it indoors

Top Golf, 500 Cowan St. | Expect 100+ all-weather hitting bays across three floors, a rooftop terrace with fire pits, and over 200 high-definition TVs at this year-round venue.

XGolf Nashville, 8127 Sawyer Brown Rd. #301 | XGolf provides a place for experienced and novice golfers alike to practice the game on six simulators, while also offering lessons from a PGA professional and annual memberships.

Par Golf TN, 5111 Peter Taylor Park Dr. #300, Brentwood | Play 200+ world-class courses on the GOLFZON simulator (currently only available for right-handed players), including St. Andrews Links and Pebble Beach. No membership is required to play, though private members gain access to after-hours sessions.

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