In 1988, The Golf Club of Tennessee was created through the efforts of a group of individuals, including a developer having identified an exceptional tract of land for a great golf course, a well-regarded golf professional seeking to return to Nashville, and a number of prominent businessmen. The businessmen had become frustrated by the planning required “to get a tee time” and rounds of golf that were taking four and one-half to five hours to complete. The Golf Club idea was enthusiastically received, and in a short time 21 Founders had funded the feasibility study which confirmed that Nashville would support a top-quality, golf-only club.
The Golf Club of Tennessee was established in order to provide dedicated golfers with an excellent course, quality facilities staffed to provide superior service and operated to enable its members to play and enjoy golf as it should be played; without tee times, delays, or distractions with the availability of quality caddies, in an exceptionally maintained environment of seclusion and exclusivity, amongst members that appreciate and benefit from the traditions and heritage of the game of golf.
Tom Fazio’s name surfaced immediately as the top choice for course designer, and a visit to see and play Wade Hampton Golf Club in the hills of western North Carolina resulted in engaging Mr. Fazio to design and build the best course possible on the naturally beautiful land in Kingston Springs. He fashioned a golfing masterpiece on 317 acres of Tennessee’s most beautiful rolling land, in a wonderfully quiet and pastoral setting. The course is isolated from the busy world and enhanced by a compliment of design and terrain that is virtually seamless.
The course opened for play in March of 1991, and received a runner-up award as Golf Digest’s Best New Private Course in America for 1991. It is consistently recognized as one of the top two courses in the state of Tennessee, and was recognized by GolfWeek as one of America’s 100 Best Modern Courses.
Since that time, The Golf Club of Tennessee has hosted numerous local, state and national amateur and pro-am events, while providing thousands of enjoyable rounds of golf for members and their guests. The club has been honored to host the NCAA Regional Golf Championship, The Tennessee State Open Championship, and the 25th annual “Vinny” Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament.
Most recently, Golf Digest ranked The Golf Club of Tennessee as the #158 course in the Nation. The Golf Club of Tennessee has assembled an exceptional group of members, and the future for both the course and its members is bright, indeed.
1000 Golf Club Drive
Kingston Springs, TN 37082
General Information and questions about the 2018 U.S. Women’s Amateur at The Golf Club of Tennessee may be directed to:
David Hardwick, PGA, General Manager/Head Golf Professional
Robby Watson, PGA, Assistant General Manager
Alex Cox, Assistant Golf Professional
Liz McCaslin, Nashville Sports Council