Tee Time! Your guide to the 2013 golf season

Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 10:54pm
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Golf season is upon us. With April comes (the hope of) warmer weather, cut fairways and greens that roll true.

More than a just game, though, golf is a passion for many, a profession for some and a significant industry throughout Middle Tennessee. (For a list of golf courses in Davidson and William counties click here.)

The City Paper staff, with help from long-time local sports columnist Joe Biddle, looks at golf from every area in our 2013 guide to golf season.

 

THE COURSES

(To read about the best places to play, regardless of ability and financial situation, click on the following links):

• Top five public courses.

• Top five private courses.

• Top five affordable private clubs.

• Top five courses for juniors and beginning golfers.

Top five practice facilities.

 

THE BUSINESS

• Tuesday will be “Tennessee Golf Day” at the State Capitol.

 

THE PEOPLE

• Vanderbilt Legends Club director of instruction Joe Hallett is widely recognized as one of the best teachers anywhere.

• Entrepeneurs Chad Schmidt and Mark Mihal, both Nashville natives, make fantasy golf a reality for those who seek a different way to keep up with the pros.

 

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3 Comments on this post:

By: Rasputin72 on 4/8/13 at 6:02

I have had great respect for Joe Biddle since he was a cub reporter for the Nashvill Banner.

I am surprised that he omitted the best private golf club in the area. Golf Club of Tennessee

I am surprised to think that Hillwood Country Club at a 40,000 dollar initiation fee is considered affordable.

I am surprised that the prairie golf course called the Grove is called pne pf the "best".

By: mkaplan32 on 4/8/13 at 1:59

There are many things wrong with this list.
1. Golf Club of TN is the best course in the area, by far.
2. Legends is not close to the best private course
3. Harpeth Hills over Gaylord?
4. McCabe has no business being on the public list
5. Greystone is a great course and is just as close as Forrest Crossing
6. Montgomery Bell is another great public course.

Having played most of the "affordable" private clubs Temple HIlls is no where near Brentwood or Governors Club.

Not very impressed with the content of this article. Reminds me of when Jimmy Kelly's is voted top Steakhouse in Nashville.

By: Rasputin72 on 4/8/13 at 4:45

I wonder if Koe Biddle wrote this article thinking it would be published on April fools day?