Tennessee Golf Trail
Bear Trace at Tims Ford

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Course Information

Holes: 18, Par: 71

Head Golf Professional:
Jared Melson, PGA Member

Golf Course Superintendent:
Chad Garrett

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Tees Yardage Rating Slope
GOLD 6745 72.4 128
BLUE 6187 69.5 122
WHITE 5477 66.3 115
RED 4806 67.6 115

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Bear Trace at Tims Ford
891 Wiseman Bend Road
Winchester, Tennessee 37398
1-888-558-BEAR (2327)

Online Tee Time Reservations

Come play the new Champion Greens on the Jack Nicklaus Signature course at Tims Ford. The new greens are rolling beautifully and providing a true tournament feel. Call 931-968-0996 to make your tee time.

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Just an hour-and-a-half south of Nashville lies another star of the Jack Nicklaus-designed collection. The Bear Trace at Tims Ford has received widespread acclaim almost from the day of its opening. Included among its plaudits are one of the "Top Ten Places You Can Play" and one of the "Best New Destinations" in Tennessee for 1999. Situated on a peninsula surrounded by picturesque Tims Ford Lake, this visually compelling golf course has been described by one national publication as a "glittering newcomer....an intriguing 6,764 yard layout (gold tees) with several different looks."

Opening holes are a blend of links-style creations that gently roll across former pasture land, then gradually transition to wooded sites dominated by giant oak trees. The back nine presents a stronger test of each golfer's mettle and culminates with the 18th hole, a 453-yard, par four with traditional Nicklaus bunkers and a deep-water shoreline of Tims Ford. In all, the Tims Ford reservoir is visible from most holes on the course and comes into play on several of the 18 holes, giving the course an excellent balance of challenge and playability.

For further information about the Bear Trace at Tims Ford, call 888-558-2327.

The park has 20 beautiful cabins situated on the wooded slopes of Tims Ford Lake. The cabins are completely equipped for housekeeping; including appliances, cooking and serving utensils, and linens. Each cabin features a gas fireplace, outdoor balcony, color television with Dish Network, and charcoal grills. Cabins have two bedrooms with two double beds in each bedroom. Reservation requirements are two night minimum stays and holidays are three night minimum stays.

For Tims Ford cabin reservations call 1-800-471-5295.


Top 10 Places You Can Play (Golf Magazine, 2000)
Rated in the 100 Best Fairways for Women (Golf for Women, 2000)