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The Bear Trace at Ross Creek Landing

 

110 Airport Road    Clifton    TN 38425   Pro Shop (931) 676-3176  (866) 214-BEAR

 

Course Designer : Jack Nicklaus  Head Golf Pro :  Kris Hertzske   Course Superintendent :  

 

 
Public
#1 Public Course in Tennessee

Greens - Bermuda
Fairways - Bermuda
Rough - Bermuda/Bluegrass
 
Par 72
Ratings (handicap/slope) Yardage
Gold (74.8/135) 7131yd
Blue (72.9/132) 6720yd
White (71.1/127) 6311yd

Caddie's Summary:
. Ross Creek Landing is the number one public course in Tennessee. Difficulty and natural beauty make it an ideal destination and well worth the drive to play. Fairway bunkers litter landing areas and snug up to greens. Many tall grass roughs, wooded areas and plenty of water are in play on nearly every hole. Distance from the tips is more than enough and the greens are kept in great shape. Ross Creek has a full time landscape specialist that does a fantastic job adding details to the clubhouse and around tees and greens. More than anything, the course has a full offering of great golf, warm personnel and scenic landscapes. No homes and only wildlife are around the course and it is a must play for Tennessee golf enthusiast.
 

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SCENIC PHOTOS
30 Additional Scenic Photos
#1
Par 4
HC - 17
  Left of fairway kicks to hazard. Fairway bends left at 150yd Center Green (CG). 28yd deep green. Front 50% of green slopes to the front. Back 35% on the left 1/2 slopes left. Back 35% on the right 1/2 slopes to the front.
#2
Par 4
HC - 9
  Fairway slopes from center fairway from 230-185yd center green. 185-150yd center green is heavy hazard (ravine). Second shots playing over ravine to a narrow fairway left of the large pine (105yd CG). From center fairway at 100yd CG, the green in37yd deep. Right edge has a mound at 15% depth releasing left or long over the top. Mounds on the left edge at 10% and 75% depth (larger) slopes to the front, right or long over the top.
#3
Par 4
HC - 1
  Slightly elevated green is 21yd deep and angled left. Left 1/2 plays 2yd deeper than CG. Over front bunker releases gently long and left or right. Larger mound just left of midline has moderate slope left or right in back 40%.
#4
Par 3
HC - 13
  Fairway begins at exactly 150yd CG. Uphill to the green from there. First bunker is 80yd CG. 21yd deep green at midline and back left is a shallow 12yd deep. Over midline bunker releases left or right. Front 40% on the left 1/2 slopes to the front. Over back left bunker releases right.
#5
Par 5
HC - 3
  Fairway ends to tall grass hazard at 90yd CG. Left 1/2 of fairway kicks gently right. Decline at 140yd CG to hazard. Approach to a 33yd deep green angled left. All very gently to the front except over front left bunker releases gently right and the back right corner left.
#6
Par 4
HC - 11
  Elevated green from tees is 25yd deep. Off front right bunker releases right or moderately left. Just inside front left bunker releases left or moderately right. Mound on the back 20% at midline slopes right or moderately left. Back left corner to the front.
#7
Par 5
HC - 5
  First right bunker begins at 138yd CG. Gentle incline to green from there. Fairway bends right at 125yd CG. Approach to a 23yd deep green. Ridge from front midline curling to just right of back midline releases moderately right. Left of ridge slopes gently left. Right of ridge is level.
#8
Par 3
HC - 15
  265yd to reach right bunker from Blue tees. Water cuts into left side of of fairway at 165yd CG. On second shot, right bunkers begin at 117yd CG, narrowing fairway greatly. Approach to a 46yd green angled left. All flows very gently to the front left. Mound on right 1/4 at 55% depth creates moderate slope left.
#9
Par 4
HC - 7
  230yd to clear right bunker from Blue tees. Fairway angles right. Gentle incline to a 29yd deep green angled right. Gentle midline ridge slopes left or right. All flows very gently to the front.
Par 36          

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#10
Par 3
HC - 8
  145yd CG to 75yd CG is downhill with narrowing fairway. Fairway has slight slant right. Approach over ravine to a 33yd deep. Mound over front bunker releases left or right in front 30%. All to the front with slight mounds on the left and right edges at 50%.
#11
Par 5
HC - 4 
  Right bunker ends at 169yd CG. Right side of fairway kicks left. Hazard left of fairway. Water cuts into left side of fairway at 95yd CG. 47yd deep green all with very gentle slope to the front. Slight mounds on the right edge at 20 and 55% depths slope to the front and gently left.
#12
Par 4
HC - 12
  Right bunker begins at 262yd CG where fairway curls right. Creek crosses fairway at 200yd-175yd CG. Left of fairway kicks to hazard after creek. 43yd deep green. 15-30% depth releases gently long. 40-60% depth funnels to the midline. 60-90% depth to the right. Back 5% slopes to the front.
#13
Par 4
HC - 6
  The heavy rough tapers in and cuts off the majority of the fairway at 80yd CG. Left side cuts in with heavy rough at 130yd CG. Long hitters may want to play at 130yd CG. 40yd deep green. Front 15% to the front. 15-40% releases long. Back 15% to the front. Left 1.2 on the back 60% slopes left.
#14
Par 3
HC - 14
  Slightly elevated tees to a 24yd deep green. Right 1/2 plays 3yd deeper than CG. Mound on front 15% just right of midline releases long and left or right. Mound on the back 20% just left of the midline slopes to the front and left or moderately right. Right 1/2 slopes gently right, left 1/2 slopes to the front left.
#15
Par 4
HC - 8
  Left 1/2 of fairway plays best as the slant is to the right up to 140yd CG. Rough and water cuts off fairway left at 90yd CG. 38yd deep green. Back 70% and front 10% slopes to the front. Back 70% also slopes very gently right.
#16
Par 3
HC - 16
  38yd deep green. Misses front and right will kick to the green. Right 1/4 on the front 45% slopes heavily left. Left 1/2 all slopes gently right. Right 1/2 from 95-60% slopes to the front.
#17
Par 5
HC - 10
  Left side is littered with bunkers and mounds kicking to hazard. Right 1/2 plays best. Bunker shy of green start at 60yd CG. 150-60yd CG slants left. 31yd deep green. Front right corner slopes to the front. Left 1/2 has heavy slope right from 0-70% depth and gently right from 70-100% depth. Right 1/2 of the green slopes gently left.
#18
Par 4
HC - 2
  Right bunker begins at 223yd CG. Left bunker at 176yd CG and left bank helps fades at the left bunker kick right to center fairway. 36yd deep green. Mound in the front just left of bunker releases hard left or long over the top. Left 1/2 slopes right and to the front in the back 60%. Right 1/2 slopes right in the back 30% from the midline mound. Front 30% (right 1/2) releases very gently long.
Par 36          
Par 72          



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