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Brentwood’s Private Golf Courses Have Something For Everyone

While fads come and go, it seems that golf never goes out of style.

That’s because the very nature of the game appeals to the senses. The leisurely pace contributes to a game that is competitive, yet social. The challenge of striking a ball and chasing it around a lush, green course under a clear blue sky can make for a day that is confounding, rewarding or both. Perhaps best of all, you don’t need two teams of nearly a dozen players each to enjoy the experience.

If you’ve played the game long enough, you’ve probably considered joining a private club. Generally speaking, the layouts are more challenging and better maintained than their public cousins, the amenities are nicer and access is more convenient.

In Brentwood, two such clubs stand out for those very reasons: Brentwood Country Club and Nashville Golf & Athletic Club. But both are distinctly different.

Which one is best for you? Brentwood Lifestyle will help you find out.


If you’ve driven along Franklin Rd. between Murray Ln. and Wilson Pike Cir. you’ve seen the Brentwood Country Club (BCC) course. Situated on 215 acres, the club claims to be home to some of the oldest trees east of the Mississippi River.

The course itself is built along either side of the Little Harpeth River which meanders through the grounds on an east-to-west path. There are also three man-made lakes.

Brentwood is a traditional country club in that it offers a stately clubhouse with several dining options, and a large pool that is popular with members who never step up to the first tee.

But the club prides itself on being family friendly and accessible; not pretentious or elitist. Over the past three years, BCC has made significant investments into the course and club, and has introduced ladies and junior programs designed to enhance the experience and growing the game.


Established in 1979, Nashville Golf & Athletic Club (NGAC) is all about the game. It’s the place for players who play for fun, but take their playing seriously. There is no swimming pool and the modest, yet comfortable, clubhouse is home to a casual grill and patio with good burgers and cold brews.

NGAC sprawls along 187 acres with elevated tees that provide magnificent views of the surrounding landscape. It has been rated among the 20 most difficult courses in the nation and just last month hosted the Nashville Golf Open for the PGA’s Web.com Tour. The property is located off Moores Ln., about a mile east of I-65.

The golf-centric atmosphere is one that the club and its members hold dear and strive to protect. There are no tee times during the week and no food minimums. Membership includes unlimited use of the practice facility and short-game area. There are no historical member assessments or playing restrictions. Currently NGAC offers four membership levels.