Set on the Cumberland River in North Tennessee, Clarksville is a historic, golf-rich city known for its gorgeous natural areas. Clarksville owns and operates the Swan Lake and Mason Rudolph golf courses. Located adjacent to Dunbar Cave State Park, Swan Lake features a mostly flat front nine and a hilly back nine, while Mason Rudolph is a 9-hole executive-style layout with a popular driving range. Clarksville’s most unique layout, River Club Golf and Learning Center, can be played as either a 9-hole or an 18-hole layout, as each of the nine fairways features two greens. Clarksville’s other golf facility is Eastland Green Golf Club, a course that puts a premium on accuracy as it rambles over flat terrain on the front nine and a more up-and-down setting on the back nine. For a Hot Deal tee time, consider Western Hills Golf Club across the state line in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Though the round starts with a shot over water, you’ll find generous fairways, low rough and large greens on a pleasing layout that is free of course-side housing.
Clarksville is home to a number of museums that provide a real sense of this historic river town. The As The River Flows Museum tells the story of the Cumberland River region, while the photogenic Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is the second largest general museum in Tennessee. To gain a fuller appreciation for Clarksville and its ambiance, head downtown and stroll along the McGregor Park Riverwalk. Dunbar Cave State Park features an eight-mile-long cave complex that includes a number of sinkholes. After your tee time, the Old Glory Distilling Company offers tours and has a cocktail bar where you can sample its modern take on a historic Tennessee product—whiskey. What better way to raise a glass to a round of golf in Clarksville.