Golf Courses Near Jackson, TN
Jackson, located 80 miles east of Memphis in the heart of West Tennessee, earned the nickname “Hub City” because it was a railroad center in the second half of the 1800s. While Jackson won’t ever be considered a hub of golf, its array of courses should satisfy you when you’re looking to make a tee time. Jackson National Golf Club, a layout with five par 5s and five par 3s, is suitable for all levels of players. Bent Tree Golf Club, a sister course to Jackson National, is a hilly, tree-lined municipal layout. If you prefer a 9-hole layout, try Sculley Golf Club, a hilly playing field with a couple of water hazards.The best-known course in the area is Chickasaw Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus signature course formerly known as Bear Trace at Chickasaw State Park. A creek runs through the course and borders several holes on this attractive playing field where no houses are in sight.
Jackson, which is right on I-40, has a lot going for it. The city is home to six colleges and universities. Among its attractions are nearby Civil War battlefields— Shiloh National Military Park features a variety of sites and a national cemetery—and the University of Tennessee Gardens, a state botanical garden known for its wildflowers. Fans of cars, movies, and television love Rusty’s TV & Movie Car Museum, which showcases 25+ cars and memorabilia that appeared in notable movies and shows such as Batman, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, and The Dukes of Hazzard. Jackson is also “The Birthplace of Rockabilly Music.” The Carnegie Legends of Tennessee Music Museum explores the careers of music legends Carl Perkins, Sonny Boy Williamson, Tina Turner and others who had ties here. The Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum memorializes the locomotive engineer and native son who became a folk hero after dying in a railroad accident that has been storied in song. Casey Jones went for it, something you should consider doing when it comes to making a tee time in Jackson.