One of the best public courses in Tennessee, Gaylord Spring Golf Links at Gaylord Opryland Resort is a wonderful design by former U.S. Open and PGA champ Larry Nelson. The course runs along the Cumberland River, with incredible views of the water below and limestone bluffs enhanced by federally protected wetlands. This links-style course has five sets of tees, playing from 5,179 yards to 6,842 yards. Named among the best courses and resorts by both Golf Digest Magazine and Golfweek as well as being one of the top rated courses in the state by Golf Advisor, Gaylord Springs is always in good condition and features some of the finest greens in the South. The signature hole is the par-4 fourth, which works around a lake and features a century-old springhouse from which the club derived its name. The next hole, the par-4 fifth, is one of the most difficult on the course. At 454 yards, golfers must carry a large lake off the tee then hit a long approach into a well-bunkered green. And the 18th, a par-4 that's also over 450 yards, features a lake down the entire right side. Gaylord Springs also has outstanding practice facilities that include a grass driving range, short game are and putting greens. It's also home to the Gaylord Springs Golf Institute, which offers great golf instruction, club fitting and club repair. Inside the the 43,000-square-foot antebellum-style clubhouse, visitors will find one of the top golf shops in America. And there's also? plenty of space for special events, conferences and a restaurant with great views of the golf course.?