Ted Rhodes Golf Course
Ted Rhodes Golf Course is situated on the banks of the Cumberland River in North Nashville. The course, originally called Cumberland Golf Course, featured nine-holes. The first nine at Ted Rhodes was built in 1953. In 1969, at the request of the legendary Councilman Robert Lillard the Parks Board renamed the park in honor of Theodore “Ted” Rhodes, a renowned black golf professional from Nashville, who paved the way for other black golfers like Charlie Sifford, Lee Elder, Renee Powell and Tiger Woods. Learn more about the legendary and iconic Ted Rhodes.
In May of 1992, the facility was re-designed and expanded from nine to eighteen holes. The links style eighteen-hole course incorporates lakes and bunkers to provide a pleasurable round for each golfer. The greens at Ted Rhodes are large and offer a big target for your approach shot. At Ted Rhodes, golf and exercise go hand in hand as it is an easy course to walk.
Also, while enjoying a round at Ted Rhodes, a golfer can witness some spectacular wildlife. The lakes and river provide a natural habitat for turtles, fish, muskrats and occasional family of beaver in an urban setting.
Ted Rhodes Golf Course is home to the Duffers Golf Association. The Duffers are a group of men who play golf and enjoy competition and fellowship. The Duffers host an annual tournament to benefit Sickle Cell Anemia and take pride in supporting MeHarry Hospital through their efforts.