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Montgomery Bell

Golf Course Clubhouse

1020 Jackson Hill Road
Burns, TN 37029


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Montgomery Bell Golf Course features greens with CHAMPION Bermuda Grass.

The course was built in 1973 and then redesigned by designer Gary Roger Baird in 1988. Hole #2, a 446 yards long par 5 is the signature hole. This beautiful hole has fairways lined with hardwood trees and four bunkers protect the green. The entire course is heavily wooded and features an abundance of wildlife such as deer, geese and wild turkey. Each spring Montgomery Bell is host to The Dogwood Classic.

On Site Amenities

Driving Range, Practice Green, Pull Carts, Electric Carts, On Site Lodging and Snack Bar. Lessons are also available.

Tee Time Policy

Tee times required 7 days a week. Reservations can be made 6 days in advance.


Let our golfing event experts customize and plan your event. Our experienced staff can take care of all your golfing and catering needs. Call for our tournament outing packet.


In previous years, Golf Digest has recognized Montgomery Bell as one of the "Top 100 Public Courses to Play".

The Frank G. Clement Golf Course at Montgomery Bell State Park has been recognized as a Groundwater Guardian Green site. The Montgomery Bell course joins Bear Trace at Harrison Bay State Park and the Paris Landing course as the only three sites in Tennessee with this designation from The Groundwater Foundation. Groundwater Guardian Green Sites are places with significant green space – such as golf courses, ball fields, educational campuses and office parks – that implement effective groundwater and surface water practices to protect water quality. Montgomery Bell’s Frank G. Clement Golf Course documented an array of groundwater-friendly practices to earn this exclusive designation. The golf course is actively protecting local water supplies by optimizing fertilizer applications, applying natural organic products when possible and creating vegetative buffer areas around wetlands and shorelines. In an effort to protect surrounding waterways and groundwater supplies, Montgomery Bell’s golf course has utilized native plants and buffer zones. Unique to this particular effort is the construction of a greenhouse. Partnering with the Friends of Montgomery Bell State Park, the greenhouse also is part of the park’s effort to pursue Audubon certification. Overall, these decisions have reduced fertilizer and chemical inputs into the environment and also decreased the amount of water required to irrigate these areas. “A large amount of the state’s public water supply is provided from groundwater and improving upon its protection is important to the safety and health of all Tennesseans,” TDEC Commissioner Jim Fyke said. “I commend Jeff Kuhns, Darrell Hartsfield and the entire team at the Montgomery Bell State Park’s golf course for their innovative green strategies and conservation leadership. Their hard work serves as an example of how good environmental stewardship can truly make a difference.” Another example of Montgomery Bell’s environmental practices includes the park’s eight environmentally friendly villas, which were unveiled in October 2009. These contemporary accommodations feature energy efficient and environmentally responsible practices such as a geothermal systems, compact fluorescent light bulbs, outdoor furniture made from recycled plastic and indoor / outdoor recycling equipment. Learn more here.


The Montgomery Bell State Park inn overlooks the lovely Lake Acorn. Amenities include cable television, year-round indoor pool, hot tub, seasonal outdoor pool, exercise room and laundry facilities.

Park cabins are also available. Each cabin has a fully equipped kitchen with 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths.


Course Information

Holes: 18
Par: 71
Recognitions: Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Groundwater Guardian Green Site
Head Golf Professional: Darrell Hartsfield, PGA Member
Golf Course Superintendent: Jeff Kuhns

Tee Box

Color Yardage Rating Slope
Blue: 6311 69.3 121
White: 6067 68 120
Gold: 5706 66.5 118
Red: 4981 68.8 116