Nine holes of

Redesigned and rebuilt by renowned golf architecture firm King Collins, Overton Park 9 is a stunning example of what a public golf course can be. The 2,275-yard course weaves through Overton Park’s historic old growth forest in the heart of Memphis, TN, and features some of the most unique holes found on a municipal course anywhere. Over 10 acres of native grasses blend the course into the adjacent park and provide habitat for a diverse range of bird species.



9 holes — Adult (18-61 years old):
$12 weekdays
$15 weekends
9 holes — Junior (17 and younger):
Complimentary weekdays
$4 weekends before noon
9 holes — Senior (62 and older):
9 holes — Push Cart:
9 holes — Riding Cart :
$10 per person
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The Course


Hole 1

Par 4 — 290 Yards

The opening tee shot on the Overton Park 9 is where over a century of golfing memories have begun. With the tee box in full view from the clubhouse, this newly contoured fairway leads to a curving two-tiered green now protected by a devilish bunker on the left side.

Hole 2

Par 3 — 135 Yards

A player-favorite regardless of age, this hole’s narrow gap between the trees must be negotiated to land on a richly contoured green with its right-to-left slope. A fortunate bounce will reward beginners, while precision will be required to find the pin for better golfers.

Hole 3

Par 4 — 280 Yards

This slightly uphill tee shot to a dogleg left appears innocent enough — until you reach your tee ball. Hit your drive too far left and the forest trees can come into play. Too far-right, and the hidden swales and landforms can create awkward footing. Native grasses on large mounds frame a green with tricky slopes and runoffs for errant shots.

Hole 4

Par 3.5 — 215 Yards

This is the first of our three consecutive "decision" holes. The 4th offers a variety of approach angles depending upon the pin placement on the sideways serpentine green. Two distinct levels with a swale in the middle give a nod to the classic Biarritz-style greens, but with a new twist.

Hole 5

Par 4 — 260 Yards

Your next test is a true risk/reward shot: How do you negotiate "The X-Box?" This looming fairway feature hides a classic "Punch Bowl" green, requiring some course knowledge and skill. There are multiple ways around it, but only one score comes to mind should you land in it.

Hole 6

Par 3.5 — 215 Yards

In the final trial of your three-hole test, number 6 requires a blind tee shot over the hill to a wonderfully chaotic green complex. You were asked to play these three "decision" holes in eleven shots. How did you do?

Hole 7

Par 4 — 270 Yards

Local juniors know they have come of age as golfers when their tee shots can safely reach the other side of the Lick Creek hazard. With a stunning vista from the elevated tee and a wide fairway reached by yet another beautiful stone bridge, number 7 has everything a golfer wants in one hole. Mind your approach, as this green will prove to be the most puzzling and frustrating one on the course.

Hole 8

Par 4 — 320 Yards

This uphill par 4 is the longest and most difficult hole at OP9. With a wide fairway in front of you, the architects force you to aim toward the "Heartbreak Hotel" bunker. The long second shot is guarded on the right by a grove of magnolia trees, creating an uneasy approach to a large contoured green.

Hole 9

Par 4 — 290 Yards

This finisher bends softly to the left around yet another magnificent magnolia tree, away from the mounding and native grasses to a large, flowing green. Even an approach shot that narrowly misses presents a challenge to get up and down, requiring some true short-game creativity and imagination.

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Memphis, TN 38104
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