Chickasaw Golf Course

9555 State Route 100,

Henderson, Tennessee TN 38340

  • Office

    +1 (731) 989 3111
  • Pro shop

    +1 (731) 989 3111

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:


  • Designer:

    A Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course

SSS or slope






How to get there:

82 miles NE of Memphis.

From the outskirts of Henderson, head west on Hwy 100. After 8 miles, golf is on your left (1.2 miles after the main entrance to Chickasaw State Park).

Chickasaw Golf Course

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 2000

Originally one of the five Bear Trace courses designed by Jack Nicklaus for Tennessee State Parks (see Did You Know section below), the layout at Chickasaw benefits from a wonderfully natural woodland setting. Roads and housing play no part in proceedings here.

Located in Chickasaw State Park, this well-rated and popular golf course is laid out on pleasantly undulating terrain, which gives many holes great character. A common feature of the holes here is to drive the ball from elevated tees, with a clear view of the "trouble" ahead, then play down and back-up to elevated greens.

The course weaves its way through a wonderful forest of pines, oaks, tulip poplars and hickories, stretching to just over 7,100 yards from the back tees. Chickasaw lays down a good test for golfers of all abilities, who will enjoy hitting to good-width, but never overly wide fairways.

With plenty of attractive bunkering, a few small ponds and Piney Creek meandering past seven of the holes, there is plenty to concentrate on and put your course management to the test. Maintenance standards are good without necessarily being immaculate, but be assured, Chickasaw will not disappoint.

This is a very attractive and natural tree-lined layout, definitely one to include on your play list if you are in the area. After your round, the handcrafted clubhouse, styled after a log cabin and overlooking the 18th hole, provides an ideal place to muse on all those "what ifs?" from your round.

List of courses: Tennessee (West)


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays $35; weekends $40. Golf cart included.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2024].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted. Golf carts available to rent.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

The Chickasaw people are Native Americans who previously inhabitated parts of Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. Before contact with the first European settlers, the Chickasaw had migrated east of the Mississippi River and occupied much of what is present-day northeast Mississippi.

In 1832 they were forced to sell their lands and move to Indian Territory (Oklahoma) during the era of Indian Removal. Most Chickasaw (the 13th largest federally recognised tribe in the United States) now live in Oklahoma. The Chickasaw are related to the Choctaw and share a common history with them; both are of the Muskogean linguistic group.

Originally five Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses made up The Bear Trace quintet, which is spread out from east to west in southern Tennessee. Still in operation as Bear Trace courses are those at Tims Ford, Cumberland Mountain and Harrison Bay. In western Tennessee, the former Bear Trace courses at Chickasaw and Ross Creek Landing are now operated independently of the Tennessee State Parks' "Bear Trace" golf collection.


  • Chickasaw Chalet

    115 Chalet Lane, Henderson, TN 38340

    +1 (731) 983 6000

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    Surrounded by the rolling, wooded hills of Chickasaw State Park, and just o.5 mile from the Park's championship golf course, Chickasaw Chalet offers comfortable cabin accommodation.

    Each cabin includes two bedrooms with queen-size beds, a living room with sleeper sofa and satellite TV, fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, 4-person heated spa and charcoal barbecue grill. A quiet and relaxing location from which to take advantage of the many activities available to visitors in Chester County, Tennessee.

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    Henderson, TN

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