Westhaven Golf Club is the perfect place for golf enthusiasts of all levels to enjoy the game in a casual and friendly environment. In the short time since its opening in 2009, the Westhaven Golf Club’s course has received national recognition for its design and attention to detail including being named to GolfWeek and Golf Digest "2010 Best New Courses" lists. The 18-hole core golf course blends seamlessly with the surrounding hills and ridgelines of western Williamson County — its natural character as remarkable as the manicured fairways and greens. The Westhaven Golf Club was designed by renowned architects Arthur Hills, Steve Forrest and Associates as a core golf course. The course plays to a par 72 and measures 7,000 yards from the championship tee. This challenging layout boasts five sets of tees, TifEagle Bermudagrass and numerous bunkers to test all skill levels. To allow members a true golfing experience, the course has been configured separately from the neighborhood so that there are no homes lining the golf course which allows players to focus on the game. We welcome you to take a tour and learn more about our beautiful course and clubhouse.
Arthur Hills Philosophy
Arthur Hills Philosophy
Golf course architect Arthur Hills has always admired traditional golf courses, such as Pinehurst #2, Shinnecock Hills, Cypress Point, Prairie Dunes, Seminole, Merion and Inverness. Taking a historic approach to every course he designs, his goal is to exceed expectations of beauty, preservation of natural features, strategic design and quality of construction. To that end, he includes elements which make for a fair and balanced course that is both aesthetically pleasing and strategically sound.
Arthur Hills Awards
Arthur Hills Awards
Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, and scores of other golf publications have long awarded their highest honors to Arthur Hills golf courses. Golf Digest honored Hills by selecting courses of his design in its annual register of America’s Best New Courses and America’s Top 100 Courses.
- Golf World International tapped Oitavos Golf Club (Cascais, Portugal) the “Best New Golf Course in Europe for 2003."
- Golf Travel and Leisure magazine named Hills Golf Club (Mölndal, Sweden) as one of the “Top 10 New Courses in the World for 2005.”
- In total, 34 of the courses have hosted a PGA Tour, Champions Tour, LPGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, USGA, PGA of America, NCAA Championship and/or European Tour Event.
Hole #1 | "Dogleg"
|Par: 4||Men's Handicap: 9||Women's Handicap: 5|
A beautiful opening dogleg right Par 4. The fairway has a generous landing area with a long bunker that frames the dogleg on the left side of the fairway and a collection of bunkers that guard the corner of the dogleg. A good drive will leave a short to medium iron in to a slightly raised green.
Hole #2 | "Lake"
|Par: 4||Men's Handicap: 15||Women's Handicap: 15|
A short, driveable Par 4 that gives the player an opportunity to make birdie early in the round. This risk, reward hole offers the longer hitter the option of driving the green or laying up to the fairway. Water guards the entire left side of the hole with a fairway that also slopes toward the water. The player must avoid the large bunker located in the center of the fairway if laying up off the tee.
Hole #3 | "Otter"
|Par: 5||Men's Handicap: 5||Women's Handicap: 7|
A reachable Par 5 for the longer hitters! The more aggressive play to reach the green in two shots is to play down the left side of the fairway and avoid the pot bunker in the middle of the fairway to give yourself the better angle to the green. If you are playing as a three-shot hole, your second shot should be place over the creek and short of the fairway bunker approximately 40 yards short of the green.
Hole #4 | "Turtle"
|Par: 3||Men's Handicap: 17||Women's Handicap: 17|
The first par 3 on the front nine plays along the Harpeth River. The historic rock walls, original to the property, frame the hole on the left side with bunkers guarding the front and right side of the green. This is a deep green that is rectangular in shape. The sides of the green feed balls away from the center of the green.
Hole #5 | "Red Tail"
|Par: 4||Men's Handicap: 7||Women's Handicap: 9|
A demanding par 4 that plays to an elevated green from a slightly uphill second shot. Longer hitters can play down the left side to reach the upper left side of the fairway, bringing the fairway bunker in play. The safe approach is a tee shot played short of the bunker on the right to provide the best angle to the green.
Hole #6 | "Chainsaw"
|Par: 5||Men's Handicap: 3||Women's Handicap: 1|
The longest par 5 on the golf course is a challenging hole that requires some strategy to effectively play the hole. The tee shot is played away from or over the pond on the left. Ideally, you want to play down the left side of the fairway throughout the hole to set up the best angle to the green. The second shot is challenged by the "lone tree" that is strategically placed on the right side of the fairway.
Hole #7 | "Snapper"
|Par: 3||Men's Handicap: 13||Women's Handicap: 13|
The second par 3 on the front nine will require a mid to long iron or hybrid to a boomerang shaped green guarded by a pond to the left. The hole does offer a bailout area to the right of the green that allows for several pitch/chip options for recovery.
Hole #8 | "Snake"
|Par: 4||Men's Handicap: 11||Women's Handicap: 11|
This unique par 4 plays slightly downhill to the landing area and then back uphill to a green that is surrounded by a deep bunker around half of the green. The tee shot can be played by a driver or fairway wood which leaves a shorter iron to the elevated green.
Hole #9 | "Tiers"
|Par: 4||Men's Handicap:1||Women's Handicap:3|
The longest par 4 on the front nine plays back toward the clubhouse to a very wide fairway with no fairway bunkers. The hole feeds slightly to the left. The second shot is played to a large, undulated green that is guarded by a bunker on the right side of the green and a small pot bunker that guards the back left of the green.
Hole #10 | "Rooster"
|Par: 4||Men's Handicap: 2||Women's Handicap: 4|
The 10th hole is the longest par 4 on the golf course measuring over 470 yards from the back tees. The tee shot plays downhill to a wide fairway with a second shot that plays back uphill to a small, undulated green. The green has a large, "false-front" that repells balls off the front of the green and to the left.
Hole #11 | "Decision"
|Par: 4||Men's Handicap: 16||Women's Handicap: 14|
A short, drive-able par 4 that offers options for longer hitters from the tee. The safe play is with an iron/hybrid off the tee to set up a wedge second shot to a small, elevated green.
Hole #12 | "Tree"
|Par: 4||Men's Handicap: 14||Women's Handicap:16|
This dogleg right par 4 is very strategic off the tee. Players will need to decide if they can hit driver far enough to get past the tree that guards the corner of the dogleg. If not, players will need to play more directly at the tree or slightly to the right of the tree to allow a clear shot to the green.
Hole #13 | "Contest"
|Par: 4||Men's Handicap: 4||Women's Handicap: 10|
The 13th hole is a beautiful par 4 that plays uphill to a green well guarded by bunkers. The unique "split fairway" is divided by bunkers. The more aggressive angle is down the right side of the fairway from the tee. The second shot plays a full club longer up the hill with room to miss short and long of the green.
Hole #14 | "Harpeth"
|Par: 5||Men's Handicap: 8||Women's Handicap: 2|
This par 5 plays downhill and doglegs to the left along the Harpeth River. The hole is reachable in two shots for longer hitters. Most players will need to navigate the fairway bunkers on their second shot to allow for a good approach shot. The third shot is played to a long green that is very narrow and elevated.
Hole #15 | "Short"
|Par: 3||Men's Handicap: 18||Women's Handicap: 18|
The shortest par 3 on the golf course plays adjacent to the Harpeth River. This short to mid iron shot is played to an extremely elevated green that drops off on all sides. Hitting the green from the tee is a premium.
Hole #16 | "Long"
|Par: 3||Men's Handicap: 12||Women's Handicap: 12|
The second of back-to-back par 3's on the back nine is the most demanding of all the par 3s on the golf course. The tee shot is played with a long iron/hybrid or fairway wood to an elevated green. There is an area short of the green that allows for recovery opportunities.
Hole #17 | "Eagle"
|Par: 5||Men's Handicap: 10||Women's Handicap: 6|
A beautiful par 5 that plays around a lake guarding the left side throughout the entire hole. The tee shot is guarded by bunkers down the right side that forces longer hitters to fit their tee shot between the bunkers and the water. The layup shot should be played strategically to avoid the bunkers on the right side and the water that pushes into the fairway on the left. The green is small and undulated.
Hole #18 | "Sunset"
|Par: 4||Men's Handicap: 6||Women's Handicap: 8|
The closing hole is a beautiful par 4 that plays back toward the clubhouse to a very generous fairway. The second shot is played to an undulated green that slopes hard from back to front and is guarded by bunkers in the front right of the green.