Richland Creek comes into play at seven holes on the Belle Meade Country Club golf course. It's a Donald Ross design from 1921 that has been significantly modified down the years, most notably by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in the early 1950s and Gary Roger Baird in 1981.
Belle Meade is a nice private course set in a posh part of Nashville. The original Ross design has been modified through the years and the course as it appears today probably has little resemblance to the original design. The course is well maintained and a decent test of golf but overall lacks much memorability. Richland Creek creeps into play on a number of holes and too often the narrow tree lined fairways remove any strategic options on many of the holes. Overall I get the feeling that golf here is secondary to the social aspect the club, much like Cherokee in Knoxville. I saw a recent Tennessee state ranking from one of the big glossy magazines that rated this course 5th in the state and quite frankly I find that difficult to believe. Belle Meade probably just borders on being one of the top 20 in the state but no more than that.