Mark McCumber made most of his name — as both a player and an architect — on courses in his native Florida (including his only PGA win, at The Players Championship). He occasionally heads elsewhere in the Southeast United States, including the acclaimed public-access venue GreyStone on the West side of Nashville, Tennessee.
Although the emphasis is clearly on “Stone” (based on the capitalization in the course’s title), the player’s attention should truly be on hills. Finding the correct side of the fairway may be the difference between safety and tumbling down an embankment. Of course, it may also mean finding the ideal line for your birdie approach, or a less attractive one.
The club is owned by Bob Wolcott, another former pro and the patriarch of one of Nashville’s premier golf families.