Dick Wilson has never been noted for the forgiving nature of his golf courses, and the deep fairway and greenside hazards at Hillwood Country Club are no exception. The course features significant bunkering, along with numerous fairway creek crossings.
Hillwood takes the fidelity of these hazards seriously, having brought in Bruce Hepner on multiple occasions to conduct renovations at the course. The result is the cornerstone of one of Nashville’s most sought-after memberships.
The course’s other founding architect, Eldridge “Bubber” Johnson, may have had more interest in fun, however. Although he’s best known for serving as vice president of the PGA and led the founding of the Tennessee chapter of the PGA, he also served as first head pro at Disney World’s original golf course.