Description - Set in the rolling hills of central Tennessee, 1,140-acre Henry Horton Park is located on the former estate of the late Henry H. Horton, 36th governor of Tennessee. This park, located on the
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Golfing at Henry Horton State Resort Park
shores of the historic Duck River, is best known for its resort inn, scenic golf course, and skeet and trap range.
- Other points of interest are the Jack Daniel's Distillery, James K. Polk Home, Walking Horse Museum, Saturn and Nissan automotive plants, Grand Old Opry in nearby Nashville, and Cool Springs Galleria in nearby Franklin.
Henry Horton Inn has 4 conference/meeting rooms that can accommodate 25-100 depending on the arrangement. Equipment provided includes: overhead projector, microphones, mic stands, flip charts, screen marker boards, podium, phone, fax and copy machines and an Internet connection in Conference Room A.
The Conference Lodge can accommodate 160 people arrange classroom style or 200 arranged theater style.
The Buford Ellington 18-hole, par 72, championship golf course at Henry Horton State Park is home to one of the finest courses in the state of Tennessee. It is the home of the Annual Tennessee State High School Championship every year and past host of the 1978 National Junior Collegiate Championship. The course measures 5,625 yards from the Ladies Forward tees and 7,020 yards from the Men's Championship tees.
This challenging course is heavily treed with hardwoods, contains 37 bunkers, and greens which are larger than normal. Two holes of distinction are #10 and #14. The Signature and number one handicap hole, #10 is a Par 4, 461- yard uphill dogleg left with the green being guarded by a bunker on the right, while #14 is a 259 yards Par 3,making it one of the longest par 3s in Tennessee.
Although the length may scare some golfers away, the fairways are generous in width and the greens larger than average. There are three sets of tees to accommodate whatever skill level you are and a friendly staff waiting to insure an enjoyable round of golf.
Recreation - The park provides hours of recreational enjoyment for the day user in picturesque, pastoral central Tennessee. Hiking, biking and camping activities are available.
The Professional Trap and Skeet Range is pen seasonally, first working day after March 15th thru December 1st. Open Wednesday thru Sunday, closed on Monday and Tuesday. There are five skeet fields, 2 trap fields, lodge building with concessions, gun rental and ammo available. A picnic shelter is available for large shoots or related gatherings. No pullers provided. Must be 18 years of age or youth sportsman. A valid hunter education card required for shooters under the age of 18.
Climate - Tennessee has a temperate climate with short, mild winters. The average annual snowfall for the state is 12 inches. Spring comes in early March bringing flowering trees and shrubs, and warmer weather. Spring temperatures average between 45 and 70 degrees. Summer's full force arrives in the region by mid May, bringing warm weather and higher humidity. The mountains of eastern Tennessee are a great place to escape the hot summer temperatures as the higher elevation cools the air slightly. Cool fall temperatures bring crisp air and brilliant fall colors. Mid to late October is a good time to visit the region to experience the fall foliage.
From Nashville, take I-65 South to Columbia/Chapel Hill exit and going East on Hwy. 99 12 miles.
From Birmingham, take I-65 North to Columbia/Chapel Hill exit and go East on Hwy. 99 12 miles.