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2080 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN  38104-2806
United States
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Overton Park Course

9 hole executive length course

Municipal golf course

Bermuda grass

Recommend this course: +0 -0

Overton Park Golf Course


The 9-hole "Overton Park" course at the The Links At Overton Park facility in Memphis, Tennessee features all the hallmarks of Tennessee golfOverton Park golf course opened in 1906. Patrick Canale manages the course as the General Manager.

Course Reviews


Cheap but there’s a reason why. Golflink payment wasn’t recognized despite my credit card being charged. Held the time slot just not the payment. Paying twice for a bad course with 105 heat index isn’t fun.

Just ten dollars to ride.
Greens on the first two holes are shaded and have plenty of bare spots. Greens improve on the later holes.
Fairways are wide open very few places to lose a ball. I didn't lose any balls, my golfing buddy lost one in nine holes we played.
A few of the holes didn't have flags, so for my first time playing there the greens were a little hard to find.

Great for refreshing your short game; not great for impressing friends or clients

I've played Overton several times in the past few years. It's a decent little 9-hole course, and is a great way to freshen up your swing and short game after a long winter. The course is laid out nicely, and although the course is rather cramped, it doesn't feel that way when playing. Try to remember that this course is just over 2,200 yards and a par 68. I'm an infrequent golfer (if I play 6 times a year, I'm happy), and I average about 90-95 on a "normal" course. I shot at Overton yesterday for my first round of 2007 and shot an 86.

All of the par 4's are short - the longest being 320yds (8/17). On two separate holes yesterday, I *almost* drove the green, and my average drive is around 220yds. Granted, I know that on a normal course, this would be impossible to do, but it sure felt good putting from the fringe for eagle. Again, if you want to work on your swing, enhance your short game, or master your putting, this is a great course to do that.

Do not look for lush, green fairways here ...nor immaculately-maintained greens. You won't find them. The greens are pretty fast, especially considering that we just had rain for 2 days straight. I was quite surprised, actually - I expected the rain to really slow my putts down. And, very surprisingly, most of the greens (while appearing flat and straight) will actually take your ball and run away with it. Again, helping you to putt better.

Most of the course is pretty wide open as far as fairways go. There is a lot of room to make shot errors and recover. In fact, my left-to-right drives work very well on this course, as I have plenty of room on the left to allow my ball to drift back. This would also be a great course to work on that slice.

There is only two places on the course where your ball can get wet (#5/14 & #7/16). However, 5/14 is just a small creek where you can easily retrieve a lost ball with a 9 ft ball retriever. #7/16 is a concrete washout that conveniently has a set of stairs leading down 6 feet. No problems there, either. You're much more likely to lose a ball in the trees, and even then (unless you REALLY hook your drives) you'll probably still be able to find it. In other words, don't worry about stocking up on balls to play Overton. You won't need them, even if you play as bad as I do!

The clubhouse ...well, the clubhouse could use some upgrading. Or maybe that's the way that they want it - with that "old style" feel. Either way, it's not much to look at. An old fuzzy big screen TV and a few chairs and tables to sit at. Then again, you're there to play golf, not hang out at the clubhouse!

One thing I didn't like about the clubhouse is that the entry is not very well marked. In fact, it's not marked at all. There are 4 doors surrounding the building, 3 of which are locked. It's not until you go around the back of the clubhouse and see the bag-props that you realize this is probably the main entrance. A "Welcome to Overton" sign probably wouldn't hurt :) They have a small snack bar with drinks and coffee. Nothing fancy, but then again - I didn't ask for a menu either. When I asked for coffee, they suggested hot chocolate (mmmm) and happily whipped up a batch just for my friend and I. Nice.

golf carts are nice. They seem to be in pretty good shape, and they seem to have plenty of juice to zip you around this course. Then again, it IS a short course :)

There aren't many cartpaths at Overton. A few with asphalt, and the rest are just dirt trails. For me, that's great - I had no problem zipping the cart down the middle of the fairway. Even though it rained, no 90-degree rule (probably because there aren't any cartpaths to go 90-degrees from, lol)

The staff is fairly friendly. I got the feeling that the gents were just some "good old boys" who were in love with the game of golf. To me, there's nothing wrong with that!

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  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 michael S. 22 51 29 01/01/07
2 Matt G. N/A 37 37 04/08/13
3 William M. N/A 39 39 08/15/07
4 SEIJI K. N/A 41 41 08/17/14
5 Borgel O. N/A 41 41 08/29/09
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
4 SEIJI K. N/A 41 41 08/17/14
15 SEIJI K. N/A 44 44 09/02/13
2 Matt G. N/A 37 37 04/08/13
12 Matt G. N/A 43 43 04/06/13
13 Matt G. N/A 43 43 03/27/13

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About The Links At Overton Park

The Links At Overton Park

Golf Only facility

9 executive holes

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Course Staff

Patrick Canale, General Manager
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