Percy Warner Golf Course

restoration and renovation project
Warner Park golf course

Course Restoration & Accessibility to the Game

Percy Warner Golf Course opened in 1938 as Nashville’s second public golf course. Since then, it has built a reputation as the place to learn the game of golf. 

As the facility has aged, capital improvements have been infrequent and today the golf course faces many challenges. By harnessing a public-private partnership, Metro Parks and Recreation, the Tennessee Golf Foundation, and Friends of Warner Parks plan to restore the Percy Warner Golf Course and surrounding landscape in addition to promoting access to the game for all communities.

Projects & Renovations

Irrigation System


Replacement of the 50-year-old irrigation system to improve efficiency, eliminate leaks, improve turf quality, and free up vital labor hours.

Course Drainage


Installation of a new pump station and piping throughout the course to improve drainage and storm water control.

Tees & Bunkers


Restoration of tee boxes and installation of new tees to improve turf quality and playability for all ages and skill level.

Cart Paths


Improvement of golf cart path routing to increase fairway width and enhance playability.

Landscape Design


Addition of a new course gateway entrance, installation of higher quality turf, and restoration of deteriorating and evasive vegetation to elevate the aesthetic of the course for both park visitors and the neighboring community.

Practice Facilities


Creation of a practice area with putting greens, a short game training area with multiple shot options, and practice bunkers in addition to a two- or three-hole short course arrangement for public use and instructional programming.

Putting Greens & Surrounds


Replacement of the current two-green system with one modern green complex to improve playability, smoothness, consistency & maintenance efficiency.

Maintenance & Youth Programming


A new endowment will support annual needs for equipment, maintenance, junior golf programming, and staffing for the course.

“Throughout its eighty-four year history, Percy Warner Golf Course is credited with introducing more people to the game of golf than any other course in Nashville.”

–Kevin Forte, Head Golf Professional at Percy Warner Golf Course

Project Leadership

Project Chairmen

Bond Oman
Stuart Smith

Friends of Warner Parks Chairman

Govan White

Tennessee Golf Foundation Chairman

Jim Seabury

Committee Members

Tara Armistead
Brad Blevins
Kat Delay
Wayne Evans
Kevin Forte

Jenny Hannon
Bruce Hepner
John Holmes
Tom Hooper
Crews Johnston
Phil Luckett
Jackson Moore
Bond Oman
Ron Samuels
Jim Seabury
Stuart Smith
Tom Steele
Whit Turnbow
Bo Tyler
Govan White

Course Architect

Bruce Hepner


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