Rain, rain, go away. This week in Nashville has been a tough one where the weather is concerned. Most city league sports were cancelled every day, standing water all over the place, and we haven’t seen the sun in 40 days! OK, it’s not the flood, but it’s been rainy and dreary for days. Today, though, the rain held off long enough for the dogs and me to go on an adventure to a greenway we haven’t been to yet.
Like a bridge over troubled water.
The hour-and-a-half walk started off superbly. It was very scenic, including a bridge, flowers, a little stream, and more.
Not all who wander are lost. That’s mostly true for us. We were wandering, we weren’t exactly lost, but I was starting to think we were Lost
, if you know what I mean. There weren’t smoke monsters, polar bears, or Evangeline Lilly (darn it!), but I stumbled upon an abandoned golf course and country club.
It was quite eerie being out there in the great wide open. Grass unkempt and wild. Animal carcasses along the paths. Nothing neat or tidy like typical country clubs that take pride in their visual appeal. The further we walked, the more alone I felt. It was like a scene out of every horror movie, including a guy I kept seeing, who was clearly an axe murderer. See if you notice him in the pic below.
If he runs, we run.
That is to say, the second this guy starts running towards us, we take off. I kept whispering it to psych myself up. I know I’d be the slowest out of the 3, dang it! Again, I wish I had 4 legs. But no, I’m sure this person was a nice fellow just out for a stroll, but then again, so was Jin. Except yeah, he was a contract killer.
Good… good… good… good di-rect-ions!
All in all, I think we missed a turn somewhere to stumble onto this deserted golf course, which made our adventure pretty exciting. Check out the gallery for more pictures. And Evangeline, if you’re reading this feel free to comment with your digits!
-Out of the Wilderness
2 thoughts on “Walking the abandoned Ravenwood Golf Course – Nashville, TN”
I hadn’t been at Ravenwood in YEARS!! I worked one summer in the pool selling food. WOW! I didn’t even realize it was gone. Step dad played golf there, mom and me were visit with friends in the dining area. Was so beautiful. Was the building where the dining area and offices still there? I believe it was to the left of the pro shop. I don’t even know if you are still on this site.. ;0)
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Somehow I’m just seeing this comment. So sorry for the late reply!! I don’t recall seeing a large dining hall area. Maybe it was already torn down at this point. However, thinking about it now, I remember seeing some office type rooms….I don’t know! Anyway, thanks for sharing your memories. I was gonna go back years later, but discovered it was all houses. Crazy. Glad I got pics and stuff before it disappeared.