Kentucky Courses

Golf Courses Played and Reviewed in Kentucky:

Don't let the breathtaking vistas fool you...StoneCrest packs some serious punch down its stretch of closing holes, as evidenced by the tight par 4 18th.

Don’t let the breathtaking vistas fool you…StoneCrest packs some serious punch down its stretch of closing holes, as evidenced by the tight par 4 18th.

The 14th tee provides perhaps the best view of the Knobs surrounding Heritage Hill.

The 14th tee provides perhaps the best view of the Knobs surrounding Heritage Hill.

The tee shot on the par three 16th hole is intimidating and difficult, but beautiful at the same time.

The tee shot on the par three 16th hole is intimidating and difficult, but beautiful at the same time.

 

♦ – Golf Digest Top 100 Public Golf Course; ♣ – Golf Magazine Top 100 Golf Course; ‡ – Golf Course Architects Top 100

♠ – Golf Digest Best in State list; φ – Golf Magazine Best in State list; Δ – GolfWeek Best in State list; Ç – GolfWeek Top 200 Classic

Golf can best be defined as an endless series of tragedies obscured by the occasional miracle.

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4 thoughts on “Kentucky Courses

  1. Coming to Lexington for 3/4 nights for nothing but golf. Can you please give me some reconnendations for courses and a places to stay?

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    • Gary –

      Glad you’ll be in town, throwing a little patronage to our local golf courses. All of these will be within +/- 30 minutes of downtown Lexington.

      My recommendations for nice courses would be:
      1. Kearney Hill Golf Links (Lexington)
      2. Houston Oaks (Paris)
      3. University Club – Big Blue (Lexington)
      4. Gibson Bay (Richmond)
      5. Cherry Blossom (Georgetown)
      6. Golf Club of the Bluegrass (Nicholasville)
      6. Gay Brewer Jr. @ Picadome (Lexington) *This is my home course. It’s 90 years old, it’s short (~6,500 yards), it’s narrow, and has tiny greens. It’s a throwback that has a soft spot in my heart and I love it.

      Wildcard: If you just want to go out, grip it and rip it, and spray the ball all over, check out Longview in Georgetown, and Lakeside or Griffin Gate in Lexington.

      All of these courses have reviews on my Blog, and they all have their own websites for more information.

      If you want higher end hotels downtown, there’s a Hyatt and Hilton, as well as the boutique 21c Museum Hotel and the Gratz Park Inn. A little more convenient to the outlying areas will be any nicer chain hotel in the Beaumont Circle area (Hampton Inn, Residence Inn, Courtyard) or the Hamburg Area. Also, the aforementioned Griffin Gate is part of a huge Marriott hotel resort complex, and an Embassy Suites is across the street. I like downtown, with all the food and nightlife options, but it won’t exactly be near the golf courses.

      Good luck. And let me know if you need a fourth!

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