Best Public Golf Courses in Kentucky
Are you looking to play a round of 18 holes in Kentucky? Kentucky’s natural, rolling hills make for some excellent golf courses. In this article, we will share some of our favorite public golf courses in the Lexington, Kentucky area.
University Club of Kentucky
First up is the home course for the University of Kentucky men’s and women’s golf teams. The University Club of Kentucky offers 36 challenging holes between its Big Blue Course and Wildcat Course. The course offers lush bent grass from tee to green and features rolling hills, a dozen lakes and ponds and sand bunkers. The facility offers practice putting greens and a driving range. The University Club of Kentucky is located at 4850 Leestown Rd in Lexington, Kentucky.
Griffin Gate Golf Club
Managed by the Marriott Golf, the Griffin Gate Golf Club offers some great golf right here in Lexington. The course offers 18 holes of golf over 250 acres of rolling bluegrass with bentgrass tees and grees. The course underwent a major renovation to its bunkers in 2005. The par 72 course features an unusual 5 par threes and 5 par fives. The course is located next to the Griffin Gate Marriott at 1800 Newtown Pike in Lexington, KY.
Cherry Blossom Golf Club
Next up is Cherry Blossom Golf Club in nearby Georgetown, KY. The course, which opened in 2001, has received a multitude of awards as one of Kentucky’s best new courses. The course features 18 holes of rolling bluegrass which is enhanced by the natural beauty of Lane’s Run Creek which runs throughout the course. The club offers a full service restaurant, swimming pool, driving range and practice greens. Cherry Blossom is a convenient drive from Lexington located at 150 Clubhouse Dr in Georgetown.
Kearney Hill Golf Links
Next up is the uniquely designed links course – Kearney Hill Golf Links. The course layout was designed by notable course architect Pete Dye and played host to the US Amateur Public Links Championship in 1997. The course is managed by the city of Lexington, but don’t let that sway you. Kearney is perennially ranked as one of the best public courses in the state. The Scottish links-style course is located at 3403 Kearney Rd in Lexington, KY.
Houston Oaks Golf Course
The final course on our list has been rated as a top 5 course in Kentucky by Golf Advisor. Houston Oaks Golf Course is located in Paris, KY just a short drive from Lexington. The course features an incredible practice facility with a double-sided driving range and large putting green. Golf carts on the course have been installed with Uplink GPS system to give you accurate yardage measurements to help your game. Houston Oaks Golf Course is located at 555 Houston Oaks Dr in Paris, KY.
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