Where to play golf in + around Lexington


Get country club level amenities at Griffin Gate. | Photo by @jay.young.395

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Pull out those putters + cue up the carts, it’s golf season in the Bluegrass. The PGA Tour’s Barbasol Tournament is just two weeks away and bringing to Lexington some up-and-coming names in the golf world. If you’re anything like us, watching the pros gets us inspired.

So today we’re sharing how and where you can perfect your swing + have a tee-rific time hitting the links.

Municipal courses

City-owned golf courses are great for the beginner + experienced golfer alike. The courses have affordable green fees and the Range Card gives members unlimited range balls at Lakeside and Kearney Hills. The group also offers various schools, camps, and clinics geared towards adults at all courses.

Gay Brewer, Jr. Course at Picadome, 469 Parkway Dr. | 18-hole fee, $21+ | Par 72 | Carts available, 6,548 yards

Kearney Hill Golf Links, 3403 Kearney Rd. | 18-hole fee, $29+ | Par 72 | Carts available, 7,062 yards

Lakeside Golf Course, 3725 Richmond Rd. | 18-hole fee, $21+ | Par 72 | Carts available, 7,067 yards

Meadowbrook Golf Course, 360 Wilson Downing Rd. | 18-hole fee, $13 + | Par 55 | Walking only

Tates Creek Golf Course, 1400 Gainesway Dr. | 18-hole fee, $21+ | | Par 72 / Carts available, 6,260 yards

⛳ Independent Courses

Memberships are available at these clubs and offer added perks — waived cart fees, fitness centers, or complimentary bag storage. And while some require guests to come with a member, others are open for booking a tee time.

Connemara, 2327 Lexington Rd., Nicholasville | 18-hole fee, $23+

Griffin Gate Golf Club, 1800 Newtown Pk. | 18-hole fee, $79+

Keene Trace Golf Club,5600 Harrodsburg Rd. | 36 holes, must be a guest of a member

University Club of Kentucky, 4850 Leestown Rd. | 18-hole fee, $30+

⛳ Country Clubs

Lexington Country Club, 2550 Paris Pk.

Idle Hour Country Club, 1815 Richmond Rd.

The Club at UK’s Spindletop Hall, 3414 Iron Works Pk.

Greenbrier, 2179 Bahama Rd.

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