The course has some unique par 3's.
We have played this course several times this summer and have always enjoyed it. The staff is friendly and always accommodating. Only once have we been behind a group that was unusually slow and would not let anyone play thru even through a couple of holes were open in front of them.
September 8, 2014
Enjoyed the course and scenery
I like how you can watch the ball flight with the mountains in the background! Great layout, we played the front which they said was easier than the back. The scorecard seemed kinda screwed up, though. The pars as listed on the card didn't match up with the signs at the tee boxes. But overall the course was in good shape even though there had been a lot of rain.
September 2, 2014
the course was great
The course wad great had a little of everything water wide open nice greens for this t i me of the year will go back soon
September 2, 2014
a must play
The facilities are outstanding. Well run with a country club feel. The course requires accuracy, the rough is tough. Great layout excellent use of water and marsh areas. Like most courses in the area they are still recovering their fairways from a brutal winter. Overall fantastic experience.
August 26, 2014
Great golf course!
This course is challenging but fair. Plenty of tees to play from and it sets up well if you play the tees that fit your handicap. There is a beautiful river that runs through this valley course that feeds a couple of lakes. This brings water into play on most holes but only a few holes require a shot over water. A wonderful play. The staff is great. Always friendly and always helpful.
August 24, 2014
Ready for Replay
Not our first time to play this course, but eager to best our last round. Walking was fine, even in hot June sun.
Greens were soft enough so played well. Tee box for best hole was closed so all tee from same spot.
Good course to include in our travels through the area.
July 8, 2014
Do not play this course after a tournament!!!
The course was set up for tournament play. They had completed a tournament the past weekend. The pin placements were almost impossible. The rest of the course was nice. The sandtraps hadn't been raked. Overall this course was not set up for a beginner trying to enjoy a day of golf.
June 15, 2014
Best course in the area
This is a relatively flat course, which is interesting considering it is located in the Appalachian mountains of southeastern Kentucky. The location is basically a lush valley in between two mountain ridges, with water serving as the primary hazard on this course. The greens are tricky, the mountain surroundings are beautiful, and the conditions are very nice overall. If you are driving from far away, I recommend staying at the State Park Lodge up on the mountain, where the food is good and view is better.
Hole 1--short dogleg left par 4, birdie opportunity as long as you stay right off the tee.
Hole 2--short par 5, another birdie opportunity. Watch out for high rough to the right on second shot.
Hole 3--par 3 well protected by two bunkers. Bail out is left and short
Hole 4--par 4 with a tricky green.
Hole 5--very unique, short par 5, plays very narrow with water on the left and a huge hillside to the right. The difference between birdie and double bogey is staying out of the water.
Hole 6--par 3 over water, short and left is the best miss.
Hole 7--par 5 with water on both sides, the fairway is essentially a peninsula that narrows the further you hit it off the tee.
Hole 8--relatively easy par 3
Hole 9--straight par 4 demands a good tee shot over the water and accurate second shot to shallow green.
Hole 10--par 4 that bends to the right, with some water on the second shot. Stay left off the tee to avoid getting blocked by trees.
Hole 11--dogleg left par 4 that calls for a fairway wood played to the right from the tee.
Hole 12--par 4, the only hole with significant elevation change and trees on both sides. Very pretty tee shot. A creek is in play if you miss the green too far right.
Hole 13--long par 3, open in front
Hole 14--longer par 5 without much trouble, other than a few fairway bunkers.
Hole 15--long straight par 4 with forced carry over water on second shot.
Hole 16--short par 4 with tee shot over water.
Hole 17--long par 3 over water and a bunker.
Hole 18--very long par 5 with water to the right off the tee. Water splits the fairway at about 150 yards out, forcing most players to lay up between 150 and 200 yards out for third shot to narrow green. Don't go left on the third shot.
June 6, 2014