As the name indicates, it was the first course built at the Kenton County complex in 1968. The Pioneer course is 5,880 yards with a rating of 68.4, a slope of 115, and a par of 70. It is like most mid-western courses, slightly sloping on the front nine with increasing slopes on the back. Easily the most walkable course at the complex. Power carts are optional and they may be taken across the fairway at 90 degrees (weather permitting).