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Just got back from Lexington. All of the following courses were $35 or less with cart; very reasonable replay rate and great value.

 

UK (Big Blue and Wild Cat) : fast greens on both courses, but Wild Cat had recently undergone aeration and sand application. Number 13 fairway was complete deadpan and torn up, many deadpan/rough areas around greens, but fantastic topography. Some great holes on both courses, water comes in play.

 

Kearney Hills : wide open, good condition, but noisy from nearby highway.

 

Cherry Blossom : easier than UK courses, but not  a pushover. Well manicured everywhere. My favourite.

 

Boone's Trace : well conditioned, interesting holes, some are wide open, some require adapt shot making. The favourite of my buddies, probably nomber 3 for me.

 

ALL courses are worthwhile considering. You cannot go wrong with any of them. Great value!

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Glad you enjoyed it, mate. As a resident of Lexington, I can say that you barely broke the surface of quality courses here in the Bluegrass. Kearney is a favorite of mine and considered the "crown jewel" of our municipal courses. Cherry Blossom is owned by Toyota, which has a huge manufacturing plant in Georgetown. Next time your down this way give me a shout and I will hit you with some recommendations. Cheers!

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I have some interest in this topic as me and my golf trip buddies might consider a Bourbon Trail themed golf trip next year. However, we want to figure out a way to play Valhalla or it might be a no-go.

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I've played the last two years in Lexington with buddies of mine.  (1/2 from MI, 1/2 from SC; meet in the middle)  Big Blue and Wildcat definitely our favorites.  Boone's Trace right there as well.  We have not played Cherry Blossom, may have to add that to our rotation.  A few others we have played and like:  Old Silo near Mt. Sterling, (not a top end course, but fun, especially to start off a weekend trip) and Gibson Bay in Richmond (Quite a few interesting holes, and the halfway house is an old horse barn).

We'll be headed up in May, hope the weather is spectacular!!

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I've played the last two years in Lexington with buddies of mine.  (1/2 from MI, 1/2 from SC; meet in the middle)  Big Blue and Wildcat definitely our favorites.  Boone's Trace right there as well.  We have not played Cherry Blossom, may have to add that to our rotation.  A few others we have played and like:  Old Silo near Mt. Sterling, (not a top end course, but fun, especially to start off a weekend trip) and Gibson Bay in Richmond (Quite a few interesting holes, and the halfway house is an old horse barn).

We'll be headed up in May, hope the weather is spectacular!!

 

Old Silo has fallen into disrepair these days. Almost unplayable. If you're looking for stand-ins in the area, I would recommend Houston Oaks in Paris, Griffin Gate in Lexington (recently renovated), and Golf Club of the Bluegrass in Nicholasville.

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Don't forget to try Duckers Lake just east of Frankfort. Great hilly track! There also is Juniper Hills in Frankfort, the many I grew up on! I plan on being in Lexington at the end of June first week of July.

 

 

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I've played the last two years in Lexington with buddies of mine. (1/2 from MI, 1/2 from SC; meet in the middle) Big Blue and Wildcat definitely our favorites. Boone's Trace right there as well. We have not played Cherry Blossom, may have to add that to our rotation. A few others we have played and like: Old Silo near Mt. Sterling, (not a top end course, but fun, especially to start off a weekend trip) and Gibson Bay in Richmond (Quite a few interesting holes, and the halfway house is an old horse barn).

We'll be headed up in May, hope the weather is spectacular!!

I love Gibson Bay. Always in good shape and inexpensive

 

 

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Don't forget to try Duckers Lake just east of Frankfort. Great hilly track! There also is Juniper Hills in Frankfort, the many I grew up on! I plan on being in Lexington at the end of June first week of July.

 

Let me know when you're coming in and we'll get a round sorted out. I know Fivesome, who tested the Sentio Sierra with me, also lives in Lex so we can get a little MGS outing going.

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Let me know when you're coming in and we'll get a round sorted out. I know Fivesome, who tested the Sentio Sierra with me, also lives in Lex so we can get a little MGS outing going.

 

Terrific, we will def get done!

 

 

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Just got back from Lexington. All of the following courses were $35 or less with cart; very reasonable replay rate and great value.

 

UK (Big Blue and Wild Cat) : fast greens on both courses, but Wild Cat had recently undergone aeration and sand application. Number 13 fairway was complete deadpan and torn up, many deadpan/rough areas around greens, but fantastic topography. Some great holes on both courses, water comes in play.

 

Kearney Hills : wide open, good condition, but noisy from nearby highway.

 

Cherry Blossom : easier than UK courses, but not a pushover. Well manicured everywhere. My favourite.

 

Boone's Trace : well conditioned, interesting holes, some are wide open, some require adapt shot making. The favourite of my buddies, probably nomber 3 for me.

 

ALL courses are worthwhile considering. You cannot go wrong with any of them. Great value!

Wish I knew you were going to Lexington. I could of drove an hour south to play a round. If I wouldn't be imposing on your plans.

 

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Let me know when you're coming in and we'll get a round sorted out. I know Fivesome, who tested the Sentio Sierra with me, also lives in Lex so we can get a little MGS outing going.

I'm in!

 

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Let me know when you're coming in and we'll get a round sorted out. I know Fivesome, who tested the Sentio Sierra with me, also lives in Lex so we can get a little MGS outing going.

Our merry band actually stayed at Ducker's Lake last year, but we never played the course.

 

 

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Old Silo has fallen into disrepair these days. Almost unplayable. If you're looking for stand-ins in the area, I would recommend Houston Oaks in Paris, Griffin Gate in Lexington (recently renovated), and Golf Club of the Bluegrass in Nicholasville.

Played Old Silo a couple years ago and it was trash. Sorry to see it hasn't recovered.

 

 

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Played Old Silo a couple years ago and it was trash. Sorry to see it hasn't recovered.

 

 

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So sad as it was at one time one of the best in the state.

 

 

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Maybe we can get two 4somes. I've been looking for an excuse to get over to Lexington.

 

 

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End of June

 

 

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I like where this is going! If you are serious about coming to Lexington DM me with details and I will set up a little MGS outing.

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