Department of Parks
Kentucky State Park Golf Courses Participate In Play Golf America Month
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky State Parks will observe Play Golf America Month in July with a special promotion aimed at young golfers.
From July 6th through the 31st, any player 18 or under may play a free round (cart not included) at any Kentucky State Park golf course when accompanied by a paying adult. The free play applies at all 19 state park courses. Also, juniors will be able to hit balls free on the driving range when an adult purchases range balls.
“July is family golf month with the PGA of America. We are happy to participate in this promotion encouraging families to get out and enjoy fun filled times with their kids at our state parks,” said Dan Strohmeier, the Department of Park’s PGA Director of Golf. “As golf professionals we must continue to find ways to introduce young persons to golf and grow the game. We have so many outstanding courses located at wonderful state parks where the entire family can get involved with various activities.”
Several golf courses operated by the Kentucky State Parks have recently received recognition from Golf Digest and Golfweek magazines.
The course at Mineral Mound State Park located near Eddyville in western
Kentucky was ranked #5 in the state in the "Best Courses You Can Play" public-access category by Golfweek Magazine. Eagle Ridge Golf Course at Yatesville Lake State Park, located in eastern Kentucky, and Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park , located in south central Kentucky were ranked #6 and #9 as "Best In State" by Golf Digest Magazine.
In addition, Wasioto Winds Golf Course at Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Pineville, My Old Kentucky Home State Park at Bardstown and Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park at Burkesville were rated four stars by Golf Digest for "Best Places to Play" in 2008-09.
State parks have a “Chip Shot” package that includes overnight lodging and 18 holes of golf with a golf cart for $79 (April 1, 2009 to October 31, 2009). The package price is per person, per night, based on double occupancy, plus tax and is subject to availability.
For those desiring an all-inclusive package, the popular Tee's & Zzz's golf packages are still available, which include overnight lodging, breakfast and dinner, 18 holes of golf with a golf cart, welcome gift card and preferred tee times. Package prices begin at $109 per person, per night, based on double occupancy, plus tax (April 1, 2009 to October 31, 3009).
For more information about Kentucky State Park golf courses, including the State Park Golf Trail, go to www.parks.ky.gov and click on the golf link.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov