Department of Parks
Golf Digest Recognizes Golf Course at Yatesville Lake State Park
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Golf Digest magazine has named Eagle Ridge Golf Course at Yatesville Lake State Park in Louisa, Ky., as one of the nation’s “Best New Affordable Public Golf Courses” in 2005.
The 6,630-yard, par 71-course, which is carved out of the Eastern Kentucky mountains, ranked third on the magazine’s annual list. A nationwide panel of more than 800 golfers selected the winners based on shot values, design variety, resistance to scoring, memorability and aesthetics.
“It’s terrific to receive this kind of recognition and we’re hopeful golfers from all over the state -- as well as surrounding states -- will want to see why this course is so highly regarded,” said Deputy Parks Director John Kington. “We offer a package called ‘Tee’s and Zzz’s’ that makes it easy for anyone who wants to play Eagle Ridge to couple it with an overnight stay at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park.”
Eagle Ridge is the fourth golf course operated by the Kentucky State Parks to receive accolades from Golf Digest.
Hidden Cove at Grayson Lake State Park and Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park course were both ranked among the nation’s best new affordable public courses in 2004, at fourth and six respectively. Wasioto Winds at Pine Mountain State Resort Park was ranked fourth in the same category in 2002.
“To receive this recognition from such a well known and respected golf publication really validates our courses,” said Dan Strohmeier, the park system’s PGA director of golf. “With this recent announcement, four of the six courses on our ‘Signature Series’ can now boast of having received Golf Digest awards.”