Department of Parks
Kentucky State Parks Offer Golf Trail Cards For 2007
FRANKFORT, Ky. –The best golf in Kentucky is now available at the 21 courses operated by the Kentucky Department of Parks. For 2007, the Kentucky Golf Trail is again offering a “trail card” that provides unlimited paid green fees for the cardholder.
The trail card fees have remained the same as the prior two years. Trail cards are sold at all state park golf courses and are valid through Dec. 31, 2007. Cards start at $350 for senior players (62 and older). For more information on the trail card, visit www.parks.ky.gov .
The trail cards can be used at all state park courses, including the seven “Signature Series” that offer championship play surrounded by some of the most scenic natural beauty the parks have to offer. Four of the Signature Series courses have received national accolades from Golf Digest as Best New Affordable and Best New Places to Play.
Lake Barkley State Resort Park is the newest member of the Signature Series courses. “Traditionally Lake Barkley has been a favorite among golfers in years past,” said State Park Golf Director Dan Strohmeier. “The course has improved dramatically over the past two years with improvements and conditioning warranting this new status.”
Besides the addition of Lake Barkley to the Signature Series, new clubhouses are being built at Mineral Mound in Eddyville, Dale Hollow near Burkesville, Yatesville Lake in Louisa and Grayson Lake near Grayson. New driving ranges are scheduled to open in the spring at Dale Hollow and late fall at Yatesville Lake in 2007.
General Burnside Island State Park is currently undergoing a complete renovation for a new 18-hole golf course. Brian Ault, designer of Dale Hollow and Hidden Cove at Grayson Lake, both recognized nationally by Golf Digest, was selected as the architect for the course. The course is projected to open in spring 2008.
Kentucky State Parks will continue offering the Tee’s & Zzz’s golf and lodging packages at resort parks. Rates start at $89 per person per night from November through March and $109 April through October.
Kentucky State Park resorts also feature lodges, cottages, campgrounds, restaurants and other activities such as hiking, swimming, boating, and wildlife programs. For more information about state park golf trail cards, Tee’s and Zzz’s packages, and course photos, visit www.parks.ky.gov
Editors: A map showing state park golf courses is available at: http://parks.ky.gov/golf/index.htm
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 Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov