Golf in Independence

18 Holes of Golf With Cart Rental For Two or Four at Meadowood Golf Course (Up to 60% Off)

Meadowood Golf Course

Burlington

$58 $23

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9-hole, par 35 course entertains golfers of all skill levels with unusual quirks and a few water hazards

18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental and Range Buckets for Two or Four at Elks Run Golf Club (Up to 58% Off)

Elks Run Golf Club

Batavia

$132 $56

18-hole, par 71 course produced by Greg Norman Golf Course Design

18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Hickory Sticks Golf Club (Up to 67% Off)

Hickory Sticks Golf Club

Grants Lick

$84 $39

A deceptively long 6,148-yard course winds through still ponds and lots of elevated terrain

18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart and Range Balls at Tri County Golf Ranch (Up to 57% Off)

Tri County Golf Ranch

Springdale

$62 $29

Undulating course challenges golfers with slick bentgrass greens, distinctive hole layouts, and varied terrain

18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four Including Cart Rental and Range Balls at Greentree Golf Club (Up to 49% Off)

Greentree Golf Club

Turtlecreek

$57.50 $33

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Nine-hole, 3,403-yard course rolls over hilly parcel of Warren County, a rustic setting enjoyable with challenging golf

Golf for Two or Four with Range Balls at ClearCreek at The Practice Center (Up to 53% Off)

Clear Creek Golf Course

Franklin

$44.25 $22

Buckets of 40–45 range balls help golfers warm up at the driving range before they tackle 18 executive holes studded with sand traps

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart at Duckers Lake Golf Resort (Up to 57% Off)

Duckers Lake Golf Resort

Frankfort

$80 $39

Championship course challenges players with 18 holes that reward precise shots and strategic play

$240 for Four Weeks of Golf-Fitness Sessions at Athletes Performance Center LLC ($480 Value)

Athletes Performance Center LLC

Greenwood

$480 $240

Golf-Fitness sessions aim to improve overall performance and productivity by helping to maximize clients' athletic potential

Round of Golf for Two, or Stay-and-Play Package for Two or Four at Tanglewood Golf Course (Up to 50% Off)

Tanglewood Golf Course

Taylorsville

$70 $39

Water Hazards come into play and demand accuracy over power; private motels feature two full beds, full bathroom, and cable television

Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart at Beckett Ridge Golf Club (Up to 51% Off)

Beckett Ridge Golf Club

Beckett Ridge

$98 $51

Golfers hit into forgiving fairways, long hole layouts, and frequent elevation changes that demand strategic shot-making skills

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four Including Cart Rental at Old Silo Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Old Silo Golf Course & Restaurant

Mount Sterling

$78 $39

Designed by Australian golfer Graham Marsh, 7,011-yard course features bentgrass fairways and greens, 84 sand traps, and water on 5 holes

$39 for an 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart Rental at Lone Oak Golf Course (Up to $96 Value)

Lone Oak Golf Course

Nicholasville

$96 $39

Cart zips twosomes across 6,473-yard course that runs around central pond and over gentle hills speckled with mature timbers

Two or Six 30-Minute Private Lessons at The Golf Academy of Kentuckiana (Up to 59% Off)

The Golf Academy of Kentuckiana

Golden Tee Driving Range

$80 $39

Each private 30-minute lesson focuses on a unique six-step program

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart and Range Balls at Reid Park Golf Course (Up to 59% Off)

Reid Park Golf Course

Springfield

$60 $27

18-hole rounds on one of two public golf courses overseen by the National Trail Parks and Recreation District

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at Glenmary Country Club (Up to 44% Off)

Glenmary Country Club

East Louisville

$76 $45

The course’s undulating terrain spans 6,542 yds. of slick bentgrass greens and multiple water hazards

Weekday Round of Golf for Two or Four with Lunch at Hawk’s Tail of Greenfield (Up to 43% Off)

Hawk’s Tail of Greenfield

Center

$74.50 $45

Golf course showcases open fairways lined by ancient trees, which have contributed to its character and challenges since 1927

18 Holes of Golf and Cart Rental for Two or Four at Old Capital Golf Club (Up to 44% Off)

Old Capital Golf Club

Harrison

$76 $45

Par 72 course offers scenic rolling hills and a wide creek, as well as a new three-hole par 3 loop designed for families and beginners

18 Holes of Golf with a Cart and Bucket of Range Balls for Two or Four at Bardstown Country Club (Up to 55% Off)

Bardstown Country Club

Bardstown

$110 $59

A session at the grass-tee driving range prepares golfers for a cart-couriered round at a scenic 18-hole course

18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four, on a Unlimited Golf Pass for 2014 at Bluff Creek Golf Course (Up to 70% Off)

Bluff Creek Golf Course

White River

$77 $45

Tall heather grasses, multiple water hazards, and a few dramatic elevation changes characterize relatively open, links-style course

Private Golf Lessons for One or Two from Aahh! Golf Lessons! (Up to 58% Off). Three Options Available.

Aahh! Golf Lessons!

Multiple Locations

$110 $55

Lessons teach both the single-plane swing path of Canadian golf legend “Pipeline” Moe Norman and the Vardon grip

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Led by Golf Range’s Top 50 Golf Instructor Ralph Landrum, World of Golf’s staff of game-improvement gurus help players lower their golf scores with an array of golf-related activities. Private lessons conducted inside a climate-controlled swing room allow students to launch golf balls out onto the range while four cameras capture bad habits such as flat takeaways or saying “um” too much during their follow-through. Afterward, players can use their instructor’s pointers to build muscle memory on the rest of the complex’s practice facilities, which include an outdoor range with 24 mat tees and two sets of grass tees, indoor hitting nets with eight stalls, and an indoor putting and chipping green.

As soon as golfers feel they’ve practiced enough, they put their newfound knowledge to the test on the executive 18-hole golf course, with 14 par 3s and four par 4s, or the miniature golf course. When weather renders either course unplayable, thwackers move indoors to the golf simulator, which recreates the look and feel of more than 50 courses or a hodgepodge of 18 famous holes but without the extremely long between-hole travel times. World of Golf keeps a busy schedule of lessons, classes, and leagues, all of which can be found on the calendar.

7400 Woodspoint Dr
Florence,
KY
US

Meadowood Golf Course has an unusual quirk: its lone par 5, No. 8, is not its longest hole. That distinction belongs to the par 4 No. 5, which, at 455 yards, is some 40 yards longer than No. 8 from the back tees. Unsurprisingly, this hole is also the hardest on the 9-hole track. Not one of the other par 4s even reaches 400 yards, and No. 9 is a featherweight 260 so long drivers can take a crack at reaching the final green in a single stroke. Taken altogether, the par 35 course is a relatively short and forgiving spot for beginners to learn to play the game, with one lengthy par 4 that permits them some bragging rights or even the chance to take home a divot to place on the mantelpiece.

1911 Golf Club Dr.
Burlington,
KY
US

Colonial Pines Golf Club’s 18-hole course blankets 127 acres of tranquil Ohio Valley farmland for 5,966 yards of rolling hills and imposing hardwoods. Golfers traverse the par 70 layout on the backs of motorized carts or caddies hoping to improve their piggyback-ride form, steering balls away from a menagerie of hazards, including mounds topped with swaying heathers, woodsy thickets, and six lakes spanning 11 acres. The first tee shot aptly foreshadows a round in which avoiding water hazards and ingratiating oneself to ball-stealing fish will be critical, as drives must cross a pond that runs from the tee box to the beginning of the fairway.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 70 course * Length of 5,966 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 68.3 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 117 from the farthest tees * Three tee options * Link to scorecard

1278 State Route 222
Bethel,
OH
US

Elevation changes. Not only do they challenge players at Hickory Sticks Golf Club with constantly changing terrain, but they also afford spectacular views of the Kentucky Hills. The rippling landscape stretches across a 6,148-yard course?much of which consists of Hickory Sticks' marathon first and last holes, which measure 533 and 496 yards, respectively.

Course at a Glance * 18-hole, par 71 course * Total length of 6,148 yards * Course rating of 69.1 from the back tees * Course rating of 131 from the back tees * Four tees per hole * See the scorecard

3812 Painter Rd.
California,
KY
US

A product of Greg Norman Golf Course Design, Elks Run Golf Club's 18-hole, par 71 course is a case-study in fair but challenging golf. For example, golfers can capitalize on consistently wide fairways?but if they don't, their ball may stray into thick heather that skirts the short-grass. Water hazards also loom on eight holes, including a five-hole stretch on the back nine that curls around a creek. Elevated tee boxes and undulating terrain characterize the course throughout the round, which also includes a double green shared by holes three and five. Before rounds, golfers can warm up at a practice green, two sand traps, and a driving range with bent-grass hitting stations.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 71 course * Length of 6,845 yards from the tips * Course rating of 72.9 from the tips * Slope rating of 138 from the tips * Four tee options

2000 Elklick Rd
Batavia,
OH
US

The fairways at Deer Run Country Club beckon golfers along an immaculately crosshatched carpet of plush bent grass. Whittled from a rolling blanket of forest by architect Mike Macke, the 18-hole course forms a heart-shaped patch surrounding several arteries of pristine residential streets and five ponds lurking in wait. After building up an appetite while hacking out of the rough and taking in the beauteous Ohio River Valley setting, players can fill up on wings, pizzas, and half-pound burgers at the Fairway Grill.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par-70 course
  • Total length of 6,354 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 70.4 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 125 from the back tees
  • Three sets of tees per hole
  • Scorecard
7414 Pickway Dr
Cincinnati,
OH
US