Tanglewood Golf Course doesn't feature an overwhelming number of water hazards, but when water comes into play, its presence is felt. At the 11th hole, a pond turns the layout into the hardest hole on the course. At 501 yards, the 6th hole could be an easy scoring hole?a reachable par 5?if it weren't for another pond in front of the green that makes even long hitters think twice about aggressive shots. Such high risk-high reward shots loom throughout the course, which arcs over the lush hills of Kentucky countryside.
Located alongside the 10th fairway, Tanglewood Golf Course hosts overnight guests in cozy motels with amenities including cable and full kitchens. The course offers weekend stay and play packages ideal for golfers in need of a romantic getaway with their favorite iron.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Course rating of 71.2 from the tips * Slope rating of 131 from the tips * Four tee options * Scorecard
Cardinal Club greets golfers with a 7,000-yard course sprawling with pristine greens and bent-grass fairways designed by golf architect Spencer Holt. Members hone chip shots and bunker-sandcastle-building skills at the multi-tiered 22-acre practice facility, where PGA pros sharpen students' skills with individual lessons. An onsite shop matches sportsmen with the ideal equipment for driving, putting, and shooing off ball-snorting aardvarks. At Cardinal Club's spacious dining facility, friends and families trade golf fairways for salad greens and fresh fish and pasta entrees. The outdoor patio allows early risers to watch the sun rise over a plate of sunny-side-up eggs, and a casual lounge hosts several TVs for catching the latest sports scores or infomercial 1-800 numbers.
Designed by architect Buck Blankenship, the fairways of Shelbyville Country Club's 18-hole course circumnavigate a horseshoe-shaped lake and they gently rise and fall over the rolling hills of Shelby County. Narrow fairways lined with mature trees offset the course's relatively short 6,400-yard length, setting the tone for a round that rewards accuracy and course management over flashy drives and flame-decaled golf bags. A fully stocked pro shop lies at the course's trailhead, offering players the latest in clubs and gear, and a staff of two resident aces stands ready to adjust swings and impart strategic advice during private and group lessons. Along with the immaculate landscape, Shelbyville Country Club boasts two outdoor tennis courts and an Olympic-size pool featuring a gated kiddie pool and play area, all of which are patrolled by a lifeguard and Mark Spitz's mustache.
Course at a Glance:
Course rating of 71.7 from the back tees
Slope rating of 122 from the farthest tees
Four tee options
Max yardage is 6,379
Weissinger Hills Golf Course?s 18-hole layout bounds across 6,526 yards of rolling countryside to form a player-friendly par 72. The course?s narrow fairways encircle a quaint, hilltop clubhouse, from which players can plot a pin-hunting expedition that will bring them into contact with treacherous bunkers, water hazards on five holes, and thoroughbreds intent on outsprinting every golf cart and outsmarting every caddy. A stint at the driving range rattles the rust off of swings, ensuring clubbers won?t be ambushed by the demanding second hole, where an uphill fairway and a green hidden behind four water hazards coalesce to form the course's hardest-rated hole. PGA Head Professional Bryan Slone roams the grounds, divulging golf wisdom in various lesson packages. The club?s facilities include a fully stocked pro shop and a snack bar with cool drinks, light fare, and a sand trap full of incriminating scorecards.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,562 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 70.4 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 125 from the farthest tees * Five tee options