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
Clear Creek Golf Center's nine-hole, executive layout spreads its fairways and greens across 1,665 yards of Kentucky countryside. With six par 3s and three par 4s, the course is anchored by the longest and most difficult hole, a 331-yard par 4 where players will feel compelled to unsheathe their driver or airlift their ball with a remote-controlled helicopter. The scaled-down layout offers closer tees and scoring designed for junior golfers, making it a sound venue for youngsters to master the game. Before rounds, players can stretch out their swings at the center’s 285-yard driving range or at the practice green, which features putting and chipping surfaces. In addition, head PGA professional Derrick Griffitts and his staff offer lessons and clinics for those looking to straighten out a chronic slice or actors researching for their starring role in a character study about a forlorn sand wedge. Course at a Glance: * Nine-hole, par 30 course * Length of 1,665 yards from the farthest tees * Three tee options
Goose Creek Cycle galvanizes two-wheelers with a variety of elusive parts and maintenance services to keep customers coasting. The skilled cycle technicians begin the basic bike tune-up by adjusting the front and rear shifting and brake pads, which ensures that all velocipede-vessels will sail smoothly, dock on a dime, and outrun gifted children demanding today's newspaper. A truing is then performed to wipe out wobbles and minor dips, followed by a relubrication of chafed chains using a light chain oil, such as Tri-Flow. Finally, headsets and hubs are adjusted, and tire pressure is calibrated to ensure a cushy ride. Before mechanics return bikes to the wheeled wilderness, the team will give the spoked chariot a once-over to diagnose any replaceable parts, tighten up bolts, and fluff pom-pom handlebars.
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
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
The red roofs of Shamrock Farms’ hand-built barns appear amid 180 rolling acres of Kentucky Bluegrass, interrupted only by a 4-acre lake. In 31 ventilated stalls, Saddlebreds and Gypsy Vanners—including everything from show horses to yearlings—enjoy sunny views and wait for their chance to run through the pastures or one of the 55’x55’ indoor arenas. The Farms’ foundation stands on two core principals; safety and good horsemanship. Those principals are practiced during the lessons they offer for riders of all ages– from beginners to advanced students. During lessons, as students achieve personal goals, they are also taught riding fundamentals such as grooming, tacking, and untacking. Shamrock Farms also hosts an active youth club, popular horse showings– available to interested adults and children– as well as seasonal camps.