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 spreads out a sprawling kingdom of flag-bedecked holes dotted across 1,700 yards of outstretched fairway and greens. Calibrated to challenge golfers of all stripes, the nine-hole course unfolds with a mix of six par 3 and three par 4 holes. Like three-legged races or bomb diffusing, the course is best explored in groups of two, as pairs of partners traverse the 2-mile scenic walk on their way from pin to pin. Before striding up to neatly packaged tee boxes, save swings from lurking slumps and warm up with a large bucket of balls, spraying shots across 285 yards of designated driving range. An artificial driving area, fairway sand bunker, and seven different target greens provide comfortable teeing areas, and a chipping-and-putting green keeps short games from developing a Napoleon complex and attempting to annex the clubhouse.
Shelby County Parks and Recreation's Family Activity Center chauffeurs clients toward good health with a cohesive, family-friendly exercise facility, classes, a 25-yard swimming pool, basketball court, and wellness seminars. After an included fitness-equipment orientation, solo, familial, and cloned cardholders can get to work whittling ideal physiques atop resistance-training machinery or the gym's indoor track. Structured sweat sessions take place in more than 20 fitness classes, including Zumba toning, step, and seven yoga styles, held six days a week. The eight-lane pool also hosts a handful of fitness classes, including Willing Wonders, which works with water's natural resistance and Marco Polo's light ankle-pulling to imbue exercisers with newfound strength and flexibility. Fitness cardholders also receive free childcare for kiddies aged 7 and younger at the Family Activity Center's on-site nursery; check the group fitness schedule for the nursery's hours.
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:
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:
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. A casual lounge hosts several TVs for catching the latest sports scores or infomercial 1-800 numbers.Cardinal Club is open from 11–3 on Tuesdays-Saturdays, 5–9 on Fridays, and 10–2 on Sundays.