TATES CREEK GOLF COURSE (859)272-3428
Kentucky Golf Course Review
Tates Creek, in Lexington, is a 6265 yard par 72 regulation course that is open year-round except for on Christmas Day. This 125 acre layout, in the heart of the Gainesway Subdivision, was designed by Buck Blankenship in 1969, and was purchased by the city of Lexington in 1972. Golfers who have played at Tates Creek in the past will be pleased to know that the bunkers were renovated and re-done in 2007.
This municipal facility features an Aquatic Center with a lap pool and water slide, a clubhouse, and a practice facility. The clubhouse has a well stocked pro shop, snack bar, a small outing room with room for 50 people, and a ball room that can seat more than 200 people. The practice facility is great for short game warm up and includes a shag range, putting green, sand bunker, and chipping area. In the near future Solo Rider Golf Carts will be available for Handicap use.
The course is well marked with Yardage posts off to the side of the fairways from 100, 150, and 200 yards from center green on par fours and fives. Tee boxes on the par threes have yardage marked on the tee boxes in case the tees are moved forward or back. All carts include daily pin placement sheets with three possible hole-locations.
Four sets of tee boxes at Tates Creek play to distances and slopes measuring 6265/ 126 slope, 6037 yards/ 122 slope, 5682 yards/117 slope, and 5250 yards and a slope of 121 for women playing from the forward tees. As the scorecard indicates, this layout will is quite playable for scratch golfers while beginners and high handicap golfers can face a difficult round from the short blue tees if they choose to. There are two holes with water in play and a total of 15 greenside sand bunkers on the course.
Golfers will run into a couple blind tee shots and will face some up and down lies on the hilly terrain. The fairways are lined by mounding and many mature trees which create some narrow landing zones. Flatter ground in around and front of the greens provide a safe approach on inaccurate iron shots. The putting surfaces themselves are small to medium in size with very little slope
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