UNIVERSITY CLUB WILDCAT COURSE (859) 381-8585
Kentucky Golf Course Review
The University Club, located 7.5 miles Northwest of Downtown Lexington, offers 36 holes of challenging golf. Both courses were designed by Danny McQueen in 1992 and were re-designed by Arthur Hills in 2001. This is official home of the men's and women's golf teams and will be the host site for all of UK's future tournaments. Wildcat is open for outside play seven days a week. Big Blue is private with some open tee times.
The clubhouse features a fully stocked pro shop, locker rooms with showers, a restaurant and bar, and the Hall of Hero's which is filled with University of Kentucky memorabilia. There is also a conference room with space for 50, and banquet facilities with the friendliest service and seating for up to 280 people. The practice facility, which is by consensus is Kentucky's finest, a 60 station driving range with 7 target greens, 3 large putting greens, and a short-game area with sand bunker.
Both courses are well marked on fairways and cart paths from 100, 150, and 200 yards to the middle of the green on all par fours and fives. Sprinkler heads are also marked with yardage to center green. Carts include GPS with accurate measurements to the pin from anywhere on the course. The scorecards for the Wildcat Course include a small course map, and small detailed diagrams of each hole.
Four sets of tee boxes play to yardages and slopes measuring 6680 yards/139 slope, 6254 yards/135 slope, 5853 yards/131 slope, and 4955 yards/ with a slope of 123 for men and 125 for woman. As indicated on the scorecards, the length of the course is not the main source of difficulty on this layout. Long difficult rough and water hazards frequently in play combine to challenge scratch golfers and high handicappers alike.
There is a total of 68 sculpted white soft sand bunkers situated near landing zones off the fairways and greenside. Water comes into play on eleven holes forcing golfers to carry ponds or small streams off the tees and hit accurate approach shots to avoid lakes and ponds off to the sides of the greens. The course features a mixture of holes that are out in the open with wide landing zones and some natural long grass areas and some more typical Midwest style tree lined golf holes that wind through the woods.
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