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3403 Kearney Rd
Lexington, KY  40511-9083
United States
P: (859) 253-1981
F: (859) 259-3463
www.lexingtonky.gov
Kearney Hill Links Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

72 par | 7,018 yards | 128 slope

73.5 rating | Bent grass


Kearney Hill Links Golf Course


The 18-hole "Kearney Hill Links" course at the Kearney Hill Links facility in Lexington, Kentucky features 7,018 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 73.5 and it has a slope rating of 128 on Bent grass. Designed by Pete Dye, ASGCA/P.B. Dye, ASGCA, the Kearney Hill Links golf course opened in 1989. Curtis Mitchell manages the course as the General Manager.

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Reviewed July 31, 2015

Reviewed August 01, 2012

Played 7/31/12
It was my first time playing and it was amazing! Right as we pulled up to the parking lot and started unloading our bags, a course ranger came to our car with a golf cart for us (we walked, but still), handed us a scorecard and a sheet for the pin placement. He also told us the pin location for today and what hole to start on. I really felt like I was a member of a country club! Rates are very reasonable, especially with the loyalty cards the city offers, which gives you $5 off green fees every time! Once on the course, it was in immaculate condition! Holes were very well designed. The course was very walkable. Very pleased with the entire course! Coming again very soon!

Reviewed June 15, 2012

Played 6/15/2012. The maintenance people deserve an A+; the course was in near perfect condition. The staff was friendly and helpful. I will definitely play here again if I have the opportunity. My rangefinder got a lot of use, as I tired of walking off distances from sprinkler heads.

Reviewed April 22, 2011

Very challenging course. Best to put approach shot as close to the pin as possible, greens are difficult to negotiate. Well manicured. My favorite course in Lexington area by far.

Reviewed October 29, 2010

Very challenging course especially on a windy day since the layout is on high ground and very exposed. Bring a range finder or you'll be guessing at distances due to a lack of on-course markers. "Dye-abolical" breaks on the greens, expect a lot of three putts. Great conditions, fun course (if you don't mind exceeding your average score by a handfull of strokes...)

Reviewed October 19, 2010

Played 10/12/10 Great layout, good greens, nice staff. Played 36 and enjoyed the whole day. Will be back soon for another 36. Kudo's to the city for spending money to keep up and update.

Reviewed July 29, 2010

Great links "style" course. Greens can be very difficult. Distances are long of any tee. Par 3's can be ridiculous. Water in play, Knee deep rough. Large deep bunkers. Challenging course with risk reward shots on every hole. Overall worth playing just to experience this style of course. Nicest one in area.

Reviewed July 18, 2010

Reviewed October 12, 2009

Great course. $30 walking on weekend is great rate for this course. Loved the challenge and layout of the holes. Need some kind of landmarks for 150/100 yards--difficult at times to find yardage which slows down play. For having so many sand traps, wish the sand was a little nicer to play out of. Would definitely recommend to any golfer in the area or visiting for UK sports or Keeneland.

Reviewed September 22, 2009

Reviewed July 30, 2009

I live in michigan so i've golfed some of the best courses in the country in my opinion. On a recent visit to a friend, we hit the kearney track. I have to say, nice course. nice practice putting and chipping greens. I liked how the staff brought a cart right to our car. Fairways were in good shape. for a links course there was great variety in the holes. I especially liked the par threes. I would recommend this course to anyone in the lexington area.

Reviewed June 23, 2009

This is a truly amazing golf course. One of the best designed courses that I have played. Its a links style course that is built in a way to challange low handicappers & at the same time is enjoyable for high handicappers. The rough is extremly thick & the greens are hard & fast. One of the best designed courses you will ever play.

Reviewed May 24, 2009

Charlesthemole, i live in lexington, and im sorry you had a bad experience at kearney hills. First off, almost every course ariates their greens in the spring, you should expect that. $3 for a bucket of balls.....im sorry thats so outragiously priced???? It is not a goat ranch, you obviously havnt seen some of the other courses around town, we have some real goat ranches here. This course is the nicest public course in lexington, it probably wasnt in the best condition but it seems like your comparing it to Augusta National, and yes this course hosted a dozen or so Senior PGA tour events in the 90's. I will tell everyone that this is a great course, it gets really dry in the summer because it is sooo wide open, greens are nice, i think the worst thing of the course are the bunkers, kinda hard, but im sure you will have fun. Try it out!!

Reviewed April 06, 2009

my son, myself and two of my friends drove from Michigan to play golf in the Lexington are over the weekend of April, 2nd, 2009. I researched the golf courses in the area and reviewed the comments provided. I also checked with each of the courses that we were interested in playing to inquires as to the present golf course conditions. To say that we were EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED with the course conditions would be a major understatement. What is most troubeling to me is that i was lied to by someone in the pro shop when i made reservations. I was told that the greens were in great shape and that the course was also in great shape. There were sand rails on every green that we jokingly were calling sped bumps. The greens still had the holes from the recent ariation and the sand was apparently the result of them using too much sand. The couse was in absolutely terrible condition...Pete Dye would have been beyond embarrassed had he seen the way his course was being presented. Whats worse is that on top of being lied to about the conditions, we had to pay $3.00 for a bucket [about 20] of range balls and had to hit off of a matt because they were attempting to protect the course? Once inside, they were actually charging .50 cents for a glass of ice! I would not suggest that anyone waste time or money on this goat ranch. They promote that they have hosted some pretty major events but I can assure you that there is no way that they would ever be given the opportunity to again host an event if they continue to maintain in such a sloppy fashion what otherwise could be a fun course to play. The only good thing about our experience was that it was a beautiful day. I think Golf Digest should send someone out to re-evaluate the rating that has been given as it is not anywhere near what it has been rated.

Reviewed January 24, 2009

Reviewed July 31, 2008

Good, just not great. I would not recomend it.

Reviewed May 28, 2008

Best muni i have ever played,, Pete Dye for $34 including cart and is maintained like a $150 course. By far the best public course in KY.

Reviewed April 02, 2008

A++ Superb in all respects - EVERY hole looks and feels like a "real" golf hole. The best public layout I've ever come across! Good shots are rewarded, poor shots penalized, but what a grand experience! I use the white tees, and still score 5-10 strokes more than on any other course I've played (50 years and counting). So what? With the aesthetic beauty and challenge/reward, it's worth it!

Reviewed January 15, 2008

Excellent course all the way around. Feel like a PGA tour player could tee off at any time for a practice round.

Reviewed August 25, 2007

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  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 j C. 3 70 67 08/19/08
2 Barry B. 12 82 70 06/18/15
3 Jai C. 13 84 71 09/10/08
4 Matthew C. 26 97 71 07/01/08
5 Brian J. 14 85 71 07/20/08
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
2 Barry B. 13 95 82 07/19/17
2 Barry B. 12 85 73 07/15/17
2 Barry B. 12 94 82 10/15/16
2 Barry B. 12 101 89 07/16/16
2 Barry B. 12 92 80 07/09/16

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About Kearney Hill Links

Kearney Hill Links

Golf Only facility

60 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Curtis Mitchell, General Manager
Justin Mullannix, PGA, Golf Professional
Kent Dornbrock, Superintendent
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