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12900 Christman Dr
Louisville, KY  40229-2970
United States
P: (502) 957-5940
Pennsylvania Run Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

71 par | 6,217 yards | 111 slope

68.6 rating

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Pennsylvania Run Golf Course

The 18-hole "Pennsylvania Run" course at the Penn Run Golf Course facility in Louisville, Kentucky features 6,217 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 68.6 and it has a slope rating of 111. Designed by Matt Emberson Sr., the Pennsylvania Run golf course opened in 1970. Susan Drury manages the course as the Co-Owner.


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Reviewed September 02, 2014

Went to this course on Labor Day weekend. Not crowded, and no wait to get on the course. It is a first come first serve course. The Tee Boxes were not maintained very well. I like to hit off the tee with a 1 Iron, or 2 Iron, but the grass was taller than my tee. This was common on most of the tee boxes. The Fairways were like playing from the rough. Not only was the fairway covered with tall grass, but it was uneven. I found my ball in spots a couple inches lower than the surrounding land. Spent quite a bit of time trying to locate my ball on the fairway, rather than playing. There was no rough to speak of outside of what was around the greens. Most greens did not have a fringe, just a hard line where the rough stops and the green starts.
Be prepared to try to figure out which hole is which in some areas. It takes a bit of problem solving to figure out the layout. Came across quite a few gopher holes on the back 9. For the price I would have expected a better maintained course. This place has potential, but poor maintenance, and unclear course layout.

Reviewed December 08, 2012

By far...THE WORST COURSE I'VE EVER PLAYED! The tee boxes should have been equipped with hammers to drive your tee into the ground. The 12th hole is probably the worst designed hole I've ever seen. The front 9 is not that bad as far as lay out. But the back 9 looks like someone put together a quick fix to compete with 18 hole courses. The lack of maintenance and upkeep really makes this a place I would only return to if I had no place else to play and was already drunk. I would rather practice chipping in my back yard than to play this cow pasture.

Reviewed August 23, 2012

I read the reviews but went here anyway. I was preasently suprised. Good value and the course was in as good of shape as any of the muni courses in the city.

Reviewed April 11, 2010

First off, what kind of golf course doesn't take credit/debit cards?! And if you have 2 consecutive couples walking, doesn't it make sense to pair them up?! The front 9 wasn't terrible, a little flat, but enjoyable. The back 9 was possibly the worst planned course I've played. Hole 12 makes NO sense! It's impossible to hit a good tee shot. The course plays ridiculously long (I guess to make you feel like you're getting your money's worth while playing this awfully planned course). The greens are bumpier than a gravel road. If you get frustrated easy (like myself) than do yourself a favor and book a tee time elsewhere.

Reviewed April 15, 2009

If you would like the play the worst course in the city of Louisville then I recommend you play here. They cut the grass about once every 2 weeks. The greens are sometimes not even puttable. There are about 9 retarded holes. It is cheap though and they don't require tee times.

Reviewed March 30, 2009

nice course, lot of trees and lakes, love the wide fairways, big crowd on the weekends, get there early.
prices arent to bad!

Reviewed March 29, 2009

one of my favorite courses in louisville, played there recently, and enjoyed it. love the back nine!

Reviewed October 17, 2008

Course is not well maintained and customer service at club house is not the best. However the price is cheaper than most in the area. Also, this course is not overly played.

Reviewed July 02, 2008

Reviewed April 18, 2008

Great Course , played today and enjoyed every bit of it .. looked great played great and was very inexpensive

Reviewed October 13, 2007

Reviewed October 13, 2007

Penn Run is not much. Midway through the summer the grass turns brown and then to desert (extra 50 yards when you top off your tee shot which'll keep you from playing with your pants down). GREAT BEGINNER COURSE: front nine is wide open; no sand; when there are breaks on the green they are very moderate.

Reviewed May 31, 2007

over priced for what you get

The only course I've ever played where they charge you for half carts. Front nine is straight with back and forth fairways, back nine is cut through woods and over hills that produce a few blind shots. The best thing about this course is they let you bring a cooler.

Reviewed April 28, 2007

Goat Ranch

This is one of the few public courses I've been to where they charge extra for a single when using a cart. The back nine is like a goat ranch and the front isn't much better.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 David S. N/A 41 41 06/25/08
2 Greg N. 15 81 66 09/01/07
3 Bobby O. 27 96 69 07/31/08
4 Ben K. 9 79 70 08/30/09
5 william S. 35 105 70 08/01/07
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About Penn Run, Pennsylvania Run

Penn Run Golf Course

Golf Only facility

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Susan Drury, Co-Owner
Matt Emberson, Jr., Co-Owner

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