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400 Booth Field Rd
Owensboro, KY  42301-9273
United States
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Ben Hawes Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

71 par | 6,632 yards | 118 slope

71.0 rating | Bermuda grass

Ben Hawes Golf Course

The 18-hole "Ben Hawes" course at the Ben Hawes Park Golf Course facility in Owensboro, Kentucky features 6,632 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 71.0 and it has a slope rating of 118 on Bermuda grass. Ben Hawes golf course opened in 1964. Chris Cary manages the course as the General Manager - Golf Operations.

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Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Since the State gave this course back to the city of Owensboro, nothing but good has happened. The course is in the best shape in years and the green fees have gone down. There is a senior rate now too. Membership includes play at the nine hole Hillcrest muni, which, by the way, has also seen a transformation. Glad this happened.

Reviewed June 02, 2008

Reviewed June 17, 2007

Ben Hawes State Golf Course

Ben Hawes is a very well maintained course with some very nice scenery, however those are the only good remarks. I find it unpleasant that there is no snack bar or anything, just a few vending machine at their pro shop. The rates are pretty ridiculous too. It's the most expensive course to play on in the area by far. All other courses around Owensboro ( Panther Creek golf, Hillcrest, Rough Creek Golf, and Royal Cypress Golf Club) cost anywhere from $18 to $25 to play with a cart, but at Ben Hawes, it's $32.50 during the week, excluding holidays, and $37.50 on Saturday and Sunday. The only thing that really irks me about the cost is this, why do I have to pay $32.50 for a round of golf on their 18 hole course, but only have to pay $10 for their par 3 course and I can play the course over and over all day as much as I want? They should seriously rethink the rates out there, but like I said it is well maintained and has some nice scenery. I would recommend that you play the course at least once, even if the rates are high and don't make sense.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 daryl R. N/A 41 41 08/18/08
2 john M. N/A 46 46 10/01/07
3 Lora B. N/A 66 66 07/08/11
4 Brian C. 9 78 69 08/15/10
5 Adam L. 11 81 70 05/30/08
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About Ben Hawes Park

Ben Hawes Park Golf Course

Golf Only facility

10 tees driving range

18 regulation holes | 9 executive holes

Awards at Ben Hawes Park

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Course Staff

Chris Cary, General Manager - Golf Operations
Charles Whelan, PGA, Golf Professional
Kevin Logsdon, Sr. Greens Superintendent
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