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Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

Hwy 641 S, Gilbertsville, Kentucky, 42044
Type: Resort
No. Holes: 18
(270) 362-8658
Architect: Perry Maxwell (40)
                       Press Maxwell (24)
                      
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Detailed description of Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park is a Resort 18 hole golf course located in Gilbertsville, Kentucky.

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park Golf Course first opened for play in 1952. The course was designed by Perry and Press Maxwell.

The golf course is a championship style par 72 designed by course architect Perry and Press Maxwell. Maxwell is also responsible for such designs as Southern Hills C.C. in Tulsa, OK (site of the 2007 PGA Championship) and Colonial C.C. in Fort Worth, TX (home to golf legend Ben Hogan). Four sets of tees accommodate players of all capabilities.

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6,704 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5,094 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 18, a par-5 that plays to 562 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 7, a par-3 that plays to 157 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 4, a 417 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park Golf Course is # 11, a 161 yard par-3.

This course has been reviewed 3 times
Golf Course ranker Photo, David Theoret
Crossville, TN

(cart included), played on Thursday, December 2020 at 12:00 PM

Golfers in the Commonwealth of Kentucky need to look no further than their state park system when looking for challenging and affordable golf opportunities. There are three state parks in the southwestern part of the state that could be packaged together as part of a Kentucky State Parks golf outing. Each of these parks has a bevy of lodging and dining options as well as plenty of things to do for the entire family.

The Kentucky Dam Village Golf Course was designed by Perry Maxwell whose other designs include Southern Hills C.C. in Tulsa, OK, and Colonial C.C. in Fort Worth, TX - home to golf legend Ben Hogan. KDV is full of rolling hills, lush fairways, and well-undulated greens. There are several blind tee shots and a couple of blind approaches if you’re not in the proper position for such a shot. All 18 greens are elevated – some requiring at least one extra club.

There are several memorable holes at KDV but none more so than the stretch from Number 7 to 10. Seven is a 130-yard par 3 over the only water on the course. The hole plays significantly downhill and is easily the most photographed on the course. Number 8 is a short 447-yard par 5 with a blind tee shot and a green that can be reached in two with back-to-back good shots. Number 9 is a 287-yard risk/reward par 4 with a very large tree on the right side that needs to be carried if you’re going for the green. The hole is best played with a hybrid or long iron short of the trap on the left and then an uphill pitch shot into the green. Number 10 is probably the most challenging hole on the golf course. It’s the longest par 4 on the course, playing 436 yards from an elevated tee box. A good drive will still require a long second shot uphill into an elevated green. Par is a good score here.

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park offers several lodging opportunities. You can stay in the 72-room Village Inn Lodge or one of 61 cottages. For larger groups, there’s the 14-room Village Green Inn, located next to the golf course. This 3-diamond resort also offers camping, boating, dining, and 1700 acres of breathtaking recreational opportunities.

This is just one of the thirteen golf courses that are part of the Kentucky State Parks. They are all beautiful, well maintained, and staffed by friendly, knowledgeable staff. Most offer overnight accommodations as well as restaurants that serve great food in abundant portions.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 029846
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Rapid City, SD

$36 (cart included), played on Wednesday, April 2012 at 10am

Very fun, wide open golf course playing through the Kentucky hills and woods. Give it a try I think you will have fun.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 017490
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Gilbertsvile, KY

$31 (cart included), played on Monday, October 2010 at 10am

An average course

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 011969
4.0/5
Based on 3 reviews
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