Golf courses Kentucky Cadiz Lake Barkley Boots Randolph Golf Course

Lake Barkley Boots Randolph Golf Course

Us Hwy 68 & Hwy 1489, Cadiz, Kentucky, 42211
Type: Resort
No. Holes: 18
(270) 924-9076
Architect: Larry Packard (79)
                      
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Detailed description of Lake Barkley Boots Randolph Golf Course

Lake Barkley Boots Randolph Golf Course is a Resort 18 hole golf course located at Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz, Kentucky.

Boots Randolph golf course first opened in 1972. The course was designed by Larry Packard.

The course has a winding stream that is fed by the Big Blue Spring. The stream will come into play on half of the holes. Both nines are laid out along the valley floor with no blind shots.

Most of the fairways are tree lined, and nearly all of the greens are well bunkered.

From the back tees, the course plays to 6,791 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 2, a par- that plays to 564 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 8, a par- that plays to 158 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 3, a 444-yard- challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Boots Randolph golf course is # 13, a 218 yard par-3.

#6 is a 517-yard, par 5, with a ninety-degree dogleg left fairway and a well-protected green.

 

This course has been reviewed 2 times
Golf Course ranker Photo, David Theoret
Crossville, TN

(cart included), played on Tuesday, 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.

Lake Barkley State Resort Park Golf Course in Cadiz, Kentucky is not a course you will find by accident but once you get there you’ll be glad you made the trip. Located in an area referred to as the Land Between the Lakes, the Lake Barkley Lodge is in a class all its own. Designed by Edward Durell Stone, the lodge is constructed from Western Cedar, Douglas Fir, and over 3 and a half acres of glass. For those wanting more space, there are 13 cottages available.

Lake Barkley State Resort Park is home to an 18-hole championship golf course named after Boots Randolph, the great saxophone legend from Paducah, KY. The Boots Randolph Golf Course was designed by Larry Packard and recently underwent a complete greens renovation, the first course renovation in more than 20 years. The course plays along the valley floor and as a result, it’s relatively flat with no blind shots. Most of the fairways are tree-lined, but not with dense strands of trees. You’ll most likely find your ball but will most likely have to maneuver around a tree. There’s a creek that meanders throughout the property and comes into play on about 9 holes, sometimes more than once. The greens are well bunkered and are the most memorable aspect of the course. They all have a lot of undulation and a considerable amount of slope, many have multiple tiers and all are fast.

Number 18 is one of the most challenging holes on the course; if I were to name it, I’d call it “Twice Across the Creek.” You’ll need to hit across it with your tee shot, which shouldn’t be a problem unless you hit it over 260 yards or push it right. The creek crosses the fairway a second time just inside the 150 marker and the green is slightly elevated and well protected. At 395 yards from Tee 2, it takes two well-struck shots. Par is a good score here.

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: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 029844
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Rapid City, SD

$31 (cart included), played on Tuesday, April 2012 at 10am

Very nice golf course, plenty of challenge. Greens were really fast and rolling... several 3 puts. Front nine plays through some areas that look tight, but very big landing areas, just go ahead and rip it. Would definitely play again and suggest you try this one..

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 017489
4.0/5
Based on 2 reviews
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