Middlesboro Country Club is a Semi-Private, 9 hole golf course located in Middlesboro, Kentucky.
The exact year in which the golf course opened is not definite, but 1889 is the earliest year that golfing has been confirmed. That makes the course the oldest continuously played course in the United States and the second oldest course in the nation. The course has had several names over the years. The original name was Kentucky Golf Club, later Middlesboro Golf Club, and the current name of the Country Club of Middlesboro.
A creek that flows through this course, which comes into play on two holes. There are numerous trees lining the fairways, and a few hills that can cause uneven lies.
Par for the course is 36. From the back tees, the course plays to 3,033 yards. From the forward tees, the course measures 2,433 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 7, a par-5 that plays to 539 yards. The shortest hole on the course is #5, a par-3 that plays to 107 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 7, the 539-yard par-5 challenge is the #1 handicap hole on the course. You guessed it, the easiest hole at Middlesboro Country Club is # 5, the short 1o7 yard par-3.
For many years Middlesboro Country Club was also the home of one of the few Par 6 holes (660 yards) in the country. Number 7 was shortened to add flood control but remains a very challenging hole that few can reach in 2.
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