General Burnside Island State Park golf course first opened for play in 1950. The course was rennovated in 2008.
General Burnside Island State Park golf course is located on an island that is surrounded by Lake Cumberland, however, there is only one water hazard that comes into play, on hole #18. Brian Ault, designer of Dale Hollow and Hidden Cove re-designed this spectacular layout.
General Burnside Island State Park was named for the sideburn-whiskered Civil War general Ambrose Burnside. Burnside led patrols along the Cumberland River, circling this 400-acre island while on the look out for Confederate soldiers.
General Burnside Island State Park golf course is very hilly and there are some blind shots that will test your accuracy. Even though there is only a minimal amount of sand bunkers on the course, the numerous trees lining the fairways will still demand accurate shots. The natural beauty of large boulders at hole #6 will set you up for a beautiful view atop the back tee.
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