Cherokee Golf Course is a Public, 9 hole golf course located in Louisville, Kentucky.
Cherokee Golf Course first opened for play in 1896. Cherokee is one of the oldest municipal golf courses in the United States. It's also the oldest public golf course in Louisville. With its hilly layout and lake holes its excellent place to improve your short-iron game.
This is a short course. Water comes into play on four holes. The course has hills that can cause uneven lies. The fairways are tree lined. The greens are large and medium speed.
Blue tees: par-36, 2,917 yards
White tees: par-36, 2,778 yards
Red tees: par-37, 2,321 yards
$41 (cart included), played on Monday, November 2019 at 11:00 AM
In the area visiting the Cherokee County Park area and drove upon this 1896 “Seasoned” nine (9) hole 2,827yd / 66.3 / 114 Par 35 tree lined track. It was originally a 18 hole layout but changed around 1935 to what is here today as the starter told us. Well being a follower of playing older tracks, I wasn’t going to pass on this course today. Starting out on the highest point of the park, you have some great views on the first five (5) holes. The holes are “side by side” but the seasoned hardwood trees protect each fairway. Starting out with a narrow straight away 525yd Par 5 is a good warmup and practice for those punch shots you’ll use later. Number 2 is a 291yd Par 4 and a 50yd wide fairway will be the normal view till #7 hole. The #3 is a 295yd Par 4 that has a deep valley to drive over, but 170 yds is all you need. Fairways are a little rough and flat lies are only found on the tee boxes. The #4 is a great 215yd Par 3 and short is good because there’s a drop off behind the green. The greens are pretty good size for an old designed course and some hidden slopes will surprise you. The #5 is a 300yd Par 4 with an severe left to right tipped fairway to the pond. Must draw ball into the hill so you have a chance of staying dry. The #6 is a 185yd Par 3 that is all carry over a pond to the green on the side of the hill. Long left is your bailout for missing because through the green is the road. (20yds away). The #7 300yd Par 4 has your 2nd shot about 30’ above your head (2-3 club more) and a ugly uphill lie. The #8 is another 210yd Par 3 but slightly downhill and stay short, not long. Finishing with a 452yd Par 5 will make you feel good and allow for a short iron 3rd shot to close with a birdie. Enjoyed my 1.5hr round ($17.50 w/cart) shooting 39 w/16 putts and my girlfriend getting some great photos of the area. Can’t believe playing here with hickory sticks in the old days.
$10 (cart included), played on Tuesday, March 2008 at noon
Course good for seniors that ride a cart. Course has a couple of severe hills. Long hitters can drive some greens and do not like the course because second shots are unvariably wedges. Senior league attracts many players and staff is friendly and accommodating.
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