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3.5
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5.0
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Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6925 yards
Slope 139
Rating 72.7
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6925 yards 72.7 139
Blue 72 6447 yards 70.8 133
White 72 6057 yards 69.0 129
White (W) 72 6057 yards 74.9 131
Gold 72 5466 yards 66.4 118
Gold (W) 72 5466 yards 71.6 124
Red (W) 72 4941 yards 68.5 118
Scorecard for Vista Links
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.6/139 429 587 148 334 186 535 376 357 464 3416 414 338 548 152 370 447 522 181 467 3439 6855
Blue M: 70.7/134 405 557 142 313 171 502 355 335 423 3203 390 312 522 133 358 412 505 167 444 3243 6446
White M: 68.9/130 380 524 136 294 153 476 327 310 392 2992 362 290 496 126 340 386 482 159 424 3065 6057
Gold W: 66.2/123 324 475 127 261 131 422 293 284 367 2684 327 262 447 103 280 354 477 147 385 2782 5466
Red W: 64.2/120 301 451 107 234 107 401 262 251 332 2446 290 237 427 64 254 318 415 132 341 2478 4924
Handicap 1 13 17 9 11 5 15 7 3 8 18 10 16 14 4 12 6 2
Par 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 4 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 11 13 7 9 1 17 5 15 10 16 2 12 8 18 4 14 6

Course Details

Year Built 2004
Fairways Bent/Blue Grass
Greens Bent/Blue Grass
Architect Rick Jacobson (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collard shirts ; No cut-offs permitted

Reviews

2.7
4 Reviews (4)
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

What could have been

I went to college in nearby Lexington, and our team practiced a lot at Vista Links. The Rick Jacobson layout is actually excellent, though these days, it's hard to tell, given the weedy fairways, horrendous tee boxes and decent but shrinking greens.

At its best, the course was a thrill ride, with firm fairways and one of the best sets of par fives anywhere. Now, years of suspect management and waning demand for golf have left it on life support. I hope it returns to its heyday, but that might be wishful thinking. Still, if you're in the area and don't mind the scruffy conditions, you'll enjoy Vista Links.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Good layout, terrible shape.

This course is in BAD shape, as the city has no money for upkeep. This was a BEAUTIFUL track when it opened up. It is quite a shame how bad it is now.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Needs lots of work.

The greens were EXCELLENT. Grass way too long on tee boxes. Fairways are uneven and knobby creating horrible lies.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Needs work

crab grass in the fairways, or what looks like fairways. its struggling

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
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$279 Starting price
Valid dates: Apr 18, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019
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