Short at Gibson Bay Golf Course
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Pace of ply
They were having amens league outing and no consideration for people paying top money to play!! There several foursomes in front that wouldn’t let faster players play through!!
Labor Day Golf
It’s been a while since we’ve played the course and was slightly disappointed on the maintenance of the course, the greens had burn marks and it looked like someone wore cleats and dug into the greens, the fairways weren’t maintained and the roughs were rough, love the course, price was great but don’t know what happened to the grounds keeper
Expectations were high and came away slightly disappointed
Nice, but overplayed.
GB is an awesome public course, however because of its popularity it is overplayed. The pace of play is much slower compared to other surrounding courses, but that's to be expected. I usually play here once every couple months for a change from my home course. I do recommend this to anyone wanting to play in Richmond, however don't expect an 18 hole round under 3.5 hours.
A day at gibson bay
Very courteous staff, excellent chicken salad sandwich and the golf course was in fantastic shape, especially the greens. Will definitely play again!
Gibson Bay is awesome
I’ve played Gibson since the mid-90s and it remains one of my favorite courses, if not my favorite course, of all the courses in a 25 mile radius of Lexington. The tee boxes are in good shape, the fairways are beautiful and spongy, and the greens are fast and true. And no matter how hard of some of us may try, ur not gonna hit a house playing Gibson Bay. There’s numerous courses in, and around, Lexington that charge close to the same price, or even above, the price ur gonna pay at Gibson. Do urself a favor. Make the 18 minute drive from Hamburg and go play a beautiful course with a fantastic layout, that definitely has all the challenges and elevation changes and bends and water that u want in a Kentucky course. They just got done with a project where they created a nice size lake/pond that looks great now. I’m sure the new bridge area will be done soon as well. But I think it looks great compared to what it used to look like. Well done to whoever made that happen. Oh yeah, and the BBQ sandwich inside the pro shop is pretty dang good too.
Course is fun to play
Some construction, fairways and greens in good shape. For the price “excellent “.
Course in good shape. Course great for my skill level. I play once a week.
Good value, challenging but fair, bring bug spray
Greens were average speed for a public track but rolled very well but were still soft and receptive - good reads are rewarded. Tees and fairways were in pretty good shape. Some tough and some gettable 3's, 4's and 5's. Great value though, I'd rank this up near Houston Oaks.
Only down side was the flies, I guess from Lake Reba. Bring bug spray.
I'll be back
We booked a weekend trip to the Lexington/Richmond KY area for a "guys" weekend getaway. Gibson Bay was one of the courses in the package from mygolfvacation.com. The course was under repair in the middle and the course was really wet in spots due to a lot of rain a few days before we arrived. For the poor conditions, the course was amazing.The grounds staff should be commended, BIG TIME. The course layout is fun and you don't have to worry too much about hitting into other people if you hit a stray shot. The clubhouse staff was incredibly nice and the snack staff was very nice too. The food is your standard fare and beer prices are normal. Very fair pricing. We will definitely be back!
Layout and Condition
Course lay out is great and for winter conditions, the greens were great. Overall course is looking really good for January.
Great Course, Tough Because of Weather
This was my first time playing and it's unfortunate I played in 30 degree weather after everything was already frozen. The layout of this course is really great. I look forward to playing this course in the spring and summer. I've never played a Kentucky course in the winter. I am from SC so you can play pretty much all year with about the same conditions on the course throughout the year there. Here in Kentucky, the green was like concrete due to our freezing temperatures. The ball bounced as high as the cart path when it directly hit the green. It was very amusing. But to be January, and with the temperatures and weather we've had, 1. I was shocked and glad at the same time that the course was open to play and 2. I was very impressed with the course conditions considering. If you've never played Gibson Bay, I would highly recommend playing. Especially in the spring and summer. I look forward to coming back and playing again soon.
Excellent public course. Well maintained and very plush for this time of year. Very reasonable fees.