Drake Creek Golf Club

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4.0
32
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
80.6%
Recommend this course
26 out of 32 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
6
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
66.7%
Recommend this course
4 out of 6 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
6
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
66.7%
Recommend this course
4 out of 6 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6714
Slope 132
Rating 71.6
Type Public
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Drake Creek Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6714 yards 71.6 132
White 72 6215 yards 69.2 127
Yellow 72 5779 yards 67.2 123
Red 72 5146 yards 68.8 121
Scorecard for Drake Creek Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.6/132 410 515 411 345 192 548 152 337 414 3324 372 387 341 532 381 408 323 209 437 3390 6714
White M: 69.2/127 380 487 372 315 170 522 123 312 384 3065 341 357 322 508 352 375 298 186 411 3150 6215
Yellow M: 67.2/123 354 456 354 307 146 491 104 293 364 2869 317 332 298 474 323 353 267 163 383 2910 5779
Red M: 64.4/117 W: 68.8/121 326 439 329 244 126 461 81 255 298 2559 281 288 278 451 299 304 240 137 309 2587 5146
Handicap 3 7 11 17 13 1 15 9 5 14 6 16 2 12 8 18 10 4
Par 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 36 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Zoysia
Greens Bent
Golf Season Year round
Architect Richard Osborne (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No

Reviews

4.0
32
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect day at the golf course.

8:00 tee time, arrived at 7:30 and was able to start immediately. First one on the course! Fairways are in excellent condition. Rough not too high but accuracy is a plus. Greens grass is in very good condition, but too many unrepaired ball marks. This is the disrespectful golfers problem, not the golf course. Otherwise, a good day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

Poor greens

First, the greens are bent grass. This area gets too hot for bent grass in the summer. Some of the greens had brown or barren areas on them.

Second, the greens looked like warzones! Apparently the majority of golfers who play here don't know what repairing your ball marks means! Greens were pock marked so badly they looked like the craters on the moon. Impossible to get a smooth roll to the cup!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Drake Creek Golf Club on 09/06/2018:
Hello Steve, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Drake Creek Golf Club, in the Ledbetter area. We are sorry to see that you may have had a poor customer experience with us and that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played. Any additional feedback is greatly appreciated so that we can improve your experience with us in the future. Thank you for choosing to golf with us and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Stressed

Ok conditions but greens are getting heat stress I hope they don’t lose them. Fairways are dry and hard for zoyza

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Drake Creek Golf Club on 07/27/2018:
Thank you for coming out to Drake Creek Golf Club and for leaving us another review. We are sorry that the course conditions were not up to par during your recent experience with us. Our staff will keep working hard to have the course in shape for the summer, and we hope the conditions have improved the next time you are with us. Thank you again for the review, and we look forward to having you back again sometime soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course nice price

Love the course and can't beat it for the price. Greens a little rough but playable.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

First time so was unfamiliar with layout. Course has challenging holes and we enjoyed it. The greens were a little rough. Looks like people didn't fix their ball makes. We'll play ghere again.

Staff was friendly

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hidden Gem

Course was in good shape, a few unique holes, if you don't know the layout a few holes can be confusing. Found myself in a little trouble a couple holes hitting the ball where I intended; however, it wasn't right for that hole. Well worth the effort to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Normally I would not play Drake Creek on a weekend because of slow play but this round was a particularly nice pace

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

1St time in Paducah

I was in the area for business and decided to try out Drake's Creek.

It was a interesting course to play that was in pretty good shape.

The greens overall were good and the fairways for the most part were in good shape also.

The only negative was having to wait a half hour to tee off when no one was there due to the fact I booked on Golfnow.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

One of West Kentucky's best courses

All in all this a great, challenging, yet fun course to play. Course has always been in good condition and it's layout is pretty neat with quite a of water and some elevation changes. Very friendly staff and great food at the Patio Grill.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Please focus on your greens...

I've played this course on numerous occassions. Each time I've always wondered, "Why dont they take better care of the greens". This is a great, precision course. Regular price is upwards of $40. The greens don't justify having these prices. This is one of the most expensive courses in the area. Using GolfNow makes me feel better about playing there. I'm ok with paying $20 for a great course with so-so greens. But not $40. Please, focus on your greens...

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Review

First time playing the course, came up from Nashville for a tournament. Staff was very friendly. The course was in pretty good shape. Tee boxes & fairways were in fantastic shape. The greens weren't in the best of shape because previous players did not fix pitch marks & they were everywhere.The greens were very bumpy & fairly slow.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Will not return

Ive played this course a few times over the years and this was the last straw. Booked 18 holes and drove 45 minutes from my house to play here, get here on time and was told we'd have to play the back 9 twice because they had the front 9 closed. Stuff like this has happened 3 times to me now with this course. Also had several bad patches in fairways. And pace of play was slow, because everybody was on the back 9.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun times

Drake Creek was in excellent shape and I forgot how challenging and fun this course can be.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

EXCELLENT COURSE

I have played this course several times before and I think now is in optimal condition. The fairways are like carpet and the greens have recovered from the winter, they are not too fast or slow, they have the best grass.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Love playing this course

Always love playing this course. The tee boxes and fairways are second to none in the area. Greens were pretty bad, but thats what you get having bent grass around here. Was a very good day weather wise, so lots of people on course and pace of play was fairly slow. But would definitely recommend playing this course. Just wish the greens were in better shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The greens are in rough shape

This course is one of my favorites in Western Kentucky. Unfortunately, the greens, especially on the back nine, have fallen victim to the abundance of rain and heat we've had this summer. 7 greens on the back are basically lost at this point. The front is also spotty right now, but not lost. Other than the greens the course is in is typical great shape. Hopefully as the temps cool down the greens week be in much better shape. When they are decent I would highly recommend the course.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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