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Buffalo Trace Golf Course

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3.7
21
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
3.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
77.8%
Recommend this course
17 out of 21 reviews
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5.0
1
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
5.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
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3.9
11
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
81.8%
Recommend this course
9 out of 11 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 71
Length 6340 yards
Slope 111
Rating 69.5
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Buffalo Trace Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6340 yards 69.5 111
White 71 5985 yards 68.0 105
Red (W) 71 5055 yards 70.1 125
Red 71 5055 yards 65.3 120
Scorecard for Buffalo Trace Golf Course
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: 71.4/136 397 478 162 388 345 333 170 410 525 3208 356 511 372 341 155 387 368 190 388 3068 6276
White M: 70.1/131 385 460 150 375 335 320 160 400 510 3095 333 492 352 324 137 375 339 163 375 2890 5985
Gold M: 65.3/120 310 430 140 289 265 280 150 335 430 2629 276 429 285 258 123 334 277 100 344 2426 5055
Red W: 70.1/125 310 430 140 289 265 280 150 335 430 2629 276 429 285 258 123 334 277 100 344 2426 5055
Handicap 6 13 14 2 17 18 12 5 8 16 9 1 7 10 4 15 11 3
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 36 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 7 12 13 4 16 17 14 5 9 10 8 3 6 11 2 15 18 1

Course Details

Year Built 1970
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.7
21
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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Great conditions for October. Fairways were excellent and greens were in excellent shape. Very well maintained sand traps also.

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

Fairways are gorgeous

Manicured nicely.Beautiful course.Back is super challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very good golf

The front is in excellent condition and the back is very good condition I give the overall a 9.5 out of 10

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

It was hot

Front nine excellent-greens & fairways nice and will watered, which was necessary considering is was96%
Back nine more difficult-one very challenging water hole. Had some bad spots on fairways on back nine

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

First time there and not disappointed.There was some areas that needed work in the fairway,but every course I have played so far this year neededwork also.The staff was very friendly and helpful.I will be going back again..

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Back nine in poor condition

The conditions on the front nine were fine, but the back nine was in terrible condition, particularly for this early in the season. There was little or no grass in many places on the fairways, and many areas were under repair and cordoned off. The condition of the turf on the back nine was the worst I have experienced anywhere.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great place to play.

Highly recommend this course. Great place and friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

nine holes closed

Did not know the back nine was closed .Did not see that on golfnow site.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best Back 9 Around....That includes Sultan's Run

The best god dang back nine around, hands down! Pay $23 here and save the extra money you would spend at Sultan's Run. Don't get me wrong. I played Sultan's and love that course. I can't spend $65 on a round though. Buffalo Trace is just as nice, and the back nine is worth it. You can play 36 holes and use the other $20 on beer and some food at a local German joint for what you would pay at Sultan's. Pace was awesome. Just go and enjoy it on a weekday.

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

Fun course

I must say Buffalo Trace staff has really gotten better. The last few times I played there the workers have been extremely friendly. In previous years this was not the case. The back nine is one of my all time favorite stretches of golf. Keeps me coming back. I shot a modest 77 Friday and I couldn't make a putt to save my life. The greens roll nicely.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging course, the staff was very rude!!!

The first person that I talked to was very rude while signing in for my tee time. On the first green a staff member began to water the green while we were putting. On the second tee another staff member watched us from behind a tree I asked him what he was doing I received no reply. While on the fairway of hole number two another staff member came to make sure we only had four golfers all though there was five of us one person could not golf and was just enjoying to be out of the house after we explained our selfs a few times the staff member said have a nice day. I felt like they were looking for anything to kick us out to be honest.

The course it's self was nice if you can stay in the fairway, the rough was extra thick. The back nine were very challenging. I had a good experience but the staff was very rude.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Course conditions and value are excellent

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

If I had known ahead ahead of time...

The course only had the front 9 open and you could play it twice to get your 18 holes. This should have been included in the information about the course.

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

Best fairways

Top notch condition on front nine.Not bad on back nine.Back very challenging.Overall great course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Management Absent

Have played course many times, but issues always the same. Management is non-existent. No Rangers to help keep pace of play. No response to players complaints. Unable to handle volume during busy times because of chronic under staffing. Many times weekend play is limited because of endless scrambles accommodating special interests rather than the regular golfing public. Of course, these scramble golfers know nothing of how to keep a course in good shape, so after the scramble is over, the greens are in horrible shape, and little is done to improve the situation.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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

course review

The course was in excellent shape. The fairways were great.

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

The Tale of Two Sides

Arrived at the course and it did not seem to be very crowded. The staff was very friendly and helpful. This was one of the first Golf Now transactions they have had, but it went very well.

My wife and I played as a two-some. There were several groups in front of us, so play was a little slow. It was, however, a Holiday weekend. I would not expect this to be the norm.

The front nine was in great shape. Zoysia fairways and Bermuda greens. Great hitting surface and greens have a lot of grain to them. They can be challenging to putt, especially if one is used to bent grass. Nice layout on front with elevation changes and dog legs.

The back side is a different story. Fairways are wood lined and very hilly. Lots of blind shots and layups required. Driver is not required on the back and is likely a bad idea unless you have full control of it. Fairways are not in good shape. I don't know if the back is newer and has not had time to mature or if the tress are causing too much shade for the Zoysia to grow. Lots of bare spots. Greens however, are in good shape and similar to the front side. A sky caddie comes in handy for finding the layups. There are a couple of holes you really need to consider where you put the ball.

Overall, nice layout, nice layout, good price. I would play it again and likely will. Hopefully the back side will come in because there are some really bad spots.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Redbird48
Commented On 2016-07-17T15:29:52.000+00:00

The greens are bent not Bermuda.

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