Buffalo Trace Golf Course

3.8547411765 3.9 stars from 5 (19)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6340 yards
  • Slope: 111
  • Rating: 69.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 19 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

15 out of 19 reviews


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"Very good golf"


bugman17's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"It was hot"


lmsj7717's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Jeff1195917's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



bugman17's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



sjschmidt's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Back nine in poor condition"


bobsand13's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great place to play."


u3315194's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Highly recommend this course. Great place and friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"nine holes closed"


tim84's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


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


adamsmith83's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


Sam7178290's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Challenging course, the staff was very rude!!!"


u269151173's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u6829801's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


palex912's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions and value are excellent


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"If I had known ahead ahead of time..."



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Best fairways"


u582340153's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Management Absent"


stork1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"course review"


weaser's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The Tale of Two Sides"


JDHamilton123's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/17/2016

The greens are bent not Bermuda.


"Challenging but fun course."


Luke1505642's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Keep to the fairways and you'll be fine, but the rough is super thick. Back 9 can be very challenging. Greens were in great shape as was the rest of the course. Would definitely recommend this course to others.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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