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4.3
122 Reviews (122)
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
57
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.2
92.7%
Recommend this course
114 out of 122 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.9
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 8 reviews
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4.9
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.9%
Recommend this course
8 out of 9 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6784 yards
Slope 145
Rating 79.6
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Griffin Gate Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1981
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (1981) Keith Evans (1981) Bryce Swanson (1981) Rees Jones (2015)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required. Shorts are allowed, but no cut-offs.Denim is permitted November 1 through March 31 only.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa, Showers, Lockers

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Accolades

Reviews

4.3
122 Reviews (122)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 15
Undulating Greens 10
Water Hazards 8
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 15
Locals 9
Advanced Golfers 8
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 13
At a Resort 9
Worth the Drive 7

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Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very good course

Course was a lot of fun. Pace or play was great, the layout was unique, tee boxes were flat and nice, greens were well-maintained. Took one star off because there was a lot of road noise, the bunkers weren’t maintained at all, no noodles in the cups during the pandemic, and they did not have the cut grass blown off of the fairway.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

The course was in excellent shape

My group of guys play here at least twice a month and the staff is super friendly and the course has always been in perfect shape from the tee boxes to the greens.
Bunkers need a little love but with Covid rules they don’t get raked that often

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course was in good shape and pace of play was great, playing in just over 3 hrs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 68
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

a got to play course

the course was in great shape the green was quick the staff was friendly can't complain about the course just the way i played only thing i seen is there was too many geese on hole 10 was afraid of hitting one was the drive

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

This is my favorite course to play. Conditions are always good and the staff are very professional. This course has become a little pricey so I don’t play it as much as I used to.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic!

This course is in excellent condition, staff was friendly, the course is well maintained in all aspects. Tee boxes are nice, fairways were fully green and smooth. Greens are great, they clearly take pride in having a nice course. Big thanks to everyone. Our group had a great day

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent Course

First time for 3 of 4 players and everyone enjoyed the round. Conditions, pace of play and course layout were all outstanding.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Previously Played

Staff

We played this course starting at 4 pm and was never told that we had to be back in the club house at 7pm. The person running the club house came out told us that we had to return the cart with no rain check after 10 holes. The guy was rude telling us the policy after the fact is no rain check after 3. Will never play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Rare I rate this course this way but.....

Really good golf course normally. I noticed more crab grass then normal but that wasn't the big problem. The greens were the worst I have ever seen. Black mold growing under them. Too much water although Seth the Asst Pro disagrees. I have seen this a lot at courses. We played Chariot Run earlier in the day in Indiana. Very firm and the greens were perfect. Seth buddy you are so wrong about this. 6 inches of rain in 36 hours is bad but would not by itself cause the mess that is out there at the moment. Weather is about to turn cooler and drier. Lay off the water. Love the layout with 5 par 5's and not a very difficult course. Would recommend playing it for sure but would pass until next year due to the greens.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Really fun course, in great shape

Really fun course, with some interesting holes but not overly challenging. We were the only ones on the course for the front 9 just about, and back 9 pace was great. Greens were maybe a bit slow but not bad, I was certainly expecting them to be fast.

Just about every course is in great condition this year, with the regular rain we've had. This one was no different. I really enjoyed this course, will be back.

Only bummer is they don't have a driving range, which is pretty lame,

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

excellent value

Course was in awesome shape considering the hot, muggy weather recently. Greens (which are usually fast) were just medium probably because of the weather. Staff was friendly, pro shop is great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course, friendly staff. Will definitely be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Florida Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The right rate makes it a great experience

One of my favorites in Lexington because of the condition of the course and the strategy required when you choose the right tee box to play from. Can be pricey without a deal and not worth more than $45.00 to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Griffen Gate golf course. Wonderful!

Best in Lexington! Course in pristine condition. Smooth fast greens, tight manicured fairways, perfect rough and excellent sand.
The course has beautiful views . Lots of tees for every level of player. Challenging enough. Accurate driving is necessary on most holes.
Speed of play is great and the staff is very friendly. Enjoyable day all around!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Griffin Gate

Played with my Dad (which was his first time at the course) and we both enjoyed it. The front 9 moved much quicker than the back, as we literally had to wait on every hole to tee off, and all the grass needed cut, but the course over all was in really good shape. Greens were in great shape, tee boxes weren't beat up, and the fairways were also in good shape. I've played this course numerous times in scrambles, and this was maybe my 3rd time playing it for fun, but I enjoyed the course more yesterday than I ever have. It's way too pricey for normal play, especially on the weekends, but if u can find a Hot Deal to play there from GolfNow, it's more than worth it. We played for around $18, counting taxes. But I don't feel like it's worth over $60 on the weekends.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Hot Deal Course

I dont see this being a $75 course. However, anytime you can play here for less then $30 id jump all over it. Excellent course, in great shape. Greens were amazing. Tight course that winds through some neighborhoods. I loved this course, it was def well taken care of. If course conditions and smooth greens are your thing then this is your course. .

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Very friendly staff. Course in good condition and greens rolling smoothly. Not long but some holes challenging Would recommend to anyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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