Tates Creek Golf Course

3.8000000000 3.8 stars from 5 (20)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6265 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 69.5
  • Layout

  • 1400 Gainesway Dr, Lexington, Kentucky 40517, Fayette County
  • (859) 272-3428
  • (859) 271-0766
  • www.lexingtonky.gov

Year built: 1958
Type: Public/Municipal
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6265 yards 69.5 120
White 72 6037 yards 67.6 122
Gold 72 5552 yards 65.2 117
Red (W) 73 5250 yards 69.0 121

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 20 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
14
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

19 out of 19 reviews


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"Review of Tate's creek"


u000007341949's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Still early in the season so it wasn't groomed the best, very high patchy roughs. Greens were in great shape and fast. Fairways were decent. Overall fun course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Same old Tates Creek"


ukpikedave97's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/8/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course is in pretty good shape for late fall. The maintenance staff has done a fair job of leaf control and the course is very playable


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Like Tates Creek"


mschwe33's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It wasn't pristine, but the layout was nice and the greens were pretty good; they held and rolled true. Greens are challenging to hit because they slope off to the sides.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Weekend get-away"


grasskiller1's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Okay, this course was extremely hilly and finding a level lie in the fairway almost impossible...what a test of golf! The greens were in excellent shape and I thought they were quite fast so they would hold you're line. We went due to price on the now but I would play it again at full price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"good day"


jojojojo12'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 8/17/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

pace of play was good course conditions good which makes for a good day even if your not playing great. You better hit the fairways here and if your not sure where your going go take a look before hitting


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun everyday type course..."


u000007534942's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tates Creek is one of several city owned courses, with the economical difficulties of governments Lexington has done a pretty good job of still investing in their golf courses. Tates Creek is maintained in pretty good condition, it does have a few blind shots but there is no hidden trouble over the blind view. Tates Creek is a great everyday course to have fun playing with friends and family. I would recommend the course for a fun day!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


u000007594443's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good Value for the $s, tight fairways, small greens, lots of blind shots. Only beef was one hole had a large tree right in front of the green, shot down the middle of the fairway was blocked out, Need to cut that tree back greatly!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Wonderful course"


Bryan3677699's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/21/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a course that I had never played and I wasn't disappointed.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course"


ukboy87's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/15/2013
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Reviewed on

A few holes you can't see the green and have difficulty seeing other golfers from tee box. Great greens. Well maintained. Hazards clearly marked.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Easy to get to. Mature trees. Can recover from bad shot"


cookr's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/7/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun to play. Easy to get to.<br/> can walk for exercise (I did not).<br/> Can recover fairly easy from a poor shot.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Fun & challenging"


Shaun8765980's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/3/2013
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Reviewed on

Fun course to play just a heads up the greens are slow!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course is in good shape right now"


Dan7862713's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/29/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I typically don't make it over to Tates Creek often because the conditions are usually spotty and there's better closer options to me. But I was pleasantly surprised with the conditions of the course and the rate that I got on Golfnow!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Tight, well maintained city course."


synjun1313's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/13/2013
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Reviewed on

Everything was green and lush. Greens were fast and in great shape. Course played long from the blue tees, and tough from the rough. Overall, course was in great shape for early May.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


bobcloyd's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/1/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great place to hone your game. If you play during the week, you can play by yourself with nobody pushing you.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


"Great value"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 4/20/2013
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Reviewed on

Course was in good condition fairways and rough were similar lengths though.. Sand was like concrete and cart died after the front nine but course was a lot of fun


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice city course"


bclark12's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 1/19/2013
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Reviewed on

Creek is one of my favorite courses. It can be pretty challenging with tons of tree's and OB here and there... but it's also fairly short overall in distance. The Tates Creek Anthem is known as the rattling of the balls in the trees... It is maintained decently, about what you should expect from a city course... but the rates are good and Aaron and the guys that work there are all friendly. Many times I go there by myself and play alongside other local guys... definitely one of the best places to walk-up and find a game on the tee box. Only negative is that it gets some non-golfers at times that do not understand slow play and normal golf rules.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Decent for the money"


robmatt1522's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2012
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Reviewed on

Greens are hard and small, but putt fairly consistently. Short course but requires accuracy... Fairways and rough around the green could be in better shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent weekday senior value proposition"


None's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/24/2012
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Reviewed on

Nice bones, could use some TLC. The course is short and having course knowledge is very helpful


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice city course"


Brad9052145's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/22/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I think of this as my home course since its about a mile from my house and i play it a couple times a week. Thanks to golfnow sometimes i'm on it for $12 for 18 with a cart. That's ridiculously cheap, how can i not go? The coarse is short but very hilly. With easy back to back par 5's in the first 3 holes and a easy par 3 right after its easy to get a great jump on the coars here. Back 9 seems much more challenging and hosts a pair of par 5's that play longer than listed. I consistently shoot 4 strokes higher on the back. Greens could be better but it gets a lot of hacks that do not know any golf etiquette so in the rare instance they actually create a divot, they don't do it often enough to know they should be fixing it. Nothing worse than a lot of municipal coarses though.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice solid course"


u000004347771's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/12/2012
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Reviewed on

Quick Greens. Sloping in many spots. Very tight in places. LOTS of trees!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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