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4.4
142 Reviews (142)
5 Stars
85
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
95.7%
Recommend this course
138 out of 142 reviews
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4.6
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
5.0
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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4.3
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.9
93.3%
Recommend this course
14 out of 15 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7113 yards
Slope 128
Rating 74.1
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Gibson Bay Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7113 yards 74.1 128
White 72 6508 yards 71.3 122
Gold 72 6002 yards 69.0 117
Red 72 4869 yards 69.1 115
Scorecard for Gibson Bay
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.7/131 441 542 203 403 380 190 501 375 426 3461 379 443 249 432 601 403 571 157 417 3652 7113
Blue M: 71.0/125 411 508 179 369 343 170 482 333 404 3199 353 409 221 378 580 372 475 140 381 3309 6508
White M: 68.8/121 384 488 161 341 304 146 443 304 379 2950 320 379 183 344 545 351 457 116 357 3052 6002
Red W: 67.4/114 282 400 109 282 239 88 379 254 276 2309 253 329 131 311 487 278 415 69 287 2560 4869
Handicap 13 3 1 5 15 17 7 9 11 4 2 10 8 14 12 6 16 18
Par 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 36 4 4 3 4 5 4 5 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1993
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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Reviews

4.4
142 Reviews (142)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 14
Thick Rough 12
Bunkers 10
This course/club is great for:
Locals 11
Advanced Golfers 10
A Weekend Splurge 9
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 13
Worth the Drive 13

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

very nice course

This was a great round, weather was good, pace was good, course in good shape, but getting dry. The staff is very friendly and helpful, I always enjoy playing here.

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

Never Disappointed

First time playing Gibson Bay this year and the greens were in great shape. We played in the morning so everything was wet but playable. We will be back. One of the best values and challenging courses in central Kentucky.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Very good quality for the price. A lot more quiet

Course is well laid out and maintained very well. Really enjoyed the nice views of the course and layout.

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

Very beautiful, excellent golf course

Absolutely loved this golf course. It is such a beautiful course with some very scenic holes. The layout is great. The course conditions were excellent. The value for your money playing here is the best around. I highly recommend this course!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course great value

My experience was perfect. Very challenging course for a below average golfer like me. There was a youth golf clinic in front of me and kind of wished they suggested me to start at back 9. Still had a great time and will be coming back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The rough

Way too deep rough. Lost 4 very good drives and never could find my ball.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Used cart

Beautiful course

The course was in very good shape and challenging. It is fairly hilly, but did not have a bunch of difficult lies if you stayed in or near the fairway. The greens were in good shape and had some really challenging reads. The undulations were fun and they putted very true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of ply

They were having amens league outing and no consideration for people paying top money to play!! There several foursomes in front that wouldn’t let faster players play through!!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Labor Day Golf

It’s been a while since we’ve played the course and was slightly disappointed on the maintenance of the course, the greens had burn marks and it looked like someone wore cleats and dug into the greens, the fairways weren’t maintained and the roughs were rough, love the course, price was great but don’t know what happened to the grounds keeper
Expectations were high and came away slightly disappointed

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
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 Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice, but overplayed.

GB is an awesome public course, however because of its popularity it is overplayed. The pace of play is much slower compared to other surrounding courses, but that's to be expected. I usually play here once every couple months for a change from my home course. I do recommend this to anyone wanting to play in Richmond, however don't expect an 18 hole round under 3.5 hours.

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

A day at gibson bay

Very courteous staff, excellent chicken salad sandwich and the golf course was in fantastic shape, especially the greens. Will definitely play again!

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

Gibson Bay is awesome

I’ve played Gibson since the mid-90s and it remains one of my favorite courses, if not my favorite course, of all the courses in a 25 mile radius of Lexington. The tee boxes are in good shape, the fairways are beautiful and spongy, and the greens are fast and true. And no matter how hard of some of us may try, ur not gonna hit a house playing Gibson Bay. There’s numerous courses in, and around, Lexington that charge close to the same price, or even above, the price ur gonna pay at Gibson. Do urself a favor. Make the 18 minute drive from Hamburg and go play a beautiful course with a fantastic layout, that definitely has all the challenges and elevation changes and bends and water that u want in a Kentucky course. They just got done with a project where they created a nice size lake/pond that looks great now. I’m sure the new bridge area will be done soon as well. But I think it looks great compared to what it used to look like. Well done to whoever made that happen. Oh yeah, and the BBQ sandwich inside the pro shop is pretty dang good too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Course is fun to play

Some construction, fairways and greens in good shape. For the price “excellent “.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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