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4.4
127
5 Stars
75
4 Stars
43
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
0
98.7%
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124 out of 127 reviews
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4.4
127
5 Stars
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4 Stars
7
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
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1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
12 out of 12 reviews
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4.4
127
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
21 out of 21 reviews
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Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7113
Slope 128
Rating 74.1
Type Public
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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
127

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
19th Hole Scenic Views 4
Brunch 3
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
In the 'Burbs 3
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout 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!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout 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 “.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Course

Course in good shape. Course great for my skill level. I play once a week.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value, challenging but fair, bring bug spray

Greens were average speed for a public track but rolled very well but were still soft and receptive - good reads are rewarded. Tees and fairways were in pretty good shape. Some tough and some gettable 3's, 4's and 5's. Great value though, I'd rank this up near Houston Oaks. Only down side was the flies, I guess from Lake Reba. Bring bug spray.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent

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