General Burnside State Park

4.5226647059 4.5 stars from 5 (93)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6394 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No cut off shorts of any type and no swimwear. Men are required to wear shirts with collars and sleeves. Ladies: sleeveless golfing attire for ladies is permitted due to the design of ladies golf wear. Ladies may not wear halter tops or spaghetti straps.
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Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tee 1 71 6394 yards N/A N/A
Tee 2 71 6032 yards N/A N/A
Tee 3 71 5560 yards N/A N/A
Tee 4 72 5036 yards N/A N/A

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 93 Reviews
5 stars:
55
4 stars:
33
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

92 out of 93 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city at a resort   Great for wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes undulating greens  

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Reviews


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"Always a pleasure"


ribeyeman's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape. Kentucky really takes a great pride in their state park golf courses. Worth the time to find one near your area. Great deals on Golfnow. The staff is very friendly and helpful. course is a good challenge for all levels of golfers. Beautiful scenery. I've played here year after year, never disappoints.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


randy8185769's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
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Reviewed on

I enjoy Playing Burnside. It offers a great selection of tee boxes for all golfers. Nice fairways and greens. Some blind tee shots but offers a wide range of shot making opportunities. Great course if you’re in the area and worth the trip if you’re near the Somerset area. Must play!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Course needs to green up."


sppvol's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is OK if you need to get out of the house. No grass yet and very muddy. It will get better.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Love the course"


u000003226330's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’ve played this course at least 100 times and never fails to be in great condition for the season. Some of the bunkers are truly pure gravel right now, I would imagine trying to improve drainage with a gravel bed. Other than that the fairways and greens are always in near perfect condition, as mentioned earlier for the season. Best fairways and greens I’ve played in Kentucky by far.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Best in the county"


u5578158's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
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Reviewed on

The greens are slick. The bent grass is perfect in the fairways, provided I hit them. Love to play here.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Shane4060212's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Maybe I’m a little harsh by not giving it an all 5-star review, only diminished by a lack of club house amenities. Even after 2 days of rain and a cold spell, this course is still the cream of the crop in southern Kentucky. Excellent drainage, soft fairways, and tough greens, this is a beautiful course that is almost always in perfect condition. I would recommend this for anyone from beginner to professional. Enjoy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Rangers on the course. Really!!!"


sppvol's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The play was super slow. We had a foursome and a threesome in front of us. These men were playing a money game and thought they were on the SR. PGA tour. Now saying this there were two so called rangers riding around looking at the scenery I guess.

They need to turn in their Ranger badges because not a single word was said to the two groups in front of us. We even went back and played a hole over to create space between these players. That didn't work we caught them. I would only recommend as long as you don't to follow the Burnside Tour Players.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very fun course when your golf game is on"


u313531767's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
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Reviewed on

Best course

Well kept

Incredible layout

Great value

3 thumbs up


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"A course with 2 personalities"


u136340059's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The front nine is wide open, easy to see and understand. The back nine requires many blind shots and plays much longer than the yardage suggests.

Overall, the course is very interesting. The back nine especially, requires strategy and accurate shots.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Chrysler300's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
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Reviewed on

Great place to play. Course is always in great shape


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Jewel of Kentucky"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
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Reviewed on

As many who play golf already in the bluegrass state, finding a good golf course can be a difficult feat. General Burnside has all of the components of what make a course great and for a very reasonable price. The course amenities are very bare but the staff is very accommodating and pleasant. He course had received a lot of rain over the past few days and was very wet in places but surprisingly playable. The fairways and greens were well manicured and the pin placements well thought out. The fairways never leave you with the same look at the flag due to their many undulations. The greens are elevated with challenging multiple tiers on many. The course is not particularly long but plays much longer than the yardage suggests because of the elevation changes. I had a great time playing this course and plan on putting it into my regular rotation.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good course"


somersetcharlesh's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on a Sunday with good weather so the place was very busy. It seemed to take a long time as we waited on most holes, but we finished in 4 hours, so I guess that's not bad. A ranger did come around once and comment that he had talked to one of the groups ahead about pace of play. The sand traps are in rough shape. Might want to just lay out of them. Zoysia fairways can't be beat and the greens were very good, although they did somewhat reflect the amount of play over the weekend. I blame lazy golfers for that, not the course. The layout has some difficulty, so it's never boring.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun Course"


sppvol's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape except for a few wet places in some of the fairways.

Greens were a little furry but were very puttable. If it is your 1st time play with someone who can advise you as you work your way around the course. It can be a little tricky.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Generally Charming"


Chuck2063203's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a chance to play here on our way back from Florida and was not disappointed. The fairways, greens and cartpaths were superb and the pass of play was under 4 hours, even through a group of young men jumped ahead of us and the couple ahead of us at the turn.

The only blemish on the day (and the 4 star rating) was the cart . The one we were issued (#44) sounded and felt like something was going to come up through the floor everything we took off. The last time we played here our cart quit after the first hole and we had to wait to get a replacement. The state needs to update them, and soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u9739854's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is awesome ,with a very efficient layout and fast greens,very well maintained.I would, and do recommend to friends


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nature Lover's Course"


ThomSmith's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The sound of boat motors and campsites are a welcome accompaniment. Very well maintained Kentucky State Park course. Eighteen rolling holes with Bermuda fairways that give you a good opportunity in striking a better shot. The greens are manicured and bunkers are maintained well. A very pleasant experience to be had midst some of the beauty of southeastern Kentucky.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Play the State Park Course"


sppvol's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Honestly, if the course hadn't been so wet with all the rain it would have been 5 star all the way. The greens were great and rolled good. The course will challenge you if you haven't played it a few times.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000001599474's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u249633434's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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