Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.5
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
88.9%
Recommend this course
40 out of 44 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.5
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.6
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
14 out of 14 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6754 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Book a Tee Time at
Boots Randolph Golf Course at Lake Barkley State Resort Park
Powered by GolfNow.com

Course Details

Year Built 1972
Golf Season Year round
Architect Larry Packard

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
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.

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
44 Reviews (44)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Locals 7
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 7
Seniors 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 6

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Staff

Two staff keep fallowing me around the course cutting the greens and draging the sand bunkers right after I would finish the hole. Very annoying!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

I'm not a great golfer...

but I have played a number of different courses in a handful of states and this is one of my favorites by far. My wife and I used to live in California and we played a bunch of different courses and they all had one thing in common...they were packed with people. Boots Randolf has never been packed and we have played here about 10 times this year. It may get busy but hardly ever do you end up waiting on folks ahead of you and that is something I very much love. It is a wonderful course as well. Challenging but open so even if you hook/slice there's a chance on some holes you could still be able to play your ball. Another local course which is wonderful, Mineral Mounds, isn't as forgiving.
My wife and I love Boots...the course and the staff are top notch. If you have the time and the weather isn't too hot/humid you should walk it but if it is the cart sure makes the heat/humidity easier to deal with.

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

Wish it was closer I’d play it more often

We made the trip up from Nashville,TN and it did not disappoint one bit. Staff was friendly , excellent layout of the course and the facilities were top notch from the club house , carts, driving range , etc. it’s October and the greens were he best I have ever played on. They even top Gaylord springs and hermitage back at home which are 80$ for 18. Defiantly will be back again, and I’d your hungry when your done make sure to drive down the road to hit the Buffett at The Lodge!!

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

Challenging but enjoyable

Great staff.....cart pulls up as you pull in. Nice staff! Great value. Interesting holes. Some you need local knowledge. Greens a little too slow for my liking but overall very nice place

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Rookie

I have only been playing golf for a few months. I feel like this course is great for beginning golfers like me or golfers with a similar skill level. The course is fairly flat, there are not a lot of elevation changes or slope. Most holes have slight bends both left and right. The course requires you to play solid fundamental golf. Somebody who has been playing for a while or is a better golfer might find that its an easy course, but for a beginner like me its fantastic to take the fundamentals you have been working on at the range and implement them into a round. The course was in great shape, and the staff were fantastic. I will be back, guaranteed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Rookie

I've only been playing golf for a few months now. I feel like this course is perfect for beginning golfers like me with a similar skill level. The course is mostly flat, there aren't many elevation changes or slope throughout it. Most holes have slight bends both left and right. This course requires you to play solid fundamental golf. Someone who has been playing for a long time and is a pretty good player might find it to be a fairly easy course, but for me it is a perfect course to take what I have been working on at the range and implement into a round. The staff were great. The course was in good shape. I will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Such a great experience!

Wow, what a great course! The greens were perfect, the fairways were excellent. I could not find any faults with the layout, fair but you still had to make good shots. The proshop staff were very friendly, and the hotdogs were great. If you are in the area this is a must play course!

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

Tee Box Placement and Width

On certain holes the tee boxes are not wide enough. On other holes the tee boxes are placed in front of overhanging tree limbs which takes half the tee box out of play.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent condition

For this area this course is by far in the best shape. Grounds crew has done a phenomenal job getting this course in shape early in the season. Pace of play was good on a weekday.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Course!

This is a KY State Parks course with a great layout near Lake Barkley. They had aerated the greens early in the week, so they surprised us with a welcome discount. The tees and fairways were fine. The sand traps left a lot to be desired, but that's not unusual for a public course.

We played in the morning and basically had the course to ourselves. Good times.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

need to know

this is a very nice course . way over priced there are twelve courses around some better some the same all cheaper .

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Golf Scramble Out After Starting

Great location, scenic! Friendly staff. Course was in good shape. Bad thing! They sent a shotgun scramble out during our round. It delayed us for hours. We lost our momentum and enthusiasm. I would recommend the course but check to see if they have a scramble scheduled.

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

Awesome course

The course is in great shape and the greens are also in great shape. It is fun to play for all types of handicaps.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
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
Nearby Courses
Cadiz, Kentucky
3.3333428571
11
Princeton, Kentucky
0.0
0
Eddyville, Kentucky
4.4396588235
105
Dawson Springs, Kentucky
3.3946470588
47

Stay & Play Offers

From $325
Valid dates: Mar 06, 2020 - May 06, 2020
Talamore’s Spring Signature Package (2 Nights / 3 Rounds), starting at $325 per person.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE