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3.5
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
17
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
76.0%
Recommend this course
54 out of 79 reviews
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3.8
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
3
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2
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Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
85.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 21 reviews
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3.7
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
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Conditions
3.4
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
81.5%
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22 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 71
Length 5966 yards
Slope 115
Rating 68.2
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The Pioneer Golf Course - Kenton County Golf
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Course Details

Year Built 1968
Golf Season Year round
Architect Taylor Boyd

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Kentucky (2016 #20)

Reviews

3.5
79 Reviews (79)
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Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Tim

Course is looking better and better this year than couple years previously

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

They have lost most of the Greens.

For a course that gets as many rounds as these do, I would think that the Staff would stay on top of the maintenance. However, they have lost 90% of the Greens, where they have huge patches with No Grass.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice place to play

I had no issues with the the course or staff but I had to pay at the course even though I got a confirmation from Golfnow that I had paid. I was a bit disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Played On
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Kenton county is my go to favorite

I personally think they have the best course in the area, one of the greens could have used some work but close to perfection with the maintenance

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Previously Played

Really gone down hill

Played here for years. They have let Fox run go. Tall weeds and can’t play it anymore. This leaves Willows snd Pioneer. Course was sloppy even though it recently rained it still was a dipping mess. Drainage was poor. Greens were awful. Just no value in coming here anymore. Kenton county has obviously decided to let this go. .

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

greens

the fairways were good but the greens are in terrible shape right now. There was a lot of dead spots and mud on the greens. I know Dave Peru will get these greens in great shape. Its just going to take some time with the weather. Overall, I always enjoy playing out there.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Fun course to play, greens and cart paths are in rough shape. Pace of play has been slow the last few rounds I've played here .

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Better than expected

while there was nothing overly special about the course, it definitely deserves a higher rating than reviews have shown. I believe it's under new management and it takes time to revamp a course. Greens were fun but very tough with slopes all around.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/08/2020

Thank you for the kind review and feedback! We are working on making the guest experience the best it can be. You're feedback helps us do that! -KC Team

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great staff

Overwhelmingly satisfied with the way the staff were prepared and handled matters under current COVID conditions.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/08/2020

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate feedback and it helps us make Kenton County GC the best it can be for all players and guests. We look forward to earning your business again soon! -KC Team

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fix the rest of the bunkers on the front 9 of Pioneer

Last year all bunkers on Pioneer and Willows were redone, either eliminating them and grassing over or renovated with new sand EXCEPT those bunkers on holes 6/7/8/9 on Pioneer. I know for a fact that the materials (sand) is on the property in order to renovate the (approxiamately) 7-9 bunkers on these holes. Without them being redone in creates 2 different sets of bunker play as the ones which haven't been touched are really unplayable.
Don't tell me how much you are upgrading the conditions of these courses without this work being completed.
Oh, and don't even get me started on talking about the absolute horrific conditions of the cart paths.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Conditions

Played Pioneer today, played Willows yesterday...both courses are in the best shape I’ve seen them in years.... 2 complaints I have is, still no rakes in the bunkers (maybe they aren’t allowed yet, per Governor) and the rough needs a trimming...hard to spot a ball just off the fairway....on a packed day I could see the length of the rough slowing down play a lot...
The price is a little high right now as well... normally this course runs about 30.00 or so to play...42.50 per person to ride 18 is a little much for this course....very short course with only 2 par 5’s...very tough par 3’s though

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very impressed

I’ve been playing Kenton county for years and today reminded me of the condition it was in 20 years ago. Pioneer course is very fair, wide open so you can hit off the fairway and still have a playable shot which really kept pace of play up. You still gotta hit it well off the Tee but you don’t have to be perfect to have a good time. Me and another golfer walked 18 in 4 hours. Greens were pretty good and consistent. The only complaint I have is the tee boxes were marked with white, yellow and red(women) Markers but the distance shown at the box was different colors which made it difficult to know what the distance really was off the tee. Bring a gps app on your phone until they get this fixed.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/15/2020

Thank you for the review! We have created an updated scorecard which now contains both courses and also launched an app which contains a GPS feature and other offers. We look forward to seeing you up here again. -KC Team

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