Pioneer at Golf Courses at Kenton County, The
|Black (W)||71||5966 yards||73.5||123|
|Gold (W)||71||5703 yards||72.0||120|
|Grey (W)||71||4866 yards||67.6||111|
|White (W)||71||4385 yards||64.9||105|
|Black M: 68.4/115 W: 73.7/123||320||407||188||365||170||306||283||279||530||2848||270||325||338||191||373||389||441||480||311||3118||5966|
|Gold M: 67.1/113 W: 72.2/120||292||396||178||335||156||293||274||269||513||2706||263||314||328||172||366||371||426||455||302||2997||5703|
|Grey M: 63.6/105 W: 67.8/111||243||378||71||306||118||266||262||247||416||2307||250||285||207||151||353||278||316||436||283||2559||4866|
|White M: 61.3/100 W: 64.9/105||239||318||69||237||115||263||207||245||329||2022||195||274||204||149||243||273||313||434||278||2363||4385|
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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.
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Overwhelmingly satisfied with the way the staff were prepared and handled matters under current COVID conditions.
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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.
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
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.
One minor problem
Don't have a big problem with course conditions, etc, but it would be nice to inform people that course is walking only before you arrive at course - ended up walking 9 only, back nine too hilly to walk.
Great practice round course
Somewhat forgiving. Not to long, some challenging holes but good for all levels of play
Shameful maintenance of a nice public ciurse
Same torn up cart paths as last year....not a ball washer to be found on any hole...hole marker signs laying in the mud. Terrible what this private company running the golf courses of Kenton County has done to it.
Pioneer Course conditions
Given the good amount of play the last few months, The Pioneer’s tee boxes, fairways and greens were in great shape. As with all courses at Kenton County, the cart paths are trashed. It’s smoother to drive in the grass than on the torn up cart paths. Spend some money to fix them!
I don’t know where to start....burnt fairways, every bunker is unplayable and considered “grounds under repair”, rough is 4” high and it takes forever to find a ball just off the fairway, and every tee box is like concrete....the green are in good shape and rolling fast, but so hard that it’s impossible to hold a ball when it lands....overall they’ve completely let this course go and I won’t be back this year....save your money and play elsewhere
Will be back again and again!
Very nice course. Staff is extremely professional, courtesy, and helpful.
I have generally liked this course over the past few years, but last year it was not well maintained. The fairways and greens were good, but the rough made it almost unplayable. First time playing this year and it was much better. If you were off the short grass, you could at least find your ball. Hope they continue to keep it manageable. It is a good course with challenges to keep you interested. The staff is always friendly.
Traps need work
All of the sand traps were in poor condition, weedy and compacted. The fairways were in good shape, the greens were fair.
Course in great shape
Played front 9 for the first time. Course was very wet due to recent storms and bunkers were full of water and weeds, but the tee boxes, fairways and greens were in great shape.
Fun round of golf
The pioneer is a fairly open golf course that gave me the chance to work of some new things. There were still some challenging holes that made me work. Sand was understandably in bad shape given the rain we have had. A few of the greens were in rough shape but it is the end of a season. We some of the only golfers out on a Thursday late morning which helped make the round run.