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