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4.5
65 Reviews (65)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
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3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
96.8%
Recommend this course
61 out of 65 reviews
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4.5
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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4.6
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 7 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7013 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.6
Book a Tee Time at
University Club Of Kentucky - Big Blue Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1992
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Daniel McQueen Arthur Hills (2001) Drew Rogers (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

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Reviews

4.5
65 Reviews (65)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 15
Bunkers 13
Forced Carries 10
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 12
A Weekend Splurge 11
Playing Multiple Courses 10
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 13
Convenient to the City 8

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent condition

Course was in great shape, tee boxes, fairways, and greens. Greens were slow compared to what we normally play but they are in fantastic shape for late June and 90 degree heat.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Price was different than what app said

Had to pay more than what app said so something is a little fishy with that.

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

Great time

The staff wasn’t the most helpful especially since I was alone. He just sent me to the parking lot to “find some other single to pair with”. Didn’t find him, so I grabbed a cart and headed out. The course was beautiful! Very challenging for me and in overall just great shape. I will definitely be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

First timer at this course

Friendly people in the pro shop.
Course is in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Big Blue Does Not Disappoint

I have now played both courses at the University Club. Big Blue is definitely the better of the 2. Not to discount Wildcat at all, but Big Blue has a nice look and a tough layout. Lots of water to deal with. Definitely a ball strikers course. Great times!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Big Blue Doesn’t Disappoint

Big Blue at the University Club of Kentucky is an excellent course. Tough design and plenty of water to keep you honest. One of my favorite so far in the Lexington area. This will become my home course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Unfriiendly Staff

I wish I could say this is the first time this has happened to me but it isn't . My buddy and I decided to play a quick 9 holes around 5:30. It had been raining all day but around 3:30 the sun came out and it was a nice day. We got to the course and we were the only ones there. When my buddy went in to play the lights were out in the pro shop (which they are usually turned off and the guy asked him if we would be quick. Very odd considering it was only 5:30.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
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
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course. Good value but the staff was very unfriendly. They had a 1:00 and 2:00 outing and at 8:00 in the morning the staff was too busy getting the carts out to help the groups that had early tee times. As a matter of fact they were telling us that the course was closed and we can’t play. We had to wait until the Pro showed up at 8:15 to get us our for a 8:28 booked time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Need for course manager

Played this big blue course twice and both times pace of play was extremely slow. This last time we waited 20 min. to tee on next hole. It was a 5 1/2 hour day to play 18.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Exceeded expectations.

Booked a round for wife and I at the course just the night before. Course was in great shape and was a pleasure to play. Only negative was pace of play was not good. Waited at every tee box for at least 5 minutes but to put things in perspective we golfed 5 days in a row and it was the same way at each of the courses in Kentucky. I am certain that in other states that would not be the case.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Kentucky Advisor
Previously Played

Conditions are good

The course is in good shape, greens were punched a few weeks ago and have healed. Greens were close to 11 when I played. This is the best course in the area right now with the current conditions. This Club isn't private, it hasn't been for a few years, you should have zero problems getting on one of the two courses, provided they don't have an event booked.
The course has been softened the last few years through cutting back of native areas, Big Blue is much easier than it used to be, but is still a fair test of golf. You should have fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great!

Big blue never disappoints . Great place to play. We played 36. 18 on the wildcat and 18 on big blue. Only complaint would be the grill or dining room. The girl working on Saturday was real rude and had not much of a clue on what was going on. The golf pros were great and very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

The course is always in great shape for so early in the season.The staff are courteous and friendly.The pace of play was excellent. Very enjoyable day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Big Blue Great

Course was in great shape with well manacured fairways and graduated rough. One of the best courses I’ve played this year. The greens were very fast and firm, but a well struck shot would still bite. It has been several years since I played this course and there have been some changes made to a few holes. I look forward to playing it again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

golf trip

it by far my favorite art hills designe courses to play a bunch of us guys go down every year from michigan at the of march or first week in april

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Challenging back side

Great deal for money. Warm day in Feb with a bit of wind.
Back side challenges you on most every hole with good elevation changes for the area.
Need to drive the ball more than 250 if playing tips.

Adam is a great host!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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