Pennsylvania Run Golf Course

4.5000000000 4.5 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6217 yards
  • Slope: 111
  • Rating: 68.6
  • Layout

  • 12900 Christman Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40229, Jefferson County
  • (502) 957-5940

Year built: 1970
Architect(s): Matthew Emberson
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round


Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Middle 71 6217 yards 68.6 111
Forward (W) 73 5511 yards 70.2 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"What a Deal!!!"

Mitchell1077826's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Have lived close-by for 40 years and hadn't played Penn Run in all that time. Played it for the first time last year and loved it and I keep going back.

It's a neat experience as it harkens back to the days before tee-times and debit/credit cards - they take neither! First come first served and bring cash (they have an ATM in the shop).<br/> It's a mom & pop (or family run outfit) so it's not your typical clubhouse. The staff is usually helping their kids with homework or doing some family type stuff off to the side but it just adds to the ambiance of the place which makes it so awesome. $10 to walk and $25 (w/a $1 refund per rider when you turn in the key) is the best deal in town for sure.

Also, no 'pro-shop' to speak off. There's usually a couple tubs of recovered balls for sale, some gloves, etc. and there always seems to be a couple of odd clubs for sale but are always a great deal. (ie - a left handed Adams hybrid for $10).

The ball carousel is how you determine who tee's off next. Early weekend mornings are rough but later in the day it moves right along. The fairways aren't bent grass or Bermuda, it's regular old Fescue or blue grass and is in great shape. The greens are lush and sl-o-o-o-w. Give you good practice on putting the line.

The front nine is pretty straight forward, not many layups required but has a lot of trees on the either side. They keep the grass short in the trees though. The back nine is much more technical requiring better course management for your next shot. The trees are there but the grass in longer within them making it more difficult for sure.

Two of my playing partners were first timers on Penn Run and thoroughly enjoyed it as well.

If you live anywhere near Louisville this is a must play!!!

Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

I recommend this course

"Good Value and course is getting better"

bigdodge25's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2013
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I have played here for a few years now and for only $10 to walk during the week this is excellent. Front nine is open and good for amateurs like myself. Back nine is tighter but fun to play. They started redoing there course fairways last year (2013) so this year should be a lot better to play on. I would advise everyone to play this course.

Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

I recommend this course

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