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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6842 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.8
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6842 yards 73.8 137
White 72 6446 yards 72.1 133
Yellow 72 5895 yards 69.4 128
Red (W) 73 4989 yards 65.1 119
Scorecard for Houston Oaks
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 73.8/137 533 203 394 425 530 351 178 400 450 3464 559 380 165 419 439 173 333 483 427 3378 6842
White M: 72.1/133 509 185 372 397 510 329 167 380 434 3283 535 343 144 402 422 159 282 464 412 3163 6446
Yellow M: 69.4/128 W: 74.6/133 489 172 357 377 464 325 155 358 374 3071 505 334 140 334 317 142 267 421 364 2824 5895
Red M: 65.1/119 W: 69.2/122 404 172 257 328 420 278 138 293 275 2565 438 305 124 244 237 110 246 361 359 2424 4989
Handicap 17 9 5 3 13 15 11 7 1 16 6 10 8 2 14 12 18 4
Par 5 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 36 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 15 9 5 1 11 13 17 7 3 12 2 6 14 8 16 18 10 4

Course Details

Year Built 1996
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Ridge

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee (with GPS)
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required. Collared shirts, no cut off shorts.

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4.8
163 Reviews (163)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 28
Water Hazards 25
Elevation Changes 23
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 31
Locals 23
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 19
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 29
Convenient to the City 18

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great

The course is in great shape even with all the rain the last few days. Greens were firm & rolled true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
c2987c37-ddbf-5820-b7d5-dad31ec9239b
HoustonOaksGC
Commented On 08/23/2018

Thanks for the review! We are lucky that our course drains so well. So happy you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you back soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Very nice

First time here. Loved it! Challanging but I like it that way. I will return

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
c2987c37-ddbf-5820-b7d5-dad31ec9239b
HoustonOaksGC
Commented On 08/08/2018

Awesome! We are so glad to hear it. Looking forward to seeing you out next time!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Top 3 Course In Lexington Area

I love playing this course. Great variety in the type of holes. They have a range detector in every cart so you know your exact yardage every shot. Love it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
c2987c37-ddbf-5820-b7d5-dad31ec9239b
HoustonOaksGC
Commented On 07/09/2018

Thanks for the review. We are glad you had a good experience and hope to see you soon!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice course and friendly staff

The course was recommended by some of the local golfers in Maysville - me being from Tennessee, wasn’t sure about that ~45 Minute drive to Paris - but after playing a round at this course - I couldn’t have gotten a better recommendation! Very nice course, well maintained and friendly staff made this a great outing!

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Kentucky Advisor
Previously Played

Good shape

Course is in good shape, greens are a little slow from normal. I don't know what they spend on maintenance, but it can't be a lot. They have better conditions than most courses their size, and I bet they don't do as many rounds as some of the others.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
c2987c37-ddbf-5820-b7d5-dad31ec9239b
HoustonOaksGC
Commented On 07/09/2018

Thanks for the review! You may have caught us on a day that we were top dressing greens (we do this about every other week). This can cause them to be a tad slower the day of, but we do this so that we are able to keep our greens firmer, faster and healthier! We hope to see you out again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Love this course!

I think Houston Oaks is one of the top 4-5 courses in the Central Kentucky area. It's challenging but fair. The greens roll true and fairly fast, but they also hold approach shots pretty well. I would recommend this course to anyone visiting Central Kentucky.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
c2987c37-ddbf-5820-b7d5-dad31ec9239b
HoustonOaksGC
Commented On 07/09/2018

Thanks for the review! We may be a little biased, but we would say we are one of the top as well! :) Hope to have you visit Houston Oaks again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course. Great layout

Overall great experience. Challenging, but doable.

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

Still in good shape.

Course is in good shape, greens still healing from dry ject. Putts rolled fine, with speeds close to 10

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

Same old course

If you've been here before you know that this course is always in good shape. Cold day, so I had the course to myself. Everything was in good shape, the greens have had dryject done to them. I would say they are 90% healed. They ran around 9 and smooth enough that no putts were changed because of the dryject. If we get some warm weather you probably won't be able to tell in 2 weeks.

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

Solid course

I have played this course several times and it remains one of the better courses to play in central Ky. The greens are almost fully healed from the recent work on them. Plenty of water to play around and nice fairways to hit from. I will be back!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Layout!

Course is well worth the drive. Layout is awesome, along with the course conditions. Staff is super friendly. Will definitively be back to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
c2987c37-ddbf-5820-b7d5-dad31ec9239b
HoustonOaksGC
Commented On 02/27/2018

Thank you for the 5 star review! See you again soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Houston Oaks

Houston Oaks has consistently been in great shape this entire year. I think it's the best value in Central Kentucky. Thanks.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
c2987c37-ddbf-5820-b7d5-dad31ec9239b
HoustonOaksGC
Commented On 02/13/2018

Thank you for the kind words! We are looking forward to a great 2018 and hope to see you at the course soon!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

Greens and fairways recently aerated and plugged which made play difficult especially on first nine holes. Staff was watering several of the holes which also affected play. Although this course has great potential our party would have chosen another option if we had known about recent maintenance.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
c2987c37-ddbf-5820-b7d5-dad31ec9239b
HoustonOaksGC
Commented On 02/13/2018

Mmiller793, Thank you for the review. We strive to inform our golfers on course conditions before they come play. We apologize we failed to do this in your instance. We are expecting course conditions to be pristine this year and hope to have you back to experience the course the way it should be experienced.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Overpriced.

The over all condition of this course was great. Carts are equipped with a great GPS system that gives you yardage’s to the hazards and the greens from your location on the course.

In my opinion, this course was way overpriced. I made a 3 hour drive to play this 4.5 star course and it was a disappointment. Layout was nothing grand and I’ve played courses that are much nicer for almost half the cost. If you’re traveling much of a distance just to play this course, Save your time and money.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
c2987c37-ddbf-5820-b7d5-dad31ec9239b
HoustonOaksGC
Commented On 02/13/2018

Isaaclrhodes, Thank you for the review. We always strive for a great experience for our golfers. We hope that you give us another try in 2018 as we are very excited for what this year has to bring!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Paris, KY

The course was challenging, particularly the back nine. Warmer than normal conditions existed and drained one's energy level. Perhaps the conditions led to groups ahead being slow and causing those behind to wait on every shot.
Course just off US68 (Paris Pike), If in Lexington area worthwhile to try this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
c2987c37-ddbf-5820-b7d5-dad31ec9239b
HoustonOaksGC
Commented On 02/13/2018

Thank you for the kind words! We are excited that you enjoyed playing here and hope to see you back soon!

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