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2.8
165 Reviews (165)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
2.8
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
2.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
2.4
57.6%
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157 out of 165 reviews
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2.5
2 Reviews (2)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
2.5
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
2.0
StaffFriendliness
2.5
50.0%
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Conditions
4.0
Value
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Layout
4.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
2.0
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2.5
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6842 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.8

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.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

2.8
165 Reviews (165)

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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Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Worst Closer I’ve Ever Experienced

I played the golf course today and had a tee time at 4:10pm. We kept pace of play the entire day and honestly enjoyed the course itself. The young blonde lady working the counter was lovely and very kind getting us started. The middle aged closer guy of the day on the other hand is a jerk (and I’m pretty forgiving of that kind of thing). I’ve played a lot of golf 2 and 3 times a week. I’ve never experienced something quite this rude. First, the cart message started early and told guests to drive back to the clubhouse 20 minutes before 8:00pm. No golf course takes 20 minutes to get back to the clubhouse. On top of that we go to putt out on our last hole (which was 17, not 18) and were headed to the clubhouse less than two minutes later. We had a 4 foot putt for our match 2 vs. 2 and the hateful closer comes around, pulls up to our hole, and tells us “I need you to pick up your ball now and go to the clubhouse.” He continues to flag down the guy behind us and tells him to get in his cart and follow him to the clubhouse. I don’t care who you are, that’s unbelievably rude. If he would have said “can you all finish this putt and head back” it would have been no big deal, but “pick up your ball” is ridiculous. I’ve worked retail, I get it, the staff wants to get home. 2 minutes isn’t going to hurt anyone.

The gentlemen behind us called him out on it (who apparently is a regular), and immediately was given the “I’m just doing what i’m told” line. Oh, and magically our cart went substantially faster going back to the clubhouse. It’s pretty rude to slow a gps cart down so your twilight times don’t get to finish the course. I don’t know if it’s always that way, but that’s still not ok.

I would have been back, likely multiple times, as we travel the short jaunt from lexington to many courses to get away from the hateful folks working in their clubhouses. I’ll go back to Southwind in Winchester where we actually get treated right. Sure, the course cod irons aren’t as good, but at least we get treated right. St the end of the night there was plenty of light to finish and that’s just rude.

I’ve offered them the opportunity to make it right but I doubt that email will hit a desk that cares. However, if they can’t treat people better than that someone else will get my business. And fyi you’ll be getting a call from the guy who finished behind us. He was audibly mad.

Again, the young lady working in the clubhouse is very kind, and the course was enjoyable, but they likely lost 5 customers in 5 minutes. They may not care with the golf courses as crowded as they are right now but if they do make this right, we might be back. It’s a nice course and greens are nice and fast, but customer service goes a long way. I don’t write reviews so trust me when I say this guy was rude. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and say maybe he had had a long day. Either way, getting forced off a course is just downright rude when there’s light left to play. It wasn’t fully dark until we got nearly to I75 in route to Lex. Long story short, don’t punish golfers for taking advantage of a clear day and a little extra light In early September.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 125
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing

Fun Course

Had a great time on my late season round. Solid layout with several challenging driving Holes. Greens and fairways in superb condition.

Shocked by the negative reviews: I suspect you have had a lot of people being called out on poor behavior or treatment of the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
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
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!

Played On
Reviews 2
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
Commented on 08/08/2018

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

Played On
Reviews 1
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
c2987c37-ddbf-5820-b7d5-dad31ec9239b
Commented on 07/09/2018

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

Played On
Reviews 16
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
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 5
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 30
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
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!

Played On
Reviews 17
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
c2987c37-ddbf-5820-b7d5-dad31ec9239b
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!

Played On
Reviews 6
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
Reviews 11
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
Reviews 30
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
Reviews 2
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
Reviews 30
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
Reviews 25
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
Reviews 8
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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Difficulty Moderate
c2987c37-ddbf-5820-b7d5-dad31ec9239b
Commented on 02/27/2018

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

Played On
Reviews 1
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
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!

Played On
Reviews 5
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
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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