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From Europe to Louisville area

Postby tjulmala » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:44 pm

Hi everybody and thanks in advance for your help!

we are visiting Louisville at late march - early april, planning to play 1-3 rounds of golf at around 20 miles from downtown Louisville.

So I would like to have suggestions where to play and also I need to rent clubs...

Thanks and greetings from Finland :-)

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Re: From Europe to Louisville area

Postby smashdn » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:04 am

Thanks for visiting!

Hang tight on a reply, the forum traffic is pretty low this time of year but hopefully will be picking up.

I wish I could help but I am quite a ways from Louisville.
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Re: From Europe to Louisville area

Postby tjulmala » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:06 pm

ok, thanks for your reply.
Hopefully I´ll get some more answers.
Quite big concern is the rental clubs, what is the quality of the clubs...

Looking at the moment to visit Nevel Meade and Heritage Hill

thanks!
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Re: From Europe to Louisville area

Postby Docugs » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:08 am

I would play Chariot Run for sure, it's a casino course so they probably have rentals. It's the best public in the area. If rentals become a problem, you could look up golf headquarters, they sell lots of used sets, I bet that you could get the owner to rent you a set while you are here. Plenty of good equipment to choose from.
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Re: From Europe to Louisville area

Postby tjulmala » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:22 pm

Docugs wrote:I would play Chariot Run for sure, it's a casino course so they probably have rentals. It's the best public in the area. If rentals become a problem, you could look up golf headquarters, they sell lots of used sets, I bet that you could get the owner to rent you a set while you are here. Plenty of good equipment to choose from.


thanks
have to check the Chariot Run, looks promising

thanks also for golf headquarters tip!

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Re: From Europe to Louisville area

Postby BigVMan » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:23 pm

Although I don't live all that far from Louisville, I don't play a lot of courses there as I have plenty to keep me busy nearer my house and eastward. With that said, I would give Heritage Hills in Shepherdsville a good look. It's a nice course, affordable and it's right at that 20 mile range. Some Louisville guys would probably also steer you towards Persimmon Ridge. It's a high end, very tough course that is now semi-private I think so you should be able to get on. You might also want to give one of the Louisville metro city course a try just to get a flavor for city municipal golf in Louisville. Here is a link. https://louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/golf-courses Some are definitely better than others so you might want to get a recommendation on which one to pick from.
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Re: From Europe to Louisville area

Postby A-Dub » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:33 am

PR isn't semi private. I think with the new ownership they are a little more open to some limited outside play just to generate some more cash, but they definitely wouldn't be classified as semi private. They just purchased Polo Fields, so they have two private clubs under that umbrella.

That being said, being from Europe, they would probably be open to you getting on out there. Additionally, if you go through Golf HQ for your rental set, Tony the owner is either a member or tight with the guys at PR, and he could make a call for you to get out there. It's a very tough track though, so if you aren't a single digit it probably won't be much fun. Keep that in mind.
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Re: From Europe to Louisville area

Postby tjulmala » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:34 pm

A-Dub wrote:PR isn't semi private. I think with the new ownership they are a little more open to some limited outside play just to generate some more cash, but they definitely wouldn't be classified as semi private. They just purchased Polo Fields, so they have two private clubs under that umbrella.

That being said, being from Europe, they would probably be open to you getting on out there. Additionally, if you go through Golf HQ for your rental set, Tony the owner is either a member or tight with the guys at PR, and he could make a call for you to get out there. It's a very tough track though, so if you aren't a single digit it probably won't be much fun. Keep that in mind.


Hi guys, thanks again. Good tips, nice that I get so many answers after slow start :-)
My chances to get in the clubs might help also the fact that Im working on company that publish Golf Digest here in Finland.

Are the all clubs/courses open already and how is the general condition after winter?

We still have quite much snow here...

Br.
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Re: From Europe to Louisville area

Postby A-Dub » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:12 pm

That will definitely help. Knowing your access opportunities, you may have some more openings for availabllity. The only place I would say would still be tough for you might be Louisville CC. You can definitely look into Valhalla, Big Spring, Hurstbourne, Hunting Creek, and some others.

Of course the conditions vary from course to course. There is a pretty good split of courses in the area that have bermuda/zoysia fairways vs. bent fairways. Of course the bent will be great in spring and depending on the course location the bermuda/zoysia may still be coming out of dormancy. All greens in our area are bent greens, so are generally green year round. You will want to check on greens being aerated as you make tee times.
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Re: From Europe to Louisville area

Postby tjulmala » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:59 pm

Cool,

guys, what about small Ryder cup style challenge, two guys from Europe..

just for fun though.

cheers!
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Re: From Europe to Louisville area

Postby smashdn » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:31 pm

TJ,

Did you end up coming over and playing? If so where did you play and what did you think about it?
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