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Getting To Know: Eagle Ridge Golf Course @ Yatesville Lake State Park

An Insightful Interview With Missy Kennedy, PGA Head Golf Professional

By Brian Weis


Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Missy Kennedy who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.

Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
Ridge Golf Course at Yatesville Lake State Park is located in the scenic eastern Kentucky foothills near Louisa, Kentucky. Architects Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest design highlights the rugged beauty of the region in creating a golfing masterpiece. With 4-5 sets of tees on each hole, manicured fairways and immaculate greens, Eagle Ridge Golf Course offers opportunities for golfers of all skill levels.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Eagle Ridge Golf Course is a quiet mountainous course that will take your breathe away with spectacular views and dramatic elevation changes. If you would like to enjoy mother nature at its finest and a great layout of a golf course then Eagle Ridge is your place!
p.s. BRING YOUR CAMERA!

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Eagle Ridge Golf Course is target golf. You tee off next to the clubhouse and wind yourself around the course through the mountains and then make the turn out by the lake and work your way back towards the clubhouse finishing on #18 by the driving range. It is a relatively short course but you have to keep the ball in play. There are several tee shots that you have to carry over ravens. Leave your driver in the trunk. Play the yardage and hit something that will keep you in the fairway.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
2013/2014 - Golf Digest #11 Best in State of Kentucky
2011/2012 - Golf Digest #6 Best in State of Kentucky
2012 - #1 Golf Course in Kentucky, Golf Kentucky Links
2012/2013 - Golf Digest #10 Best in State of Kentucky
2010 - Ranked #6 by "Golf Digest" Best Courses You Can Play
2009 - Ranked #9 by "Golf Digest" Best Courses You Can Play
2005 - "Best New Affordable Public Courses", ranked #3 nationally by "Golf Digest" Magazine

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Hole #13 is our Signature Hole! It's a 225 foot drop from the tee box to the fairway. An absolute spectacular view from up top the mountain down to the green that sits next to a cove of Yatesville Lake. You can play it safe to the middle of the fairway or go for the green!! I say go for it! After your tee shot take a relaxing cart ride down the windy cart path down to the lake. Bring your camera and great group photo shot on tee box or down behind the green next to the lake.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 71
Yardage: Tee 1, 6630 - Tee 4, 5041
Slope: 142
Rating: 68

More Information
Eagle Ridge Golf Course @ Yatesville Lake State Park
1410 Golf Course Road
Louisa, KY 41230
606-673-4300
www.parks.ky.gov



 

Revised: 02/07/2014 - Article Viewed 20,538 Times - View Golf Course Profile


Written By: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.


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