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Golf Course Overview: Yatesville Lake Golf Course

Golf Course Overview: Yatesville Lake Golf Course

Insights From An Insider With Missy Kennedy, PGA Golf Professional/Park Manager

By Brian Weis

Local and traveling golfers love to research courses before playing them, whether it is to gain some local knowledge or to set an expectation before their upcoming round. Below is an interview with Missy Kennedy who shares some valuable insight about the property, its most talked about holes and the signature dish/drink to consume at the 19th hole.

How Does Your Course Differ From The Others In The Area?
Yatesville Lake Golf Course is built on a ridge. You go out for 9 holes and come in for 9 holes. You do not make the turn by the Golf Pro Shop. There is over 8 miles of cart path. A lot of elevation changes throughout the golf course.

For someone who has not played the course in awhile, has there been any new changes/renovations to the course or property?

What is your course's answer to Amen Corner? (Describe your best/hardest 3 back/back/back holes)
Hole 3, 4, 5
Hole 3 is a par 3 all carry over a ravine with the green tucked on top of a hill, with the entire back side surrounded by woods. You bail out to the right but get it up top or you will be at the bottom.
Hole 4 is completely target golf. Par 5. Major elevation changes on first and second shot. Tee off you just want to place it out in fairway on top of ridge. Second shot is approximately 175 to 190 with a drop to the bottom and a creek running down the entire right side of fairway. Just get it to the bottom. Third shot into green is tight as the ridge coming down the left side of fairway and the creek down the right side makes for a narrow shot into a small green tucked in a wooded holler.
Hole 5, par 4. dogleg right. Lay up to fairway and hit over a small ravine to green OR go for green ? risk reward and the ravine on right side of fairway to green comes into play.

What is your course's claim to fame, or is there a little known fact that golfers should know about the property?
HOle #13, par 4
225 drop off from tee box to sits next to lake.

What tournaments/events have you (recently) hosted or will be hosting? Or any recent awards?
We host a lot of local charity scrambles. Harper's Hope is our big one, a fundraiser for Angelman Syndrome. 9 years at Yatesville Lake Golf Course and over $120,000 raised.

Besides golf, what other amenities do you offer if a golfer wants to spend most of the day at your facility?
Yatesville Lake is a great fishing lake known for its bass.

For the traveling golfer, do you have lodging onsite or partner with any area hotels?
We have a 27 site Campground with water and electric hook up. 20 primitive sites for tent camping.

What is your signature dish, sandwich or drink at the turn or restaurant?

Contact Course
Yatesville Lake Golf Course
1410 Golf Course Road
Louisa, Kentucky, 41230

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, 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 In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

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