Fox Run at Golf Courses at Kenton County, The
Editor's Note: Course closed for business in 2019. See Pioneer and The Willow at Golf Courses at Kenton County listings for the remaining opened 36 holes.
|Black (W)||72||6979 yards||79.4||150|
|Gold (W)||72||6501 yards||76.9||144|
|Grey (W)||72||5857 yards||73.4||137|
|White (W)||72||4788 yards||66.1||122|
|Black M: 73.2/143 W: 79.4/150||421||403||530||182||438||555||188||387||341||3445||414||373||214||444||570||413||163||402||542||3535||6980|
|Gold M: 71.1/138 W: 76.9/144||395||381||510||154||397||503||180||350||327||3197||403||353||185||417||555||398||128||379||517||3335||6532|
|Grey M: 68.3/132 W: 73.4/137||369||380||490||117||385||426||162||313||307||2949||314||315||161||383||469||357||115||358||487||2959||5908|
|White M: 63.2/122 W: 67.3/124||344||287||419||90||264||386||87||262||248||2387||264||287||135||293||409||224||89||280||432||2413||4800|
Staff was very friendly and helpful. The courses are in much better shape than in the past. Over all its a great value and a fun time. Willows course is more challenging and Pioneer course is a little less challenging but fun. Its a great place to have some food, drink, sit on the patio and enjoy the scenery.
Palace of Play is awful. Gave it a second shot. Save your money
This place is just churning tee times to make money. Only 4 minutes between tee times. Got to the tee box 2 mins before tee time and 3 groups in front. Look at second hole 2 groups waiting to tee off there as well. Absolute crap. Fairways are fine. Greens are absolute crap. It should not take 3 plus hours to play 9. Same experience happened a month ago and decided to give it a second shot. Go play at Boone county, legendary run, hickory sticks, AJ jolly. If you just want to get a round in you are better off at world of golf. This place is not even worth the stress of waiting, not even a last resort. If you want to wait on each tee box for 10 plus minutes you have found a gem. Tee time was 612 didn’t even have the chance to tee off until 630 because they are so behind. How about with all the money this place makes churning tee times, you make a proper green and update the course. End of the day this place is the worst run golf course I have experienced in 20 years of playing golf.
We recently moved to KY and this course is 5 minutes away. We've thoroughly enjoyed playing primarily because the staff is so wonderful and they appreciate that we're helping to support the course. Are there things that could be improved? Absolutely, but my understanding is that this is in the works. The cart path is in need of repair and the pace of play can be really slow sometimes. I think this might be because nearly every night is a league night. We like to play twilight golf and on Thursday nights there is live music and food on the grill. A great way to get to know your neighbors and enjoy the day. Would definitely recommend.
Strange since the websites say the course closed in 2019 that you could've played there in 2020.
Course has seen better days
This used to be the premiere course in the area. I hadn't play it years and was looking forward to the experience. I got a deal online and it was only $35 for 18. Even at that price I don't know if it was worth it. The fairways were rough and hard as concrete. The greens also in terrible shape. Very dry and hard. They were also very rough. It was hard to find a smooth line where you could put without having to go over a bump or divot. There were pare patches and patches of different grass (weeds) growing on the greens. The tee off boxes were mowed but usually the area right around the tee off boxes were knee high weeds. The course just looked like it hasn't been maintained in years. It was a sad comparison to what it once was. I wouldn't play there again even at that rate.
Do yourself a favor and spend your money elsewhere
Golfing during the week. Thought it would be open, no such luck. Literally stacked up on every tee all day. Course is in rough shape (crab grass, burn spots, bunkers full of weeds), and the cart path is dangerously in need of repair. Layout of Fox Run is weird as it sits about a half mile away from the main clubhouse. Since the snack bar on that course was closed had to take a 20 min round trip to the clubhouse at the turn. Which wouldn't have been so bad except the cart path is in shambles. Lastly, the course plays very narrow. If you aren't on the fairway you're dropping due to a lost ball. The hole layout markers are pretty much useless. Lots of balls lost to blind shots over a hill, or shots 5 feet off the fairway.
Worth the money
Course was in above average condition given the time of year....nobody on the course on a Saturday morning....few fairways had some burnt spots, and a couple greens had issues, but overall I was pleased...worst thing about it is almost every bunker is unplayable....If they would take those and give them attention this course would be top notch...I will be back to play again, my favorite layout in the area
No sand traps, just dirt and weeds where sand traps used to be. Fairway grass is in poor shape. It is a shame what has happened to this course.
Course shape Fox Run
Snack bar for Fox Run was closed. Starter had no idea of pin position. Several holes had bare spots on greens. Tee box positions in some cases didn't match yards they were supposed to be. Hole 13 tees were 207 yards from hole for a par 4.
Strange layout...cart paths beat you to death....way too much distance between tees....you go from 6500 yds to 5800 yds going from gold to silver tees.....greens are challenging and roll good but they are currently having insect issues.....
Fox run at one time was a premier course. Years of neglect have left it just a shadow of its formal self.
Overgrown and cart paths that are impassable... nothing some cash and attention could not fix...
Nothing to write home about
Not worth $46. Cart paths in bad shape. Fairways and greens average.
The course is in better shape than last ten years. However, it pails when compared to the way it was kept 20 years ago when at $49.00/round, the course was rated top 5 public courses in Cincinnati. Kenton County needs to repair cart paths, repair traps, and daily course maintenance. So happy to see old 18 open.
Great features but in desperate need of repairs
Holes 6, 17 and 18 are in bad shape. 6 needs a better grading than having a huge dip in the middle of fairway. 17 just needs over hanging branches over fairway trimmed. 18 is a mess and needs updating. All tee boxes and traps need work. Some cart paths are dangerous, i e 12 and 13.
This could and should be the Premier Course in NKy in my opinion.
With all the current work the course needs, it is my favorite course and KCGC!!
Me and 3 friends went out today at 7:40 in the morning for a round and the course is overall in excellent condition....couple patchy areas but nothing to be alarmed about....we let a group of 2 go through us after the 4th hole and was smooth sailing from there...played in a leisurely 5 hours and the concession stand is open in the back now....friendly staff as always and I’ll definitely be back very soon
Course has sand traps but does not maintain them. Fairways and greens were good. There are no services at Fox so nothing to grab to eat or drink at the turn. Once was a great place to play, but that has changed.
FOX RUN 2019
The course was in much better shape than 2018 & 2017. I love the L/O but traps have not been kept for years. The greens were in great shape. It's a shame the public doesn't support this more. ARTHUR HILLS courses are always a great challenge. I'll be back.