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3.6
85 Reviews (85)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
78.0%
Recommend this course
60 out of 85 reviews
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4.0
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.5%
Recommend this course
19 out of 21 reviews
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3.8
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
84.8%
Recommend this course
28 out of 33 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 71
Length 5966 yards
Slope 115
Rating 68.2
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The Pioneer Golf Course - Kenton County Golf
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Course Details

Year Built 1968
Golf Season Year round
Architect Taylor Boyd

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Kentucky (2016 #20)

Reviews

3.6
85 Reviews (85)
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great shape for winter.

For this time of year, course was in great shape. They did a good job of removing dead trees without damaging fairways. It would be great if they can address the tree root damage and potholes on the cart paths this winter. We don't want golfers spilling their beers.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Winter golf

This is an easy course, stuck behind a slow foursome all day over booked and expensive, never worth the price to play here, however when I can see the course from my front porch it’s hard to go elsewhere. Our golf cart was also hit twice on hole 18 by the impatient foursome behind us. I’d love to say I’m done playing here, but with the close proximity to my house I know I’ll be back. If you have options to play elsewhere I advise that you do.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Excellent Course Conditions

Played on Thanksgiving day and the grass was as healthy as it would be in the spring. Tee boxes, fairways, greens, and roughs were in pristine conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Tim

Course is looking better and better this year than couple years previously

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

They have lost most of the Greens.

For a course that gets as many rounds as these do, I would think that the Staff would stay on top of the maintenance. However, they have lost 90% of the Greens, where they have huge patches with No Grass.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice place to play

I had no issues with the the course or staff but I had to pay at the course even though I got a confirmation from Golfnow that I had paid. I was a bit disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Played On
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Kenton county is my go to favorite

I personally think they have the best course in the area, one of the greens could have used some work but close to perfection with the maintenance

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Previously Played

Really gone down hill

Played here for years. They have let Fox run go. Tall weeds and can’t play it anymore. This leaves Willows snd Pioneer. Course was sloppy even though it recently rained it still was a dipping mess. Drainage was poor. Greens were awful. Just no value in coming here anymore. Kenton county has obviously decided to let this go. .

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

greens

the fairways were good but the greens are in terrible shape right now. There was a lot of dead spots and mud on the greens. I know Dave Peru will get these greens in great shape. Its just going to take some time with the weather. Overall, I always enjoy playing out there.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Fun course to play, greens and cart paths are in rough shape. Pace of play has been slow the last few rounds I've played here .

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Better than expected

while there was nothing overly special about the course, it definitely deserves a higher rating than reviews have shown. I believe it's under new management and it takes time to revamp a course. Greens were fun but very tough with slopes all around.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/08/2020

Thank you for the kind review and feedback! We are working on making the guest experience the best it can be. You're feedback helps us do that! -KC Team

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