A view of the 17th green at Tanglewood Golf Course
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3.9
234 Reviews (234)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
113
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.4
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
81.3%
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185 out of 234 reviews
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3.9
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
77.8%
Recommend this course
28 out of 36 reviews
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4.1
53 Reviews (53)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
84.9%
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45 out of 53 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6457 yards
Slope 131
Rating 71.8
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Tanglewood Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1983
Golf Season Year round
Architect Buck Blankenship

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts 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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.9
234 Reviews (234)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 18
Water Hazards 16
Forced Carries 10
This course/club is great for:
Locals 15
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 14
A Weekend Splurge 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 16

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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Much better than reviews

I read a lot of reviews about this course condition and still decided to play it because there weren't a lot of last minute tee times available. This course was a lot better than I expected. It was in great condition for being mid October and I love the layout. For the value this is one of the better public courses I thought in the area. I was disappointed there was not a driving range to warm up but as far as the look of the course and the friendliness of the staff I think it's a pretty great value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Some of the most challenging fairways I’ve played but super fun if you can place the ball. Greens were great! Definitely will come back for the same HotDeal rate.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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1.0
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First Time Playing

Don't Play

The only thing in good shape there is the greens. Everything else from the pavement to tee boxes and the "150 yard max" driving range was in a state of disrepair. Sad. Course was probably really nice years ago.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
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Commented on 10/12/2021

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review the course. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback.

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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
3.0
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First Time Playing

Great design…poor maintenance

Booked this 4.4 google rated course while camping nearby. Loved the design of the course, a lack of signage made it a little difficult to always know where you were. Clubhouse staff friendly. But the actual course maintenance was horrible.
Some tee boxes were only mowed with just one strip, fairways and first cut were too tall, even though some were cut that morning as we played, the fringes were covered in lumpy thatch, sand traps were hard (which was helpful), and many of the greens were over sanded and sloooow. Included photo is fairway grass.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/30/2021

Hello, thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing Tanglewood Golf Course.

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Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

fairways in poor shape

course overall in poor shape. no flat lies anywhere. I won't play again.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/17/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Tanglewood Golf Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

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3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/17/2021

Hello, we appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Tanglewood Golf Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing

Bad shape

Horrible cart paths
The cut of grass is poor in many locations
The water in ponds is awful and nothing but algae
It’s worth $20 to play 18… would pay the normal price again
The pro shop customer service wasn’t great either

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/17/2021

Hi, thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recover the fairways and greens. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Tanglewood Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/26/2021

Hello, thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing Tanglewood Golf Course.

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Very Nice

Loved the course and the staff very nice. They have done an amazing job maintaining the course maintenance guys are doing a great job keep it up. Would recommend playing here.

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

Players have great golf etiquette

Just my brother and I played. To be honest I thought we were in for a five hour round. There were a scramble ahead of us some five to a team. But they let us play through. Got done 3 and half hours plus that was cart path only. The golf course what I read is improving in condition and I igree with that. Al in all good condition. Have some long holes and challenging. Especially with the blind shorts and uneven lies. Balnced off with some short par fours. If you have not played the course drive ahead and spot your next landing spot. Yes I would like to play again since I know it better.
Ted

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 68
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Diamond in the rough

Loved the course and the people. Not only was the staff awesome but members were very helpful. Would definitely play this course again. Great value

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Dwane

Course was in excellent condition. Play was a little slow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 209
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mountain-Style Golf in the Hills of Kentucky

Tanglewood Golf Course is an eighteen-hole golf course in Taylorsville, Kentucky that isn’t easy to find. Unless you’re looking for it, you probably wouldn’t know it’s there but trust me, it’s worth the drive. And I’m not the only one that thinks so. According to General Manager Matt Puckett, year in and year out, groups come to Tanglewood from the surrounding states and the club’s 12 condos and 12 motel rooms start getting booked up for the year by the middle of April.

Tanglewood is located a mere seventeen miles from Louisville, Kentucky, and I-265 (the Gene Snyder Freeway), The course is set on over 200 acres of “rolling terrain,” and I use that term loosely. It’s probably as close to mountain golf as you can get to in this area. It was designed by Buck Blankenship and opened for play in 1994. From the White Tees, Tanglewood plays 6,202 yards; With a course rating of 70.9 and a slope of 129. There’s one par 5 on the front side, making it a par 35, and three par 5’s on the back for a par of 37. Ladies typically play from the Red Tees (4,802/66.8/117) with a par of 73.

While there may not be a lot of bunkers on the course, the elevation changes and slope in the fairways and greens more than compensates. Narrow tree-lined ryegrass fairways that play along sloped hillsides produce those dreaded uneven lies and ultimately lead to fast, well-manicured Bentgrass greens. You’ll encounter numerous blind shots, so course knowledge is at a premium.

Tanglewood is full of memorable holes. If you can get off to a good start on the first hole, you’ll probably have a good round. It’s long – 431 yards – from the White tees, with a blind tee shot and a semi-blind approach shot. Other than that, it’s a breeze!

Tanglewood taught me how to deal with blind shots, especially approaches into the green. What I discovered is that when in doubt, hit less club. There isn’t a lot of water to deal with and most of the “trouble is on the peripheries and behind the greens. Coming up short isn’t a bad thing; you’ll keep the same ball in play. I’m sure I would feel differently if I played the course regularly.

Tanglewood is centrally located and within two hours of three major metropolitan cities: Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Nashville. They offer tremendous stay and play packages with lodging overlooking the #10 fairway and either hotel-style or condo accommodations. Packages start at $220 for a hotel-style room and include 3 days of unlimited golf with a cart and 2 nights stay. Condos start at $250. Tanglewood offers all guests a $10 breakfast buffet as well as buffet-style meal plans that feed groups for $10 per night. Small appetizers are available in the full-liquor bar.

Tanglewood also offers some incredible membership rates. For example, you can play 7 days a week with a golf cart for $1400/year. If you average 10 rounds a month for 9 months, that’s a little over $15.00/round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun layout

Challenging, but fair course. A hidden gem away from it all. Good people behind the counter.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
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 Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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