1149 State Park Road, Lucas, Kentucky 42156, US
(270) 646-2151
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About Barren River Lake State Resort Park

A 10,000-acre lake is the centerpiece of the Barren River Lake State Resort Park. The Louie B. Nunn Lodge is home to 51 rooms, meeting and conference facilities and the Driftwood Restaurant. The 22 two-bedroom cabins feature four beds, a full kitchen, dining room, living room, picnic table and grill. The villas add even more space, a gas fireplace and a screened-in porch. There's also a 99-site campground. Activities range from basketball, hiking and biking, birding, boating (there's a boat launch and marina with rentals) and fishing to golf on a 6,507-yard course, orienteering and shuffleboard.

Facts

Price Range$$
Property Class★★★
Acres10000
Year Opened1965
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities & Services

RestaurantsCasual
Room TypesRoom
MarinaYes
Banquet SpaceYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Barren River Lake State Resort Park

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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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5.0
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Previously Played

Great course!

I have played this course multiple times! Love everything about it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
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4.0
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Previously Played

Nice course!

Played here quite a while ago and decided to visit before heading to Fairfield Glade. Glad I chose to play here as it was a nice test with the elevation changes. Will definitely go back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Can't beat a hot deal for 10$ a player

The course is challenging but fun. The hardest part is getting use to the super slow greens. I really never got use to the slow greens. I think they just need mowed a bit shorter. Other than that they were in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
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Plays A few times a week
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4.0
First Time Playing

Nice course!

The course was in great condition. The greens would have been very good if people would just take the time to repair the ball marks! Staff was very friendly and helpful. I'll be back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging course with big penalties for not being in the fairway. Very nice, typical state park layout. Mostly rolling hills with challenging lies.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love it

Barren feels like my home course. Plenty of challenge, beautiful views of the lake, back 9 is newer than the original 9 holes and will test your meddle. We play regularly using the Hot Deals and it is IMO the best golf value in the region

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

NEED TO LOWER ROUGH RIGHT OFF THE FAIRWAY

Rough right off fairway needs to be cut. Losing some greens.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Always a Challenge

The crown on the 1st fairway is your indicator ball placement off the tee is critical on this course for scoring. The fairway slopes can turn a seemingly great drive into a recovery shot for your 2nd. The back 9 is an adventure.

Advice: do not play your ball out of the sand. It isn't sand. It's a hard, rock mixture of terra firma with a Mars-like hue. You'll damage your club or break your wrist. I play no penalty take out and put it behind the trap.

Greens were in very good condition. Was able to play thru the 5-some and the 4+2. I don't lose my mind if they're slow as long as I can play thru.

Staff is friendly and accommodating. I arrived early and teed off early without issue. Back in a week or two!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Always a joy

Love this course and the variety of challenges, all amongst many beautiful views of nature

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Layout especially back nine

Enjoyed the course. Rough around the edges, no sand in bunkers but the layout was good. Due to mostly canted fairways running straight off into the woods, I don't foresee any fast players getting the sub 4 hour round they enjoy. Have played other KY state parks in general area that I like better (Boots, Mineral Mounds) but I will
certainly return for revenge now that I know what's happening on the blind/dogleg holes.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great shape

Course is very scenic and challenging. I will return

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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