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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4.0
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Regulars

My wife and I have played Barren 10 times this year. The course is never that crowded at all, the front nine is a great warm up and the back man is very challenging. The course is maintained in great shape. I highly recommend stopping at the lodge after a round. Good food in a beautiful setting.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

FYI

great course but they start their winter hours and carts have to b in by 4 pm so the Hot Deal is not a good one to take now Need to b adjusted

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great Course

For the price you can’t beat the 20 minute drive from Bowling Green. Course is always in great shape and even though the greens were sanded it still played well. Beautiful scenery and a great experience as always.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course

Challenging course for the average golfer. Greens in very good shape. Pace was slow, but it was a busy Labor Day. Would recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Scenic and Challenging

Beautifully situated lakeside in and among rolling hills and bluffs. Tight course that rewards accuracy and smart plays. Well maintained, especially for a state run operation!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course in terrific shape

The front 9 include breathtaking views of the lake, and the back 9 makes you feel like you are in the middle of a beautiful forest. Challenging for sure, but beautiful and a great value!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Secluded

Barren River is holding up well through the summer. We always enjoy playing there. The course can be challenging and there is a premium on keeping it in the fairway on the back 9.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Better than average

Play here several times a year, but first round of 2021 due to knee surgery.
Course is green right now. Looks good.
Always be aware of the rough as the Bermuda grass will make you wish you weren’t there… if you can find your ball.
Sand traps need work. More sand and fewer rocks would be good.
Enough of the negative.
Challenging and scenic layout with a couple of holes by the lake and marina.
Make your strokes on the front nine. The back can be tough.
New carts this year.
Worth the drive if you’re in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Scenic Course

Course was in excellent shape! Greens rolled really well! Fairways were manicured and very plush!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in great shape

Great experience at BRL. Course is in the best shape in recent memory. Staff is very friendly and helpful. We will be back very soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Hidden gem in the woods

Absolutely beautiful, well kept course tucked away in the woods. Hidden gem for sure. The staff is wonderful, the course was really fun with the elevation change and hole diversity. Some of the holes are right on the lake. I can’t describe enough just how beautiful this course is and pictures do not do it justice. Definitely check this place out.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough and challenging

The course was in great shape compared to when I played it last fall.
The layout is very challenging with the rolling fairways and doglegs but I like challenging
Greens were a little sore than I’m used to but very consistent so easy to adjust to.
Has some very scenic and holes and friendly deer.
Tee boxes could be better but I’ve played worse

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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