1742 Danville Road, Harrodsburg, Kentucky 40330, US
(859) 734-5481
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About Bright Leaf Golf Resort

The Bright Leaf Golf Resort provides a comfortable place to play for golfers, featuring standard rooms and two-bedroom villas in its hotel. Both provide unlimited access to the health club and outdoor pool. The 19th hole restaurant offers buffets on Friday night (catfish), Saturday night (variety) and Sunday (brunch). The 27-hole course includes an 18-hole routing that is fairly open with water on six holes. The extra nine holes is even tighter with more water (on seven holes).

Facts

Price Range$$
Property Class★★★
Year Opened1963
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities & Services

RestaurantsCasual, Buffet
Room TypesRoom, Suite
Short CourseYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes

Rules

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

Golf courses at Bright Leaf Golf Resort

Reviews

3.8
39 Reviews (39)
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Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
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
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Reviews 4
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
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Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
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 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Worst Greens Ever

If you like putting on wet carpet these are the greens for you. Slowest softest greens I've ever seen. Hadn't rained in a week. Made a pitch mark on a 5 yard chip shot. Fairways are good tho.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Awesome experience

I have never had so much fun playing golf in my entire life. Everyone was so kind and respectful. I watched a large group (dressed in hilarious costumes) pick up random trash that they didn't leave and throw it away in trash cans. I also noticed them fixing multiple ball marks left on the green by other players not in their group. This is a prime example of how to take care of a golf course. My only wish in life is that the next time I go this group of fine young men are there (especially the gorgeous African American that drove the Tesla.)

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Had a tournament of what seemed to be frat boys running around with no shirts. Litter everywhere. Crashing golf carts. Signs of the Saudi tour tacked up to the tee box plaques. Fake money all over the ground. Party popper paper everywhere. IT TOOK 1 HOUR TO PLAY 4 HOLES!!!! Pace of play was horrific. I did not even tee off on the 5th. I just left. When I called the pro shop to complain they knew that this group had a history of this behavior, but they still allowed them to play. Very poor decision on part of the owners, but then again it’s not like they are going to be the ones cleaning up. Just feel very sorry for the very nice staff there.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bright Leaf a Winner

Excellent course, friendly staff, windy cold day but played anyway.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 579
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Used cart

Resort Course That Offers 3 Courses

Resort has an 18 hole, 9 hole regulation and 9 hole par 3 course. All are fun and worth the play. The green site conditioning was great on all three courses. The Regulation 18 hole and 9 hole courses sit and the hilliest part of the property and have several very memorable tee shots and holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good value

Restaurant was closed for season mid-October. Planed on eating there but was left with minimal food choices

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a year
3.0
Previously Played

No management

The course restrooms located on the various holes are DISGUSTING. Also, no management here. Group in front of us has 8 people with 5 carts playing together. No ranger in sight. Come here if you have 12 hours to play 18.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
First Time Playing

Groups

I picked the one day to drive down from Lexington to play Bright Leaf. Tee time was 9:04. At 9:04, there is a 4some on the tee box. After teeing off, they go back to their room, to change clothes. We are on the tee box about to hit and they breeze back by us up to their balls. This is when we found out there was a massive party playing the course. No big deal, you have to play somewhere, why not here?

Playing through the first 4 holes or so, there is screaming and yelling coming from every group on the golf course. People playing with no shirts, loud music all over the place, smoke bombs on tee boxes etc. I’m all for people having a good time, but there is a time and a place. There was a 4 party jam on hole 5 I think, but once it cleared, the pace stayed slightly below average, but pace doesn’t really bother me, I’m used to slow play. All of this keeps up until around hole 11, then the course finally starts to quiet down. Until we reached 18s fairway. There were atleast 30 members of the group standing behind the tee box, yelling through megaphones, different kinds of noise makers, screaming at the golfer just to try and mess them up. 18s green is right next to 1s tee box. Needless to say, finishing was a hassle, and the group was making remarks about us on the green, even though we never even looked at them. This group shouldn’t be let near a golf course ever again.

Also, whoever Mark is, drew his name in one of the greens with his putter. And someone was foot dragging the whole green up. Why I had to choose today to give bright leaf a shot? I don’t know. Will this deter me from coming back to bright leaf? Probably. The course was in average shape. The greens were a little slower, and bumpier thanks to Mark and crew. And the Maintenance guy said this crew was out there last year, and should have never been allowed back, but here we are.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great shape for December

I wasn't expecting too much being it was windy and cold in December but was pleasantly surprised at how well the course still looked considering cold weather.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Slowest Place To Play Last Time

Always huge groups with close tee times can never finish the 27 holes within 6 hours its crazy slow everytime I play there this will be my last trip here for a good while and I am a local regular.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Uninformed

Bad signage....had no idea where the pro shop was. Hole markers were not facing the cart path so you have to walk up on the tee box to see what hole you're playing. The should have signs on both sides.
No tee markers on tee boxes so you dont know where you are playing from. Blue? White? Yellow? Red? Just had to guess.

No alcohol sold on property. What!? I've never heard of this! Would have been good to know before we arrived.

Course is in great shape from tee boxes to fairways to greens. Course itself was enjoyable but amenities were not up to par in my opinion and the lack of signage and markers was very frustrating.

I would play this course again....knowing what I know now. If you're a first timer, be prepared to be confused and frustrated by the time you tee off.

Bring your own beverages!!!!!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 04/17/2021

Just played the course today. No idea how you couldn't find the pro shop. The letters are about 3 feet tall. Hole signage was facing the cart path.

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Several six-somes and loud groups

There were several groups of six. Three different groups had music players like Rodney Dangerfield in Caddy Shack. I've never seen that in 20 years of playing golf, but I saw three different groups with music at Bright Leaf. It should be foursomes and no music on the course. Play golf now, four max in a group, and have your dance party later.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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