5970 State Park Road, Burkesville, Kentucky 42717, US
(270) 433-7431
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About Dale Hollow Lake State Park Resort

The Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park's Mary Ran Oaken Lodge, built of limestone and timbers, sits high atop a bluff overlooking the 28,000-acre Dale Hollow Lake and surrounding woods. The private balconies of the 60 rooms showcase the cliffs, as does the restaurant. There are also 145 campsites and cabins. Popular activities are typical of the state park chain - basketball, biking, hiking, birding, boating (there's a marina with slips and rentals available), caving, eagle watching, fishing, horseback riding, swimming at an outdoor pool, mini-golf and golf on the longest state park course at 7,023 yards.

Facts

Price Range$$
Property Class★★★
Acres3400
Year Opened1965
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities & Services

RestaurantsCasual
Room TypesRoom
Practice FacilityYes
MarinaYes
Banquet SpaceYes

Rules

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

Golf courses at Dale Hollow Lake State Park Resort

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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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5.0
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Best course in our area

Love this course. Always have. Had multiple groups booked for the same tee time, and it seemed like everyone else was all bunched up together. It was pretty slow play at times for that reason. Seems to null out the point of having a tee time, but the course is amazing, and was in great shape especially for this late in the year. Looking forward to the next time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Beautiful day to be utsude

If you’ve not played this course you should. Besides the 7000+ yards from the tips with plush fairways cut short it’s a beautiful view cut through the woods especially now with the leaves changing. The course boast a great deal of sand bunkers most of which have been redone with a patented process that prevents them from washing away in rain. Great value. Only drawback this day was the speed of play. We waited nearly every shot from our 3rd hole.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not a good Happy Birthday.

My wife asked me what I wanted for my birthday. I said, lets go play Dale Hallow. That ended up being a mistake.

Overall, the course was in good shape. The course is getting ready for the winter, so greens were sanded a few weeks ago, and work is going around the course. But, still the course was in really good shape.

As always, the staff is friendly and very welcoming. There was a sign when walking out of the pro shop that said "No groups larger than 4". I really wish that was true.

We teed off and I was surprised there was no starter and no marshals on the course. Play was brisk and then when got to Hole #3. A fivesome was in front of us. I called the pro-shop and they sent out a marshal who told that group to let us play through. Shame on Dale Hallow for letting that happen and continue to happen without breaking that large group up. So the entire day, everyone had to work around that group. What ever happened to pace of play and golf etiquette. Not sure why this was allowed. Not sure why the course was not marshalled.

After people got around the fivesome, it caused everything to just play slow. Needless to say, the group behind us got overly impatient and hit into us several times. Again, the fivesome caused several problems for everyone. throughout the day.

Its a shame, Dale Hallow is a challenging beautiful course but pace of play has always been a problem. Please Dale Hallow manage your course!!!!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Outstanding Golf Experience

As others have said bunkering, while well designed and wonderfully frames shot placement, is a project in progress. Some are completely renovated, some in a stage of renovation, and a slight majority are basically unplayable. Take relief and call it good.
This is a visually stunning golf course. It is also very playable but no way walkable. Greens complexes are interesting and greens contours challenging..
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There are very few of the 350 courses have played that provide as much value . Can’t wait to come back. The Lodge is a great place to stay and eat.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value, very quiet and scenic c, lots of challenging holes. She red of play was great.

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

Course Condition

I love the course.
Many courses have trouble maintaining sand traps/bunkers. I layout when a bunker is not maintained. I think they should remove bunkers if not going to maintain them.
The course is beautiful, and wildlife is everywhere.
Relative to other courses I play it is a five. The hazards are my only issue.

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

Great experience

Course was in great shape, bunkers have improved. The only other group we saw was on 18. This course will test your shotmaking.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Challenge

Overall, the course played well. A number of tough holes. Greens were somewhat pot marked and many were challenging to read. Thought that the course was fair in it's layout with many blind holes. Well worth the money.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Coarse

Wonderful coarse layers out in a great way to preserve nature

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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 1
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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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