20781 Pennyrile Forest State Park Rd, Dawson Springs, Kentucky 42408, US
(270) 797-3421
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About Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

The Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park's 24-room rustic wood and stone lodge sits on a high cliff overlooking Pennyrile Lake. There are also 13 cottages and camping sites (some made for horses). Visitors can enjoy the great outdoors by birding, boating (rental pedal boats, row boats, canoes, kayaks and trolling motors are available), fishing, hiking, horseback riding, horseshoes, mini-golf, basketball, tennis and swimming at the outdoor pool or at the public beach. The 6,760-yard golf course was expanded to 18 holes in 2003.

Facts

Price Range$$
Property Class★★★
Acres863
Year Opened1954
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities & Services

RestaurantsCasual
Room TypesRoom
Beach AccessYes
Banquet SpaceYes

Rules

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

Golf courses at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

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4.0
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Perfect weather
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 7
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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4.0
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Hacks stay home

A Beautiful and challenging course that will test technical ball skill players as well as long hitters. The Rough is not your friend here as it is tall so keep the shots straight and the risks at a minimum. The Front 9 is the old course that is made up of light lies and narrow drives finishing up with a par 4 over a pond to a tight green that will test your metal due to the clubhouse and everyone praying you don’t hook it left into clubhouse or worse into the parking lot lol, the back 9 is way more open with wider fairways and larger greens but way longer holes. Steep slopes and rolling fairways make it interesting. The greens as a whole roll very slow but they are very consistent throughout. Brand new golf carts and super friendly service add to the experience. As of now the cart path on the front 9 is under remodel but is still playable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Excellent value, state park course

I always love playing here because I grew up here so I’m partial. Very nice staff, very good pace. Very good feel & wind blowing through the pines. Thanks!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Back 9 is best

The front 9 has some challenging holes, especially number 3 with a very narrow tee shot. But it is not a great 9. The back 9 is much better. More challenging, better maintained, and much more beautiful, however there is not very much water, but lots of trees and ravines.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Once the true front but back 9 is in true form, this course will be a definite go to all the time in the spring

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
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3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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The Front nine is the original nine and I had not played this course in over 45 years. The conditions are a little rough on the front. The back nine is much better condition wise. The back nine layout is outstanding. I question distance on the front. Seemed like the course was at least 500 yards longer than the card said. We played whites and that the longest 2900 I’ve ever played. Value was outstanding and so was pace of play. Greens a little slow. They need to clean up the bunkers. If they worked on the course conditions this would be a GEM!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pennyrile Golf Course

Greens were pitiful !! rough was worse that US Open, had not been cut in weeks. Playing partner lost 10 balls all in long grass not more than 5 yards off the fairway. Saw first snake of the season - 6 feet long going through the tall grass near a dry ditch in the fairway.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Get the hot deal worth the money

Pretty cheap
Fairways were mowed well very clean looking
Rough wasn't super punishing
Easy to score if you keep it in play

Greens were slow
Flags were the dullest colors ive ever seen almost impossible to hit with the range finder on a few holes

There's no range

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
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Worst course I’ve ever played

Started out on hole 10 which I thought was strange considering I was the only one on the course. 10-18 course condition wasn’t too awful except the greens were way too high. Had to putt everything way too strong. But when I got to holes 1-9 the course condition as a whole was worst I’ve ever seen! Fairways too long and if you hit off the fairways good luck even finding your ball on most holes. Was not worth my time or money. Will never come back to this course and I advise anyone reading this not to play this course either

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
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Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Holes 10 - 18 Were great! Holes 1 - 9 were terrible!

Holes 10 - 18 Were great! Holes 1 - 9 were terrible! There is a difference in daylight and dark between the first nine holes and the second nine. Almost like totally different courses. The front nine are NOT well maintained, the roughs were long and some fairways were so long that it was possible to lose a ball in the fairway.
The cart paths were gravel and very rough and bumpy also.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Terrible condition!

Slowest greens I've ever putted on, bar none. Fairways and rough needed to be mowed! No enjoyment playing this course other than the scenery. I will never play this course again unless they learn how to take care of a golf course. Save your money and play somewhere else.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Worst course I’ve ever played

I have absolutely nothing good to say about this coursework. The fairway grass was so tall you lost balls in the fairway. The layout of the course was extremely confusing and the grounds have not been maintained. I would not recommend this course to anyone!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Warning

If you are thinking about playing this course, please reconsider!

The only thing good about the course were the greens.The fairway grass was so tall that we lost balls in the fairway. There was grass clippings everywhere! It was nearly impossible to see where the fairway actually began and ended. The course layout has change so much that none of the signs tell the truth of where you’re actually shooting.

I would not recommend this course to anyone and I will not be back!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mtndewmam

Greens are in terrible shape, otherwise all is fine.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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