Woodford Hills Country Club

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Woodford Hills Country Club

Woodford Hills

3495 McCowans Ferry Rd
Versailles, KY 40383-9032

(859) 873-8122


Private Equity Facility

Just Golf



David Gould

Buck Blankenship

$36 weekend
$29 weekday
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Overall Rating 5 out of 5 based on 4 user reviews
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Rough a little high
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The Woodford Club was built in 1967 and was originally known as Woodford Hills Country Club and later as Moss Hill Golf Course. The course was designed by well-known architect Buck Blankenship who designed many courses in the area. In 2015 the course underwent a renovation by Kevin Hargrave who did his best to keep Blankenship’s original vision in mind. The fairways are carpeted in Zoysia grass which provides beautiful lies and leads to lush Bentgrass greens that roll true.

The Woodford Club plays 6,119 yards from the Blue tees with a course rating of 70.1 and a slope of 129. Move up a set to the Whites and the yardage drops to slightly less than 5,900 yards however the course rating drops only slightly to 69.2 with a slope of 126. Two other sets of tees, the Gold (5,331/66.0/117) and the Red (4,870/68.3/113) provide yardages and challenges that will make the round exciting and memorable for all. Just remember, when you’re in doubt of which tees to play, do what Jack Nicklaus suggests and Tee It Forward!

The Woodford Club has several memorable holes starting with Number 1, a 460-yard par 5 that plays straightaway. You can’t see the green from the tee and often you can’t see it until you’re ready to approach it. The approach shot plays downhill and about half a club less. The green is well protected by sand on three sides.

The 2nd hole is probably the most challenging par 3 on the course. From the White tees, the hole plays 174 yards uphill. Trees surrounding the green can come into play on any mishit tee shots and the bunker front right has seen its fair share of play.

Golf course owner Randy Clay’s favorite hole is Number 5, a par 4 that plays 362 yards. From the tee, on a clear day, you can see all the way to the next county. Keeping it in the fairway off the tee goes a long way in scoring well on this hole. The green is small and protected front left by a pot bunker. He played the hole well when I played with him, but not good enough to win any money!

Number 9 is a 347-yard par 4 with a tee shot over water followed by an approach shot that plays significantly uphill. The green is protected in front by two bunkers and the green has some good undulation in it.

Number 13 is a 166-yard par 3 and one of only a few holes with water. The tee shot is all carry over water into a wide green with a large tree on the right. Par is a good score here.

Most of the members I spoke with and the two I played with all agreed that Number 14 was by far the most challenging hole. It’s a 434-yard par 4 that for most players takes (at least) two well-struck shots to get there. It’s a gentle dogleg right with a fairway that slopes right to left. There are no bunkers around the green which is long and narrow and is easily a two-club difference between a front and back pin placement. Did I mention it’s the #1 handicap? It’s another hole where par is a good score.

Number 18 is a slight dogleg left that plays over water and then uphill, just like #9. From the White tees, the hole plays 333 yards. Favor the left side of the fairway off the tee to take the large tree on the right out of play. Lay back a bit off the tee and give yourself a clear shot into the green.

Before your round, get loosened up Woodford’s full-length driving range where you can hit every club in your bag. Move over to the practice putting green and stroke a few putts before heading to the first tee.

The Restaurant at The Woodford Club and the Jack Jouett Tavern are open every day from 11 am – 9 pm. Both feature fine bourbons, wine, and live music. Even if golf’s not your thing, the Jack Jouett Tavern is a great place to meet up with friends for a drink or grab a fantastic meal. During these troubled times, they have socially distanced dining outside on the patio, and inside the enclosed porch and dining room. There’s also drive-thru pickup, take-out, and free delivery within a 10-mile radius. For years, many locals thought that you had to be a member to eat at the restaurant and while that may have been true when it was a private club, these days, everyone is welcome.

And it’s not your typical menu. A “must try” appetizer is the Tater Bombs, homemade tater tots with cheese and bacon, and two delicious dipping sauces. They are incredible. I also know that the Meatball Sub is delicious and won’t leave you hungry. They have several dinner entrees to choose from including steaks, seafood, and BBQ brisket.

The Woodford Club is currently accepting new members. What you’ll find is a community of like-minded people that enjoy each other’s company, whether it’s playing a round of golf, indulging in a set of tennis, or just hanging around at the pool enjoying a beverage. It’s a great place to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. Your membership helps to support The Woodford Club’s commitment to growing its boys’ and girls’ programs as they teach them the value of good sportsmanship and introduce them to the lifelong sports of golf and tennis. The Woodford Club offers several different membership plans with one that will meet the needs of just about anyone.
Review Date Member Overall Rating
Challenging course
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Recent Scores
kygolfman 82 67.6/116 08/13/21
jgolfh 76 69.2/126 05/29/21
Buffalos 103 69.2/121 05/27/21
kygolfman 83 67.6/116 05/27/21
Thriller 81 67.6/116 10/07/20
richiew77 87 72.3/118 03/26/20
richiew77 80 70.1/129 03/22/20
heavywaits 93 67.6/116 04/28/19
jgolfh 87 69.2/121 10/14/18
Arobinson623 92 67.6/116 06/25/17
Arobinson623 99 69.2/121 06/21/17
Arobinson623 104 69.2/121 06/20/17
jgolfh 82 69.2/126 06/17/17
tmarsh13 82 69.2/121 09/02/15
tmarsh13 92 69.2/121 08/28/15
tmarsh13 86 69.2/121 07/24/15
tmarsh13 92 69.2/121 07/19/15
tmarsh13 89 69.2/121 07/18/15
tmarsh13 89 69.2/121 07/13/15
tmarsh13 91 69.2/121 07/03/15
tmarsh13 84 69.2/121 07/01/15
tmarsh13 92 69.2/121 06/30/15
tmarsh13 85 69.2/121 06/26/15
tmarsh13 86 69.2/121 06/14/15
tmarsh13 96 69.2/121 06/14/15
Tee Gender Rating Slope
Blue M 69.2 121
White M 67.6 116
White (L) M 72.6 124
Red M 68.1 115
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