Tates Creek Golf Course (Scorecard | Layout | Rates | Fees | Tee Times)

Tates Creek Golf Course is situated on the outskirts of Lexington, Kentucky, and is 15 minutes from the city center.

The course is nestled in the midst of a community neighborhood in Tates Creek.

This municipal course is one of the four that is managed by the city.

The facility is an hour and a half drive from Cincinnati and Louisville.

The course is open for golfing year-round, weather permitting.

tates creek golf course

Tates Creek Golf Course Lexington KY

Tates Creek is an old-school golf course built in the year 1958. The course has a nice “7” shaped layout and sits on 125 acres.


The course is decently maintained for a city course and has a tranquil vibe to it. 

This is a pretty city public course and can get fairly crowded.

This course is challenging enough, unlike municipal courses that are built for the average golfer with a quick pace of play.

Unlike most municipal courses that one would come across, this one is surrounded by houses on all the sides and there are several holes with houses lining the fairways too.

There are undulations on the course but is not overtly sloping and there aren’t too many hazards either.

The gently rolling fairways are lined with trees that can occasionally pose a hazard.

The fairways although tight are forgiving. The greens are sloped and small. There are a few blind shots to the green but nothing alarming.

The course is short by today’s standards with a yardage of 6260 from the back tees. Most of the holes are under 400 yards except for two that measures 500 and above.

There are 4 sets of tees available for players at all skill levels that make this a challenging and fun course to play.

Tates creek golf course in Lexington Kentucky

Tates Creek Course Scorecard 

Blue (Yds)69.4/1263604594831623333891293763793070
White (Yds)67.6/1223504514731503213801213333672946
Gold (Yds)65.2/1173354404131403103751183283572816
Red (Yds)69.0/1213244134041382723701173253232686
Blue (Yds)69.4/12637835036752519038231916052431956265
White (Yds)67.6/12236434135351518037030415051430916037
Gold (Yds)65.2/11735433034350015935029513540028665682
Red (Yds)69.0/12131230730345714425528111139425645250

Tates Creek Rates – Green Fees 

Green Fees/RatesWeekdayWeekend
Regular (18 holes)$21$25
Senior (57+)$12.00
Regular (9 holes)$15$17
Seasonal Rates$12$17
Cart Rental$17
Club rental$16
Pull cart rental$5.50

Tates Creek Course Layout

tates creek golf course layout

Driving Range

The facility doesn’t have a driving range but has a short game practice area with putting and pitching greens.

Dress Code

Proper golf attire is not required. Metal spikes are not allowed.

Membership Cost/Price

Tates Creek is a daily-fee public course and has no membership options available.

Restaurant – Menu

The clubhouse has a snack bar that serves food and beverages. The facility also has a ballroom that can seat 120 people, for events and functions.

Pro Shop

Tates Creek has a golf shop that stocks accessories and apparel from a variety of brands.

The facility also has professional instructors providing golf lessons for both beginner and experienced golfers.

Tates Creek Tee Times

The course hours are from 7:30 AM to dusk.

You may visit the course’s website for tee time reservations.

Map – Location & Directions


200 E. Main St. Lexington, KY  40507