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My buddy was visiting from Connecticut and we made a 2 hour road trip south from Cincinnati to play Kentucky's #1 rated public golf course, Old Silo. The course, designed by Graham Marsh, is rated #2 in the state overall, with Valhalla CC at the top of the list. This course was in great shape, other than you could tell people do not repair their divot marks as much as they should. The greens were still fast and true though. Hilly layout, yet not unbearable. Not really walkable though due to the distances between some of the tee boxes. Not too expensive, I think it was $53 with a cart for 18 holes. Tough course, I would play better the second time around for sure. Some blind or tricky type shots. Lots of bunkers and risk reward opportunities as well. I left the driver in the bag for all but about 7 holes. Right before the last 3 holes my driver head literally "exploded apart" so I had no choice! I'll post pics of that situation later "if" the company chooses NOT to give me a free replacement (It was only 1 day old!). A little over 4 hours for the round with a stop at the turn and that was with staying on the cart paths only due to the previous night's rain storm. Shot 88 with 2 birdies on the front nine....As always, it should have been an 82!!!! The best hole is the one with the elevated tee box, #6 I believe. Best birdie I ever had in my life! Everyone should play here at least once!Here are a few pics...

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Vokey SM8 56* sand wedge, Vokey SM9 60* lob wedge
Black Lab Oil Can 350g custom grind by "Geo" putter

C&L 350 Milled Oil Can Putter (3 of them!)
 

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No more than 30 minutes. Exit 110 off of I-64 East. Turn left, 1/4 mile on left.

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Vokey SM8 56* sand wedge, Vokey SM9 60* lob wedge
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C&L 350 Milled Oil Can Putter (3 of them!)
 

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Thanks for the pics. I'm a Kentuckian myself, and we have some beautiful layouts here. I've not had a chance to play Old Silo, but I can see myself getting a tee time SOON. :friends:

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More course info, straight from the scorecard:

 

Black tees : 6977 / 74.5 / 139

Blue tees : 6485 / 72.3 / 134

White tees : 6077 / 70.4 / 130

Red tees : 5509 / 67.8 / 125

Titleist TSi2 10* Driver Tensei Blue 55S
TM Sim2 Max 16.5* 3 wood Tensei Blue 60S

TM SIM2 Titanium 5 Wood Tensei Blue 65S

TM SIM2 MAx 4 Hybrid Ventus Stiff shaft
Ping G410 5-UW Alta Graphite Shafts
Vokey SM8 56* sand wedge, Vokey SM9 60* lob wedge
Black Lab Oil Can 350g custom grind by "Geo" putter

C&L 350 Milled Oil Can Putter (3 of them!)
 

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My buddies and I here in michigan will eye the weather, sometimes when its still 20's-30's here it will sneak into the 60's in the Lexington area. We will sneak down and play some golf. Great courses in the area. Have not played Old Silo but will be top on my list next time down.

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Old Silo is where its at. Great track.

 

Other Great Kentucky Pubs are:

 

-Lafayette Golf Club at Rough River State Park.

 

-Nevel Meade in Oldham County

 

-The Summit in Owensboro

 

All these courses are very, very nice. And, only cost about $40 bucks to play!!!

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