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The renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted (designer of New York City's Central Park) created the larger Iroquois Park in which this golf course sits. The course is a 18-hole par 71 and it has both chipping and putting greens to practice or warm-up. Iroquois is a great course for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced, the pro-shop even offers lessons at reasonable rates.
This 9-hole municipal golf course is named after Louisville's native son and it was built the same year he won the 1964 PGA Championship. Its located in the Waverly Park section of town and it serves as a good place to teach beginners or just take the front nine for a short excursion. For a quick and fun round, this is the place to head in Louisville.
This popular golf course near McNeely Lake Park has a four-star rating from Golf Digest and it's only fifteen minutes away from Louisville's downtown. The 27-hole professionally designed public course is perfect for all ages, where everyone puts and drives among Scotch Pines, Maple Oak and other foliage only found in Kentucky. Quail Chase also provides a putting green, driving range and pro shop. Overall, a nice way to spend the day trying to chip away at your golf handicap.
This 18-hole public golf course is a par 72 and it's located in the suburb of Jeffersontown, about a 30 minute ride outside of downtown Louisville. It's location inside the larger Charlie Vettiner Park only adds charm as sand bunkers are interspersed alongside beautiful greens and a creek that meanders through the fairways. It's somewhat challenging, but that depends on your skill level, and it's definitely not for beginners.