In the late 1970s, when the Country Club of Paducah embarked on the concept of a new golf course, they went to the top for a course designer. The choice was Robert Trent Jones, Sr., who is credited with making golf course architecture an art form. Jones built or remodeled some of the most famous courses in the United States and in the world. He is credited with 400 courses in 45 states and 35 countries, with more than 36 of them at one time host to a national or international championship.
According to Jones’s profile on the World Golf Hall of Fame, his philosophy was “to make every hole a hard par but an easy bogey.” The hallmarks of Jones’s designs include greens reflecting a subtle contour, numerous pin positions, large tees that allow golfers numerous choices of setup, and a “fanatical devotion to preserving the land’s natural beauty.”
The natural beauty of Paducah is certainly evident at the Country Club of Paducah course. Zoysia tees and wide, zoysia fairways provide a tight playing surface to approach the bentgrass greens that are framed by 39 white sand bunkers and 6 lakes. From the longest tees, it presents 6,915 yards of golf for a par of 72. The course rating is 73.9 with a slope rating of 136. The non-equity course is available to members and to guests accompanied by members.
PGA Head Golf Professional, Chad Martin
Chad is originally from Illinois and played collegiate golf at Parkland College. For the past 14 years he has been a golf professional in South Carolina and also served as a member of the Carolina’s PGA Board of Directors. He is married to Sara Martin and they have two young boys, Parker age 4 and Grayson 10 months old. He enjoys all aspects of being a golf professional but his favorite aspects of the job are teaching and merchandising.
Stylish apparel, accessories, and a full range of golfing equipment are available at the Pro Shop. Trained and knowledgeable staff are available to help with selection of all items. Numerous items are available with the Club logo, and we also offer items with the UK logo for all our members who are Wildcat fans. Gift certificates, tournament prizes, and corporate gifts can be purchased conveniently at the Pro Shop and gift wrapped while you take to the course or continue to shop.
Hours of Operation, April 1 – October 31st
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturdays & Holidays
Close at 6:30 on Sundays
Closed on Mondays
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, & Holidays
Closed on Mondays
Chad Martin, PGA Head Golf Professional
Ryan Mitchell, PGA Assistant Golf Professional
Larry C. Hantle, Golf Course Superintendent