Jones philosophy was “to make every hole a hard par but an easy bogey.”
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.
Golf Pro Shop
The Country Club of Paducah offers our members and their guests a fully stocked Golf Shop, which can fulfill all their golf and lifestyle needs. Apparel selections for men are available from Stitch Golf, Straight Down, SunIce, FootJoy, Southern Tide, Adidas, and Donald Ross, and Turtleson. Ladies apparel selections are available from FJ Leisure, IBKUL, Antigua, and SunIce. We will also add in other select vendors throughout the different seasons. On the accessories side, the Golf Shop is stocked with merchandise from Signs by the Sea, Imperial headwear, AM&E and a variety of other seasonal product. A wide array of demo and fitting equipment is available from Titleist, Callaway, XXIO, and Taylor Made, and all can be custom fit on our FlightScope launch monitor. The Golf Shop also offers the Vokey Scoring Kit, which gives our PGA Professionals the ability to custom fit golfers for wedges to fit their game. The Golf Shop is also glad to provide gift certificates, tournament prizes, and corporate gifts for our members and their guests. Please take a moment to see what the Golf Shop has to offer the next time you are at the Club.
PGA Head Golf Professional, Chad Martin
Chad is originally from Illinois and played collegiate golf at Parkland College. Currently Chad represents District 3 on the Kentucky PGA Board of Directors. Prior to coming to the club Chad was a PGA Professional in the Carolinas for 14 years. He is married to Sara Martin and they have two young boys, Parker age 6 and Grayson 2 years old. He enjoys all aspects of being a golf professional but his favorite aspects of the job are teaching and merchandising.
Off Season Hours of Operation, November 1st – March 31st:
Golf Shop & Driving Range:
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday
Closed on Mondays
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
Shannon Watson, Golf Course Superintendent