THE COURSE

The Country Club of Paducah features a beautiful 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and provides excellent play for the novice and professional alike.

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Course History

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.”

Course Play

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.

Course Layout

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 Straight Down, Johnnie-O, Harleston, Donald Ross, Travis Matthew, and FootJoy.  Ladies apparel selections are available from FJ Leisure, IBKUL, GG Blue, and Straight Down.  We will also add in other select vendors throughout the different seasons.  On the accessories side, the Golf Shop is stocked with merchandise from Nexbelt, Signs by the Sea, Levelwear headwear, AM&E, Eliot Bag Co., 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 Director of Golf, Chad Martin

Chad is originally from Illinois where he attended Parkland College where he was also a member of their golf team.  Currently Chad represents the Kentucky PGA as Vice President and has also served as Secretary and District 3 Director.  In 2020 Chad was selected as the KPGA Golf Professional of the Year.  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, and Grayson.  He enjoys all aspects of being a golf professional, but his favorite aspects of the job are teaching and merchandising.

PGA 1st Assistant Professional, Michael Brown

Michael is originally from Anna, IL. He graduated from UNLV in Las Vegas. He has spent the majority of his professional career on the west coast. Michael was an Assistant Golf Professional at Las Vegas Country Club and Waverley Country Club in Portland, OR before moving back to the Midwest. Prior to coming to the Country Club of Paducah, Michael was a Sales Representative and Club Fitter for PXG Golf in Indianapolis, IN.

PGA Assistant Professional, Gabe Wheeler

Gabe Wheeler is originally from Sikeston, Missouri. He graduated from Murray State University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in Sports Communication while competing on the Men’s Golf Team. After graduation, Gabe spent two years playing on select professional mini tours before finding a position as the Assistant Professional at the Country Club of Paducah. Gabe is very excited to begin his journey toward his PGA Membership.

 Off Season Hours of Operation, November 1st – February 28th:

Golf Shop & Driving Range:
10:00am – 4:00pm Tuesday-Sunday
Closed on Mondays

Off Season Hours of Operation, March 1st – March 31st:

Golf Shop & Driving Range:
9:00am – 5:00pm Tuesday-Sunday
Closed on Mondays

Hours of Operation, April 1st – October 31st:

Driving Range
8:00am – 7:00pm Tuesday-Friday
7:00am – 7:00pm Saturdays & Holidays
Close at 6:30pm on Sundays
Closed on Mondays

Golf Shop
8:00am – 6:00pm Tuesday-Friday
7:00am – 6:00pm Saturdays, Sundays, & Holidays
Closed on Mondays

Golf Contacts
Chad Martin, PGA Director of Golf     270-448-6595     cmartin@ccofpaducah.com

Michael Brown, 1st Assistant Professional     270-554-5330     mbrown@ccofpaducah.com

Gabe Wheeler, Assistant Golf Professional     270-554-5330     gwheeler@ccofpaducah.com

Shannon Watson, Golf Course Superintendent     270-554-0468     swatson@ccofpaducah.com


Additional Information

The Score Card

2022 Golf Handbook 

2022 Golf Events Schedule

2022 Golf Rates 

2016 USGA On Site Visit Report

2019 USGA Rules of Golf

Little Chippers Registration Form

Junior Golfer Registration Form

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