Fun to play if you're nearby
Pros: -fun course with a nice variety of wooded and open shots
-great spot to shoot for some aces
-nice concrete tees and signs for each hole
-navigation isn't too difficult
-wooded areas aren't so overgrown you'll lose discs
Cons: -parking outside gate is very limited, and there are warnings about parking inside gate since it may be locked
-some holes are fairly short and some people may find the course too easy
-only 9 holes
-no real "hazards" anywhere
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course and will make you feel good about your game (I was 2 under par the first time playing). It's very beginner and ace-friendly but if you're looking for real challenge you may get bored. Parking is a serious issue here, and if you park in the only actual "lot" area you end up nowhere near tee 1, so it may make more sense to play out of order. I enjoyed the more technical, wooded holes here, but there are a few open ones where you can just let it rip. This course usually isn't crowded at all and has nice tees and signs. It's only 9 holes and I wouldn't go too far out of my way to play this course, but if you're in the area it's worth a quick game.
Cute little course
Pros: Clean and well maintained. A fun course to play a quick round. A nice variety of holes to introduce new players to the game. Great for beginners to work on distance and holding lines in the woods. Had fun and will play again!
Cons: Not enough parking. Hole one is at the entrance and was confusing to find, you could start at 8 and end at 7 to keep your car off the road. No extremely challenging lines, little left little right but overall fun especially If you need to tighten up your straight line shots.
Other Thoughts: Thought this course was very easy to play, scored -4 the first time I played and was quessing on some of the open blind shots.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Great for beginners and new players!!
Pros: A very nice little course. Long holes for the big arms and a few wooded for the finesse player. Concrete tee pads, good signs and usually very well kept up. There are some elevation changes and even on the long wide open holes you need to think about where you want to land. #3 and #4 are your must make birdies for a good round here, adn maybe even an ace run.
Cons: The park closing and locking the gates is a little bit of a bother and there is limited parking outside the gate, but as many times as I have played it I have never had a problem.
Other Thoughts: They run a very fun and friendly league here, usually a spring season and a fall season. I suggest everyone come out and play with them sometime.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Mostly Rip, Some Grip
Concrete tees, tee signs, and quality baskets. Easy to navigate - hardly needed a map.
Sign says gates may close as early as 1630, not re-opening until 0800, and parking outside the gate is somewhat limited.
For those who like to hurl discs full force, you'll have plenty of chances, with 2/3rds of the holes 350'+, playing up, down, and across a wide-open field. Short holes 2&3 put a premium on wooded accuracy, and three holes have their baskets tucked several feet into the woods at the culmination of long, open drives. Minimal shot shaping required - a subtle right here, a gentle left there, but mostly just straight.
The teepad for #6 is not in-line with the basket - throw over the front-left corner! Somebody etched a useful arrow into the concrete, hinting at this, but I didn't notice until after I had already thrown. :-(
Fun course to air it out, but you'll need to work on your turns/fades elsewhere.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice 9 hole course that gets expanded for any tournament play. The permanent holes make good use of the land. The first hole is mostly flat then up a pretty step hill to the pin. Good mix of wooded and open holes. A few ace chances. Most open holes play over hills making for the blind tee shots. 9 is the ling signature hole along the trees and down hill if you over shoot the hole you are doomed, since there is a steep hill close behind the pin. The elevation changes aren't just decent its good and makes you work really hard on your drives or place them very carefully, also causing some very strategic positioning for your approach shots if you play smart and don't just always wing your disc as hard as you can. A good challenge for new and experienced players.
Cons: The open holes are a little confusing to navigate to the next holes. The open holes are just kind of generic. Not very often will you be forced to make any strategical moves when playing.
Other Thoughts: Lots of fun tournaments go on here. They add in another nine and do a pretty good job of that with the land they have to use.
I have been playing this a lot more recently. The more I play the more I realize how good it is and its only 9 holes.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Good Beginner Course
Pros: Good for beginners. A good mix of short and long holes with little chance of losing a disc. Couple holes in the trees that will allow for practice on throwing a line. Clean course.
Cons: Not all of the tees are complete but there are plans to finish them.
Course is probably a little on the easy side for an experienced golfer.
Only 9 holes but there are plans to expand it to 18.
Other Thoughts: I recommend this course to anyone introducing friends to the game.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Not bad, but not great either.
Pros: Good signage. Clear paths between holes. Use of rolling hills adds some challenge to a couple of the wide-open holes. Trash cans at every hole. Club keeps scorecards/events printed off in the mailbox at hole #1. All the tees are concreted now. I used to have the thick undergrowth listed as a con, but the course is cleared out much better now, not much to worry about if you throw one in the woods. A good place to bring beginners without worrying about losing a disc.
Cons: Open holes will more than likely stay that way, as the course is built on the fairgrounds. Not a good place to work on shot variety, most holes are fairly straight forward, exceptions being 2 and 9, which are both long anhys or forehands Gets a little soupy in some places after a rain. Walk to 7 is along 6's fairway, possibility of getting a disc thrown at you.
Other Thoughts: The course makes pretty good use of the few obstacles at its disposal, although I think #6 could have made better use of the water.
A decent course, not too challenging for beginner's, and I think even pro's could find something to like about it, such as practicing distance driving in the wind.
The course will eventually be turned into 18-holer, its waiting approval from higher ups.
Not really worth driving out of the way for, but it is the furthest east in Ky, except for Ashland.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: I saw a bit about this course on this site a couple of months ago, and went to see it. It was a few weeks before its official opening (which I didn't know at that time). It was a little rough. Then I heard about the opening, and while I didn't go to that event, finally returned there last week.
I was surprised, and in a good way. Things are well-marked, I had no confusion getting from one hole to the other. The grass was a bit tall, but not enough to cause many problems in finding discs.
Cons: Not really any. The tee pads are a little strange, and one was still being worked on, I guess.
Other Thoughts: In ball golf, not every course is a Pebble Beach or an Augusta National, and that is a good thing. Back when I played ball golf, I usually played the local munis and par 3 courses, and found those quite challenging enough.
Ironworks Hills is a solid course. It may not be very testing to the better players, but so be it. It's a good one for new players to get a good taste for the sport, and it can be enjoyable for those of us who are not all that good at it just yet.
All-in-all, well done.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Lots of Fun
Pros: The course is brand new is in very good shape. It's very well signed and the baskets are new. Well cut trails between holes along with very well made bridges. A very fun family course.
Cons: It's not the most difficult course. My wife and I had a blast playing it, but it may not challenge the more experienced players. Course is also 9 holes, but I saw one of the guys responsible for making the course and he said that the land on the opposite side of the road will eventually be used to expand the course to 18 holes.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Not that good
Pros: A couple of the holes had interesting pin placements in little alcoves, and the 9th hole was a fun downhill shot with trees and OB on the right requiring a long sidearm or good anhyzer. A nice path runs from hole to hole. Great tee signs.
Cons: The holes that were in the wooded areas required skill shots, but they were so short that they were basically automatic birdies. The open holes required nothing more than muscle to get there because there were no obstacles whatsoever. The teepads are short and graveled, something I'm sure the club is working on fixing.
Other Thoughts: Because the course shares the space with the county fairgrounds, I doubt that much work will be done on the long holes, and there's not much space to expand the wooded holes to make them more challenging. It's a fine course if you want to play 9 holes in about 20-30 minutes, but it may not be worth the drive to play it twice just to get in 18 holes.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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