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Golf the Bluegrass

A member of the Marriott Golf family of 50 courses worldwide, Griffin Gate Golf Club is beautifully set on 250 acres of rolling Bluegrass as part of the Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa.  

Open to the public, the club offers year-round play on a Rees Jones designed 18-hole championship course surrounded by rolling meadows and offering a scenic and challenging Bluegrass golf experience.

Our recently renovated course (2015) promises to test the skills of any golfer.  Griffin Gate offers four sets of tee boxes to accommodate golfers of all experience levels and tops out at 6,784 yards from the championship tees. The par-72 layout boasts five par-5s and five par-3s making the golf experience rank high among the longest of hitters and the most accurate iron enthusiasts. Winding thru rolling terrain consisting of Kentucky bluegrass roughs along with bent-grass greens and tees, Griffin Gate Golf Club provides a unique Kentucky golf experience.


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Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary

Griffin Gate Golf Club is a proud Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, which enables us to protect the environment by enhancing precious natural areas and wildlife habitats.

As part of the course’s environmental stewardship efforts, Griffin Gate Golf Club has a variety of programs such as the creation of bat boxes, bluebird houses and a butterfly garden throughout the course. Our golf and grounds team worked in conjunction with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife to build protected corridors so wildlife can move freely in specific areas around the property. 


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Griffin Gate Golf App

Download the Griffin Gate Mobile App for optimum play throughout the course.  Set up your digital caddy for playing tips, real-time course GPS, videos, and interactive scorecard, social sharing, loyalty program and more.

  • Book Tee Times
  • Free GPS
  • Interactive Scorecard
  • Live Leaderboards
  • In-App Offers and Deals

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Awards and Accomplishments

2019 #5 Best Courses You Can Play in Kentucky (Golfweek Magazine)
2018 #1 Golf Course in the State of Kentucky (Golfweek Magazine)
2018 #3 "Most Improved Public Food and Beverage Outlet" (Golf Inc. Magazine)
2017 Kentucky's Best Golf Hotel (World Golf Awards)
2017 "Most Improved Public Courses" (Golf Inc. Magazine)
2017 #3 Golf Course in the State of Kentucky (Golfweek Magazine)
2017 Merchandiser of the Year (Kentucky Section of the PGA)
2016 Kentucky’s Best Golf Hotel (World Golf Awards)
2007 Marriott Golf Crystal Achievement Award for Exceptional Public Relations Performance
1983 – 1989 Home of the PGA Tour Champions Tour Bank One Classic
Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary
4.5 Stars out of 5 via Tripadvisor
4.3 Stars out of 5 via GolfAdvisor
4 Star Rating via Golf Digest

Griffin Gate in the News

Legendary Griffin (June 2017)
Golfweek Magazine Names Griffin Gate a Top Course in Kentucky (April 10, 2017)
Colin Gooch Named Director of Golf (June 27, 2016)
Playing with Horse Sense at Griffin Gate Golf Club (May 28, 2016)
Rees Jones Completes $1M Bunker Renovation (July 14, 2015)
UK Student Plants Course Gardens to Increase Bee, Butterly Populations (April 30, 2013)