Goldenrod at APGC

Designer: Joseph Bowling

Course Description:

Goldenrod is the Championship Course at the Appalachian Plateau Golf Club. Seated in Eastern Kentucky, it is named after the Kentucky State flower. The goldenrod can be found throughout most of the open areas of the course. After 18 holes of generous fairways, undulating greens, and strategic approach, be sure to enjoy some of the course signature Goldenrod Mead.

Staff Review:

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Tournaments Hosted

Year Event Tour Winner
No hosted tournaments for this course.

Other Courses by Joseph Bowling

Course Name Theme Par
Newfoundland CC Countryside 70
Dewdrop Ridge Golf Club Rural 72
Coal Creek GC at Elkhorn Branch Boreal 72
Dewdrop Golf Club Boreal 72
Wells Creek Golf & Hunt Club Autumn 71
Valgrind Golf Club Tournament Harvest 72
Banjo Hollow Golf Club Rustic 70
Red Thorn Golf Club Autumn 70

Member Reviews:

I'd give this course a 4.  Solid layout, some of the pins are definitely in their Sunday location.  The med-slow green speed allows most of them to be birdied however.  I really liked the two par 5's on the back 9, very risk/reward.  I would recommend this course for the challenge flights as its green speed and firmness are both pretty slow/soft. 18 is a great finishing hole, unique green and a lot of effort put into aesthetics.
Reviewed by: Matt Pierce on 1/14/2016
I enjoyed playing Goldenrod.  One thing I want to note in this review is that the course was made in September, which was pretty early on in the life of The Golf Club and the course designer.  

I thought the vegetation looked great, everything looked natural, nothing looked forced or jammed in for the sake of jamming it in.  Bunkers all looked nice, and the lighting was pretty also.  Definitely provided an autumn feeling.  

The front nine was solid, but pretty run-of-the-mill (again, let me reiterate, I've been spoiled by some of the newer designs and features).  

The course picks up momentum on the back.  The 10th hole is a cool, downhill par 5 over water that pretty much forces you to go for the green in two.  Winds were light for my round.  I'm not sure how that hole would play with wind in the face.  Not much bail out space.

The back nine continued with creative, challenging holes, and got away from hiding the pin behind a green side bunker.

Overall, a lovely course and a fun play which would have received a higher grade had I reviewed it upon its original release.

Great work!!
Reviewed by: John Lindholm on 4/7/2015