Playing with Horsesense at Griffin Gate Golf Resort & Spa
Enjoy Premier Amenities at this Lexington Marriott
By Dave Daubert
Discover unmatched serenity and comfort at the Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, beautifully nestled on 250 acres of Bluegrass countryside near Lexington, Kentucky. The resort's ideal location places you near downtown, area attractions, Keeneland Horse Training & Race Track, the famous Bourbon Trail and the world's finest horse country. Kentucky is known for its champions crowned annually at the"Run for the Roses" and its championship basketball teams from the University of Kentucky and Louisville. Not to be outdone Grifin Gate Golf Club is a Championship caliber track.
Griffin Gate's Rees Jones designed 18 hole championship golf course has been recognized time and again as one of the top golf clubs in the state for its astounding layout and style of play, and most recently chosen as #5 'Best You Can Play' in Kentucky by Golfweek Magazine. Griffin Gate Golf Club is open for year-round play surrounded by rolling meadows and offers a scenic and challenging Bluegrass golf experience. In 2015 Rees returned to renovate the 'Gate' to surely test the skills of any golfer and put it back on top of the State's Best List.
Griffin Gate Golf Club offers four sets of tees to accommodate golfers of all ability levels and tops out at 6,784 yards from the championship tips. The par 72 layout boasts five par-5's and five par-3's making the golf experience rank high among the longest drivers and the most accurate iron enthusiasts with an unbridled spirit. Winding through rolling terrain consisting of Kentucky bluegrass roughs along with bent-grass greens and tees, the course is an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary complete with bat boxes, bluebird houses and a butterfly garden on the course. In 2017, Colin Gooch, PGA Director of Golf, took over and has taken service, instruction, and group outings up a notch.
After golf players can enjoy a splash of Kentucky bourbon at the 19th hole with lite fare or the cigar bar. For a Bourbon flight paired with an award-winning cuisine experience, guests will be treated royally at JW's Steakhouse in the Hotel. For relaxation and some personal pampering, be sure to book a service or treatment at the full-service Spa at Griffin Gate, or work out the kinks at the Exercise Center. You can swim year-round in Lexington at the indoor and outdoor pools.
For meetings, weddings or business conferences, the Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa is the perfect venue with ballrooms and break out rooms, the Overlook outdoor spaces and the1854 fully restored Mansion with the latest up to date facilities.
For those who want a special place to enjoy on a regular basis, there are Spa and Golf memberships available.
Visit Marriott.com/hotels/travel/LexKy for more information.
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About: Dave Daubert
David has been writing about golf since the turn of the century. He was Managing Editor at a regional golf magazine for 11 years, published in Canada, the IAGTO and a Staff Writer for The Georgia Golf Trail. His insightful perspective brings golf to life.