Getting To Know: Lake Cumberland Golf Club
An Insightful Interview With Ron Roberts, Director of
By Brian Weis
Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Ron Roberts who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.
Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
Lake Cumberland Golf Club is a newly renovated facility located just off the shores of Lake Cumberland in Jamestown, Kentucky and nestled just minutes away from the State Dock, Jamestown Marina, and the Timber Pointe Resort. Lake Cumberland Golf Club is a championship golf course that is not only challenging but enjoyable to all levels of golfers. We have a state-of-the-art practice facility complete with driving range, practice putting green and a short game area.
The clubhouse features a pro shop stocked with all of your golfing needs. Our restaurant and lounge overlook the 18th hole and has five big screen TVs to watch your favorite sporting event. The patio off of the clubhouse offers a great relaxing place to enjoy your favorite meal or socialize with friends and family. It is suitable for all temperatures: if it is a bit cool out, you can relax around the fire pit or, with warmer weather, you can enjoy relaxing under the oscillating fans. We can accommodate parties, banquets and even weddings in a special atmosphere overlooking a picturesque waterfall.
Lake Cumberland Golf Club is one of the finest places to play golf in Kentucky. Our courteous staff will assist in planning and hosting golf outings and special events. We offer several packages tailored to fit your vacation. Have fun with Play & Stay Packages that include golfing, fishing, boating and lodging at a lakefront resort or in a cabin on the lake. When you arrive, you will see the beauty of the natural rolling terrain and play our signature hole #6 which is one of the top holes in the country.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Lake Cumberland Golf Club is one of the top public golf courses in the state of Kentucky. Newly renovated in 2012 with a price tag of six million dollars this is absolutely a beautiful must play golf course. The rolling terrain, elevated greens and well placed bunkers make it a challenge and enjoyable round. We have four outstanding par threes that are not only beautiful but demand a great shot to get it close. We have some of the best greens in the state that roll true and fast.
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
You don't have to hit long but you better hit it straight. On you approach shots you need to below the cup to give you the best chance for birdie.
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
In 2014 we hosted the Inaugural Lake Cumberland Golf Club 24/7 Open. This was a two day event with 34 professionals taking part. Seth Fair from Brownsburg, Ind taking home the title and $10,000 prize after shooting a two day total of 131 at 13 under par. Three professionals that played now have their PGA Card and are playing on the PGA Tour.
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Hole number six is our signature hole. Number six in one of the finest par 3's you will play. This hole has a pond and waterfall that protects the green for any golfer that might hit it short. There are bunkers that protect the green on both side. The yardages from the blue tees are 177, white 147 & gold 125 this is a fun but challenging hole to play.
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
All the par '3 are a pleasure to look at and play
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Our Bunkers Grill is the perfect place to relax and talk about your great round or not so great round. We offer five different sandwiches and a great atmosphere with five big screen TV's.
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Jason Millard shot 64 on 9/13/2014 in the 24/7 tournament
Back Tee Stats
Lake Cumberland Golf Club
500 Lily Creek Resort Road
Jamestown , Ky., 42629
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Written By: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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