If golf is your bag, Danville is home to three beautiful courses – two private and one public. In addition, a handful of nice courses are within a short driving distance of the county line. Here is a brief overview:
Danville Country Club
The challenging, well-maintained Danville CC has been around since 1924 and features an 18-hole, par 72 layout. It measures 6,612 yards from the back tees and has strategically placed trees and traps along the way. The course was designed by Louis Chiapetta who wrapped the front nine holes around the clubhouse, and the back nine was constructed in the 1970s to provide longer length and bigger challenges.
Sweetbrier Golf Course
This nine-hole private course in Danville opened in 2000 and is rated a five-star top facility by www.Golflink.com. Sweetbrier plays as a par 36 and measures more than 3,300 yards, with a pair of tricky par 5s as well as interesting par 3s. Several trees and bunkers make Sweetbrier that much more of a test, and the clubhouse serves some of the finest food in all of Boyle County.
Old Bridge Golf Club
The 18-hole public course in Danville spans 6,790 yards and has been open since 1989. Its greens and tee boxes are bent-grass, and the fairways are perennial rye. Water comes into play on six of the 18 holes. Amenities at Old Bridge Golf Club include a driving range, private lessons, group lessons, junior clinics, club fitting, a clubhouse, and a bar and grill.
Nearby Golf Courses
Danville-Boyle County residents are within a short driving distance of several other courses in central Kentucky. They include Peninsula Golf Resort, an 18-hole, 6,647-yard public course in Lancaster; and Hickory Hills Country Club, a nine-hole public facility in Liberty. Private courses in the region include the 18-hole Dix River Country Club in Stanford, and the 27-hole Bright Leaf Golf Club in Harrodsburg.