Lafayette Golf Course Continues to Move Forward

By Kiel Christianson, Senior Writer

FALLS OF ROUGH, KY -- Last year, we reviewed a "diamond in the rough," called Lafayette Golf Course, praising the challenging and picturesque layout, the friendly staff, the superb conditions, and the overall value. This year, Golf Digest raised Lafayette's rating to 4.5 stars, recognizing the quality we at had reported.

2002 finds Lafayette with a few new faces and even better conditions and value than last year. Chris Brown now serves as the Head Golf Professional. According to Brown, "The bump up in rating by Golf Digest is due to the maturity of the course. We also have put more money into the aesthetics of the course."

It is on the greens where this maturity and conditioning are especially evident. When we visited, the greens were Stimping out at a frisky 10.5 - and they were soggy from recent rains. Imagine the speed when they dry out!

Brown also notes that Lafayette has recently received commendations from GD for "good value" and "great service." Both of which are in abundant evidence: The new portable BBQ grill at the turn serves up perfect sandwiches, and the rates are still extremely reasonable at $40 weekdays and $44 weekends (cart included).

And finally, the Inn at Lafayette Golf Course and Green Farms Resort will open in July this season, adding a homey new dimension to this future tourist destination.

Kiel ChristiansonKiel Christianson, Senior Writer

Kiel Christianson has lived, worked, traveled and golfed extensively on three continents. As senior writer and equipment editor for, he has reviewed courses, resorts, and golf academies from California to Ireland, including his home course, Lake of the Woods G.C. in Mahomet, Ill. Read his golf blog here and follow him on Twitter @GolfWriterKiel.

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