Our golf course is located in Salem, KY with part of the Cherokee
Indian Trail of Tears running right through the back 9.
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18 Hole Golf Course
Our golf course is located in the heart of Salem, KY. You can play the course seven days a week.
This 300 acre naturally contoured golf course is located on Highway 60 in the rural historical setting of Salem, Kentucky, within the former fluorspar mining center of the world. It is 30 miles northeast of Paducah, within 30 miles of Kentucky and Barkley Lakes and Dams, 60 miles north of the college town of Murray, 70 miles southwest of Evansville, IN, and a two hour drive from Nashville, TN. It is easily reached from I-24 Exits 16 and 31, and WKY Parkway Exits 12 and 4.
The 18 holes are spaced among a half dozen lakes and 40 to 50 species of trees that burst forth in the fall in a spectacular array of color, and all enhanced by large rocks, streams and foot bridges. One irrigation lake contains over one billion gallons of fresh water fed from the natural everlasting Butler Spring nearby. The five-mile concrete cart path winds through hills and beautiful trees, one being a 150 foot tall Tulip Poplar near #12 tee-box and a White Oak measuring 16 ft. in circumference estimated at 300 years of age on #8.
A large portion of the course is bounded by Sandy Creek where many species of colorful birds and wild life flourish, including wild turkeys, deer, and all others native to this area.
The roadway, known as Alley Lane, running through the course was a part of the old Golconda Road, the stage coach line between Illinois and Tennessee; and a part of the Cherokee Indian Trail of Tears on their march to Oklahoma Territory in 1838. The old iron bridge at #15 tee-box was originally installed on this same road in l898 and carried all traffic across Sandy Creek until about 1950, then abandoned until it was narrowed and removed to the course.
Rental golf carts are stored in the basement of the modern, barn type 4,000 square foot club house sealed inside with beautiful Cherry Bark Oak lumber cut from the golf course. The Club House is available for events such as meetings, reunions, weddings, etc.