Host to the PGA Championship in 1952, the course at Big Spring Country Club has been altered a number of times down the years by the likes of William Diddel, Larry Packard, Arthur Hills and, most recently, Rees Jones in 2004.
The club merged with Harmony Landing Country Club, located half an hour’s drive to the north, in 2014, offering the combined membership the choice of two 18-hole layouts, fourteen tennis courts and two Junior Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Two years after the amalgamation took place, a decision was taken to open the club’s door to non-members in order to preserve the club as a going concern. Golfers in the Louisville area who’d never been able to play this Golden Age track in the past can now do so.
Tree-lined fairways are routed around Beargrass Creek, with several holes affected by the flowing waters of this natural water hazard. The new millennium remodel of the layout by Rees Jones – which involved rebuilding greens and adding fairway bunkers – now provides players with a tougher test.