Kentucky Tourism

Barren River Lake State Resort Park


1149 State Park Road
Lucas, KY 42156
PGA Professional: Carmello Benassi


April 1, 2017 through October 31, 2017

18 Holes
9 Holes
*Twilight 18 Holes



*Please contact course for start time and availability

November 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017

18 Holes
9 Holes



Barren River Lake Golf CourseBarren River Lake State Resort Park is a water-lovers paradise surrounded by forested, rolling hills.

The resort is located near Kentucky’s famous cave area, which includes Mammoth Cave National Park, the longest cave system in the world!

The course at Barren River Lake State Resort Park offers a challenging test of golf in a relaxing setting. The course winds around hills and through valleys near the shore of Barren River lake.

The layout will test your course management skills. Accurate shots to well chosen positions are a must. This is a course that you can't play just once. But when you've finished #18, enjoy a fine dinner at the lodge, and partake in the many other amenities of the park.

Getaway to Golf

Our Getaway to Golf package includes overnight lodging and 18 holes of golf with a golf car. The package price is per person, per night, based on double occupancy, plus tax and is subject to availability.

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Meet the Pro

Carmello Benassi, Jr. has worked at the Barren River Lake State Park Golf Course since May 2010.

Carmello received the 2013 Merchandiser of the Year award presented by the Kentucky section of the Professional Golf Association. He has also been recognized for his skills in merchandising techniques, training, displays, inventory mix and shop operationsin previous years as well.

Carmello has been a PGA professional for over 20 years. He has previously received PGA honors such as the National Growth of Game award 2004, Kentucky Teacher of the Year 2005, Kentucky Merchandiser of the Year (Public) 2006 and Kentucky Golf Professional of the Year in 2009. He played on the Western Kentucky University Golf team from 1974-1978.

Click here for a quick video tip from Carmello to help you with your golf swing.

Trail Card

The Kentucky State Parks wants you to enjoy another fun filled year of golf with us at our Nation’s Finest Park System. Purchase your Trail Card today for unlimited access to nationally recognized golf courses by Golf Digest.

Trail Cards may be purchased at any Kentucky State Park golf course. Contact Barren River Lake's pro shop at 800-295-1876. Click here for Trail Card pricing and options.


  • Walking & Jogging Trails
  • Camping
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Water Skiing
  • Picnicking
  • Nature Trails
  • Horse Camping
  • Mountain Biking
  • Planned Recreation
  • Playgrounds

Hole Flyovers

Dress Code

Men are required to wear shirts with collars and sleeves (mock turtlenecks are accepted...assuming they have sleeves). Ladies: sleeveless golfing attire for ladies is permitted due to the design of ladies golf wear. Ladies may not wear halter tops or spaghetti straps. The following pertains to all golfers: No cut off shorts of any type and no swimwear.


Barren River Lake State Park Golf Course features blue, white and red tees to challenge all skill levels.

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