General Burnside Island State Park was named for the sideburn-whiskered Civil War general Ambrose Burnside.
Burnside led patrols along the Cumberland River, circling this 400-acre island while on the look out for Confederate soldiers.
The completely new renovated golf course at General Burnside Island is located on an Island surrounded by Lake Cumberland in Somerset, KY.
Brian Ault, designer of Dale Hollow Lake and Hidden Cove, both recognized by Golf Digest, designed this spectacular layout. At 6394 yards, the course features Zoysia fairways, bent grass tees and greens.
The natural beauty of large boulders highlighting landscape at hole #6 will set you up for a beautiful view atop the back tee.
In 2009 received the 1st place Commonwealth Journal Readers Choice Award as the "Best Places To Play Golf."
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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The Kentucky State Parks Golf Trail is offering something new for golfers. Golf Discount Cards are being sold at all 18 courses at Kentucky State Parks. Click the thumbnail image to view General Burnside Island's Discount Card pricing and information.
Discount Cards are course specific and can be purchased for $20-$25. The cards provide substantially discounted fees that include cart.
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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 General Burnside Island's pro shop at 606-561-4104. Click here for Trail Card pricing and options.
April 1, 2017 through October 31, 2017
*Twilight 18 Holes
*Please contact course for start time and availability
November 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017
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.
General Burnside State Park Golf Course features four tee boxes to challenge all skill levels.
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