The unique geologic features and numerous caves of Carter Caves State Resort Park have appealed to tourists for many years. Although the area was made a state park in 1946, it had operated as a private tourist attraction since the 1880s and had been used for commercial purposes long before that.
The primary draw was, and remains, the caves. When you crawl out of the caves and want to enjoy a relaxing afternoon, visit our 9-hole golf course located above our lodge. Known for numerous deer and turkey, you will enjoy a serene round of golf.
As a state resort park, Carter Caves offers all the amenities, including a golf shop with Kentucky State Parks Golf Trial logo merchandise for your souvenirs and gifts. If you want to leave your clubs at home, no problem. We rent golf clubs, golf cars and pull carts.
Carter Caves State Park Golf Course features blue, white and red tees to challenge all skill levels.
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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 Carter Caves' 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.
Find more information and participating courses.
- Walking & Jogging Trails
- Cave Tours
- Miniature Golf
- Nature Trails
- Horse Trails
- Mountain Biking
- Planned Recreation
April 1, 2016 through October 31, 2016
*Twilight 18 Holes
*Please contact course for start time and availability
November 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017
18 Holes w/ Cart
9 Holes w/ Cart
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 Carter Caves' pro shop at 606-286-8881. Click here for Trail Card pricing and options.
Tierney's Cavern Restaurant honors our most popular attraction, the caves and retired park Naturalist John Tierney. The restaurant seats 100 and accompanying the new name is a new menu that offers many appetizing new selections from steaks and seafood to salads. All our ingredients are of the highest quality.
As a supporter of Kentucky Proud program we utilize locally grown meats and produce when available. Our staff provides a friendly warm atmosphere while giving professional service.
Carter Caves regularly schedules golf tournaments.
Currently there are no upcoming tournaments, so check back soon.
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.