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General Burnside Island

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About the Course

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."


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.


General Burnside State Park Golf Course features four tee boxes to challenge all skill levels.

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