Griffin Gate Golf Club
Griffin Gate Golf Club
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7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
About
Renowned architect Rees Jones, son of The Rev. Robert Trent Jones, skillfully sculpted and recently renovated Griffin Gate Golf Club, a golf course in Lexington, Kentucky set in the midst of the rolling hills of Kentucky bluegrass country. Our golf resort is set on 250 acres in Lexington, at Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, and it embodies the tradition of gracious Southern hospitality. We offer services that include professional instruction and a golf shop with shoe and club rentals.
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Glen M
Lexington, KY32 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
If you are not a member, don’t bother. They do not care about you. I was vacationing in Lexington and staying at the Marriott next door and booked tee times for 9/4, 9/6, and 9/8. Each day when I arrived to play and checked in at the pro shop, after loading my clubs on my car I was informed that the members that I was slated to play with did not want to play with “an outsider”.

I was informed that I could go out on the course as a single but there were many groups that were out in front of me and I could play two balls on a hole if I wanted.

Even during these times, each golfer takes there own cart and “social distancing” is the norm for golf anyway. I have been playing throughout the entire pandemic and have never encountered any course or player who had a problem playing with others.

I did go out on Friday but was stuck behind a three son and twosome that would not either let me join or play through.

When speaking with those in the pro shop, they did not care about the situation and said they did not want to upset the members and ruin their round by having the general public play with them.

Evidently at Griffin Gate, unless you are a member you are not worthy of playing with those who are and you are looked down as nothing more than common plebes.

Avoid this course at all cost and spend your green fees at a place that will appreciate your business.
Written September 8, 2020
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Footprints450454
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Business
Was here for business and surprised how outdated, 1980’s it was. Bathroom sink was not clean, hole in wall under counter, tv remote barely worked, and the food was too expensive. Coming from LA I did not expect to pay LA prices for horrible food. The morning buffet for $18.95 has powdered eggs, bacon, sausage, and something called hash brown casserole. Ordered biscuits and gravy and the gravy was a blob of gelatin slung. Immediately sent back!!!

The place was loud like they did not have any insulation in the walls. You could her the folks in the bar, and lounge with music resonating through the walls, the dock doors beeping noise went on all night. Staff not friendly.

Pictures of hall outside elevator. What looks like a scratched floor is the table tops in the restaurant area and the hash brown casserole.
Written September 10, 2023
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Richard W
3 contributions
Jun 2023 • Business
Nice course, very good turf condition. Greens receptive, lush. Interesting par 5s, good short par 4s. Bunkers being re-done. Odd problem with 4th hole, currently out of play. Back 9 tight, lots of nearby homes. Nice finishing hole. Pace of play variable. Not a good layout for beginners. Nice carts. Staff helpful. A bit short from blue tees - play a mix of blue and black. Would play it again.
Written June 13, 2023
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goliver0501
Jeffersonville, IN1 contribution
Jul 2018 • Business
Not a good experience from check in to finishing up. Calling to get a tee time was a real hassle, first call was dropped, check in met an unfriendly face, no smile, no conversation, just took our money, took so long at beverage bar for service. Cart person was friendly enough but honesty is a question. He helped with bags and took cart. I left a gps in cart but it was not turned in to pro shop. Cart person was to clean cart for the night. Golf course was well maintained and enjoyable to play.
Written July 28, 2018
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Good Afternoon goliver0501, We hope this finds you well today. We sincerely apologize for the unpleasant experience at Griffin Gate Golf Club. As time permits, please contact Colin Gooch, Director of Golf Operations at (859) 288-6183 to discuss this experience in greater detail. Many thanks, Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa
Written August 1, 2018
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826albertj
Dayton, OH175 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
A very well maintained course that will challenge all golfers. Fast greens, beautiful views,and possibly frustration as you look back and think of what might have been! It is deceptive and very enjoyable to play.

Only complaint at was water is only on two holes. Makes it tough on a hot day.
Written September 26, 2018
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DaveR3232
Lexington, KY119 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
Many apparent changes - all for the better and all to assist the customer. The staff couldn't be more helpful, courteous and attentive. When I call for a tee time, the pro shop actually answers their own phones now, instead of being screened by the hotel operator as it was in the recent past. Remodeling just completed, the Player's Card is being offered again (a great buy!) and the course itself is in excellent shape and has clearly received the attention it needed. Already looking forward to playing again next week.
Written March 29, 2017
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Hello Dave and thank you so much for taking the time to post about your experience at Griffin Gate Golf Club. We're thrilled to hear you've enjoyed so many great changes for our members and guests. We look forward to seeing you again next week and we truly appreciate the post.
Written March 30, 2017
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StanD72727
Athens, GA79 contributions
Oct 2016
Six years ago I played this course and had a marvelous time as it was in great shape. The course is not in nearly as good of shape as it was then. It is still OK but it is just nothing like it was then.
Written October 12, 2016
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Hello Stan. Once again, we wanted to thank you for offering such thorough feedback on your visit. Our hotel manager would very much like the opportunity to speak with you personally about your experience and should you have a moment, we hope that you will please email us at griffingate@marriott.com so that we may forward immediately. Please be sure to include details as well as contact information. Thank you and we do hope to hear from you. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to assist.
Written October 19, 2016
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wayne m
Forest, VA75 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
We were on our first visit to Lexington Ky. to celebrate my wife's birthday. One activity she chose to do was play a round of golf. I picked Griffin Gate because it was very convenient to where we were staying. In making the tee time I did make them aware it was her birthday. At check in she was greeted with a "Happy Birthday", and given a small gift. While we were on the course headed from the 17th green to the 18th tee this fellow drove up in a cart and introduced himself as Collin the director of golf. He was looking for my wife so he could wish her a Happy Birthday. Now that was a class touch. One she won't forget. I almost forgot this. It's a really good golf course and was in great condition for a 90+ degree day.
Written August 9, 2016
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Hello Wayne and THANK YOU not only for sharing your special occasion with us, but for taking the time to post about your experience with Collin. We'll be sure to forward this to our general manager. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Happy Birthday once again to your wife!
Written August 12, 2016
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Always Sunny Travel Agency
Yuma, AZ1,217 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
My husband loved the course. He could not believe for the price what a great course.

The greens were very well maintained!

Everyone was very accommodating getting my husband out as a single. They teamed him up with another couple.

Thank you for allowing us to stay with Griffin Gate Marriott with our Motorcoach!!
Written June 17, 2019
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1894andy
Winfield, WV57 contributions
May 2018 • Family
The staff at Griffin Gate Golf Club welcomed my husband and son from the instant I called to set up their tee time. I shared that my 11 year old son collected bag tags and the gentleman offered to personalize his and asked my son's name! Upon arrival, they were greeted and bags loaded onto their cart! Friendly, smiling faces..the course was immaculate! Absolutely stunning course! Their experience was the best yet! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Written May 12, 2018
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