Econo Lodge Fort Knox
261 N. Dixie Hwy.
Radcliff, KY 40160-1013
Phone: (270) 351-4488
Fax: (270) 352-4833
This wooded refuge just south of downtown Louisville is located near the village of Fairdale. If you want to see the Kentucky back-country, the 20 minute trip required to get here is worth it. The area is designated as an Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, the park contains streams, creeks, trails and many other topographical features that allow for tons of activities. The welcome center provides hiking maps, books, souvenirs and other information about Jefferson; don't forget to pick one up.
This 9-hole municipal golf course is named after Louisville's native son and it was built the same year he won the 1964 PGA Championship. Its located in the Waverly Park section of town and it serves as a good place to teach beginners or just take the front nine for a short excursion. For a quick and fun round, this is the place to head in Louisville.
Frederick Law Olmstead not only designed the great New York parks, Central and Prospect, but he also created this gem in the Bluegrass State. Though its location may be outside of downtown Louisville, it's a veritable playground replete with locals taking advantage of the amenities when the weather allows. Some park features include the popular amphitheater, an archery range, basketball courts, disc golf course, fishing lake, miles of trails, horseshoes, picnic areas, playground, tennis courts, etc. Car access on the road to the top of the park is only open between the months of April to October, but bike and foot access is available throughout the year.
The renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted (designer of New York City's Central Park) created the larger Iroquois Park in which this golf course sits. The course is a 18-hole par 71 and it has both chipping and putting greens to practice or warm-up. Iroquois is a great course for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced, the pro-shop even offers lessons at reasonable rates.
At 746 acres (302 hectares), McNeely Lake Park is one of the largest parks in Louisville. The park is dotted with picnic spots, hiking trails and large fields perfect for soccer or football. The picturesque McNeely Lake, complete with a boat ramp and pier, is great for fishing activities, so don't forget the lures and lines. One of the additional highlights at this park is the Korean War Memorial, which was dedicated in 1993.
This popular golf course near McNeely Lake Park has a four-star rating from Golf Digest and it's only fifteen minutes away from Louisville's downtown. The 27-hole professionally designed public course is perfect for all ages, where everyone puts and drives among Scotch Pines, Maple Oak and other foliage only found in Kentucky. Quail Chase also provides a putting green, driving range and pro shop. Overall, a nice way to spend the day trying to chip away at your golf handicap.