Fox Run at Golf Courses at Kenton County, The

2.9268823529 2.9 stars from 5 (128)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6980 yards
  • Slope: 143
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

  • 3908 Richardson Rd, Independence, Kentucky 41051, Kenton County
  • (859) 371-3200
  • (859) 371-0616
  • www.golfkentoncounty.com

Year built: 1991
Architect(s): Arthur Hills (1991)
Type: Public/Municipal
Style: Links
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6980 yards 73.2 143
Black (W) 72 6980 yards 79.4 150
Gold 72 6532 yards 71.1 138
Gold (W) 72 6532 yards 76.9 144
Grey 72 5908 yards 68.3 132
Grey (W) 72 5908 yards 73.4 137
White 72 4800 yards 63.2 122
White (W) 72 4800 yards 67.3 124

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 128 Reviews
5 stars:
11
4 stars:
28
3 stars:
35
2 stars:
23
1 stars:
31

recommend this course

66 out of 128 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near the airport worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include elevation changes plays long forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining watching the game  

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"Beautiful day"


thagr81's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Me and 3 friends went out today at 7:40 in the morning for a round and the course is overall in excellent condition....couple patchy areas but nothing to be alarmed about....we let a group of 2 go through us after the 4th hole and was smooth sailing from there...played in a leisurely 5 hours and the concession stand is open in the back now....friendly staff as always and I’ll definitely be back very soon


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



jroberts34's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has sand traps but does not maintain them. Fairways and greens were good. There are no services at Fox so nothing to grab to eat or drink at the turn. Once was a great place to play, but that has changed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"FOX RUN 2019"


u370707664's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in much better shape than 2018 & 2017. I love the L/O but traps have not been kept for years. The greens were in great shape. It's a shame the public doesn't support this more. ARTHUR HILLS courses are always a great challenge. I'll be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Early season"


thagr81's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Concession stand back at Fox Run isn’t opened yet so be sure to bring plenty to drink with you...fairways still have no color but are in fine shape, greens were in great shape as well....I played alone and went through a group of 4 and didn’t see anyone else out there ....rough wasn’t to long and it was easy to spot balls on most holes...everyone in the clubhouse is always friendly and makes u feel welcome there....Kenton County is becoming one of my favorite places to play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Much Improved"


u000007669656's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Best I’ve seen the course in a few years. Greens might be rolling the best ever. Only a couple small imperfections on entire 18 putting surfaces, greens have filled in nicely. I am impressed with conditions since just last year!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Nice course out in the country!"


BCOYLE21's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First off, I have heard mixed reviews about the Kenton county country club. Some good some bad. I have now played all three 18 hole courses (end of the season 2018). It was 50 and sunny and there was no one on Fox Run but us... which was great! The course is beautiful and challenging. It also had a good variety of holes, which kept things interesting. Some were open fairways, some where hilly up and downs. Overall great course to play! My father loved the course. We saw three large bucks and over 10 does. It truely felt like we were in the middle of the back hills of Kentucky. I would recommend the course! The restaurant was closed and the snack stand on fox run is closed for the season (November), so we were thirsty and hungry at the end of the day. Had a great time and we will return!

*note* I have heard the course to overpacked in the spring / summer, but I have not played during that time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Needs maintenance"


ranman1549's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a fun course to play but the sand traps are overgrown and unplayable. The concession stand was open at 11 when we started but closed at 2 when we made the turn. It is probably close to a mile or more back to the clubhouse. We should have been told that the concession stand would close early so we could make our purchases at the clubhouse.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Wonderful condition"


thagr81's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course today with my brother for 18.00 hot deal. Despite the negative reviews I couldn’t resist playing for the price, boy was I happy. Fairways are nice and plush, greens rolled a little slow, but true. Tee boxes are in great shape, rough was well maintained as well, easy to spot balls off the fairway. The only gripe I have is the lack of yardage markers and some of the cart paths are in need of repair. Water coolers throughout the course, snack shop back there when u make the turn, and the layout is awesome. Difficult course to play overall, few holes that u have to carry 200+ yards to reach the fairway, but it’s pretty open. Good use of the natural elevation changes adds to the difficulty, as well some funky sidehill lies, hit plenty shots with the ball above/below your feet. Will definitely be back to play next weekend and I recommend giving it a shot as long as you’re not a beginner. One of the best conditioned course I’ve been on this year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"3 courses"


Atesuntin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Pioneer was in poor condition when I played but the layout is good it has some nice holes.

Willows was in great shape early in the year but not so much now, really good layout.

Have not played Fox Run since last year, it’s a challenging course with a great layout, except the new 18th hole


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Somebody dropped the ball!"


u00000919941's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The cart paths look like they were in a war zone, first hole was flooded and 2 greens were in terrible condition. The clubhouse and parking lot were in immaculate condition but they forgot about the upkeep of the course itself. Somebody dropped the ball. I'd wait until next year before going to this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Improving"


Tony2871411's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Played at Fox Run Saturday. Course seemed to be improving based on the comments a few months back.

Greens rolled pretty true, only a couple had bare spots and they were on the outer edges. Most of the fairways were in ok shape, definitely getting better after the summer. Bunkers were completely unplayable it seemed. Cart paths have definitely seen better days.

Overall, not great but not terrible. Played in an outing and didn't really have any issues with the above conditions.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Muni golf at its Average"


JayEmm's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Tennessee Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I played here regularly when a job took me here once a month. Last time was 7 years ago. This course is the best one of the three at this municipal golf complex. The prices are reasonable and the course is OK...average. But it is accessible, playable, and a not bad round of golf. Play it for fun.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Conditions Improving"


u7676415's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played about a mont ago and conditions much improved since then. Greens good but a little slow. Fairways generally fine except for a few holes. Bunkers are out — graound under repair.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not worth the money"


evan7003066's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The kenton county golf courses used to be some of the nicest courses in NKY. Now the parking lot is the nicest part of any of three courses. The fairways are below average at best, bunkers are not playable, and half of the greens are completely ate up. Not worth the money, go play at meadowwood where its about $10-$15 dollars cheaper and in better shape.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Hard times"


aclark12345's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Fox Run used to be the premiere course of the 3 difference 18 hole courses at Kenton County golf courses. This course has fallen on hard times. The lack of course maintenance is very sad to see. This course used to be beautiful years ago. None of the sand traps have been maintained. They were mostly over grown weeds. One trap had standing water in it with 1000+ tadpoles. Most of the greens were okay with only a few burned out spots. Every other fairway was nice. The price to play the course was reduced from what it was years ago. I guess to off set the bad course conditions. I do not recommend this course until they work on getting it in better shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Fox Run Golf Course on 08/21/2018:

Thank you for leaving us with your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your disappointment with the conditions. We hope that you will be able to see some improvement the next time you are here.

"Horrible course"


dcrosthwaite's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The golf course is in horrible shape. The greens are torn up, the fairways are okay, but the grass just off of the fairways is over grown. Very disappointing. I doubt that we will return.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Fox Run Golf Course on 08/21/2018:

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are sorry to hear about your disappointment with the conditions. We will keep working to make necessary improvements to the course, and we hope that you will be able to see improvements should you choose to come back.

"Conditons Just OK"


u7676415's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This conditions of this course have varied tremendously over the years. When in great shape there is no place better in Greater Cincinnati but in the past few years they have let conditions go quite a bit. Sad to see. Fairways are still in decent shape for most of the holes -- a few of them are getting spotty. Some of the greens are good and the others just ok. Rough is not being maintained as much. Bunkers are not being maintained any more and would be played as ground under repair -- they should just turn them into grass bunkers. Driving range is closed so use the driving range at clubhouse. If you can get a good price $ deal (and they have lots of those) and like the layout it is still worth playing but if you were expecting the course of 5 years ago you'll be disappointed. Pace of play is great as there is not as much play there any more.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Back Course"


ktel8080's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is challenging. It is the course in the back so it takes a bit to drive back to it, but it was fun was it was an easy pace and enjoyed being relaxed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Better than last time but..."


wisejn's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Layout - This is one of the more difficult layouts due to the elevation changes. I find the course to be challenging every time I play with several elevated greens that make you be smart about club selection. It is a demanding course in that you have to play well from the tee and there are several holes where you have to be careful where you miss.

Condition - the course is owned by Kenton county and it is evident from the start they have adoptees a minimal maintenance strategy for this course. The old driving range that was near the first tee has been let go and is not overgrown. It is no longer open. The tee boxes are generally okay with a few exceptions where they have completely lost them. Fairways were mowed but the lack of divot fill on the carts tells you how much they care. The greens were in decent shape though several are now nesting grounds to wasps that burrow into the greens. In fact the 17th green is almost unplayable unless you have nerves of steel and don’t mind standing over a putt while 1.5” long wasps fly around you. Don’t know if they are interested in stinging you or not but I did not stick around to find out. The last hole at Fox Run has always been a carnival. It is almost like they built 17 decent holes and thought they were done before realizing they have to squeeze one more in. For whatever reason they have you tee off from the old tee boxes. A carnival, trust me because the hole is almost unplayable from the old tee boxes. Don’t know what is going on.

The tell tale sign of a course is it’s bunkers. A well maintained bunker is a good sign. Unfortunately at Fox Run all of the bunkers have been let go, even those near the green. They are completely void of sand, full or water, or overgrown with weeds.

I paid $45 to play and do not think it is worth that. Should be $25 play until they can invest sufficiently to bring it back. Quite honestly they should either sell this course or let it go so they can spend what money they do spend on the course on the other two 18’s there which have always gotten the bulk of the play anyhow.

Sad to see a course deteriorate but this particular course has to be demanding to care for given the significant elevation changes and challenging layout.

If you want to have an enjoyable round for less than $50 there are many, many better choices unfortunately.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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