Metro Parks Golf & Pro Gary Player

Louisville Metro Parks
Community Relations Staff
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Gary Player is a South African professional golfer with nine major championship victories.  He is the only non-American to have won all four majors, and is often regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of golf. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974. Player has won 165 tournaments on six continents over six decades. 

How does this relate to Metro Parks?

Player won his first PGA Tour at Seneca Golf Course on April 20, 1958, playing in the Kentucky Derby Open! 

Back seat: Pros Gary Player, Bob Fry and Jack Rule.
Front seat: Pro Arnold Palmer, Heisman Trophy winner John Lujack, and unknown driver.
Palmer-Player Exhibition match at Emeis Golf Course in Davenport, Iowa (1960’s)
Article from the Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, Oregon) – April, 21, 1958


Memorial Weekend Golf Special

For $20, a family of up to four members can play nine holes at any of the nine Metro Parks courses. The $20 includes greens and cart fees, and families can take advantage of the deal after 4:30 p.m. on May 26, 27 or 28.  Families should call in advance to book a tee time at the golf course of their choice.


About Metro Parks Golf

Louisville’s nine public golf courses are open from daylight to dark seven days a week, and each course has a fully stocked pro shop.

  • Bobby Nichols Golf Course, 4301 E. Pages Lane, 502/937-9051 (9 holes)
  • Charlie Vettiner Golf Course, 10207 Mary Dell Lane, 502/267-9958 (18 holes)
  • Cherokee Golf Course, 2501 Alexander Road, 502/458-9450 (9 holes)
  • Crescent Hill Golf Course, 3110 Brownsboro Road, 502/896-9193 (9 holes)
  • Iroquois Golf Course, 1501 Rundill Road, 502/363-9520 (18 holes)
  • Long Run Golf Course, 1605 Flat Rock Road, 502/245-9015 (18 holes)
  • Seneca Golf Course, 2300 Pee Wee Reese Blvd, 502/458-9298 (18 holes)
  • Shawnee Golf Course, 460 Northwestern Parkway, 502/776-9389 (18 holes)
  • Sun Valley Golf Course, 6505 Bethany Lane, 502/937-9228 (18 holes)

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