Mayor Greg Fischer, Councilman James Peden and officials with Louisville Parks and Recreation and the First Tee of Louisville convened today at Quail Chase Golf Club to celebrate recent improvements to the course and grounds, which Metro Government assumed responsibility of in February.
“We’re pleased to add Quail Chase to the city’s portfolio of municipally-owned courses,” Mayor Fischer said. “It’s long been one of the must-visit sites for golfers within the Louisville area, and its proximity to beautiful McNeely Lake Park makes it a destination.”
“It’s my expectation we will maintain the quality golf that patrons of Quail Chase have come to expect and improve on the clubhouse amenities,” said Councilman Peden, who represents District 23 on the Metro Council. “I want this course to be a focal point and gathering place for our community similar to Seneca and Charlie Vernier golf courses.”
Quail Chase Golf Club is a 27-hole championship-level course located on the Jefferson/Bullitt county line 20 minutes south of downtown Louisville.
The addition brings the number of municipally-owned golf courses to 10. Metro acquired the facility and improvements Feb. 1 from Golf Development Company Inc. for $850,000.
Through the agreement, Golf Development Inc. will make an annual $25,000 donation to the First Tee of Louisville for youth golf programming at Quail Chase each year over the next 10 years. The First Tee also operates at Shawnee and Seneca golf courses.
Quail Chase is overseen by PGA Professional Craig Heibert. Heibert is the Kentucky Section PGA Golf Professional of the Year in 2017.
He is currently the Vice President of the PGA of Kentucky and serves on the organization’s board of directors. He is the current pro at Shawnee Golf Course and has overseen the First Tee’s growth at that course and others, building the program to six program locations, 34 elementary schools and nurturing numerous community and business partnerships.
As improvements continue at the course, operations will continue as normal. Greens fees, passes and membership rates will not change this season.
To view the course layout, greens fees and other information, visit quailchase.com.