Houston Oaks Golf Course

Paris, Kentucky | 18 holes | Par: 72 | 6842 yards

Houston Oaks is located 15 minutes from downtown Lexington on scenic and historic Route 27/68 in Paris, Kentucky. Since its opening in July of 1996, Houston Oaks has gained the reputation of being one of the most challenging layouts around. Designed by Jack Ridge, its scenic views, natural creeks and link style holes add to Houston Oak’s unique style, which includes cart path that runs through a fully restored horse barn with restrooms and concessions. Houston Oaks sits on the former Bunker Hunt Horse Farm and is owned and operated by Rosa Lee Rankin and Danny and Susan Miller. Richard Balsimo is the course superintendent. Houston Oaks has been rated by Golf Digest as one of the Top 10 golf courses in Kentucky. It is the only 18-hole golf course located in Paris, Kentucky and is open to the public; however, memberships and outings are welcome. The pro shop offers a spacious layout for those who want to come and browse through merchandise from name brands such as Titleist, Footjoy, Cutter and Buck, Ashworth and more. Just steps from the Pro Shop, golfers can enjoy hot or cold sandwiches along with a variety of other snacks, drinks, beer and alcohol from the Grille. Houston Oaks’ beautiful 16,000 square foot clubhouse also includes facilities on the second floor for office parties, meetings, wedding receptions, Christmas parties and any other occasion. If wine, spirits and beer are a part of your event, enjoy Houston Oak’s spacious bar located in the center of all the action. Houston Oaks staff are friendly and eager to provide you with an enjoyable experience.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Blue 72 6842 73.8 137
Yellow 72 5895 69.4 128
White 72 6446 72.1 133
Red (W) 73 4989 65.1 119

At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Jack Ridge
  • Type: Semi-Private
  • Built in: 1996
  • Golf Season: Year round

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green:


  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy:


  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fee (with GPS)
  • Pull carts:

555 Houston Oaks Drive
Paris, Kentucky 40361
Bourbon County
P: (859) 987-5600
F: (859) 987-7786