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Fore! Back on the Links!

Updated on September 20, 2012
Several holes at at Sugar Bay Golf are tight but scenic.
Several holes at at Sugar Bay Golf are tight but scenic.
There's not many sand traps at Sugar Bay Golf, but Michael Kruse often finds it, like he has here at the 2nd Hole.
There's not many sand traps at Sugar Bay Golf, but Michael Kruse often finds it, like he has here at the 2nd Hole.
The hopeful last putt of the day on the 18th Hole required a tap in, but it was a fitting conclusion to an ideal day of golf.
The hopeful last putt of the day on the 18th Hole required a tap in, but it was a fitting conclusion to an ideal day of golf.
Beware the sand trap on the 6th Hole at Sugar Bay Golf.
Beware the sand trap on the 6th Hole at Sugar Bay Golf.

At Sugar Bay Golf in Warsaw, Kentucky

by Robb Hoff

September 20, 2012

After a hiatus of couple months, hitting the golf course seems like Spring again, even though it's just the opposite now with Fall about ready to strip the hardwoods of their leaves and ready the path to winter in the Ohio River Valley.

Golf has always played second fiddle to fishing for me, but there's few recreational activities more gratifying than walking a round and competing with a similarly matched golfer -- especially when the weather is San Diego perfect.

I've played many rounds over the years with my uncle Michael Kruse, but often these rounds have come in flurries with many years in between due to distance and other interests.

Fortunately the past couple years have smiled upon our golf fortunes, and we have been able to play quite a bit at a diamond-in-the-rough of a course -- Sugar Bay Golf in Warsaw, Kentucky.

It's an 18-hole, Par 71 course reminiscent of Cincinnati public golf courses like Neumann and California with its rolling rises and hardwood boundaries. The landscape offers the best of the region and the course is forgiving enough for the most part to accommodate less than scratch hitters like Kruse and me.

Plus, at $15 to walk 18 holes, it's an absolute bargain that defrays some of the expense of an errant ball or two that ends up merging forever with the picturesque landscape.



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      Robb Hoff 5 years ago from Cincinnati, Ohio

      Golf is my favorite Fore-letter word but it's great. I'm trying to get the golfer pictured to get us a deal for the Belterra Casino course, where Marty Brennaman held his Reds Community Fund golf tournament yesterday. Got to get a deal, though, because it pains me to fork over $100 for a round.

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      BeyondGS 5 years ago from Ohio

      Glad you were to get out and golf. I went recently and was a beautiful day! I know what you mean about it feeling like spring. If only the weather would be like that more often. I love when you get a good deal as well ($15 for walking is great deal! Have a few places that offer that around here). If I'm in Kentucky I'll have to check that course out if I have time for 18 holes. Thanks for the share!