Louisville Parks and Recreation takes over operation of Quail Chase Golf Club
Louisville Parks and Recreation has assumed responsibility for the operation of Quail Chase Golf Club, a 27-hole championship-level course located on the Jefferson/Bullitt county line 20 minutes south of downtown Louisville.
The addition brings a marquee golf destination to Parks and Recreation’s portfolio of courses, including nine municipally run tracks located within the Louisville Metro area. 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.
Quail Chase, located within McNeely Lake Park - one of 120 Metro-owned parks - will be 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.
The course will continue to operate as normal, and greens fees, passes and membership rates will not change this season. In addition, Parks and Recreation is evaluating the grounds and facilities for maintenance needs and possible upgrades. A grand opening celebration is anticipated this spring.
To view the course layout, greens fees and other information, visit quailchase.com.