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03/22/23 – Future Golf State First Round Sites Solicitation

March 21, 2023 Golf Blog Updates


The KHSAA is seeking Golf Courses and schools to serve as sites and hosts for future Golf State First Rounds. 

The KHSAA Staff and Board, working with Golf House of Kentucky staff, is seeking a three-year advance selection for playing seasons 2024, 2025, and 2026.  

The third and final site for the 2023 season was finalized during the Board’s February meeting with Winchester Country Club slated to host Site #3.  Previously announced were Calvert City Country Club (Site #1) and Kenton County Courses (Willows Course – Site #2).  Hopkinsville Country Club was previously approved to serve as Host Site #1 for 2024.

2023 (Sept. 25-27)
Site #1 – Calvert City Country Club
Site #2 – Kenton County Golf Courses (Willows Course), Independence
Site #3 – Winchester Country Club

2024 (Sept. 25-27)
Site #1 – Hopkinsville Country Club
Site #2 – TBD
Site #3 – TBD

2025 (Sept. 30-Oct. 2)
Site #1 – TBD
Site #2 – TBD
Site #3 – TBD

2026 (Sept. 29-Oct. 1)
Site #1 – TBD
Site #2 – TBD
Site #3 – TBD

Courses are not permitted to host both a region and a state first round in the same year.  Those interested in hosting should complete the form below which includes site specifications and requirements.  The deadline for application consideration is April 28 as the Board hopes to review/approve sites at its May meeting.

2023-24 Season Reminders
July 15 – First Day of Practice/Tryouts
July 21 – First Competition Date (Friday is available to begin play)
Sept. 18-20 – Regional Tournaments, Various Sites
Sept. 25-27 – State First Rounds, Calvert City Country Club (#1),
Kenton County-Willows (#2), Winchester Country Club (#3) 
Oct. 2-4 – Girls’ Final Rounds, Bowling Green Country Club
Oct. 5-7 – Boys’ Final Rounds, Bowling Green Country Club

For additional assistance contact Associate Commissioner Butch Cope ( or Assistant Commissioner Joe Angolia (


About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 286 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.



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