Just a few minutes from downtown Lexington but designed to provide a distinct feeling of seclusion and relaxation, the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa offer all the amenities and services you and your golf buddies need for a great getaway.
With more than 400 well-appointed rooms (with 21 suites), featuring Tempur-Pedic beds and marble bathrooms, a large pool complex, tennis court, 24-hour fitness center, fully equipped spa, and a Rees Jones-designed 18-hole championship golf course, guests can settle in for a great visit and some incredible golf.
Griffin Gate Golf
Offering a true Kentucky golfing experience, players will delight in the par-72, 6,800-yard Griffin Gate Golf Club. The course, with four sets of tees and features five par 5’s and five par 3’s, provides for a very scenic round set among 250 acres of meadows and Kentucky bluegrass. The course underwent an extensive bunker renovation which was completed in mid-2015.
There are some great courses in the area to consider adding to your playlist including two Pete Dye designs, Kearney Hill Golf Links and Peninsula Golf Resort, and Thoroughbred Golf Club at High Point.
Great Local Favorites
In addition to several casual fare restaurants including JW’s Lounge, 19th Hole, and Top Deck, Griffin Gate’s guests can enjoy fine dining featuring locally sourced ingredients at JW’s Steakhouse. Or head into town to grab some great eats at local favorites like Smithtown Seafood, Goodfella’s Pizza, Joe Bologna’s, or Tolly-Ho.
The local area around the resort is full of great places to check out during your stay, including Keeneland race track which hosts thoroughbred racing in April and October, the Kentucky Horse Park, and the University of Kentucky.
Bourbon aficionados can create their own adventure along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail visiting Town Branch right in Lexington, as well as nearby distillers including Woodford Reserve, Wild Turkey, Four Roses, Jim Beam, and Maker’s Mark. In fact, Griffin Gate partnered with Maker’s Mark to create a personalized house bourbon for the resort.
Griffin Gate offers an unlimited golf package which includes breakfast daily and unlimited play plus cart use for each night of your stay.
Buddy Trip Cost
Travel (by car)
1 1/2 hours from Cincinnati, 3 hours and 15 minutes from Nashville and Columbus, 5 hours from St. Louis
- The Spa at Griffin Gate
- Kentucky Bourbon Trail
- University of Kentucky
- Kentucky Horse Park
- Woodford Reserve Distillery
- Maker’s Mark Distillery
- Jim Beam Distillery
- Toyota Motor Manufacturing Plant Facility
- Fitness Center and Pools
- Rees Jones, Keith Evans, Bryce Swanson (1981), Rees Jones (2015)