Athletics

Golf Team to make Battlefield Home Course for 2012-2013 Seasons

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The Berea College Athletic Department is pleased to announce a contract has been reached with Battlefield Golf Club to make the course home to Berea College Golf through June of 2013.

Despite hosting several tournaments at the club over the past few years, this season represents the first opportunity the Mountaineers have to practice and play at the facility on a day-to-day basis.  Athletic Director Mark Cartmill is excited about the move and the ability to provide student-athletes with “a great 18-hole layout.”  In discussing the course, Cartmill continues, “Battlefield Golf Club is a great facility.  Clay [Hamrick] and his staff do a fantastic job maintaining the course and our Athletic Department is anxious to begin this new partnership.”

While the club is a new home course for the team, the history of the grounds upon which the fairways and greens now lie run deep within the Commonwealth.  Battlefield Golf Club was built upon the site where the Battle of Richmond took place during the Civil War and is widely recognized as “the single most decisive victory for the Confederate Army during the entire war.  The Palmer House, which served as the hospital for Union and Confederate soldiers alike, is just one of the historical artifacts that rests on the property and now serves as the clubhouse for the golf club.”  (Battlefield Golf Club website)

The semi-private club is located minutes from the Berea College campus.  The layout features Bermuda grass tees and fairways, bent grass greens and approach areas, with a rough that is a mixture of Kentucky bluegrass and fescue.  The course plays 6313 yards from the back tees.  Battlefield Golf Club is owned by the Madison County Fiscal Court and is operated by PGA Professional Clay Hamrick.  Additional information about the course can be found on their website:  http://battlefield.madisoncountyky.us

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