Club History

In 1961, V.V. Cooke and Paul Semonin, two prominent Louisville businessmen met to discuss the development of a championship golf course and first-class country club in the gently rolling countryside of Prospect, Kentucky.  Their vision became reality on July 4, 1964 when Hunting Creek Country Club opened its doors.  The name derives from the creek that traverses the course, itself named for the Little and Great Hunting Creeks on George Washington’s estate at Mount Vernon, Virginia.

  • 1964—PGA greats Ken Venturi and Bobby Nichols, a Louisville native,  play an exhibition  match. Venturi wins by 6 strokes with a record-breaking 64, a feat from the Men’s Championship Tees that still stands.  Venturi’s cap and scorecard are on display in the pro shop.
  • 1964—The Bluegrass Golf Association’s Professional Women’s Tournament is played at Hunting Creek. Winner and LPGA Hall of Famer, Mickey Wright, cards a 62 from the Women’s Championship Tees.  Though the tournament returned to the club for the next 8 years, her record was never broken.
  • 1972—The members purchase the club from Cooke’s and Semonin’s Hunting Creek Company.  It becomes Hunting Creek Country Club, Inc.
  • 1969, 2002—Hunting Creek is the site of the Kentucky Amateur.
  • 1978, 1983, 1992, 2014—Hunting Creek hosts the Kentucky Open.
  • 1991—Hunting Creek is featured in The Country Club Magazine.
  • 2008-2010—The golf course undergoes a complete renovation.