Frances E. Miller Memorial Golf Course presents a unique challenge for competitive and recreational golfers alike.
Heralded as one of the west Kentucky lakes region’s finest courses, Miller Memorial offers a variety of challenges for the most discriminating golfer.
Measuring 6,592 yards from the championship tees, the par-71 layout has two distinct nines which require a wide array of shot-making. The outward nine is set on hilly terrain and requires pinpoint accuracy from tee to green, whereas the inward half rewards length and accurate long iron play.
The longest hole on the course, the par-five 17th, is 535 yards long, while the shortest hole is the par-three 16th, measuring 171 yards. Professionally manicured MiniVerde Ultradwarf Bermuda Grass Greens are surrounded by 50 sand bunkers, with three scenic water hazards also coming into play. The fairways feature automatically watered Bermuda grass.
The facility also offers three large practice putting greens, as well as a wide two-level practice tee and a spacious 315-yard driving range. A fleet of golf carts is available, as is club repair service. A snack bar is conveniently located in the pro shop.
Miller Memorial is carved out of a beautiful 175 acre tract of land donated to the Murray State University Foundation in 1979 by L. D. Miller, a 1937 MSU Alumnus and prominent Murray businessman who died in 1992.
The course bears the name of his late wife, Frances Emerson Miller, an avid golfer who died in 1976. Miller later donated a clubhouse, modeled after his own home. Completed in 1990, the structure houses banquets and meetings at the course.