Ben Hawes Golf Course and Park

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Ben Hawes Golf Course and Park
Type City park
Location Owensboro, Kentucky
Area 297 acres (1.20 km2)
Created 1975
Operated by City of Owensboro
Open year-round

Ben Hawes Golf Course and Park (formerly Ben Hawes State Park) is a park located just outside of Owensboro, Kentucky in Daviess County. The park encompasses 297 acres (1.20 km2), and was named for a former mayor of Owensboro.[1]


The park offers playground equipment, a basketball court, and a baseball field, but the highlight is a twenty-seven hole golf course. There is also a one-mile (1.6 km) hiking trail.[2]


  1. ^ Kleber, John E., ed. (1992). "Parks, State". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Associate editors: Thomas D. Clark, Lowell H. Harrison, and James C. Klotter. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-1772-0. 
  2. ^ Bailey, Bill (1995). "Ben Hawes State Park". Kentucky State Parks. Saginaw, Michigan: Glovebox Guidebooks of America. ISBN 1-881139-13-1. 

Coordinates: 37°47′47″N 87°11′18″W / 37.79639°N 87.18833°W / 37.79639; -87.18833