It’s time to take your shot at $1 million! The Stock Yards Bank Kentucky Derby Festival $1 Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest opens Thursday, April 14 and runs through Sunday, April 24. The contest will take place at the Seneca Golf Course Driving Range off Pee Wee Reese Road.
There will be nine days of preliminary qualifying rounds and a Semi-Final Round on Sunday, April 24.
The preliminary competition is open from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. every day from April 14-22, except for April 17, when it will be closed for Easter, and April 23 when it is closed for Thunder Over Louisville. The last day for the preliminary competition is Sunday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and then the Semi-Final round begins at 6 p.m. Competitors and spectators can relax in the refreshment tent located adjacent to the tee area.
During the preliminary rounds, the 10 closest shots to the hole each day will advance to the Semi-Final round, while hole-in-one shots will advance directly to the Finals. It is $1 per shot daily, with 2 shots for $1 specials on the following days:
- Senior Days (62+): Weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Junior Day (under 18): Saturday, April 16
- First Responders & Veterans Day: Monday, April 18
- Ladies Day: Tuesday, April 19
- College Day: Wednesday, April 20
There are a total of 56 positions in the Finals, which include all daily hole-in-one qualifiers, four female qualifiers from Ladies Day, plus two qualifiers under the age of 18 from Junior Day advance as well. The Finals will be held on Tuesday, April 26 at 6 p.m. at Seneca Golf Course Hole #8. If no hole in one is awarded during the Grand Prize round, the participant coming closest to the hole during the Finals will receive a $5,000 first prize.
Stock Yards Bank is the title sponsor of the event. Contributing Sponsors are Capital Access Corporation – Kentucky and Louisville Parks & Recreation, joining Media Sponsor, WLKY TV.