State golf course to honor late Kentucky golfer

EDDYVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – The golf course at Mineral Mound State Park will soon be dedicated to honor University of Kentucky golfer Cullan Brown.

Raised in Eddyville, Cullan grew up playing golf with his family and friends at Mineral Mound State Park. He graduated from Lyon County High School and joined the University of Kentucky men’s golf team. Cullan quickly made an impact on the varsity golf team.

“Kentucky lost an incredible individual who touched the lives of everyone he met both on and off the course,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “Cullan’s legacy and story of resilience will live on forever at Mineral Mound golf course in Eddyville where he grew up playing the game he loved as a child.”

Cullan was remembered for his warmth, generosity and large personality. He was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2020. Before his diagnosis, Cullan was named to the SEC all-­freshman team and ended his rookie season with four top­ 20 finishes. Cullan was also named 2016 KHSAA Player of the Year for golf, and was a two-time runner up for that award.

In recognition of his legacy and contribution to the Lyon County community, the Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet will dedicate the golf course at Mineral Mound State Park in Cullan’s honor. The renaming ceremony will occur in late August with details to come.

“The dedication of the golf course at Mineral Mound State Park is our way of honoring Cullan’s memory and the incredible impact he had on the park and his community,” said Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Mike Berry. “We are our honored to play a part in helping ensure his story is remembered for years to come by all who visit the park.”

“Cullan was a true example of a leader for both his family, team and community,” said Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Russ Meyer. “As a longtime patron of the park, his story will continue to live on for future generations to learn from his strength and continued perseverance.”

Located in Lyon County on the shores of Lake Barkley, Mineral Mound State Park is a 541 ­acre park that features an 18 ­hole, par­-72 nationally recognized golf course. Known for its breath-taking views and connection to Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald, the golf course will be renamed in late August to honor the incredible impact of Brown’s life on the Eddyville community.

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