The highlight of The Marvel community will be the The Marvel Golf Club designed by the Palmer Course Design Company. This course will not only be challenging for the more advanced player, but fun for the beginning golfer as well. The spectacular 18-hole signature course has been designed to take advantage of The Marvel's rolling terrain and natural beauty. Golfers will want to play forever at The Marvel. A large number of golf front home sites will help bring this dream to a reality.
We are STILL currently in the process of redesigning and enhancing this website with an all new design and information. Please check back soon for a completely new look.
The newly design Marvel Golf Club permanent clubhouse continues to be built.
Mr. Wade Wells has begun his new role as Head Golf Professional here at Marvel Golf Club. He is famous for being the trainer of pro golfer Guillaume Watremez
Give him a call at the pro shop at 270-354-9050 to set up tee times, golf outings and private lessons.
Call the Pro Shop at 270-354-9050 with any questions you may have regarding rates and outings.
The Marvel has been created to take advantage of one of the most beautiful properties in Mid-America. Located on the Western shore of Kentucky Lake, the community will feature distinctive custom built homes by several local builders, and a magnificently designed 18-hole Palmer Course Design golf course. Words cannot describe The Marvel, from its rolling hills to its breathtaking view of beautiful Kentucky Lake, The Marvel will fill any person's desire for relaxing retirement, vacation enjoyment and comfortable living. Areas will be set aside for those who just want to take advantage of our magnificent lakeside location.
The Marvel is located in the Jackson Purchase Region of Western Kentucky. The region consists of eight counties, which include: Marshall (in which the site is located), Calloway, McCracken, Graves, Fulton, Hickman, Carlisle and Ballard. According to the 1990 census, the Jackson Purchase has a population of 181,346. Although the region is mainly rural the principal city is Paducah, located in McCracken County, with an approximate population of 30,000.
Two major highways serve the Marshall County area; Interstate 24 and the Purchase Parkway. U.S. Highways 62, 68 (on which the property is located) and 641 cross the country. Access to the site is via I-24, a major east/west interstate highway, to the Purchase Parkway south to U.S. Highway 68 east. I-24 has developed into the major route connecting the Chicago and St. Louis areas with the areas of Nashville, Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Kentucky Lake is one of the largest manmade lakes in the United States with a length of 184 miles, a width of 2 miles at its widest point, 2,380 miles of shoreline and 160,000 acres of water. This huge body of water is navigable its entire length, by locking through the Kentucky Dam or Pickwick Dam in southern Tennessee. River traffic has access to the Ohio and Mississippi system to the west, and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway access to Mobile Bay to the east. No other area in the United States has access to such unrestricted waterway travel.
The lakefront area is less than 50% developed at this time due to TVA's policy of retaining ownership to large tracts of lakefront property (approximately 46,000 acres along Kentucky Lake's western shoreline). Few undeveloped tracts of significant size are available from private owners along the lake frontage. TVA is into their second decade of formal land use planning along the lake. The agency is becoming more open to development proposals, but these generally require investments of over five million dollars.
When mentioning Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, we must not forget Land Between the Lakes (LBL). Land Between The Lakes is a 170,000-acre national recreation area in Western Kentucky and Tennessee and is an inland peninsula formed when the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers were impounded, creating Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley -- one of the world's largest man-made bodies of water. Activities abound in LBL including Mountain Biking & Cycling, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hunting, OHV Trails, Water Sports, Wildlife Viewing, the Golden Pond Planetarium, the Nature Station, The Homeplace and the Elk & Bison Prairie..... just to mention a few. For more information, visit www.lbl.org.
In 1988, Rand McNally released a study of retirement areas that rated the Kentucky Lake area number one among hundreds of areas in the United States. Also for four consecutive years, Rand McNally named Murray, KY (located in Calloway County, adjacent to Marshall County) the top retirement area in the nation. The major factors contributing to this designation were the area's temperate climate, low health care costs, good hospitals, low cost of living, low crime rate and an abundance of recreational and sporting activities including fishing, hunting, boating, sailing, camping, hiking and golf.
The Kentucky Lake Region abounds in places of interest. For complete area information, see KentuckyLake.com or ExploreKentuckylake.com.