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Keene Trace Golf Club: Champion Trace

Nicholasville, KY Private

Overview

The Champion Trace course at Keene Trace has ranked inside the top five in Kentucky in most of our rankings since the Arthur Hills course opened in the late 1980s. Routed on the rolling hills you'd expect on the site of a former horse farm, Champion Trace hosted the 1993 NCAA Championship and the 1994 U.S. Senior Amateur—and after new ownership took over the property in 2015, the course underwent some significant improvements ahead of hosting the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship for the first time in 2018.

About

Holes 18
Length 7117
Slope 137
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1987
Designer Arthur Hills, ASGCA

Awards

Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

Best in State: Ranked fourth, 2021-'22. Ranked fifth, 2011-'12, 2015-'16, 2019-'20, 2023-'24. Ranked inside the top 5, 1989-2010. Ranked sixth, 2013-'14. Ranked eighth, 2017-'18.
2023-'24 ranking: 5th.
Previous ranking: 4th.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

3.9

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
6.7016
Character
6.6142
Challenge
6.7554
Layout Variety
6.7518
Fun
6.9212
Aesthetics
6.4921
Conditioning
6.8481

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