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.
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.