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Valhalla Golf Club

Louisville, KY Private

4.6

Panelists

185 Reviews

Overview

Given a difficult piece of land on which to create Valhalla (half the site was floodplain, with high-tension power poles), Jack Nicklaus drew on his training under Pete Dye and Desmond Muirhead to produce a unique design, with an alternate fairway par 5, a par 4 with an island green and an 18th green shaped like a horseshoe. Over the decades, Nicklaus returned periodically to update its challenges. Valhalla has proven to be a great championship site. It has hosted three thrilling PGA Championships, the latest Rory McIlroy’s win in 2014, and will host a fourth in 2024.

About

Holes 18
Length 7305
Slope 149
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1987
Designer Jack Nicklaus, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State

100 Greatest: Ranked since 1993. Highest ranking: No. 36, 1993-'94. 2021-'22 ranking: No. 93.

Best in State: Ranked first since 1989.

Panelists

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

4.6

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.63
Character
7.59
Challenge
7.77
Layout Variety
7.6
Fun
7.37
Aesthetics
7.49
Conditioning
7.58

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