John Deere Classic

TPC Deere Run


Places To Play

Valhalla Golf Club

Louisville, KY Private

4.6

Panelists

173 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
Designer Jack Nicklaus, ASGCA

Panelists

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

4.6

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Character
7.59
Challenge
7.76
Distinctiveness
7.56
Layout Variety
7.59
Fun
7.34
Aesthetics
7.47
Conditioning
7.56

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