Course Rankings

The Best Golf Courses in Kentucky

We rank the top venues in Kentucky (2021-'22)
May 11, 2021
  1. (1) Valhalla G.C., Louisville •
  2. (2) The Club At Olde Stone, Bowling Green
  3. (3) Hurstbourne C.C. (Championship), Louisville
  4. (5) Keene Trace, (Champion Trace), Nicholasville
  5. (NR) Lexington C.C.
  6. (4) University of Louisville Golf Club, Simpsonville
  7. (6) Big Spring C.C., Louisville
  8. (8) Traditions G.C., Hebron
  9. (10) Persimmon Ridge G.C., Louisville
  10. (9) Dale Hollow Lake State Park G. Cse., Burkesville ^

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(2019-'20 ranking in parentheses)
America's 100 Greatest Course
America's Second 100 Greatest
^ Public-access course
NR Not rated in 2019-’20

Some courses are ranked in Best in State but did not receive enough ballots to be considered for national lists.

America’s 100 Greatest & America’s Second 100 Greatest requires a minimum of 75 evaluations accumulated within 10 years, 100 Greatest Public 35 evaluations and Best in State 30 ballots. While a few highly ranked state courses do have a higher score than 100 Greatest, Second 100 Greatest or 100 Greatest Public courses within that state, and are listed above them, they will not appear on a national ranking until achieving the qualifying ballots.