Best in StateJune 7, 2019

The Best Golf Courses in Kentucky

We rank the top venues in Kentucky (2019-'20)

1 . (1) Valhalla G.C. (18th hole pictured above), Louisville •
2. (2) The Club At Olde Stone, Bowling Green
3. (3) Hurstbourne C.C. (Championship), Louisville
4. (7) University of Louisville Golf Club, Simpsonville
5. (8) Keene Trace, (Champion Trace), Nicholasville
6. (4) Big Spring C.C., Louisville
7. (5) Triple Crown C.C., Union
8. (NR) Traditions G.C. (Hebron)
9. (10) Dale Hollow Lake State Park G. Cse., Burkesville ^
10. (6) Persimmon Ridge G.C., Louisville


KEY
(2017-’18 ranking in parentheses)
America’s 100 Greatest Course
America’s Second 100 Greatest Course
^ Public course
NR Not rated in 2017-’18

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 30 evaluations and Best in State 25 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.