7 of the Absolute Best Golf Courses in Kentucky

1. University of Louisville Golf Club

Located in Simpsonville, KY, this golf course is the home of the University of Louisville Men's and Women's Golf Teams. It's kept in pristine condition and is always ready for a tournament. There are locker rooms, a pool, and dining services in the clubhouse.

Green fees: $45-$95, depending on 9 or 18 holes and weekday vs. weekend.
Cart fees: $5-$22, depending on type of cart and holes played

Address: 401 Champions Way, Simpsonville, KY 40067

2. Valhalla Golf Club

This golf club rolls out the red carpet for its members. Their 18 hole golf course was designed by the renowned Jack Nicholaus in 1986 and has since been home to the Ryder Cup, three PGA Championships and two Senior PGA Championships.

The amenities and facilities available to Valhalla Golf Club members are as nice as the course itself. Practice courses, a clubhouse, full-service locker room, golf shop, dining room, and even a golf experience simulator room are all available at Valhalla. Membership is highly exclusive.

Address: 15503 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40245

3. Juniper Hill Golf Course

This course opened for play on May 1, 1957. It didn't take long for it to become one of the most popular courses in all of Kentucky. Though plenty of other golf courses have been created since then, it still remains one of the most popular.

Juniper Hill Golf Course values community involvement and hosts several community organizations such as the Juniper Hill Golf Association and the Juniper Hill Ladies' Golf Club. The course has a pro shop on site and offers lessons with a PGA professional.

Green fees: $12-$35, depending on holes played, and cart/walk

Address: 800 Louisville Rd. Frankfort, KY 40601

4. Boone's Trace National Golf Club

Stretched over 120 acres, this golf club offers some of the best views of the rolling hills and horse country of central Kentucky. It's meticulously maintained year round, and even in years of drought, it's as green as ever!

This course also features a bar and grill, practice range, and pro shop. This club offers affordable membership options that are customizable based on when in the week you like to play and how much you'd like to use the club restaurant.

Green fees: $44-$50 per person

Address: 175 Gleneagles Blvd Richmond, KY 40475

5. The Club at Olde Stone

This course was crafted with deep respect for the land and local plants. It's kept up year round and offers a challenge for experienced golfers, but is still approachable for those new to the sport. It consistently wins awards for its modern design and amazing facilities.

In addition to golf, members enjoy access to the pool and splashpad, dining at the Olde Stone restaurant, access to the basketball, pickleball and tennis courts, fitness facilities, and more.

Address: 950 Village Way, Bowling Green, KY 42103

6. Kearney Hill Golf Links

Kearney Hill Golf Links is a top-class public golf course located in Fayette County. It is a Scottish links-style course, characterized by deep sand and grass bunkers, few trees and undulating terrain. The lack of trees makes wind an important factor in playing this course, adding a fun challenge to the game.

This course ranks in the top 10 golf courses in Kentucky by Golfer's Digest and has hosted a number of prestigious golf tournaments throughout the year

Green fee: $17 - $35, depending on season and weekday vs. weekend
Cart fee: $17

Address: 3403 Kearney Rd, Lexington, KY 40511

7. Weissinger Hills Golf Course

This is another popular golf course located in central Kentucky, close enough to Louisville and Lexington to draw many visitors. The course features 4 water features that come in to play on several of the holes.

It has some well placed bunkers, narrow fairways, and generous greens. What makes this course special is its affordability and membership structure. Golf can quickly become prohibitively expensive, but Weissinger Hills has very affordable green and cart fees and offers membership that is affordable for the whole family.

Green fees: $15 - $37, depending on time and cart vs. walk
Membership: $400 (5-day) $700 (7-day)

Address: 2240 Mt. Eden Road, Shelbyville, KY 40065

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