Valhalla Golf Club

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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 7540
Slope 148
Rating 76.4
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 7540 yards 76.4 148
Black 72 6975 yards 74.1 143
Green 72 6540 yards 71.6 138
Blue/ Green Combo 72 6260 yards 70.4 135
Blue 72 6115 yards 69.8 129
Silver (W) 72 5235 yards 70.8 124
Scorecard for Valhalla
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 76.4/148 450 530 210 375 460 495 600 190 415 3725 595 210 470 355 220 435 510 475 545 3815 7540
Black M: 74.1/143 415 500 210 350 405 475 505 170 415 3445 555 190 450 355 220 400 440 430 490 3530 6975
Green M: 71.6/138 390 475 170 325 405 450 490 150 400 3255 520 190 420 325 165 380 405 390 490 3285 6540
Combo M: 70.4/135 390 475 170 325 385 430 490 150 400 3215 520 165 400 325 140 345 345 350 490 3080 6295
Blue M: 69.8/129 350 450 170 285 385 430 490 150 400 3110 480 165 400 290 140 345 345 350 445 2960 6070
Silver W: 70.8/124 315 420 120 215 315 350 480 130 310 2655 430 150 350 210 130 290 310 300 415 2585 5240
Handicap 13 9 11 15 3 1 5 17 7 6 16 2 14 18 10 4 8 12
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 5 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 5 15 17 9 1 3 13 7 6 16 2 14 18 12 4 10 8

Course Details

Year Built 1986
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (1986) Jack Nicklaus (2011) Spencer Holt (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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Handicap 0-4
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One of the Best I've Played

I was fortunate enough to play Valhalla yesterday and can't recommend it enough. The course is one of the best I've played, and extremely fair and fun. Good shots will be rewarded, and bad shots will penalized. I know this sounds obvious, but its the mark of a great course, which Valhalla absolutely is. It's also a lot of fun to play, as there are multiple ways to play each hole and strategy is a huge part of the round.

I highly recommend getting a caddie too. My caddie saved me at least 3-4 shots and had some great stories about the club. All in all, Valhalla is a must play in the Bluegrass state. Also isn't too expensive if you play with a member (just a little over $100).

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Fair weather

Derby Weekend Round

I had the pleasure of playing this course derby weekend. It was a bucket list course for me and didn't disappoint. We took 4 caddies who were worth every penny and did help me birdie a par 3. Course was an easy walk, especially when your not carrying your bag. Obviously everything was in great condition it did rain a little bit in the beginning of the round but ended up cleaning up by the end. It is a difficult course and does play fairly long. The rough was fairly high and did punish you for not getting in the fairway. Greens were fast as expected. If you have the chance play it and do pay for the caddy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Used cart

The day I beat Ted Bishop

Recently got my 1st round in at Valhalla. The course was in great shape and I received Rock Star treatment. But to be fair, I was in a televised grudge match with Gary Williams and we were playing Ted Bishop and Kenny Perry. And we drilled them ! The staff was amazing and the caddies were very experienced. It's hard to beat good old fashioned southern hospitality mixed in with equal parts passion and knowledge. The golf course is a bit challenging for higher handicap golfers(especially the 6th hole) but this ballpark was built for Major Championships and Big Time events so that it is a sacrifice that had to be made. If you are higher than a 10 handicap you can still enjoy the day, but don't plan on playing the back tees and finishing out on every hole. Better players will be challenged and they can measure their games against the best in the world. My favorite hole is 18. It's got huge potential to create drama. And I did the day I played. (I made birdie to shut out Ted and Kenny...but Gary was right there to make his birdie if it was needed). If you get a chance to tee it up at Valhalla then GO FOR IT! You 'll have a great day. But don't forget to take one of their caddies. Those guys are well worth their fee.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Used cart

Playground of mortal champions

In Nordic mythology, Valhalla is the great hall where the souls of Viking heroes celebrate with the gods. In the earthly realms, Valhalla Golf Club just outside of Louisville, Kentucky is the playground of mortal champions. In keeping with it’s namesake, Valhalla is a golf course that plays big. At the 2014 PGA Championship, the course played just a hair under 7,500 yards (it can play even longer), but it’s effective length is considerably more because of the sharply rolling landscape. I was surprised at how big the hills were when I saw them the first time. In addition to this, the raised green complexes and false fronts make for a challenging combination. Add in the natural lush growing conditions and a fair amount water (particularly on the font) and you have a course that will give you as much of a challenge as you want. The front nine is built on the lowest part of the property where thousands of cubic yards of fill were used to insure proper drainage in the case of big storms, so it is fairly open, almost links-like and significantly shaped. The back nine climbs back up the hills and is marked by more trees that have an impact on the ideal lines from the tee and on approach shots. My favorite two holes, by side, are the par 5, 7th a quintessential risk/reward split-fairway beauty of 597 yards and the par 4, 13th that is the shortest par 4 on the course at 350 yards. The fairway is well protected with multiple bunkers and the green is nearly surrounded by water and built up some twenty feet on huge boulders. If there are golfing gods, then certainly course designer Jack Nicklaus is welcomed among their company. Fitting then, that this Valhalla gives you a chance to revel in the glory of the history and the challenges that define this championship golf experience.

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Used cart

A phenomenal theatre for golf's best

I had the pleasure of walking inside-the-ropes for three days at the 2008 Ryder Cup Matches at Valhalla, which gave me an up-close look at the course and how the best in the world play it. While the front side is good, it's the back nine that makes this course special. The dramatic 13th hole, an island green surrounded by what feels like a moat, would probably be the most knee-knocking shot for amateurs out here. The pros seem to handle the deft, downhill wedge shot just fine. From 13-thru-17, the low-lying holes surrounded by hillsides make for not only great natural vantage points for spectators but also creates this great roar effect through the course that can be heard all around. When I heard earlier in 2014 that the PGA was considering making the course a permanent U.S. Ryder Cup venue - not just because it's the last time the U.S. won the thing, but because it's a very exciting design and a phenomenal place to watch golf, whether it's a major championship or the pageantry of the Ryder Cup. It's a shame the public can't play Valhalla, one of Jack Nicklaus' best works. It's a special place. But attending a major or Ryder Cup as a spectator isn't a bad consolation.

Conditions Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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