About LouisvilleWhen you think of Louisville two things come to mind horse racing and hoops. Add golf to the list. The Ville has some pretty impressive tracks and not just for horses. Start with Valhalla Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus design that's home of the 2008 Ryder Cup and 2014 PGA Championship.
Area native Fuzzy Zoeller brings home two great daily-fee courses in Covered Bridge Golf Club (minutes north of Louisville just off I-65) and Champions Pointe Golf Club. Another winner is Heritage Hill Golf Club, a Doug Beach design that opened in 2007. Off the links, everything starts with the Kentucky Derby.
Enjoy the Kentucky Derby Festival the two weeks prior to the Derby in early April, and make sure to visit the Kentucky Derby Museum for the history of Churchill Downs. Also, make sure to check out the Old Louisville historic district, head to Fourth Street for entertainment and nightlife and visit the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, which showcases the world-famous baseball bats.
Speaking of sports, the University of Louisville is home to many great college sports teams, including basketball. No matter what you do in Louisville, it's a sure bet that you'll have a good time.
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Charlie Vettiner Golf Course, one of nine metropark courses in the greater Louisville area, is where the locals play. It's easy to see why the course gets a lot of repeat visitors. It's challenging, rated the seventh most difficult in Kentucky, and features a good amount of hole variety on gently rolling terrain, Brandon Tucker writes.
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Ewan Porter travels down under to visit some of the best golfing destinations in Australia. Porter visits Moonah Links to play a round with 2018 Australian Senior Amateur Champion Sue Wooster. Along the way, Porter spends time meeting koala bears at the Moonlit Sanctuary and diving alongside sharks in a Melbourne aquarium. A visit to King Island leads to a tour of Cape Wickham and an Australian cheese tasting. The round trip ends with an excursion to Tanzania that includes golfing at Barnbougle and mountain biking in Derby. (2019).
Matt Ginella travels to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to visit the “seaside golf capital of the world.” During a visit to Pine Lakes Country Club, Ginella spends time with Brandon Canesi, the founder of the Hole High Foundation. Along the way, he tees it up with junior golfer Jackson Cole and hits the water at Shark Wake Park with Greg Norman Jr. Between rounds, Ginella goes fishing at Paradise Reef and enjoys some delicious tacos from Bubba’s Love Shak. The round trip ends with a visit to Pawley’s Plantation Golf and Country Club to talk music and golf with Mark Bryan. (Original air date 2018)
Matt Ginella ventures across the pond to explore the culture of golf in Ireland. After discussing the updated Adare Manor Golf Club with Andy McMahon, Ginella heads to town to listen to some traditional Irish music at Aunty Lena’s. The tour of Ireland continues with a visit to Waterville Golf Links and Ardglass Golf Club. Amidst teeing it up along the coast, Ginella makes time to try Bushmills Whiskey and visit Lahinch Golf Club, home of the 2019 Irish Open. The round trip ends with a visit to Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland to play a round with John Bamber. (Originally aired 2018)