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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Horse-racing and golf - two sports that started for the privileged but have spread to the masses - have a few things in common. Ever tried a 'horse race' on a golf course? You can, writes Jason Scott Deegan.
Kentucky knows hoops and horse racing, but don't forget the golf scene, particularly in the city of Louisville and the surrounding area. From Jack Nicklaus' Valhalla to Fuzzy Zoeller's Covered Bridge to Heritage Hill -- the Bluegrass state has plenty of great golf.
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.
August 13, 2018
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