Valhalla Golf Club

  • 99
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Valhalla Golf Club

Architect: Jack Nicklaus
Year: 1986

15503 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40245
(502) 245-4475

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized golf carts and caddies available

PGA Championship - 1996, 2000, 2014
Ryder Cup - 2008

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The Itinerant Golfer

Valhalla Golf Club

I’ve always loved Louisville, Kentucky. I’ve visited Louisville about a dozen times in my life for a multitude of reasons. When I was in college my roommate's parents lived there and we would sometimes make the 4 hour drive from Virginia Tech just for a weekend of some nice home cooked meals. We also stopped in with his folks many times over the years while we were on our way out west to ski and while traveling around the country chasing our favorite bands. Oddly, out of all those times that I went to Louisville, I never made it to the Kentucky Derby. I had the opportunity to go every year but for some reason or the other I never made it. I’ll have to change that one of these days. Well, I’m in Louisville again and this time it’s for golf at Valhalla Golf Club which is currently on the Top 100 list. In the morning I started out the day at Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh, Indiana and once I finished the game there I hightailed it down the road to Louisville and made it to Valhalla with literally 10 minutes to spare before my start time. Valhalla Golf Club was the vision of Dwight Gahm a local businessman who had made a fortune in kitchen cabinets. His dream, like many of of his golf club founder peers, was was to build a course capable of hosting a major championship. Without any kind of agreement or promise… More >