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Best Public and Private Golf Courses in Louisville

The state of Kentucky offers golfers dozens of courses to choose from, including both public and private facilities. The beautiful landscape of this region lends to picturesque courses that are tastefully carved from nature. Here are some of the best private and public golf courses in the Louisville area.

Valhalla Golf Club: Louisville's PGA Championship Golf Course

Valhalla Golf Club, a private establishment designed specifically for the highest caliber of golf, plays host to the 2014 PGA Championship in August. This facility is only 20 miles east of Louisville and has hosted six major golf events in its history. The 72-par course consists of 18 holes and is 7,540 yards long. Valhalla requires membership for full access, but does offer a limited amount of guest privileges for those who want to experience this world-class golf course.

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The Challenge at Charlie Vettiner Course

According to the PGA's website, Charlie Vettiner Golf Course, located at 10207 Mary Dell Lane in Louisville, is one of the top courses to play in the state of Kentucky. This is a par-72, 18-hole course that measures 6,905 yards and is open to the public. It has a reputation of being one of the most difficult courses in the state while still being affordable. This course offers clinics for juniors as well as men's and women's golfing organizations that run tournaments and other events.

27 Holes of Championship Regulation Golf

The Quail Chase Golf Club course offers beginner and intermediate golfers a trio of challenging nine-hole courses in a spectacular nature setting that has received a four-star rating from Golf Digest magazine. This course is the brainchild of world-renowned architect David Pfaff. The terrain features white sand and water hazards and is lined with dogwood, maple, oak and Scotch pine trees. The practice area includes a 300-yard driving range, a chipping range and a putting green. PGA and LPGA professionals are also on hand to offer lessons for those who wish to upgrade their game. A fully stocked pro shop and a bar and grill that seats 300 in a lounge setting makes this place a great venue for a golfing adventure.

Enjoy the 80th Anniversary of the Seneca Golf Course

The Seneca Golf Course is a public facility part of the Seneca Park area in Louisville and is rated the sixth most difficult course in the state.  The course is an 18-hole, par-72 challenge that is 7,134 yards long. This facility features an excellent chipping green and driving range to help golfers refine their mid-to-long range skills. Award-winning PGA instruction is also available for those serious about getting the most out of their game. A Pro Shop and a Bar and Grill round out the list of facilities available to visitors. The Seneca Golf Course has tournaments and championships available for all golfers, including a women's club, junior club, men senior's and men's club.

The plenitude of golf courses in the Louisville area offers both casual and serious players the opportunity to engage in the sport in beautiful, well-designed spaces that provide varying levels of challenge. Regardless of skill or experience level, this city has a golf course that matches the needs of any golfer.

About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - !

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