Best golf courses: Kentucky

Kentucky: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Cincinnati
Von Hagge & Devlin; Hurdzan.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cincinnati

Designer

Brookview & Lakeview nines: designed by Robert von Hagge & Bruce Devlin (1979).
Ridgeview nine: designed by Michael Hurdzan (1989).

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Lexington
Pfaff, David

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Lexington

Designer

David Pfaff
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Somerset
Ault, Brian

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Somerset

Designer

Brian Ault
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Lexington
Jones, Rees

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Lexington

Designer

Rees Jones
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Lexington
Ault, Brian

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Lexington

Designer

Brian Ault
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Lexington
Dye, Pete & P.B.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Lexington

Designer

Father/son team of Pete Dye & P.B. Dye
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Cincinnati
Hurdzan, Michael

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cincinnati

Designer

Willows course: Dr Michael Hurdzan (1976).
Pioneer course: Taylor Boyd (1968).
Fox Run course (now closed): Arthur Hills (1992).

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Cincinnati
Hurdzan, Michael

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cincinnati

Designer

Dr Michael J. Hurdzan

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
(Closed in 2017)
Lexington
Marsh, Graham

Visitors?

(Closed in 2017)

Nearest city

Lexington

Designer

Graham Marsh
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Lexington
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Lexington

Designer

Pete Dye & Tim Liddy.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Louisville
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Louisville

Designer

Jack Nicklaus
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Somerset
Hurdzan, Michael

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Somerset

Designer

Dr Michael J. Hurdzan

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Lexington
Hills & Forrest

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Lexington

Designer

Arthur Hills & Steve Forrest

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