15503 Shelbyville Rd,
Louisville, Kentucky 40245-4139
Valhalla Golf Club is a Private 18 holes golf course located in Louisville, Kentucky.
Valhalla Golf Club first opened for play in 1986. The course was designed by Jack Nicklaus.
In 1987, the first year it was eligible, Valhalla Golf Club remains the No. 1-ranked course in Kentucky and one of "America's 100 Greatest Courses", according to Golf Digest (2005).
After Valhalla Golf Club opened, the PGA of America subsequently conducted research on Louisville as a potential host city for The PGA Championship and made several site visits to the club.
In 1992, Valhalla Golf Club was announced as the site for the 1996 PGA Championship.
In November 1993, an agreement was negotiated whereby The PGA agreed to purchase 25 percent of Valhalla Golf Club. After the successful conclusion of the 1996 PGA Championship, The PGA assumed 50 percent ownership in the club and announced it would return to Valhalla Golf Club in 2000 to play the 82nd PGA Championship. At the conclusion of the 2000 PGA Championship, The PGA exercised the right to purchase the remaining interest in Valhalla.
Valhalla Golf Club also made its mark on championship golf in 1996. Spectators found some of golf's most spectacular viewing areas in Valhalla Golf Club's natural amphitheaters. The scenic par-5, 542-yard 18th handled 20,000 spectators. The area surrounding the green on the par-4, 422-yard 17th accommodated a gallery of more than 8,000.
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