Kentucky has more than horses and hoops: Top 10 golf courses in 2014

The Kentucky sports scene is largely dominated by college hoops and the Kentucky Derby, as well as one of the PGA of America's most prized tournament venues: Valhalla Golf Club.

At Golf Advisor, we're less concerned with where state dignitaries such as Rick Pitino, John Calipari and Ashley Judd play their golf, and more interested in where the top public courses can be found, from the metro Louisville area to Lexington and throughout the rural landscape.

Coming in first in 2014, as rated by Golf Advisor golfers themselves, is Gibson Bay Golf Course, located just south of Lexington. It also led the state ratings in the "value" category.

"This course has one of the best layouts in the area," wrote lexhokie of the Michael Hurdzan design. "The terrain is hilly and scenic with creeks and lakes."

You can view the full Top 10 for 2014 below. Some metro Louisville courses are located on the Indiana side of the Ohio River and made Indiana's top golf courses in 2014.

Top 10 golf courses in Kentucky in 2014

1. Gibson Bay Golf Course, Richmond (Led state in value category.)
2. StoneCrest Golf Course, Prestonburg
3. Heritage Hill Golf Club, Shepherdsville
4. Marriott's Griffin Gate Golf Club, Lexington (Led state in course conditions in 2014.)
5. Persimmon Ridge Golf Club, Louisville
6. Houston Oaks Golf Course, Paris
7. A.J. Jolly Golf Course, Alexandria
8. General Burnside State Park, Burnside (Led state in Staff Friendliness category.)
9. Mineral Mound Golf Course, Eddyville (Led state in pace of play category.)
10. Dale Hollow Lake Golf Course, Burkesville

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Courses needed a minimum of 20 reviews in 2014 to qualify.)

UPDATE: Top 10 courses in Kentucky according to Golf Advisor reviews in 2015

Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.
0 Comments
Related Links
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.
3 Min Read
More from the author
5 Min Read
December 7, 2021
It may be the private club capital of Florida, but golfers endorse these public-access courses.
4 Min Read
December 3, 2021
It's never been easier to design custom hats, golf balls, clubs, headcovers and more.
2 Min Read
November 30, 2021
It's possible this little ditty finds you scooping up the last bit of cranberry pie crumbs out of the tray. Thanksgiving may have passed but the effects of celebratory eating around the table, and also possibly social imbibing during all the various football games throughout the weekend, are sticking with us. To our bellies and elsewhere.
4 Min Read
November 23, 2021
We scoured the web of golf and found holiday savings up to 50% off.
12 Min Read
November 18, 2021
Golfers can choose from a wide variety of portable launch monitor price points and user experiences. Here is what's new and the best ones to consider to improve your golf.
7 Min Read
November 9, 2021
Our community loves the value and experience at these popular and affordable military facilities and even book online.
Popular
2 Min Read
April 28, 2022
Famous, historic and exclusive clubs are all offering rounds to help with turf research in 2022.
6 Min Read
May 9, 2022
Here's how to play - and stay - where the pros play.
9 Min Read
May 12, 2022
Sensei Lanai, a Four Seasons Resort, can help golfers get in better shape - physically, mentally and emotionally - on and off the course.
1 Min Read
April 21, 2022
This new heavyweight just might be the king of all golf books.
Load More
Now Reading
Kentucky has more than horses and hoops: Top 10 golf courses in 2014