Outstanding conditioning lets Heritage Hill shine near Louisville
Heritage Hill golf course - no. 7
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Heritage Hill golf course - no. 7
There's plenty to like at Heritage Hill Golf Club, including the lush conditions of this Doug Beach design just south of Louisville. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Heritage Hill Golf Club - hole 1
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Heritage Hill Golf Club - hole 1
Heritage Hill Golf Club opens with a par 5 designed to give golfers an opening opportunity for birdie. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Heritage Hill golf course - no. 3
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Heritage Hill golf course - no. 3
The 435-yard, par-4 third is the no. 4-handicap hole at Heritage Hill Golf Club in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Heritage Hill Golf Club - hole 5
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Heritage Hill Golf Club - hole 5
The 192-yard, par-3 fifth hole at Heritage Hill golf course is protected by bunkers on the left. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Heritage Hill golf course - no. 9
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Heritage Hill golf course - no. 9
The beautiful ninth at Heritage Hill G.C. is a good risk-reward par 5. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Heritage Hill Golf Club - hole 11
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Heritage Hill Golf Club - hole 11
The signature hole at Heritage Hill Golf Club might be the par-3 11th. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Heritage Hill golf course - no. 12
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Heritage Hill golf course - no. 12
At 466 yards, the 12th is the longest par 4 at Heritage Hill Golf Club in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Heritage Hill Golf Club - hole 13
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Heritage Hill Golf Club - hole 13
The approach for the par-4 13th at Heritage Hill Golf Club plays straight uphill. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Heritage Hill golf course - no. 13
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Heritage Hill golf course - no. 13
Here's the view from the green on the par-4 13th at Heritage Hill Golf Club in Shepherdsville, Ky. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Heritage Hill Golf Club - hole 14
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Heritage Hill Golf Club - hole 14
One of a few elevated tee shots can be found on the par-4 14th at Heritage Hill G.C. near Louisville, Kentucky. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Heritage Hill golf course - no. 16
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Heritage Hill golf course - no. 16
The toughest part about the par-5 16th at Heritage Hill Golf Club is the tee shot. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Heritage Hill Golf Club - hole 18
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Heritage Hill Golf Club - hole 18
The tee on the par-4 finishing hole provides a great view of Heritage Hill Golf Club in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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Heritage Hill Golf Club: A picture-perfect option near Louisville, Kentucky

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. -- With elevated tees, picturesque par 3s and outstanding conditioning, Heritage Hill Golf Club is one of the Louisville area's most popular daily-fee courses.

Located just 20 minutes south of Louisville International Airport, Heritage Hill G.C. has won several honors, including being named to the Top 10 New Course in America for 2008 by Golf Digest in 2008.

Designed by Doug Beach, a former Jack Nicklaus design associate, the 7,100-yard course features five sets of tees, wide fairways, zoysia fairways and bentgrass greens.

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trip to Europe and beyond, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 25 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey.

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