Golf courses

The Best Public and Private Lessons in Kentucky

Lassing Pointe Golf Course, Kentucky’s highest rated public access development, puts the spotlight on municipal golf.

Designed by Michael Hurdzan and opened in 1994, Lassing Pointe in Union is owned by Boone County in far northern Kentucky and, despite a $41 gambling fee for 2022, is the No. ‘State on Golfweek’s Top Courses. Can play list.

Golfweek’s Best offers numerous lists of course rankings, with the list of the best public-access courses in each state among the most popular. All of the courses on this list allow public access in one way or another, whether it’s standard daily green fees, through a resort, or by staying at an affiliated hotel. If there is a will, there is a starting time.

Golfweek’s top rankings of the best private courses in each state are also popular, and that list for Kentucky is also included below.

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(m): Modern course, built in 1960 or later
(c): classic course, built before 1960
Note: If there is a number in parentheses with the m or c, it indicates where this course ranks among Golfweek’s top 200 modern or classic courses.
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Heritage Hill in Kentucky (Golfweek files)

1. Lasing Point
Syndicate (m)

2. Kearney Hill
Lexton (m)

3. Cherry blossom
Georgetown (m)

4. Heritage Hill
Shepherdville (m)

5. Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Spa
Lexton (m)

Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky (Golfweek files)

1. Valhalla
Louisville (T74m)

2. Idle Time
Lexington (c)

3. Ancient Stone
Bowling green (m)

4. Hurstbourne
Louisville (m)

5. Big Spring*
Louisville (c)

The hundreds of members of Golfweek’s Best Review Panel continuously evaluate courses and rate them against 10 criteria on a 1-10 point basis. They also provide a unique overall rating for each course. These overall scores are averaged to produce these rankings.