As excitement builds for the PGA Championship in nearby Louisville, many golf enthusiasts might find themselves exploring surrounding areas for a quieter tee-off spot. ShelbyKY, with its rolling landscapes and friendly community, offers a serene backdrop for those looking to enjoy a round of golf amidst the championship buzz. Here’s a guide to some of the top golf courses in Shelby County, ideal for visitors looking for a golfing getaway.

Weissinger Hills Golf Course

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Nestled in the heart of Shelby County, Weissinger Hills Golf Course provides an exquisite 18-hole challenge for golfers of all skill levels. The course is well-known for its meticulously maintained greens and scenic views, and it recently received more than $1 million in renovations. The layout demands strategic thinking, with water hazards and sand traps thoughtfully placed to challenge your skills. After your round, relax in the clubhouse and enjoy local Kentucky hospitality.

Learn more and book a tee time at Weissinger Hills online or call (502) 633-7332 for more information.

Clear Creek Golf Center

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Clear Creek golf practice rangePerfect for a more relaxed golfing day or those pressed for time, Clear Creek Golf Center offers a 9-hole executive layout that can be played quickly and still provides a satisfying experience. The course, constructed in 1989, has continued to offer the best of golf at the best of values. As part of Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks & Recreation, this course is particularly friendly for beginners or those looking to improve their short game. Yardage on the 9-hole course varies from 1,400 to 1,700 yards, with six par 3’s and three par 4’s. In addition to golf, Clear Creek Golf Center also features several types of practice facilities, including a covered practice range that measures approximately 285 yards with 8 covered bays, 2 uncovered bays, and a self-serve ball dispenser, as well as a fairway sand bunker, putting green, pitching/chipping area, and seven different target greens

Guests can book a tee time online or by calling (502) 633-0375

Shelbyville Country Club

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Shelbyville Country Club WideThe Shelbyville Country Club features a challenging, 18-hole championship course designed by none other than Buck Blankenship, a Kentucky golf icon, located in the beautiful countryside of Shelbyville, KY, just 30 minutes from Valhalla, the home of the 2024 PGA Championship. With hundreds of mature trees, fast deceptive greens, and holes cut into the undulating landscape of Shelby County, the course at SCC demands patience and control to navigate successfully. The course is challenging and fair, a combination that brings enjoyment to both members and guests. The par-72 and 6548-yard course starts easily — "holes 1, 2, and 3 are all short par 4’s that reward good tee shots with birdie chances but can punish errant ones with bogeys or worse."

For a complete course description, click here. To book a tee time online, click here. For more information, call (502) 633-0542.

University of Louisville Golf Club

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UofL Golf ClubThe University of Louisville Golf Club features an 18-hole championship course designed by Spencer Holt that offers a challenging yet fun experience to all skill levels. Seven tee box options range from 5,000 to 7,200 yards, creating a course that is challenging yet accommodating to all age groups. The lush bentgrass greens and fairways make for a turf experience unlike anywhere else in Kentucky. The course is accompanied by a 22-acre practice facility with a two-tiered bent grass/zoysia practice range, an expansive short game facility, and Pro-V1 range balls. A dozen competitions have been held at the University of Louisville Golf Club, including the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships and 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships, as well as youth competitions like the 2022 Kentucky Boy’s Junior Amateur Championships. 

During the PGA Championship, the University of Louisville Golf Club will be opening every third tee time for non-member play. During the PGA Championship week, green and cart fees will be $250. For more information, visit the University of Louisville Golf Club website or call (502) 852-8542.

Things to do near PGA Championship

While you're in ShelbyKY for a round of golf, make a day of it! Plan a visit to our two distilleries and enjoy a meal at fantastic restaurants like Claudia Sanders Dinner House and the Bell House. There's so much to see, do, and taste in ShelbyKY that you'll likely find it necessary to stay the night — choose from fantastic vacation rentals, traditional hotels, and tranquil bed and breakfasts. Start planning your trip to ShelbyKY today! 

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