Valhalla Golf Club is located in Louisville Kentucky in the USA and will play host to the 37th Ryder Cup Matches in 2008.
Valhalla is a private club and is now owned by the PGA of America. Valhalla is a feature of Norse mythology and one might wonder at the wisdom of holding the Ryder Cup in the namesake of the feasting hall of dead Viking warriors – after all there’s likely to be at least one “Viking” on the marauding European team who will be coming to defend their title and hold on to the trophy!
The Club was the brainchild of Louisville business luminary Dwight Gahm who dreamt of creating a golf only venue back in 1981. The course was designed by famed golfer and course designer Jack Nicklaus and was opened for golf in 1986. The PGA of America purchased the club over the course of the last
The course has hosted various high profile events over the years including:
2004 – The Senior PGA Championship
2002 – The PGA Club Professional Championship
2002 – PGA Championship
1996 – The PGA Championship
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