Valhalla Golf Club

Valhall Golf Club

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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15 Responses to “Valhalla Golf Club”

  1. […] If you are interested in going to the Ryder Cup 2008 at Valhalla then you should register your interest with the PGA online here and the PGA will send you ticket information including pricing early in 2007. The ticketing process for the Ryder Cup is by means of a draw. (Unless you stump up for expensive corporate hospitality tickets closer to the event). The draw will take place in the the fall of 2007. […]

  2. Phil Wash says:

    I’m very keen to be in the States to see the 36th Ryder Cup. Although I am currently living in the UK, I would very much welcome the opportunity of a chance to enter the draw for tickets.


  3. John says:

    Hi Phil,

    The 37th Ryder Cup will be held in Kentucky and the draw will take place in the autumn of 2007. To be in with a chance of being selected to buy the tickets register you interest with the PGA at they will then contact you with the ticket pricing and other details once they are available.


  4. […] Paul Azinger is widely rumoured to have been selected to captain the US for the 37th Ryder Cup in Valhalla in 2008. Having represented his country in four times in the Ryder Cup, Azinger has a 5-7-3 record. He was never beaten in a singles match and bested both Ballesteros and Olazabal. Azinger was born in Holyoke on Jan 6th 1960 and he turned professional in 1981. His career coincided with that of Nick Faldo and as well as sharing the ABC Sports commentary box for the last 2 years they have met in several epic matches including 4 Ryder Cup matches. The US will be hoping that his record of 2 wins and 2 draws against Faldo in Ryder cup matches is auspicious and that his captaincy can herald an new era for the American Ryder Cup team. Having been humiliated by the Europeans in the last 3 matches the US really need a shot in the arm. Will Azinger be able to motivate the US players to bring their A game in 2008? […]

  5. Victor Roy says:

    I believe Paul Azinger was chosen becasue of his media presence and not his ability to coach players in a rider cup. Yes, he has a respectable Ryder Cup record and is a cancer servivor. But, does that make him a coach?
    From the american perspective, if we were serious about winning the Ryder Cup, why not provide a coach that is used to coaching a team? Especially one that is used to coaching big egos like Phil Jackson.
    Far too often, over the years, I have seen great golfers do poorly in the Ryder Cup. Yet they are never pulled from the next match. Why not set Tiger woods, or Phil Michelson down and make them want it a little more?

  6. […] Well the worst kept secret in golf was formally confirmed today as the PGA announced that Paul Azinger is to be the US Ryder Cup Captain for 2008 as reported here last week. The more interesting part of the announcement at the Valhalla Golf Club (home to the 2008 Ryder Cup) was the newly unveiled qualifying system for the US Ryder Cup team. […]

  7. sportnua » Blog Archive » Ryder Cup 2008 says:

    […] The 2008 or 37th Ryder Cup matches will be held in Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky. Here’s what we know so far: […]

  8. sportnua » Ryder Cup 2008 says:

    […] The 2008 or 37th Ryder Cup matches will be held in Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky. Here’s what we know so far: […]

  9. Focus says:

    Sorry, what is PGA of America?

  10. […] This is a map of the Lousiville area and specifically of the Valhalla Golf Club. If you are lucky enough to be getting a corporate hospitality package to the Ryder Cup or are hoping to get tickets through the lottery for the 37th Ryder Cup Matches at Valhalla in Kentucky, you might want to do some research on the area. I love to see where I’m going on a Map – it’s a really useful way of seeingwhere you hotel is in relation to the course, where the course is in relation to the airport etc… […]

  11. […] Jack Nicklaus designed the course at Valhalla which will be used for the Ryder Cup Matches in 2008. […]

  12. pj brennan says:

    pj brennan ireland
    we have attended many pga events in europe and usa and would dearly love to be there to see if
    the usa can really give us a game but most of to
    enjoy the american hospitality and of course many of the great courses in the area there are four of travelling and we registered just after the kclub sorry for the big winng margin but you must try harder i think azinger will be good he has beeb in the cauldron looking forward to coming out of that draw for the four tickets

    pj brennan
    email address

  13. Joe says:

    Focus, the PGA is the Professional Golfers Association (see

  14. Robert B Tucker says:

    My wife and I are disabled and have always dreamed of attending a Ryder Cup. Unfortunately our fixed income makes that dream unlikely. If you know of a corporate or individual sponsor that would assist in making our dream come true please contact me.

  15. Robert Ticker says:

    Disabled couple still seeking help with 2008 Ryder Cup tickets. Robert Tucker

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