Valhalla Golf Club has a front nine that is links-style, while its back nine is more traditional. The signature hole is No. 13, a 350-yard, par 4 requiring a tee shot to a small landing area, then an approach shot over water to an island green.
Golf Digest consistently rates Valhalla as the "Best in State" and one of "America's 100 Greatest Courses." In addition, Golf Week ranks it as one of "America's 100 Best Modern Courses."
Valhalla Golf Club has been the host site for the 1996 and 2000 PGA Championships, the 2002 PGA Club Professional Championship and the 2004 Senior PGA Championship. In September of 2008, golf's most illustrious event, the 37th Ryder Cup, was contested there, making Valhalla only the third course in the nation to host a PGA Championship, a Senior PGA Championship and a Ryder Cup.