Keene Trace Golf Club


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NCAA Cube main fairway

Keene Trace Golf Club, located just 15 minutes southwest of downtown Lexington in Nicholasville, Kentucky, serves as the home course for the Transylvania women’s golf team.

Keene Trace offers two beautiful 18-hole courses at its grounds: Keene Run and the Champion Trace courses, having served as hosts to numerous prestigious events, including the 2018 NCAA Division III Men’s Golf National Championships.

The Transylvania women’s golf team hosted the 2017 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championships at Keene Run, competing in a 36-hole tournament over a two-day stretch in which the Pioneers eventually were crowned conference champions.

In addition to its premiere courses, Keene Trace offers practice facilities for golfers to hone their skills and is home to the renowned High Performance Golf Academy.

The terrain of Keene Trace features beautiful horse farms and breathtaking views which offer an unbeatable scenic atmosphere for practice or play.

The Champion Trace course hosted the final two rounds of play of the 2019 NCAA Division III Men’s Golf National Championships in May 2019 as well as the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship tournaments in July 2019 and 2018. Previously, Champion Trace hosted the 1993 Division I Men’s Golf National Championship, the USGA Senior Amateur Championship, and multiple Kentucky Open Tournaments.

Crowd on a sunny day golf course side

Champion Trace was designed by world-renowned golf course architect Arthur Hills and built in 1987 by Tom Heilbron, a former president and current member of the club.

Opened in 2007, Keene Run is known for its surrounding horse farms, large greens, wide fairways, and Bentgrass throughout both fairways and greens.