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Most Difficult Indianapolis-Area Golf Courses
(Ranked by USGA championship slope rating)
Rank
2012
rank
Course
Address
Telephone / Website
USGA Slope Rating:(1)
Championship
Men's
Women's(1)
USGA Course Rating: (2)
Championship
Men's
Women's(2)
Length in Yards:
Championship
Men's
Women's
Championship Par
Public/Private/Municipal
Initiation Fee
Annual Dues
Opened
Member Greens Fee
Weekday/Weekend
Guest Greens Fee
Weekday/Weekend (3)
Cart Fee(3)
Amenities/Other Information
Golf Pro
GM/Dir. of Golf
Course Designer(s)
1
1
Crooked Stick Golf Club
1964 Burning Tree Lane, Carmel 46032
(317) 844-9938 / crookedstick.org
148
136
129
77.8
73.1
71.2
7,516
6,647
5,201
72
private
DND
DND
1964
DND / DND
DND / DND
$22
golf shop, full practice range, dining, locker rooms with sauna
Patrick White
Tony Pancake
Pete Dye
2
2
Brickyard Crossing Golf Course & Academy
4400 W. 16th St., 46222
(317) 492-6417 / brickyardcrossing.com
143
138
127
74.0
72.0
68.8
6,994
6,628
5,038
72
semi-private
DND
$3,300
1929
$80 / $80
$100 / $100
included
driving range, GPS on golf carts, golf academy
Jeffrey Williams
Jeffrey Williams
Pete Dye
3
3
Ironwood Golf Club
10955 Fall Road, Fishers 46038
(317) 842-0551 / ironwoodgc.com
142
124
124
74.5
69.3
70.3
6,901
6,901
5,104
72
public
NA
$1,295
1985
$0 / $0
$35 / $48
included
driving range, short-game practice area
John R. Scott
John R. Scott
R.N. Thompson Golf LLC, Art Kaiser
4
4
Maple Creek Golf and Country Club
10501 E. 21st St., 46229
(317) 894-3343 / maplecreekgc.com
141
138
134
72.7
70.8
73.4
6,633
6,240
5,468
72
semi-private
NA
varies
1962
DND / DND
DND / DND
included
driving range, pool, lockers, snack bar, dining room, first golf course designed by Pete Dye
Jim Grossi
Jim Grossi; Marci Tyree
Pete Dye
4
4
Woodland Country Club
100 Woodland Lane, Carmel 46032
(317) 846-5044 / woodlandcc.com
141
135
122
74.6
73.0
69.8
7,116
6,772
5,185
72
private
$15,500
DND
1956
$0 / $0
$70 / $90
$18.50
driving range, putting and chipping green
Pat Welch; Patrick White; Laura Huckelberry
Patrick E. White; Pat Welch
Pete Dye
6
8
The Bridgewater Club
3535 E. 161st St., Carmel 46033
(317) 399-2444 / thebridgewaterclub.com
140
133
121
74.3
72.3
70.1
7,098
6,712
5,213
72
private
$50,000
$5,400
2003
DND / DND
$85 / $85
$19.50
driving range, six-acre short-game area, nine-hole executive course, pools, tennis, fitness facility
Keltie S. Domina; David M. Carich
Kelly Bailey; Mike Gardner
Pete Dye
6
NR
The Hawthorns Golf and Country Club
12255 Club Point, Fishers 46037
(317) 806-5016 / hawthornscountryclub.com
140
136
118
74.6
72.8
69.9
7,124
6,719
6,021
72
private
DND
DND
1993
DND / DND
DND / DND
DND
tennis courts, pool, gymnasium, workout facility, driving range
Caroline R Myers; Kelly  Letzler; Jason Diaz
Larry Rodgers; DND
Arthur Hills
6
6
Purgatory Golf Club
12160 E. 216th St., Noblesville 46060
(317) 776-4653 / purgatorygolf.com
140
124
126
77.6
71.4
73.3
7,754
6,422
5,683
72
public
NA
$3,100
2000
$50 / $65
$50 / $65
$10
driving range, short-game practice area, clubhouse, wedding receptions, private functions
Jon S. Stutz; Samantha Lamberth
Michael Merchent
Ron Kern
6
6
The Sagamore Club
10900 Golden Bear Way, Noblesville 46060
(317) 776-2000 / thesagamoreclub.com
140
136
139
75.2
73.3
76.7
7,173
6,750
5,203
72
private
$12,000
$5,748
2002
$0 / $0
$85 / $85
$18
Olympic-size pool, kids' pool with slides, fitness facility, full-service locker room, restaurant, bar
Dan Witt
Wes Marshall
Jack Nicklaus
10
8
The Fort Golf Resort
6002 N. Post Road, 46216
(317) 543-9597 / thefortgolfcourse.com
139
139
122
74.4
74.4
69.2
7,148
7,148
5,045
72
public
NA
NA
1997
DND / DND
$52 / $64
$10
18-hole championship course, pro shop, practice facilities, banquet and meeting rooms
John Swan
DND
Pete Dye
10
8
The Legends Golf Club
2555 Hurricane Road, Franklin 46131
(317) 736-8186 / thelegendsgolfclub.com
139
136
124
74.0
73.0
70.6
7,144
6,400
5,363
72
semi-private
$0
$2,500
1992
$0 / $0
$45 / $51
included
driving range, 18-hole par-three course, pool, practice facility, home of Indiana PGA offices
Ted Bishop
Ted Bishop
Jim Fazio
12
11
Prairie View Golf Club
7000 Longest Drive, Carmel 46033
(317) 816-3100 / prairieviewgc.com
138
134
134
74.5
72.8
76.2
7,073
6,727
6,121
72
public
DND
$3,000
1997
DND / DND
$69 / $79
included
pro shop, food and beverage, driving range, meeting rooms, indoor training facility
Ryan Straight; Darren Thomas; Kelly Cohoat; Donnie Rogers
Kelly Brown; Nick Marucci
Robert Trent Jones Jr.
12
11
The Trophy Club
3875 N. U.S. 52, Lebanon 46052
(765) 482-7272 / thetrophyclubgolf.com
138
138
117
74.0
75.3
68.5
7,280
7,245
5,050
72
public
DND
$1,999
1997
$0 / $0
$45 / $65
included
driving range, snack bar, fully stocked golf shop, junior camp, banquet room
B.G. Winings
B.G. Winings
Tim Liddy
14
14
Eagle Creek Golf Club--Sycamore Course
8802 W. 56th St., 46234
(317) 297-3366 / eaglecreekgolfclub.com
137
137
125
72.2
72.2
68.1
6,646
6,646
4,816
71
municipal
NA
$1,299
1975
DND / $0(4)
$39 / $49
included
driving range, lessons, snack bar, pro shop, club rental, conference center, First Tee program
Matt Parrott
Matt Parrott
Pete Dye, Tim Liddy
14
14
Timbergate Golf Course
151 St. Andrews Ave., Edinburgh 46124
(812) 526-3523 / timbergategolf.com
137
129
117
73.7
71.7
69.1
6,965
6,550
5,047
72
municipal
NA
$1,500
1999
DND / DND
$38 / $43
included
driving range, full-service lounge, outings, banquets, pro shop, $30 twilight rate after 2 p.m.
Kurt Balser; Luke Moton
Greg Bishop; Wayne Gibbs
Fuzzy Zoeller
14
NR
Twin Bridges Golf Club
1001 Cartersburg Road, Danville 46122
(317) 745-9098 / twinbridgesgolfclub.com
137
135
123
75.0
71.8
69.3
7,058
6,568
4,970
72
public
DND
DND
1997
DND / DND
$24 / $33
$14
putting green, driving range, banquet facility, snack bar, beverage carts, outings
Buford Peebles
Buford Peebles
Lohmann Golf Designs
17
16
Bear Slide Golf Club
6770 E. 231st St., Cicero 46034
(317) 984-3837 / bearslide.com
136
136
117
73.9
74.1
68.1
7,041
6,651
4,848
71
public
NA
NA
1993
DND / DND
$45 / $55
$17
special weekday rates, snack bar, practice areas, lessons, driving range
Mark Wisman
Mark Wisman
Dean Refram
18
NR
Broadmoor Country Club
2155 Kessler Blvd., 46228
(317) 251-9444 / broadmoorcc.com
135
133
129
72.0
71.1
71.4
6,670
6,473
5,495
72
private
DND
$4,200
1922
DND / DND
$80 / $80
$18.75
driving range, putting green and expansive short-game practice area
Jason D. LePage
Derek Intineralli
Donald Ross
18
17
The Country Club of Indianapolis
2801 Country Club Road, 46234
(317) 291-9770 / ccindianapolis.com
135
129
122
72.5
70.5
68.9
6,702
6,261
5,049
70
private
DND
$6,000
1891
$0 / $0
$70 / $70
$20
practice facility with full short-game area, putting green, WiFi, full-service catering
Tony Searl; Julianne  Agtang; Julianne Agtang; George Arvanitis
George Arvanitis
Tom Bendelow (1911), Pete Dye (1988)
18
17
Golf Club of Indiana
6905 S. 525E, Lebanon 46052
(317) 769-6388 / golfindiana.com
135
129
119
74.3
71.6
69.9
7,151
6,536
5,091
72
semi-private
NA
$2,000
1974
$0 / $0
$42 / $48
$10
snack bar, driving range, practice facility, pro shop, banquet hall, teaching school
Rachel McConnell; Tony Day; Scott Davis; Tim Davis
Jeff Rubenstein; Rachel McConnell
Drew Newsome, Mickey Powell
18
17
Harbour Trees Golf & Beach Club
333 Regents Park Lane, Noblesville 46062
(317) 877-3611 / harbourtrees.com
135
132
126
71.6
70.1
69.1
6,563
6,304
5,169
71
private
DND
DND
1971
$0 / $0
$50 / $50
$18
driving range, practice area, beach club, restaurant, pool, fitness center, tennis courts
Justin Werkley
Edward Devlin
Pete Dye
18
17
Hickory Stick Golf Club
4422 Hickory Stick Blvd., Greenwood 46143
(317) 422-8300 / hickorystickgolf.com
135
131
114
72.7
70.5
68.1
6,834
6,404
4,944
71
public
NA
$0
2001
DND / DND
$30 / $39
$10
practice facility, lessons, club fitting, pro shop, food and beverages, banquet room
Amber Pasel
Chip Essig
Tim Liddy
18
NR
Plum Creek Golf Club
12401 Lynnwood Blvd., Carmel 46033
(317) 573-9900 / plumcreekgolfclub.com
135
129
121
73.0
70.3
70.4
6,902
6,255
5,207
72
semi-private
0
$2,400
1997
DND / DND
$59 / $69
included
driving range, practice greens, lounge, banquet rooms, pool, tennis, locker rooms
John Pielemeier; Babette Hayslett
John Pielemeier
Pete Dye
24
21
Eagle Creek Golf Club--Pines Course
8802 W. 56th St., 46234
(317) 297-3366 / eaglecreekgolfclub.com
134
132
115
73.2
73.0
69.4
6,976
6,976
5,002
72
municipal
NA
$1,299
1975
DND / DND
$35 / $44
included
driving range, lessons, snack bar, pro shop, club fitting, club rental, conference center
Matt Parrott
Matt Parrott
Pete Dye, Tim Liddy
24
21
Southern Dunes Golf Course
8220 S. Tibbs Ave., 46217
(317) 865-1800 / southerndunesgolfcourse.com
134
130
112
71.9
69.2
66.4
6,571
6,099
4,583
70
public
DND
DND
2003
DND / DND
DND / DND
DND
pro shop, lessons, driving range, banquet facilities, practice greens, snack bar, banquets
Brian Garrett
Brian Garrett
Gary Player