Changes are in the works for several city-owned golf courses, after the Indianapolis Parks Department agreed to new, 10-year management contracts that are awaiting approval from the City-County Council.
The impending closure of Riverside Golf Course—which opened in 1900 as only the fourth municipal golf course in the country—is part of the city’s master plan for Riverside Park. The city’s second oldest municipal course also is slated for closure.
Known as the “First Lady of Golf Architecture,” Alice Dye was an dominant figure in golf design in partnership with her husband, Pete Dye, and as an amateur player. The Indianapolis native died Friday at age 91.
Six years after golfer Brad Fellers was diagnosed with a rare bone malady that caused him to lose feeling in his right hand, he has qualified for the 2019 PGA Professional Championship.
Attendance for the four-day Indy Women in Tech Championship is expected to grow more than 30 percent this year.
As part of a strategic plan to guide it into the future, the 99-year-old golf club has an arrangement to share the 9,200-square-foot indoor training facility with Butler University, which uses Highland as its home course.
Redeveloping the Zionsville course—consistently ranked among the best in the country—could include 360 single-family homes and 200 multi-family housing units.
Neighbors who raised $250,000 to help save the northwest-side course are set to gather early next month to celebrate the progress on the course.
The 65,000-square-foot golf attraction at the corner of 116th Street and Interstate 69 is slated to open this fall.
The economic impact for this particular tournament remains to be seen, in part because it is new. However, past events at the Pete Dye Course have brought a positive impact to French Lick.
The public course, an anchor for the neighborhood bounding West 56th Street in Pike Township, closed in late 2015 after the previous owner defaulted on a $2.4 million bank loan.
Attendance was down about 13 percent from when Crooked Stick last hosted the tournament in 2012, but this year’s event was plagued by rainy, stormy weather that delayed rounds during the first three days of play.
Storms and heavy rain caused a 3-1/2-hour delay and changed Crooked Stick Golf Club's greens from fast and firm to soft and accessible Thursday during the first round of the BMW Championship in Carmel.
Lebanon attorney Kent Frandsen, co-chair of the BMW Championship, has volunteered in some capacity for 10 national championships at the Pete Dye-designed course.