Recent IN Golf Course Reviews


Yumamss
Buchanan, MI
1 Reviews
17 of 18 greens are dead no grass. Course should reduce rates for green fees and cart fees

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Date Played: June 17, 2017 | Cost: $39.00


The Indiana Rater
Lafayette, IN
1 Reviews
Sandy Pines Golf Club of Demotte, IN
  
I was very impressed of all the unbelievable changes Sandy Pines Golf Club has endured over the last 7 to 8 years. This course is hands down the BEST Course in Northwest Indiana or better yet Indiana as a whole. I have played all the top courses here in our State of Indiana and this ranks right there with the best! The course conditions were immaculate after receiving 20 plus inches of rain in a 1 week time. Sandy Pines has the BEST DRAINAGE in the STATE and during these torrential rains they received in Mid June they only had cart path only for a total of 3 hours on 1 day, which means carts and play were out like a normal dry day. The Pro Shop is a great place to shop for all your golfing needs. They carry pretty much everything you would need. Speak with Head Golf Professional Brad Burvan or Assistant Pro's Derek Smenyak or Tyler Ochi all these guys are Top Notch and you won't find a better or more carrying staff in the golf business. These guys are good! I highly recommend either calling to setup your tee time or better yet book online at sandypinesgc.com (you do get a cheaper rate by booking online) I highly recommend doing this. I hope you take the trip out there like we did and I will guarantee you will be impressed or better yet found yourself a NEW HOME Course Like We Did. Enjoy and look forward to seeing or hearing your reviews about "Indiana's Best Kept Secret" Sandy Pines Golf Club

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Date Played: July 3, 2015 | Cost: $35


OGO-Michigan
15 Reviews
Blackthorn Golf Club of South Bend, IN
  
Blackthorn Golf Club, South Bend, IN / Public / Played 8 Oct 2014
Overview: Blackthorn Golf Club is an 18-hole facility located in South Bend, Indiana near the South Bend International Airport. It has received multiple accolades over the years, most recently the 2012/2013 “Best Places To Play” award by Golf Digest. Always in the running for #1 Municipal Course in Indiana, Blackthorn is a wide open course off the tee course with decent length from all sets of tees at Pars of 72 (5,181 yards - Purple; 6,551 yards – Red; 7,136 – Black.). The key to scoring well at Blackthorn is paying attention to the large – and I mean LARGE green complexes. This may mean your first round at Blackthorn may have to be repeated to fully take in how large the greens are - and most importantly - where to hit your ball to pin locations. The greens have multiple levels and were medium-fast on the day played and very true to line. Great condition, beautiful, and challenging course to play. Add this to your list if you’re visiting from the Chicago area or coming to South Bend for business or pleasure. *Fall rates were in effect on day played*

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Date Played: October 8, 2014 | Cost: $27.00


OGO-Michigan
15 Reviews
Elbel Golf Course of South Bend, IN
  
Elbel Park Golf Course, South Bend, IN / Public / Played, 28 Oct 13
Overview: Elbel Park Golf Course is part of the South Bend Parks and Recreation department. It is an outstanding facility with the golf course in amazing shape. The course is challenging with sharp doglegs and plenty of length options for any level of golfer. There are four sets of tees for the golfer to choose from with the course yardage ranging from 5383-yards from the front to 6885-yards from the tips. Elbel Park is an nice course to walk with the holes turning back to the clubhouse at #9 and #18. The greens are medium to large in size and medium to fast speed on the day played. Very true to the roll and in great shape! Pins/Flagsticks are Red (front), White (middle), Blue (back). A great course to play. Well worth the visit.

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Date Played: October 28, 2013 | Cost: $8.00


OGO-Michigan
15 Reviews
  
Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, IN / Public / Played, 10 Sep 13
Overview: “Tee it up where the Irish play” is great advertising and further incentive to play Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame. Even better is the fact that the course is public and easily accessible. Visitors will be able to view much of the campus on the drive to the course enjoying views of the Golden Dome of Notre Dame and the famous Touchdown Jesus at Notre Dame Stadium. Much beyond this personal review, Warren Golf Course was chosen as one of 2013’s top 15 college courses in the nation as rated by Golfweek Magazine. Warren Golf Course was in amazing condition on the day played. It is advertised as a classic links design but other than the fescue grasses framing many of the holes, carry shots onto the greens are required and very few holes allow for straight run-up shots as you may see in very classic links golf courses. The course calls for strategic tee shots away from bunkering and makes hitting certain sides of the fairway important for hitting into the greens. The GPS carts add a nice touch and are great for distances exactly to the pin, how far you hit your drive, and let you know where you can get a good steak after the round. The greens are medium to large in size with slopes and undulation and medium-fast speed on the day played. Pins/Flagsticks are not marked using a flag color or pin flags. Each flagstick is generally easy to see on the greens, however, even with the exact GPS distances, be sure to think about your club selection going into the larger greens. An outstanding course and if you are ever in the South Bend area, or are planning a future visit to Notre Dame, you should visit Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame University and “Tee it up where the Irish play.”

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Date Played: September 10, 2013 | Cost: $45.00


OGO-Michigan
15 Reviews
Juday Creek Golf Club of Granger, IN
  
Juday Creek Golf Club, Granger, IN / Public / Played, 13 Aug 13
Overview: At nearly 7,000 yards from the back tees, Juday Creek is a great test of driving and solid ball striking. The middle tees at just over 6,400 yards offer the same driving challenge of both fades and draws off the tee. The golfer will find a number of carries and forced carries to confront and strategize for during the round, which will add to the experience. The course is an attractive course with tree lined fairways and mature willow trees providing a shot making challenge throughout. The greens are medium to large in size with some slope but mainly flat and medium to fast on the day played. Pins/Flagsticks are marked using the numbering system (1/2/3/4/5/6) with six possible pin placements on each hole. The pin position for the day is displayed in the pro shop and can be viewed on the scorecards as well. Of note was the creative use of the electric carts to place a course book on the steering wheel post (see picture) to describe the golf course and holes but to also advertise local businesses and products. I have seen this type of advertising before with the modern GPS carts but this was a very creative, dependable (weather safe), and simple way to bring the same information to the golfer during their round. Nice course and a solid challenge for golfers at all levels.

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Date Played: August 13, 2013 | Cost: $42.00


OGO-Michigan
15 Reviews
Meadow Valley Golf Club of Middlebury, IN
  
Meadow Valley Golf Club, Middlebury, IN / Public / Played: 30 July 13
Overview: The course website labels this course as a “hidden gem”. They could not be more correct. This is a must play in the heart of Amish Country with the drive to the course giving the visitor the opportunity to see horse and buggie transportation driving through the middle of town alongside you. Course is under new management and has changed names from Spring Meadow Farm Golf Course to Meadow Valley Golf Club. Incredibly nice conditions throughout – a bit wet in some of the lower fairway areas but overall great conditions. Open layout with beautiful views of the surrounding valley. Front 9 is wide and meandering and right out in front of you. Back 9 is tighter with more targeted shots required. Greens are fast-very fast and the greens themselves are large to very large with slopes and elevation, which will provide a putting challenge to any level of golfer. Stay below the pins to give yourself realistic birdie opportunities. Greens are smooth and true to the roll but … FAST! Pins/Flagstick placement uses the numbered system (1/2/3) – ask the Pro Shop for the pin number for the day before you tee off and check the scorecard for each pin position on the green/s. An awesome course 100% worth the value. A must play!

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Date Played: July 30, 2013 | Cost: $31.00


DamonMatthew
Linton, IN
1 Reviews
Phil Harris Golf Course of Linton, IN
  
This course is excellent for its price. The conditions are average now, and will only get better as the bermuda fairways come in for the summer. The club pro is really helpful, and they have a fairly inexpensive pro shop. The golf course superintendent does a nice job with the greens. This is a course tha golfers of varying skill levels can truyl enjoy even within the same group.

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Date Played: April 16, 2012 | Cost: $27


dsorrell7
Muncie, IN
1 Reviews
  
The course was great! The mild Indiana winter and warm weather recently has kept the course in great shape. They are also running some good on-line specials for green fees

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Date Played: March 12, 2012 | Cost: $25


Drive300
Staten Island, NY
36 Reviews
Sandy Pines Golf Club of Demotte, IN
  
I haven't played this course for years and I was blown away by the conditions. New ownership has really improved this course and now it is one of the best in Indiana.

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Date Played: March 25, 2011