Nice weather means a few different things in Indiana: Hiking, swimming, festivals. It also means stopping in to the local links to practice your swing. Indiana is home to a variety of well-maintained public golf courses that don’t require a membership to play. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or you’re just giving it a try, check out the best public golf courses in Indiana!
If you’re looking for something a little unique with your golf outing, the Pine View golf Course in Monticello, Indiana is the place to turn. The Pine View offers a “stay and play” package featuring a beautiful, four-bedroom, two-bathroom condo located over the Pro Shop available for rental. The Pine View Golf Course has been in business since 1985, and is a family owned and operated establishment in northern Indiana. The course is designed for players of all levels and its purpose is to provide a pleasant, enjoyable experience for all. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable, and the course is “open to all” on the weekends.
“The only thing a golfer needs is daylight” is the motto of the Wildcat Creek Golf Course in Kokomo, Indiana. The course is Howard County’s championship golf course, featuring an impressive 7000 yards of green, which includes a more challenging rolling hill course for the experienced golfer and a smaller, 4,200 yards for beginners and families alike. Private and group lessons, as well as golf clinics, are available and the team of instructors are always willing and available to help you develop and refine your skills.
The Prairie View Golf Club is located on 206 beautiful acres and is the only Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course in Indiana. The design features 18 holes, rolling prairie, towering oak and sycamore trees along the White River, a clear running stream flowing through four of the holes, natural wetlands, and five amazing, serene lakes, giving visitors a truly one of a kind experience as they travel from hole to hole. The course is so impressive that it’s hosted nearly all major Indiana PGA and Golf Association championships and will soon be the site of the University of Indianapolis Women’s Invite and the Girls IHSAA State Finals.
It was Elbert and Vivian Ratliff’s love of golf that led them to turn this former 168-acre dairy farm into the Valley View Golf Course in 1964. The course has 18 challenging holes situated among magnificent hills and valleys, a Prop Shop, and will soon be offering lessons and coaching. They also have a restaurant on site that features delicious, one of a kind dishes for when you’re feeling starved after a game!
The McCormick Creek Golf Course features a par 72 golf course with tees ranging from over 4,900 yards for the beautiful ladies, almost 6,000 yards for the lovely seniors, and back tees that sport an impressive 6,400 yards! The course also offers three practice courses and an open practice green located next to the Prop Shop and Driving Range. They also offer summer youth camps and private as well as group lessons for those who need a helping hand or are just starting out. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a lazy summer day!
Owned and operated by the Zionsville Parks and Recreation Department just north of the Zionsville village is the Zionsville Golf Course. Open to the public, the course features a nine-hole facility that spans over 3,000 yards of beautiful green and is a challenge for players of all levels. The course offers several different leagues that meet each day of the week and are always looking for new members. Family and company outings are always welcome here, and the course also offers lessons for those who may not feel as their game is up to par.
Owned and operated by the Honeywell Public Golf Course Agency and designed by the renowned architect Arthur Hills is the Honeywell Golf Course in northern Wabash, Indiana. The course is managed by a volunteer board and funding comes from daily operations and fund-raising activities, making it a not-for-profit. No matter your level of experience, this place is great for all who just want to enjoy a day out on the green! And for the little ones, they even offer a Little City Junior Golf tour, PGA Junior Golf League, and two summer camps!
Recognized as one of the premier public golf courses for golf lovers in Indiana, the Michigan City Golf Course features two breathtaking 18-hole courses in a tranquil, wooded setting. The course also offers amenities such as a practice green and golf practice area, a fully-stocked pro shop, snack shop and bar, and highly equipped professionals to help you along the way! The course also offers group outings and golfing groups for men, women and juniors. If your game needs a little fine tuning, they also offer group and private lessons!
Unlike most country clubs, the South Shore Country Club in the picturesque city of Cedar Lake, Indiana, allows visitors to come and play a fantastic round of golf without being a member. The course itself was established in the late 1920s and features 18 well maintained holes, plenty of trees for shade on those hot summer days, and all new golf carts! Enjoy the rolling green and beautiful rivers that flow through parts of the course that provide a great view while you play.
Located in beautiful northern Warsaw, Indiana is the Rozella Ford Golf Club, an expansive 18-hole par 70 golf facility featuring five sets of tees and beautiful green for players of all levels. Everyone is welcome here, no membership required! Join the Ladies 9 or Men’s 9 Hole league, or the Tuesday Night Partner league and enjoy some friendly competition while making new friends! If you’re particularly thirsty or hungry after a game, be sure to check out the El Faro Mexican Bar and Grill.
If you’re a fan of golf, you probably know who Pete Dye is. Experience one of his most beloved courses with a trip to French Lick. This stunning course is raved about among America’s premier golfers. Your breath will be taken away by the stunning panoramic views it offers.