Best golf courses: Indianapolis

Indianapolis: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Indianapolis
Refram, Dean

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Visitors welcome

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Indianapolis

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Dean Refram

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Indianapolis
Dye, Pete

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Visitors welcome

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Indianapolis

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The Kampen (formerly North) course was substantially redesigned by Pete Dye (1994). Ackerman Hills (formerly South) course was designed by William Diddel (1934), redesigned by Larry Packard (1968), further improved in 1998 and renovated by Pete Dye (2015).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Indianapolis
Dye, Pete

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Visitors welcome

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Indianapolis

Designer

Husband/wife team of Pete & Alice Dye

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Indianapolis
Lohmann & Benkusky

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Private club

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Indianapolis

Designer

Bob Lohmann & Mike Benkusky (front-nine opened in 2001, back-nine in 2004).
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Indianapolis
Dye, Pete

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Private club

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Indianapolis

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Husband & wife team of Pete & Alice Dye.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Indianapolis
Dye & Liddy

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Indianapolis

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Pete Dye & Tim Liddy

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Indianapolis
Dye, Pete

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Indianapolis

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Pete Dye in collaboration with his wife Alice. The great man's first ever 18-hole layout.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Indianapolis
Dye, Pete & P.B.

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Visitors welcome

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Indianapolis

Designer

Father/son team of Pete & P.B. Dye.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Indianapolis
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

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Visitors welcome

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Indianapolis

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Original 18-hole design by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1964); Rees Jones (Robert's son) designed the third nine (1995).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Indianapolis
Dye, Pete

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Indianapolis

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Pete Dye

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Indianapolis
Jones II, Robert Trent

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Visitors welcome

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Indianapolis

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Robert Trent Jones Jr.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Indianapolis
Kern, Ron

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Visitors welcome

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Indianapolis

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Ron Kern

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Indianapolis
Liddy, Tim

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Visitors welcome

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Indianapolis

Designer

Tim Liddy

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Indianapolis
Nicklaus, Jack

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Private club

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Indianapolis

Designer

Jack Nicklaus

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
(Closed in 2018)
Indianapolis
Smyers, Steve

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(Closed in 2018)

Nearest city

Indianapolis

Designer

Steve Smyers

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