Indiana University (Pfau Course)

1492 Indiana 45-46 Bypass,

Bloomington, Indiana 47408

  • Office

    +1 (812) 855 7543
  • Pro shop

    +1 (812) 855 7543

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:


  • Designer:

    Original design by Jim Soutar and Paul “Pooch” Harrell (1957). Significant redesign by Steve Smyers & Fuzzy Zoeller (2020).

SSS or slope






How to get there:

2 mi NE of Indiana Univ campus centre / 50 mi SW of Indianapolis.

Indiana University (Pfau Course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1957

The Pfau Course at Indiana University was built on an expansive 265-acre site on the northeast side of Bloomington. Previously this property was home to the IU's former championship golf course, as well as a par-3 course, and the university's cross-country running course.

Steve Smyer's design takes you out into pristine woodland and open natural spaces. The well-spaced holes are often exuberantly bunker-defended as you play towards the distinctively rectangular and triangular greens.

List of courses: Around Indy & Cincinnati


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Oct): weekdays $95; weekends $125. Golf cart included.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2024].

Other information

Walking permitted.

Did you know?

The course at Indiana University takes its name from Norman Edward “Ned” Pfau, Jr., a 1965 graduate. His wife Sue, who graduated from Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), was also an avid supporter and advocate for the state’s flagship university.

The sports teams of Indiana University are known as the "Hoosiers", the colloquial term for people from the state of Indiana. Co-designer Fuzzy Zoeller is a "Hoosier", by dint of being born in New Albany, Indiana.

Published ranking

Indiana's 5th best course (Golf Digest, 2023/24).
USA's 76th best public access course (Golf Digest, 2023).
USA's 7th best college/campus course (Golfweek, 2022).

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