The Best of Golf in the Indianapolis Area

Indianapolis may be known for auto racing but it also has some of the best quality, affordable golf courses.  Plus, the city's municipal golf courses have all been renovated by course architecture legend Pete Dye's architectural firm.  So whether you are looking for a quality course or an affordable day on the greens, here are our top five picks for golfing in the the Indianapolis area.

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Bear Slide Golf Club

If you ask local golf fanatics which course is their favorite, you're likely to hear Bear Slide Golf Club.  And for good reason--it has often been voted one of the best public courses in the state.  It's known for dense trees and heaving fairways and the final two holes are the toughest tees of the entire course.  

6770 East 231st Street
Cicero, IN 46034

(317) 984-3837

Green Fees:  $39 - $72

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Plum Creek Golf Club

This is one of Dye's underrated designs that is open and forgiving off the tee.  It's undulating greens will challenge players of all levels and the final three holes are considered one of the best closing stretches in the area.  Dye himself said that the 18th hole is one of his top 10 finishing holes he's ever designed.

12401 Lynnwood Boulevard
Carmel, IN 46033

(317) 573-9900

Green Fees:  $39 - $70

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Purgatory Golf Club

Located just 20 minutes outside of the city, Purgatory bills itself as "Your gateway to golfing heaven."  The course has a myriad of devilish details including numerous bunkers, making it a memorable and fun course.

12160 E. 216th Street
IN 46060

(317) 776-4653

Green Fees:  $30 - $79

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Eagle Creek Golf Club

Eagle Creek consists of two 18-hole courses that were renovated by Pete Dye and is considered the premier municipal complex.  The natural parkland setting offers wetlands, animal habitats and rolling terrain.  While the Pines Course is friendly to golfers of all skill levels, the links-style Sycamore course is more challenging.  

8802 West 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN  46234

(317) 297-3366

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Paris View Golf Club

Located in neighboring Caramel, Prairie View boast more major awards than any other course in the Indianapolis area.  It has sculpted, generous fairways and is teeming with water hazards.  The course winds around five lakes and along the bank of the White River.  It even has wetlands and a creek that runs through four holes!

7000 Longest Drive
Carmel, IN 46033

(317) 816-3100

Green Fees:  $45 - $85

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