Indianapolis, IN Golf Lessons
Close-Up: The Golf Scene In Indianapolis, IN
The central location in the midsection of the Midwest renders Indianapolis the preferred rendezvous point for sports fan, and especially golfers. The easy to traverse, well tended city has hosted the 2011 Super Bowl, seven NCAA Final Fours (including numerous earlier rounds), the 1991 PGA Championship won by John Daly at Crooked Stick Golf Club in neighboring Camel, and last but not least the father of all races, the Indianapolis 500.
Brickyard Crossing features four holes that permit golfers to actually play inside the grandstands of the motor speedway. The century-old track features Dye's infamous railroad ties and creek banks lined with concrete from the race track's former walls. It also just happens to be one of the few courses in the country to have hosted PGA, LPGA, and Champion Tour events.
Once a former U.S. Army post named after Indiana's only President, the military base at Fort Benjamin Harrison was converted into a state park and nature reserve in 1995, and was officially opened as a golf course in 1997. With a breathtaking Pete Dye design, including 1,700 acres of rolling hills and elevation changes surprising for Central Indiana (and far more reminiscent of the Kentucky Mountains or the Carolinas), national golf publications still consistently rate Fort Benjamin Harrison as one of the best courses in the state of Indiana.
Heartland Crossing Golf Links is another fantastic course worth adding to the roster. Nick Price, the British Open champion and World Golf Hall of Famer, co-designed this links style course which is known for its native prairie grasses, rolling terrain, and dozens of white sand bunkers. Peppered with colorful blossoms of wildflowers, this risk-reward course will dazzle naturalists and golfers alike.
For adventurous lovers of the game, venture to Purgatory Golf Course, which has earned the recognition as one of Golf Digest's America's Top 50 Courses for Women in 2010-2013. The classic, links-style course challenges with over 125 crushed limestone bunkers and a seemingly infinite variety of tall grasses. Be sure to look out when the wind is blowing, which is how the course found its nefarious namesake.