French Lick, Indiana
French Lick Resort
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8670 W State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432-0700, United States
Three courses are part of this resort in southern Indiana. The Donald Ross course opened in 1917 and, in recent years, was restored in collaboration with the Donald Ross Society, including the return of 35 original bunkers featuring Ross' trademark flat bottoms and deep, gnarly faces.
The Pete Dye course features narrow fairways with heavily-sculpted mounds and bunkers, and is usually ranked among the top 100 public-access courses in the United States.
The 9-hole Valley Links was the original course here; it was designed by the Scottish-American architect Tom Bendelow. The walking rates for adults are $25 for nine and $40 for 18 holes; kids age 12 and under play free.
Average Hole Difficulty
OldGuyAce - 9/7/15
Very challenging course with very tough greens and long fescue that devours wayward shots. No hope of finding balls in that stuff. Played better on 2nd round knowing where to hit balls and undulations of some tough greens. Still worth the play and would do it again. This was the Donald Ross course.
cbetzer - 7/29/14
Played the Donald Ross Course for free with a pass that was won at a scramble. Greens were GREAT, very scenic, fairways we bad, too many blind shots and not enough information provided due to a poor GPS system and no noteboook before round. If it were a local course, I'd pay $45 at MOST to play it.
GBogey - 10/29/13
Played Pete Dye Course - Truly a bucket list experience. Play if you can. Wonderful layout - incredible scenery. Very challenging course without being overly penal.
mdurrett - 7/17/12
jckey - 4/18/10
robsanta - 5/4/09
Best Score: 66
Donald Ross Course / Medal