Tom Fazio has two golf courses in the state of Indiana and both are far to the south, within 10 miles of the Ohio River. The first is Victoria National, generally considered to be the best in Indiana, and the other is the Belterra Casino Resort course. Belterra is more often associated with the Cincinnati metropolitan area, drawing many players from that Ohio city.
The course is located within the large river’s floodplain; perhaps sensing that large amounts of water give the maintenance team stress nightmares, Fazio features a relative few at Belterra, compared to the rest of his portfolio. At just 6,900 yards (again, relatively short for Fazio’s usual work), most of the pain will be experienced by inaccurate golfers who find the large bunkers spread along the fairways throughout the route.
He saves one of those water hazard-protected entries for some last-hole fireworks, with a 522-yard par five that beckons big hitters to try to get on in two, despite the pond running up the last 200 yards.