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Occupying an area of around 36,000 square miles, the Hoosier State of Indiana lies in the Midwest region of the United States with Indianapolis designated as both its capital and largest city.

The Indiana Golf Association was founded in 1900, followed twenty one years later by the Indiana Women’s Golf Association, and both governing bodies look after the interests of male and female golfers in 285 clubs, from Knollwood Country Club in the north to The Rustic in the south of the state. Rather unusually, the Indiana Section PGA joined forces with the Indiana Golf Association in 1972 to become IGA-PGA, one of the few joint amateur and professional golf organisations in the United States.

Victoria National and Crooked Stick are nationally ranked top tracks within the state of Indiana. The former was laid out within an abandoned coal mine by Tom Fazio in 1998 whilst the latter, a Pete Dye design from 1967, has hosted a number of major competitions including the 1991 PGA Championship, the 1993 US Women’s Open, the 2005 Solheim Cup and the 2009 US Senior Open. The old Donald Ross and new Pete Dye courses at the French Lick Resort are also worthy of mention. Opened ninety years apart, they offer engaging games of golf at a fabulous 45-hole facility.

Our Indiana Best In State Rankings were last updated in November 2020. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Indiana

Victoria National

1st Indiana - Best in Area

Victoria National Golf Club rose like a phoenix from the ashes of an old coal mine and it was laid out in 1997 by Tom Fazio who made the vision of the founder, Terry Friedman, an exciting reality.

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Crooked Stick

2nd Indiana - Best in Area

Crooked Stick Golf Club was one of Pete Dye’s first golf course commissions and it was constructed the year after he had spent some time in Scotland playing many of the traditional links...

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French Lick (Donald Ross)

3rd Indiana - Best in Area

The Donald Ross layout dates back to 1916 when it was the second 18-hole golf course to be commissioned at the French Lick Resort (following an earlier Tom Bendelow design).

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French Lick (Pete Dye)

4th Indiana - Best in Area

The Pete Dye layout at French Lick opened for play at a reputed cost of $28m in 2009. The golf course occupies a difficult site that required 2.5 million cubic yards of earth to be moved during construction.

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Culver Academies

5th Indiana - Best in Area

Laid out close to Lake Maxinkuckee, Culver Academies is a William Langford design that dates back to 1924. Restored in 2015 by Bobby Weed, some commentators reckon this is now the best 9-hole golf course in the USA.

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Pfau Course at Indiana University

6th Indiana - Best in Area

Opened in 2020 and designed by Steve Smyers, the Pfau Course at Indiana University is the result of the melding of the University’s former Championship and par three courses. The architect was given free rein and he took full advantage of the property’s topography to create an exciting layout.

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Warren

7th Indiana - Best in Area

Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore laid out the Warren golf course at Notre Dame in 1999 and it has since hosted a number of high profile competitions, and will host the U.S. Senior Open Championship in 2019.

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The Fort

8th Indiana - Best in Area

Laid out within a redeveloped parcel of land on the old Fort Benjamin Harrison US Army post, the course at The Fort Golf Resort is a Pete Dye and Tim Liddy layout that made its first appearance in 1997.

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Broadmoor Country Club

9th Indiana - Best in Area

Broadmoor Country Club’s Donald Ross-designed course was inaugurated in the early 1920s and it still retains its Golden Age charm, despite the fact that playing corridors have narrowed somewhat by the growth of trees down the years.

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Country Club of Indianapolis

10th Indiana - Best in Area

Founded in 1891, the Country Club of Indianapolis is one of the oldest clubs in the nation. The course in play on today's present site is a Tom Bendelow design from 1912 which was refashioned by William Diddel in 1931 then Pete Dye in 1992.

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Indiana Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Douglas Zaccari Courses Played 25
2 Rick Geer Courses Played 23
= Andy Troeger Courses Played 23
= Luke Armbruster Courses Played 23
5 Brandon Lewis Courses Played 19
6 Cory Lewis Courses Played 17
7 Greg Abel Courses Played 15
= Gary Colip Courses Played 15
9 Brian Martin Courses Played 13
= David Harak Courses Played 13