Seven of the best public courses in Indiana

Sandy Pines Golf Course

The Hoosier state offers plenty of great public access golf venues that are worth checking out.

These seven public courses are fit for almost any must-play list.

Champions Pointe

Champions Pointe is an 18-hole golf course carved out of the stunning southern Indiana terrain, designed by Fuzzy Zoeller and Clyde Johnston.

This par 72 layout presents a fresh and thrilling challenge on every hole from the tee to the green.

These eighteen holes are connected by paved cart roads that run the length of the course, linking tee boxes for players of all ability levels to the fairways composed of Zoysia grass.

The somewhat undulating greens are made even more beautiful by the numerous lakes and well-placed bunkers.

Every golfer faces a challenging but fair test at Champions Pointe.

The Eagle Pointe Golf & Tennis Resort

Located near the shores of Lake Monroe, The Golf Club at Eagle Pointe is an 18-hole championship golf course that is owned by the community and is situated in the picturesque hills of southern Indiana.

With a variety of sand bunkers, rolling hills, bubbling waterfalls, and several holes surrounded by trees, the course is visually appealing and challenging.

Eagle Pointe’s championship tees stretch 6,700 yards (Par 71), making it an excellent test for players of all ability levels.

Maxwelton Golf Club

The course’s name was inspired by the ancient Scottish ballad “Maxwelton by the Sea”.

The course was commissioned in the middle of the 1920s by a Scottish immigrant; work started in 1928, and it opened in 1930.

Members and the residents of Kosciusko and the neighbouring counties have enjoyed more than 75 years of tough and entertaining golf thanks to its design, which incorporates rolling fairways, elevation variations, and tiny undulating greens evocative of Scottish architecture.

Accurate shotmaking, sound strategy and a precise putting stroke will be terrific advantages at Maxwelton.

Swan Lake Resort – Silver Course

Swan Lake Resort’s Silver Course is one where the strategic golfer who is dialled in can shot a career low round.

Accuracy often trumps distance on this course and the smart player will really enjoy taking on this layout.

The Silver Course is the epitome of fun resort golf and if you’re looking for a round that will draw you in Swan Lake Resort has just the setup.

The standards of conditioning and maintenance are very high and there is plenty of variety on the walk.

Warren Golf Course At Notre Dame

The construction of this great course by Coore & Crenshaw in 1999 was made possible by William Warren.

The 9th and 13th holes offer two exceptional instances of flat land architecture. A bunker 20 yards short the green at the 185-yard ninth tricked golfers into thinking they were short.

The 13th hole, a 433-yard par three, has another excellent bunkering strategy as the fairway bends abruptly left to avoid two bunkers situated 60 yards short of the green.

The latter holes, which include the scenic 16th hole where you hit over Juday Creek, descend into more forested, rolling terrain.

Sandy Pines Golf Course

Many players and visitors describe Sandy Pines Golf Club as a sporty yet challenging golf course.

There are a lot of striking features on the course that are reminiscent of the Carolinas.

Sandy Pines is a fun yet distinctive golf destination with its impressive greens and superb drainage combined with a landscape reminiscent of the Pine Barrens.

In 2004, the course had an amazing refurbishment effort designed by Nugent Golf Inc.’s Tim Nugent.

The layout currently includes bent grass tees and fairways, as well as additional ponds and bunkers. This layout, in our opinion, will test players of all skill levels.

Sultan’s Run Golf Club

Sultan’s Run is another great layout nestled in the heart of beautiful Southern Indiana.

The design stretches over 300 rolling acres of woods, water, and wildlife abounds on the property.

The zoysia tees, fairways, and green surrounds offer a world-class playing surface that offers no excuse for missed shots.

The roughs are a Bermuda and fescue blend, while the green surfaces are of bent grass.

It’s 18th hole is a fitting crescendo to the round and is worth a visit on its own.