By Josh Alsip on April 29, 2020
Golfers are welcome daily for play and fresh air with safe, social distancing measures at all three golf courses at French Lick Resort in Southern Indiana! If a golf day at French Lick is on your bucket list, now’s the time to go. Although the famous French Lick Resort, spa, hotel and casino are currently closed to guests, each of the three golf courses is open 9 am-5 pm each day.
The Donald Ross Course is legendary and has been named Indiana’s #2 public course by Golfweek for each of the past 9 years. It was designed by Donald Ross, one of the game’s iconic architects, back in 1917. It has been recently restored into a beloved classic course, complete with 35 of Ross’ original trademark bunkers. The course is a par 70 and plays to 7,000 yards.
Valley Links Course was originally designed by Tom Bendelow in 1907 to complement the opulent French Lick Springs Hotel at its turn-of-the-century heyday. Today, it is a 9-hole, comfortably walkable course that is perfect for families and beginners. It is a par 36 with a park-like feeling, true to Bendelow’s vision over 100 years ago.
The Pete Dye Course is the namesake of the world-renowned golf architect and is a highlight of both French Lick Resort and Indiana’s Pete Dye Golf Trail. This show-stopper course has received national acclaim for its breathtaking vistas, picturesque lakes and challenging elevation changes. This course hosted the 2015 Senior PGA Championship and you can relive the pros’ game at one of the most iconic courses in the country.
Golf rates range from $45 to $350 so there is something for everyone. No matter which French Lick Resort course that you chose to play during your day trip, you will enjoy a unique golf experience and be planning your return visit soon. When you play, be assured that safety and health precautions are in place for all golfers. Review these guidelines before you visit, so you know what to expect. Call 812-936-8042 to make your tee time.
After your round of golf in French Lick, there are many nearby choices for carry-out meals and beverages! Stop by French Lick Winery & Spirits of French Lick to purchase your favorite bottle with curbside pick-up service, available Monday-Saturday, noon-5pm. Going south to head back home? Patoka Lake Winery is open for you – pick up a Wine Slushie, a local favorite!
If you are heading north from French Lick, swing by Superburger in nearby Paoli. Call ahead to 812-723-4445 and place your carry out order. Round out your super golf day at Superburger, recently voted one of the Best Burgers in Indiana!
Learn more about these three French Lick golf experiences and many other Indiana courses when you visit www.VisitIndianaGolf.com.