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Picturesque landscaping and above-average speed greens mark the challenging 18 holes at Honeywell Golf Course. Established in 1944 as a private course situated on the elegant Honeywell estate, landscape architect Arthur Hills expanded the terrain through the family's formal gardens in 1980, blending the old and new styles as seamlessly as a miniskirt made from buffalo-head nickels. Bunkers shelter the undulating front nines from errant shots and scantily clad sunbathers, and emerald fairways wend through the old garden's flowering shrubs and trees toward short, tighter terrain. Swingers looking for a challenge will enjoy testing their club’s mettle on Hills's addition, confronting some of the only back-to-back par-3 holes in the state.

3360 W Division Rd
Wabash,
IN
US

Cardinal Hills Golf Course caters to players of all ages and skill levels with three sets of tee boxes and a traditional layout strewn with manageable challenges. On the front nine, two ponds loom menacingly on holes 5 and 6, forcing wise club selection to avoid its murky depths or wise snorkel selection to search for ancient cartwrecks. Elsewhere on the course, eight bunkers impose their powers of intimidation and dense forests line the fairways, extending their boughs into many a flight path.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 71 course
  • Total length of 6,338 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 70.2 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 125 from the back tees
  • Three sets of tees per hole.

3900 S Whitney Rd
Selma,
IN
US

10101 Hamilton Hills Ln
Fishers,
IN
US

When designer Robert Trent Jones Jr. made Prairie View Golf Club his first Indiana project in 1997, he peppered 18 holes across 206 acres of natural beauty. His design hugs the White River, which rings the course on three sides, but only interferes with shots at four holes. Native grasses trim the entire perimeter of the former soybean- and cornfields, while oak, sycamore beech, and cottonwood trees surround the back nine holes. But the natural obstacles pale in comparison to the manmade impediments – 90 sand traps, including one that stretches 135 yards, make the par-72 course a challenge for even the most avid golfer. Creative flagstick positioning invites visitors to modify their technique for approach shots, with an emphasis on precision rather than power, much like surgically extracting a swallowed engagement ring.

For some added muscle on the course, patrons can practice swings at golf lessons or map out a plan of attack over breakfast at The Albatross Grille, which overlooks the course.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, Par 72 Course
  • Total length of 7,000 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 74.5 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 138 from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees per hole

7000 Longest Dr
Carmel,
IN
US

Named after the prolific course architect who sculpted its front nine in 1927, Donald Ross Golf Club offers an 18-hole, par 72 layout that cleaves through groves of towering trees. Though the longer of the two nines, the front eases golfers into the round with more straight-forward holes—three of the four opening holes are among the five easiest on the course. More difficult terrain awaits on the back nine, where golf balls may be lost or set free in a stream that cuts across six different holes.

The Club offers a practice green where golfers can get a feel for the speed of the course conditions by chipping, putting, and slip-and-sliding across its grassy surface. In the event of inclement weather, players can head inside, where a Foresight golf simulator offers digital recreations of rounds at Carnoustie, Cog Hill, and other world-famous courses.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 6,821 yards from the tips
  • Course rating of 72.5 from the tips
  • Slope rating of 126 from the tips
  • Four tee options

7102 S Calhoun St
Fort Wayne,
IN
US

Playing mini-golf at the Fun Center at Paige's Crossing is like stepping into a storybook. Three different 18-hole courses transport players to fantastic locales such as castles, Old West streets, or the giant loafer that's home to the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe. Indeed, most of the attractions at Paige's Crossing lets its visitors escape into their imaginations. They can become racecar drivers at a go-kart track, conductors on a Runaway Train mini-rollercoaster, and PGA stars at the driving range.

Other activities take families indoors. A symphony of electronic beeps fills the arcade, where players shoot basketballs or collect redemption tickets from skee-ball machines. In colder months, these indoor spaces transform into a Winter Jumperland complete with inflated bounce castles and plenty of parking for reindeer.

2821 E Business 30
Columbia City,
IN
US