Since great aunts cannot resist pinching dimpled cheeks, the overwhelming number of dimples on a golf ball should confuse their grabby hands—defeating them once and for all. Drive dimpled dandies back into their holes with today's Groupon: for $40, you get 18 holes, cart rental, a small bucket of range balls, and lunch for two people at Cattails Golf Club in Elwood (up to an $88 value).
Cattails Golf Club gratifies golf gurus with 18 holes spread across 130 acres of sweeping greens and majestic forestry. Hone club cadence on Cattails' driving range by splitting two small buckets of golf balls with a sporty sweetheart or streetwise stranger before boarding a motorized buggy for a jaunt along the course's well-manicured bentgrass fairways. Thwack dimpled delights along a challenging terrain rife with conspiring creeks, elevated greens, and sandy traps swimming with cyclopean ball-devouring sand snakes. A hot dog, bag of chips, and small soda sate post-game palates as players luxuriate in the 10,000-square-foot clubhouse, packed with a pub, dining room, and well-scaled pro shop.
Cattails Golf Club
Golf is a constantly evolving sport, and Cattails Golf Club has brought together two distinct eras and styles of the game to showcase on its front and back nines. The William Diddel-designed front nine was established in 1924, and the club remained a nine-hole course for the next 82 years, a time that saw the invention of titanium drivers and the banning of performance-enhancing mashie niblicks. In 2006 Ron Kern designed the back nine, departing from the links-style layout of the front nine in order to incorporate the dense woods and multiple creek crossings natural to the site. Bluegrass covers the tee boxes and fairways on the front nine, and bentgrass blankets the front nine’s greens as well as the back nine from tee to green.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 71 course
- Total length of 6,641 yards from the back tees
- Course rating of 72.5 from the back tees
- Course slope of 132 from the back tees
- Four sets of tees per hole
9273 W 1050 N
Elwood, Indiana 46036Get Directions