French Lick Golf Resort: A Hidden Gem in the Heart of Indiana

golf travel golf trip planning Mar 13, 2023
French Lick Golf Resort: A Hidden Gem in the Heart of Indiana

If you’re looking for a reasonably priced, fun golf trip with a group of buddies, look no further than French Lick. Located in the beautiful rolling hills of southern Indiana, French Lick Golf Resort is a hidden gem that often goes overlooked in the world of golf. This resort offers stunning courses, The Pete Dye Course, The Donald Ross Course, and the extension of Sultan’s Run. 

Let's take a closer look at each of the courses:

    • The Pete Dye Course was built on one of Indiana’s highest elevation points. Designed by the legendary Pete Dye, this course is situated on over 300 acres of pristine rolling hills and features breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. As you know, no Pete Dye course is easy. The Pete Dye Course has gained national acclaim for its 40-mile panoramic views of the southern Indiana countryside and "volcano" bunkers. It’s one of the finest public tracks in all of the state.
    • The Donald Ross Course is considered one of Donald Ross’ finest works. With its rolling fairways, well-manicured greens, and beautiful vistas, this course is a must-play for any golfer visiting the French Lick Resort. The course is considered more player-friendly than the Pete Dye Course, making it a great option for golfers of all skill levels. This par-70 course has been rated the No. 2 public course in Indiana by GolfWeek every year since 2011.
    • Sultan’s Run Golf Club: Located 20 miles away is an extension of the resort. Sultan’s Run Golf Club is home to the most dramatic signature hole in the State of Indiana. The course has received numerous accolades over the years, including being named one of the "Top 10 Public Access Courses in Indiana" by Golf Digest. The course has also hosted several high-profile events, including the Indiana Open and the Big Ten Men's Golf Championship.

When it comes to accommodations, French Lick Golf Resort offers a range of options to suit any preference. From elegant guest rooms and suites in the historic French Lick Springs Hotel to luxurious private homes, you are sure to find the perfect place to stay. Each of the rooms and homes are equipped with all the modern amenities you need to make your stay comfortable and memorable.

In addition to the world-class golf courses, French Lick Golf Resort offers plenty of activities and amenities to keep you entertained during your stay. From fine dining at the renowned 1875 Steakhouse to a relaxing spa day at the French Lick Springs Spa, you will never run out of things to do. If you didn’t win enough money out on the course, the French Lick Casino has sports betting, table games, and slots for gamblers of all types. And for those looking to explore the local area, there are plenty of nearby attractions including wineries, museums, and outdoor recreation opportunities.

When it comes to weather, French Lick experiences all four seasons, with warm summers and cold winters. Golf is playable from April to November.

French Lick is easily accessible from several major cities in the Midwest, including Louisville, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati. The nearest full-service airport is Louisville International Airport, which is about an hour's drive from the resort.

All in all, if you are looking for a unique golfing destination that offers great courses, luxurious accommodations, and plenty of activities, look no further than French Lick Golf Resort. The resort offers very reasonable rates and is the perfect destination for a buddies trip. Whether you are a seasoned golfer or a beginner, you are sure to have a memorable experience at this hidden gem in the heart of Indiana.

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