Visit Indiana Golf is highlighting the best 18 golf holes from 18 different public golf courses across the Hoosier State. Hole 1 on Indiana's Signature 18 is the opening hole on the North Course at Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus, Indiana. Columbus is located just 40 miles south of Indianapolis and only 70 miles north of Louisville.
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Located amid a serene countryside, Otter Creek has been ranked among the top 25 public golf courses in the U.S. since its opening in 1964. Utilizing the existing contours of the land to assure each shot a natural challenge, designer Rees Jones has distinguished Otter Creek as a championship golf course unique to all others.
The opening hole on the North Course is a par 5 where the green is reachable in two shots. Your tee shot will influence your decision to either go for the green in two or lay up short of the small stream, which crosses the fairway about 25 yards short of the putting surface.