Golf getaways are all about relaxation with just a touch of excitement, especially when doing the Pete Dye Golf Trail. Imagine golfing surrounded by some of the most stunning views in the state and then dining at a gourmet restaurant or checking out a local brewery or winery. After a wonderful day, tuck in and sleep soundly at one of Indiana’s unique accommodation options.
For golfers, there are so many reasons to hit the links in Indiana. Our golf history spans more than a century, with one name standing above the rest: Pete Dye. Referred to by many as the father of modern golf course architecture, Mr. Dye has left an indelible mark on the game of golf. Pete honed his craft here in Indiana, resulting in the Indiana-based Pete Dye Golf Trail. The trail brings together a combination of challenging golf experiences and unique destinations.
This collection of courses will challenge any golfer’s game with signature Pete Dye design elements like pot bunkers, small greens, and the use of railroad ties.
As you embark on completing the seven great courses on the Pete Dye Golf Trail, you are encouraged to track your progress on the Pete Dye Golf Trail Challenge Passport. The Challenge is new and improved, making it easier to use, more accessible, and puts completion of the courses right at your fingertips.
How the Passport Works
The first step to obtaining your digital passport is to enter your information and phone number and complete the sign-up. The passport will be instantly delivered to your mobile phone and is immediately ready to use. There is no app to download. The passport can be saved to your home screen for easy, one-tap access. Lastly, when visiting a participating course, simply ask the pro shop or course attendant for the 4-digit PIN to input the check-in!
Collect Your Prize
In addition to experiencing this unique collection of golf courses, once a golfer checks in at all seven courses, they win an exclusive Pete Dye Golf Trail golf pin flag!
The PDGT Challenge is supported by the Indiana Destination Development Corporation and www.VisitIndiana.com.
Pete Dye Golf Trail Courses
From the small-town charm of Monticello to the busy streets of Indianapolis, the trail invites you along a journey of discovery and competition. Here are the seven courses included in this trail!
The Ackerman-Allen Course is a Pete Dye design, 18-hole, parkland-style, championship golf course on the grounds of Purdue University. The layout provides golfers of all abilities with rolling hills, tree-lined fairways, and beautiful white sand, as well as five sets of tees ranging from 5,300 yards to 7,500 yards.
Brickyard Crossing opened in 1929 and has been a staple of Indianapolis for nearly a century. This 18-hole course offers one of the most unique experiences in all of the sports, with four holes located inside the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway and 14 holes adjacent to the backstretch of the 2.5-mile racetrack.
The Kampen Course at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex is an 18-hole, links-style, par-72 championship golf course. Located in West Lafayette, Kampen features large bent-grass greens, fairways, and tees. The layout presents a challenge for golfers of all abilities with vast sand bunkers, native grasslands, ponds, and a natural celery bog.
Maple Creek Golf and Country Club on the northeast side of Indianapolis originally opened as Heather Hills in 1961, this 18-hole layout has the distinct honor of being Pete’s first. Maple Creek features small tees and greens, narrow fairways lined with mature trees, and natural long grass areas. Multiple bunkers compliment a creek that winds its way through the front nine, challenging players of all skill levels.
The Fort Golf Resort showcases the best of what Indiana golf has to offer. Pete Dye took this 238-acre natural setting and created an 18-hole championship layout that is both beautiful and challenging. Owned and operated by the State of Indiana, the 7,148-yard, par 72 design features tree-lined fairways, rolling hills, and the Dye trademark undulating greens.
The Pete Dye Course Golf Course at French Lick was named the #1 golf course in Indiana in Golfweek’s Best 2019: Best Courses You Can Play list. Originally conceived as a sketch by Pete Dye on a napkin at a nearby restaurant, this hilltop course offers 40-mile panoramic views of the breathtaking Hoosier National Forest. While the course stretches to over 8,100 yards from the tips, it features five sets of tees – beginning at 5,100 feet – making it playable by golfers of every skill level.
Tippecanoe Country Club- Bordered by Lake Shafer in Monticello, Tippecanoe Country Club (TCC) offers competitive and casual golfers alike an 18-hole, par 72-course experience with an impressive lake backdrop. In 2017, TCC was rated #23 on the list of “Top Courses in Indiana” by Golf Advisor for its scenic 6,870 yards of meticulously-groomed grounds and challenging holes featured right along the lake.