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Play Golfweek’s #1 and #2 Indiana courses together at one resort

Play Golfweek’s #1 and #2 Indiana courses together at one resort

The only thing better than playing a Golfweek #1 rated course?

Tackling both #1 and #2 on the same trip.

For 13 consecutive years, French Lick Resort’s Pete Dye and Donald Ross Courses have been ranked #1 and #2, respectively, in Golfweek’s “Best You Can Play” in Indiana. They’re also an answer to a question. That “where we headed for this year’s golf trip?” question.

Small-town Indiana is home to big-time golf, with Ross’ classic design and Dye’s modern layout coexisting beautifully in the rolling hills of the Hoosier State. The only place worldwide to play Dye and Ross Courses together at the same property, French Lick Resort proves that Hall of Fame designers from different eras can play nice together in the sand.

(French Lick Resort’s Pete Dye Course)

  • One of Pete Dye’s final creations is a stunning hilltop layout that always leaves first-time visitors with the same reaction: “We’re really in Indiana?” The terrain is so rugged that when Dye initially walked the landscape, he said a course couldn’t be built here. But he changed his mind a day later and took on the challenge. He sketched the layout on a napkin at a local restaurant and brought it to life — spectacular vistas with 40-mile views, narrow and immaculate fairways, volcano-style bunkers, and constant elevation changes spanning an ambitious 8,102 yards. Those wanting to tackle this Dye gem again and again are in luck with the course’s “Package to Dye Four,” which has four rounds over two days of unforgettable golf.

(French Lick Resort’s Donald Ross Course)

  • While the Dye Course is a modern marvel, The Donald Ross Course at French Lick is an old-school thrill. Golf as it was meant to be played. Ross designed this countryside course in 1917, and restored for today, it maintains nearly all the classic elements of its original layout. Among the trademark Ross features: 80 deep-faced bunkers that can challenge even the expert golfer and severely undulating greens, some of the most radically shaped and contoured in the game. Preseason rates through May 1 are available to experience this hardy Ross design in all its glory.
  • Proving that golf is an entrenched tradition and also a legacy in progress, there’s more to experience beyond Dye and Ross. Valley Links Course is a Tom Bendelow design that’s stood the test of time as the area’s oldest golf course — perfect for a quick 9 holes, warmup round or family-friendly session. And coming to French Lick…


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