Mystic Hills Golf Club

4.0843235294 4.1 stars from 5 (40)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6795 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 73.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Dye 71 6795 yards 73.0 133
Black 71 6234 yards 70.6 128
Blue 71 5881 yards 68.3 122
Gold 71 5086 yards 66.1 114
Red 71 4858 yards 68.9 118

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 40 Reviews
5 stars:
17
4 stars:
17
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

37 out of 40 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include undulating greens elevation changes bunkers  

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"Expected more out of a Pete Dye course"


nsteiner23's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Showed up to our tee time (8:30 am) 20 min early to get checked in, warmed up and grab a beverage but nobody was at the pro shop! Finally someone arrived at 8:25 and made it seem like she was "right on time."

Cart paths are in horrible condition, rough and around traps could use some TLC. Otherwise, interesting layout with difficult greens. The price is great but driving down from northern IN I will probably take the extra time to go elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"great courrse"


u000006317563's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All good. Tees, fairways greens. Beautiful scenery. Friendly staff.What's not to like? Also, we played in three hours. CM


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"beautiful course in the middle of nowhere"


dbohling's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the Northern most course of the Pete Dye golf trail in Indiana. It is as visually pleasing as any course I've ever played. The greens are undulating and fast and there are a few forced carries. We played the Blue tees so it was reasonable but if you want to tee it up farther back you better be a big hitter. The staff is friendly . If I had a complaint it would be that the rough was a bit high but this late in the season I know several courses that aren't in mid-summer condition. As I mentioned you are out in the country - about a 2 hour drive from the south burbs. What is interesting are two new condo sort of buildings built near the proshop that you can rent for 240-280 a night depending on date. These sleep 6 I believe . If you rent one you get a round with a cart for 25$. So if 4 guys split a condo you can get a room overnight and a round for 85$ -95$ a guy -not bad. I intend to do that next season. For those familiar with the Chicago area this course will remind you of Prairie Landing, Ruffled Feathers, Balmoral Woods , and Cog 2 (ravines) - all of which I think are beautiful and challenging courses.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pete & PB Dye co-design"


rileydog23's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Used to play here all the time but too tough for some of the guys I play with. Also, it is a bit of a drive. Front nine very links like with some drainage ditches to avoid. Par of 35 and probably the easier of the two nines. Back nine has some links feel but does have treed areas that can affect play. Number 11 is my toughest hole. Not overly long but swamp runs down entire left side of hole to the green and woods to the right if you bail too much. Angled green deceptive. Overall a hilly layout with hilly undulating greens. They have been very fast in the past but for this round they were medium speed. Clubhouse amenities minimal. Friendly staff though. By all means try to stay in the fairway. The rough is very thick and will cost you distance on full approach shots. Also, the green are very deep. Many of them are at least three club greens. Club accordingly. Have fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Diverse 9's"


Harvey9900819's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Dye family design talents revealed challenging holes with fast smooth multi break greens concealed by once Indiana farm land. Each hole offers a vista to compose your drive placement or target green approach. Ample available tee times Despite greens fees just over most cart trail fees.

Hope to continue to play several times a season.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"US Open Rough"


Lizzzz's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

There is a word I hate to use in any situation; that word is "potential." This course has huge potential, but it's run poorly. The fairways are mowed to most courses second cut height and there is no second cut at all, it goes from fairway to 6 inch rough with no transition. If you miss the fairway, you will be looking for your ball. You won't find it but you will find 3 or 4 others. They do have a policy I like. Following your round, your first beer in the clubhouse is just the price of your total score. I got a Coors light for 94 cents. While inside, I mentioned the rough to a guy that appeared to be in charge. He got defensive immediately. Blamed recent rain, but the course was dry, others in the area are fine and we never once saw a mower. We talked to other players; the word most used to describe the conditions was "rediculas." On the positive side, the layout is fantastic and the greens are large and run true. The clubhouse is nice, and the bartender is friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Don't waste your time, there are better courses nearby"


u000007978645's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Extremely disappointed! This course could be great. However, it shows years and years of neglect. cart path was unusable in several places because it was so deteriorated. The grass was burnt and dead on most of the fairways and tee boxes. Our golf cart died part way through the round. Service was terrible because, as far as I could tell, there was only one employee at the entire facility. The woman that was there, who was quite friendly, had to ring the register, cook food, tend to the driving range, take care of golf carts, bus tables, and do everything else to keep the facility going. There are several other courses within a short drive that are much better and you won't have to pay a premium price to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Hmmmmm"


Deedoo400's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played of course the very first year it was built and fell in love so I come back 20 years later and the cart paths are unkept and bumpy, the course had deterioration instead of growing in to it's potential which is a shame. ...but on the upside, it's challenging with beautiful surrounding scenery.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good design"


jtxfrjtxfr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good design and a long time favorite of ours. First time playing here this year. Conditions left a little to be desired. Plenty of ground under repair and scalped tee boxes. Honestly, we were pretty disappointed as we had been looking forward to playing here for a long time. Pete and PB Dye design is quite good. Plenty of challenge from the Dye tees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Course, Good Price, Good People"


Adam3240286's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2015
Previously played Played with a group Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Very enjoyable course that can play night and day in varying conditions. When undulating greens are fast and firm, 3-putts can add up quickly.

Errant shots can generally be found in the thin, wispy heather. I don't think there is a single water hazard but a few holes do have OB.

This course is a steal at the $20 hot deal rate. $20 for a Pete Dye course is like larceny.

Go pleigh.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice Pete layout"


Rob9117570's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

My wife and I played here on a Hot Deal. We had heard great things about the course and were not disappointed. The pace of play was a little slow due to an outing that was finishing up just ahead of us. The course was wet and muddy in spots, which has been the case in all of NW Indiana with the extreme amounts of rain we have received this summer. With that being said, the tee boxes, fairways and greens were in very good shape. As with many Pete Dye courses, the greens were somewhat difficult challenging to read....had many putts that appeared to break "uphill". I enjoy that challenge....it might be frustrating for some. I look forward to playing Mystic Hills again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Pete Dye"


TPMeehan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course layout is great. Water has taken toll. Greens were slow. Loved the Pete Dye design. Would like to see cart paths and grooming of tee areas upgraded.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Windy conditions make this course tough"


Irishman11395's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Wind is not your friend no matter what direction it is blowing on this course.<br/> Front nine(links style) easly par/birdie, back nine is old style course with mature trees and narrow fairways.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Golf Day"


DanK4815's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It seemed like I would never get there. I traveled about an hour and a half to a gem of a course tucked into the middle of nowhere. Check in was a breeze. The front nine was a great links course, rolling hills, thick rough, and no trees! Back nine was great too. Stopped in the clubhouse after my round to pick up a couple little souvenirs, an awesome skull divot tool and a couple logo balls, and met Vicki Pugh, the owner. Ms. Pugh was very nice. A pleasure to talk to. Picked up a Pete Dye Golf Trail Passport and she said, "Well P.B.'s right over there. Would you like to meet him?" So P.B. Dye, the course designer, came over to say hello. We talked golf for a few, then some football, and then onto snowmobiling in -40 temps. Overall a great experience. The only downfall to the whole day was that the cart paths were in disrepair. Other than that, a great day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A very nice course in the middle of nowhere"


golfdealseeker's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played on a nice fall day during the week. There were only a few other golfer out playing when we arrived. I picked up a great deal through golf now on a Hot buy price. We drove from micigan for this Pete Dye layout. As with most Dye designs the greens are like potatoe chips most are very ubdualating but the rolled fast and true. For being the beginning of fall there were a few leaves blowing around but it's obvious the greens keeper and his team do a great job keeping them off the course and out of play.

We stopped at the turn for a quick refreshment and I would strongly recommend the homemade bloody Mary's with their infused vodka. The drinks were just as good as the golf!

We will definitely make the hour drive to play this hidden gem.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Difficult Course"


u000007724180's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2014
First time playing Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways were very wet, uphill, downhill, and very sloped. Greens very undulated, average speed, and tough to read. Not good course for beginners. The t boxes from the blue were 5800 and it still kicked our tails.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hard greens"


jpsimon5589's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was solid, had some fun but the greens were rock hard


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Chllenging greens"


railcatfan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Large undulating greens made for a challenge. We played after a few days of heavy rain and the majority of the course didn't even show it. We were alerted prior to tee off of the problem areas. Overall a very enjyable round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Worth what ever it takes to play this course."


sparky313's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This Pete Dye course in Culver Indiana is worth the drive. Always in great condition, the two nines differ in style with the front more of a British Open style course with heather and lack of trees while the back nine is a little more traditional American style. There are plenty of tee choices so you can make the course as challenging as you desire. Highlights: the bunker on 17 and the elevated 18th green. One final thought - the friendliest staff in all of Northern Indiana.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"True Gem in the Indiana Countryside"


aharo08's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2014
Previously played Walked

Reviewed on

One of the best in this part of the state. The two 9's appear to the eye as completely different but both have those unmistakeable Pete Dye characteristics. The course is a bit out of the way but worth the trip.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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