The Valley/The Lakes at Ironwood Golf Club

3.0905833333 3.1 stars from 5 (49)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6901 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 74.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6901 yards 74.5 142
Blue 72 6520 yards 72.5 140
White 72 6018 yards 70.0 136
Red/Green 72 5104 yards 70.4 126

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 2.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 49 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
27
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

37 out of 49 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs   Challenges include water hazards  

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"Could be good but it's not"


u686532096's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Tee boxes had not been mowed. Greens burnt in places and slow. Bumpy greens, bunkers in horrible shape. On top of that 5 hrs plus round

I tried to give them a third chance but this course is just not worth playing and I live in the neighborhood.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



u8959136's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"meh"


u372331302's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I've played this course for a long time and its sad to see the state its in now. The course is in horrible shape. The bunkers are basically mud/dirt pits. The greens are choppy, and the fairways are usually burnt. This course can/should be one of the better public courses in Indy but it is just too poorly taken care of. I hope it changes, but I've been hoping that for far too long.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging Couirse"


akroth79's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time I have played Ironwood. Played years ago when it was the old Mudcreek golf course. Holes seemed long although it was hard to tell as the GPS on our cart did not work. Lots of places to get into trouble - water and woods. Course was not very well marked in spots - sometimes it was hard to know where to go next. The cart we had was very old and tired - did not make it through the round. We had to call the clubhouse and they brought us another cart.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"good day"


lonniegraul's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff is friendly and course was in good condition. Traps are not numerous but were like cement. A fairway was very wet and sloppy. Greens and fairways were in generally excellent condition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good challenge, but can score well."


jefffero's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes weren't in good condition. Fairways and greens were in good condition.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Won't Return"


u000005242203's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course wasn't it good condition, and the round took OVER FIVE AND A HALF HOURS! When it was brought to the attention of the pro shop at the turn, they asked me..."well what do you want me to do?" The experience was awful. I have played there a few times, but 100% will never return!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great place to play"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ridge Course tee boxes and fairways need grass.<br/> Lakes Course was in better shape.<br/> Fun courses to play.<br/> Staff is friendly and courteous.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Concerned about the carts"


uOPLO5945OP's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ironwood is a great golf course moderately challenging. However, I had great concern about the brakes on the carts. After trying 2 different carts that had bad brakes, a gal walking by said, "Oh, none of the carts have any brakes". So we took one of the carts. With the brakes into full lock, the cart would still travel approximately 25 feet. Quite scary when traveling down a hill. On the basis of that I won't go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Disappointing return"


dmossbarger's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played Ironwood several times 2 years ago, a couple times last year, and now twice this year. Sadly, the course condition has gone downhill significantly this year. At least half the fairways were under repair, or poorly cut, and several greens were diseased or in bad shape otherwise. On top of that, the front desk person was not friendly or helpful. I loved this course 2 years ago but now I am discouraged from using it. I will give it another try this year but only thanks to a groupon deal.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great Staff. Very NICE Course. Nice bang for my buck!"


u549508102's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff is awesome! Probably the best in central Indiana. Truly nice guys and gals here. +5/5

Food is good +4/5.

The course is challenging for me (+18). +4/5

The variety of three 9-Hole courses is great!

I will play again and again.

Andy Hughes


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun time."


u000002998311's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was an excellent round of golf. I was told this course was fun and difficult and it didn't disappoint. Really enjoyed the architecture and layout of this course. Not your typical holes that are bunched together and fairway next to fairway. With that said there lies the difficulty. It's all about course management here, stay in the fairways or just off and you'll be fine. Lots of bordering woods around cart paths and water. I'm a go big or go home and don't lay up often so trying to make big shots out of nothing is risky. That's what makes it fun tho. Overall had a great time, course is in great shape. Don't take yourself to seriously and have fun.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun & Challenging"


colts87's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the Lakes and Valley courses. It rained and we had to wait out a storm for about an hour but I was surprised how well the course drains. The holes are challenging yet fun. The par 3's will definitely test you skills.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"In perfect shape"


Joseph4's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2014
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Rough was just the right length to want to be in the fairway but still be playable when you were not. Greens were perfect. Lots of recent rains surely helped.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Goodin Hot"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good shape, really like the Lakes course.<br/> Gps in the carts was a big help.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"All Green"


u000003675731's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The recent rains have everything lush, but the course mowers have done a good job. The rough was thick but not terribly long, so it seemed fair---although one of my balls disappeared.<br/> Yardage stripes and in-fairway markers weren't always visible, but my main complaint is about the lazy players who don't fix their marks.<br/> Road noise is seldom audible on this very nice course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great views..."



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Liked the booking thru golfnow but they will automatically pair you up if book online. Did not like that as like to play alone.<br/> Thanks, cb


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course!"


u261964357's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very well cared for and beautiful fairways. Very nice play for the average golfer - not too difficult and not too easy. Flow was excellent for 18 holes and the 'hot deals' price was unbelievable! Will definitely return!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


Charles3852919's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course. Tee boxes can use some attention. Some of them are really beat up but other than that great course. Love playing it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Enjoyed course"


Jeremy6226250's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Various bunkers, were not playable. Fairways and greens are in nice condition. I would recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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