Plum Creek Golf Club

4.2667000000 4.3 stars from 5 (45)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6970 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 73.8
  • Layout

  • 12401 Lynnwood Blvd, Carmel, Indiana 46033, Hamilton County
  • (317) 573-9900
  • (317) 573-9338
  • www.plumcreekgolfclub.com
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Year built: 1997
Architect(s): Pete Dye (1997), Tim Liddy (1997)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Open: 3/12 Closed: 12/01

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6970 yards 73.8 127
Tournament 72 6550 yards 71.8 125
Member 72 6354 yards 70.6 120
Masters 72 5830 yards 68.2 117
Masters (W) 72 5830 yards 73.2 125
Green (W) 72 5403 yards 70.3 116
Green 72 5403 yards 65.1 107
Forward 72 5195 yards 64.7 106
Forward (W) 72 5195 yards 69.2 113

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 45 Reviews
5 stars:
22
4 stars:
15
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

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5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



fred1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Shawn5793524's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value! excellent course.. i was very impressed with the GolfNow price. I went at 10am on a Thursday, almost nobody was on it! I will be going again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Early Season"


u8824042's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value for this time of year in Indiana. Haven't played this golf course in a few years but it was very playable and fun. It's Feb in Indiana and quite honestly it's a bonus to play golf thistime of year. Not much roll in the fairways but greens were decent shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pristine Plum"


u000007167043's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great course, but too many houses and needs more large trees (understandable for a 20 year old course). Great kept course. Greens in great shape. Many wonderful amenities available at club house. Moved along well on a 50 degree day. If not for recent aeration, the fairways would have been excellent. A wonderful course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/02/2016

Hey "u000007167043" thank you so much for the kind words about the course! We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to come out and play! Come back soon!


"Excellent track"


u000005038484's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was very friendly, amenities were excellent. Good companionship made for a great round.


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


Commented on 11/17/2016

Hey "u000005038484" thank you for the kind words about our course and staff. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your round and look forward to having you back again soon!


"Great value through golf now"


riz777's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course is always in excellent condition. Nice layout. Challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/17/2016

Hey "riz777" thank you so much for the positive words about the course! Come see us again soon!


"Great course on a early November day"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For November course was in excellent shape. Pace of play however was excruciating.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/10/2016

Hey "jjaputnam" thank you for the kind words about the course! We do apologize that the pace of play was not up to your standards.


"First time but not the last"


kevincastle's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed playing Plum Creek. Course was in great condition for Autumn golf and the weather cooperated as well. Course is not a long one, but very challenging given it's layout. A perfect combination for my game. Definitely will play here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/04/2016

Hey "kevincastle" thank you so much for the positive review! We appreciate you coming out and hope to see you back again soon.


"One of my favorites"


magregory's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course every year but one since it opened. I used to play it regularly when I lived in Carmel. The pace of play was fast, probably because of the rainy weather, but the course played well despite the wet conditions. It's a gorgeous course (especially when the sun's shining). The amenities are great, but the course has gotten pretty pricey.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/19/2016

Hey "magregory" thank you so much for the 5* review! We are glad to hear you were happy with the course despite wet conditions. Come see us again soon!


"Nice layout"


rclements's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

nice course, well kept, Pace of play was a problem took allot longer to play this course than it should


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/19/2016

Hey "rclements" we are happy to hear that you like the course but we do apologize that pace of play was a little slow!


"Country club for a day"


duhner's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Plum Creek has a great location, easy to get to from anywhere on the north side of Indy metro. Good layout nice conditioning great staff and country club amenities at a public course.

The only issue is pace of play, our afternoon round took four hours 50 minutes. This has been fairly standard in my experience, and one of the reasons why I don't play there often.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/19/2016

Hey "duhner" thank you so much for the review! We appreciate the kind words about the course and our staff! Come see us again soon.


"Linksy"


dukhux18's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

We played the course after heavy rains the day before. It was "cart path only" so it was hard to really enjoy the course. I liked the layout and I think under normal conditions the course would play as a links design. It was so wet when we played that every shot was ALL carry. The greens were ample and had multiple tiers with suttle movements. All in all we enjoyed our day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Poor Management & Conditions"


dustyrag's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This course has really declined. The pace of play has become terrible. Today, I played two and a half hours to cover 9 holes. There was an extremely slow foursome in front of us and they would not allow us to play through. When we made the turn with the chance to jump ahead, we found several additional foursomes had decided to start from the the 10th hole! This is the big problem. There is no on-course marshal and there are several "frequent" players who ignore all the rules. They drive carts all over the place tearing up the course, have no respect for other players, and no respect for the staff.

In addition, the condition of the course continues to get worse. The greens are terrible landmines of ball marks.

Management tries to maximize the number of players on the course and this does not help the pace or the conditions.

I bought a membership at the course this year but I won't be back next year.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Watch Out For Jerks"


DrOldSchool's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Indy Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I've played here a few times and want to like it, but I just don't. It's not Dye's best design. At times it seems the holes are too forced into limited space. The rough is usually thick too, and there is some challenge to the course, which leads to slooooooow rounds.

But, why I will never return is my last time around. I played with a friend as a twosome and were having a good time, though it was slow as usual. We rode the groups in front of us the whole way, and had groups pushing us on the front that quit after 9. Suddenly we were approached by another 2some that had not caught us (they were in 13 fairway, we teed off on 14 when they approached) who accused us of jumping ahead of them and slowing the whole course down. And we rode the groups in front of us all round and this guy comes from nowhere to get in our face and be hostile on the course. Of course there's no marshals riding around. I informed the clubhouse about the jerk coming after us but they didn't care. So I'll pass on going back, spend my money elsewhere and recommend you do the same.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Big Disappointment"


BirdsAndEagles's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This was never my "favorite" course in town, but it is nearby and always enjoyed the course conditions and risk reward elements of the course.

However, on a recent round I was grossly disappointed......It would appear that ownership has changed here? It is not run like it used to be - it used to be run very professionally. I was looking forward to our round in great weather. We waited forever and a day on every shot..... I thought it was due to a full golf course and poor mgmt. of that factor. While we waited with the group behind us on the 3rd tee I noticed a sevensome on the 7th green adjacent to us. That wasn't what was most disturbing..... come to see and learn that there were 3.5 empty holes between them and the 2 groups in front of us holding everything up. We were on pace to play a 6+ hour round.

Further the greens were in HORRIBLE condition......several divots every hole within a 10 radius of the hole every hole. Every hole I was fixing my divot and about 8 more.

This IS NOT a players course....... maybe what you are looking for if you like to have several adult beverages, listen to the groups near you cussing, hooping it up, etc......but not if you are into pure golf. What a shame.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course"


Jpost2014's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather

Reviewed on

Sadly the temp was in the low 50's and there was a 20-30 mph wind. Otherwise this is a great course and one that I will definitely play again and recommend.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

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


"Simple, beautiful course"


Jesse5296632's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I really love playing Plum Creek. Pristine conditions, great Dye layout but also a very open/forgiving course...you can hit a little slice every once in awhile and still be okay. The pace of play was great...even with a group in front and behind, we never waited to tee off. Hard to believe a course in such good condition was only $45 a round after 2 pm. The ProShop and Bar were great...really convenient to make a stop at the turn...the food was just okay though. The staff was exceptionally friendly...after our evening round we went to hit more balls on the range and the staff worker was starting to put the balls away...even though he was cleaning up he dumped a bunch of balls out for us and let us hit a half hour more. If I lived in Indy, this would be my first choice to make my home course....great place and I'll definitely be back next time I am in Indy!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


fj28202820's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape over all especially for so early in year. Staff was attentive and friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course even early in the season"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape even though it is still early in the golf season. The greens were a little slower than when I played it in mid season but they still rolled true.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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