Best of 2016: Top 25 golf courses in Indiana

There may be no better state for golf in the entire country than the Hoosier State, at least according to 2016 reviews on Golf Advisor. The home of Pete Dye scored five courses in the U.S. Top 50, an impressive feat given its size and largely lesser-known courses compared to other top destinations.

What makes Indiana golf so great? The best courses earned exceptional marks for staff friendliness and value. It also helps to have the Dye family attached to so many course designs, too. Casino and resort properties factor into the list, as well as some top courses around Indianapolis, plus more rural and southern Indiana areas closer to Louisville.

To compile our state lists, we used a similar method to that of our our national Top 50 ranking. A course's score is based on their overall (50%) rating and subcategory average (50%). Reviews are weighted based on how prolific that reviewer is on Golf Advisor, and a course receives a bump in their rating if their score is better than that reviewer's average score.

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Top courses by subcategory in Indiana in 2016

Course layout: Glendarin Hills Golf Club
Course conditions: Glendarin Hills Golf Club
Value: Royal Hylands Golf Club
Off-course amenities: Belterra Golf Club
Pace of play: West Chase Golf Club
Staff friendliness: Glendarin Hills Golf Club

Top 25 golf courses in Indiana in 2016

25. Tippecanoe Country Club


24. Meadow Valley Golf Club


23. Bear Slide Golf Club


22. West Chase Golf Club


21. Covered Bridge Golf Club


20. Country Oaks Golf Club


19 Deer Track Golf Club


18. Greensburg Country Club


17. The Fort Golf Course


16. Battle Ground Golf Course

Battle Ground

15. Mystic Hills Golf Course


14. Stonehenge Golf Club

Winona Lake

13. Coyote Crossing Golf Course

West Lafayette

12. Dye Course at The Legends Golf Club


11. Noble Hawk Golf Links


10. Purgatory Golf Club


9. The Trophy Club

No. 16 course layout in the U.S. in 2016

8. Kampen Course at Birck Boilermaker Complex

West Lafayette

7. Ross Course at French Lick Resort

French Lick

6. Belterra Golf Club


5. Harbor Links at Sagamore Resort

No. 37 in the U.S. in 2016

4. Royal Hylands Golf Club

No. 24 in the U.S. in 2016

3. Dye Course at French Lick Resort

French Lick
No. 23 in the U.S. in 2016

2. Chariot Run Golf Club

No. 20 in the U.S. in 2016

1. Glendarin Hills Golf Club

No. 9 in the U.S. in 2016

Feb 28, 2017

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Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.