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4.8
37 Reviews (37)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
5.0
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.5
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36 out of 37 reviews
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0
Amenities
2.0
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5.0
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4.7
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 3433 yards
Slope 131
Rating 36.6

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Greens Bent

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Indiana (2019 #11)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Short Courses in the U.S. (2019 #8)

Reviews

4.8
37 Reviews (37)
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Reviews 197
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
Indy Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great 9 Hole Track

Buffer Park is about all you can ask from a 9 hole track. Solid layout with water in play throughout, narrow fairways, sand, and other problems should you spray. Fairways are fairly narrow but well kept as are the tee boxes. Rough was in good shape too, and was at a good length for a mix of jumper and clunker shots coming out of them. A couple greens had some damage spots, and they all ran noticeably slower than the putting green but were smooth.

Friendly staff in the club house, which is a nice size but pretty bare bones inside. Easily the second best course I've played inside I-465 (Indianapolis - Brickyard is in its own league and the city munis are a significant step down from this). Worth the drive from downtown or the area if you're local or on your way to the airport as a getaway round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Glad to see they are making it through the pandemic

Glad to see this diamond in the rough is still here. It's a great little course. Changing from whites to blues really changes how this course plays. Absolutely love it. Glad they are still here!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Fantastic 9-hole Course

Buffer Park seems like a well-kept secret in the Indy golf community. It's a well-maintained, beautiful course that's worth the price to play every time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best Kept 9 Hole Course

Absolutely love this course. Can play 9 holes in 1:30 so it perfect for a quick game after work. Switching between the Blue and White tees changes a lot of how some of the obstacles come into play. Very well kept, slight issues with the irrigation system so some of the fairways are always wet. The staff is wonderful. I play here at least once a week.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Very nice course and affordable!

I played here on oct 9th.The staff are very friendly and helpful and the condition of the course was spectacular! I would definitely recommend this course to friends and family and I will definitely be playing here again soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hidden 9 hole Gem

This is a great 9 hole course. Have played it several times now and enjoy it each time I play it. The course is in great condition and is priced right as well. The staff is friendly and makes you feel like a valued customer. Definitely worth playing and I highly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 71
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Great place to play game of Golf

Course in great shape like very much playing this place

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 46
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Indy Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

I can't believe I've been missing out!

Buffer Park is a 9 hole course essentially hidden on the south west side of Indianapolis just inside the 465 loop. It is the best 9 hole course I have ever played, and rumor has it to be one of the best 9 hole courses in the country. The layout is a perfect mix of challenging and good opportunities to make birdie. I liked all 9 of the holes, but the sixth hole is a gorgeous par 3. There was some water damage around the course and the greens were a bit pocked up or this would be a five star course. I will be back sooner than later!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Indiana Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Quite possibly the best 9hole course you'll play

Played Friday afternoon - it was a little hot, but ample sunshine and a little breezy.

This course is almost always in perfect shape; they spend their money wisely and it's a reliable way to part with your money. Tees, fairways, rough are all fully grassed. Bunkers were in great shape, greens were solid as well. There are a few strategic bunkers to get you thinking off the tee. I like the routing, the site was formerly landfill and they use some elevation changes to keep it interesting. I think they blend challenges with some easier holes well.

The par 5 opener sports a massive fairway, which helps you ease into your round. Most of the landing areas are pretty generous: the par 4 fourth is a short, gettable hole so fire away. The fifth can be a tester off the tee, but don't let the tee box point you in the wrong direction. No matter which tees you're playing, I think you should go up the back tees on the par 3 sixth; from there the holes is one of the best short holes in the Indy area. The last two home holes are a great tests; have fun getting your approach to the back of nine's green when the flag is there. Par on this one feels great.

For the money, you can't get much better. The consistency in conditions makes this a great and reliable way to spend time on the course, usually under 2 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Place

First time at this course ever and the attendant at the front desk allowed me to use 4 irons 3 hybrids and a wedge and used balls without question. Carts are best around. REALLY BUSY on a Saturday and still was not pushed or pushing at all!!! The course is the best 9 hole course I have ever played!! it's hard enough to challenge a low/mid handicap player but to allow a high handicap enjoy there day. WIDE FAIRWAYS 2nd/3rd cuts are excellent greens are perfect and smooth. And the view is something else. WILL be my weekly course for a while. Only issue I had was there wasn't many commodities they have every ball and nice used balls but as of second hand clubs for sale as most courses have wasn't too many and they didn't have the price as the pro wasn't there!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great 9hole gem

Great 9hole gem where you would not expect a golf course to be. Great staff. Great value. Beautiful challenging course. Highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great Find

I have lived in indy for 10 years and I had never heard of this course. I played earlier today and I was amazed. The course is a nice setup and it is in fantastic shape. I have played the majority of the top tier courses in the region this summer and this course is in better shape than all of them. It's a 9 hole course, but if it were 18, it would be in the GCI, Trophy, Fort class. I was very impressed and it was a great deal for the $

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Very well maintained course.

BP is always green and lush. I've played most of the courses in central Indiana and BP is one of the most enjoyable. It's not a difficult course but challenging enough to be interesting. People are always pleasantly surprised the first time they play this course. Not a country club setting but a very well maintained course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Plush nine hole course

This golf course is always in pristine condition. Plush, challenging, great layout. highly RECOMMEDNDED. Best nine hole course you will play. Compares to the upper end 18 hole courses like Prairie View, Purgatory etc..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Well kept course, great value for 9 holes.

This course is a great 9 hole course. Great looking golf holes. Well kept greens and fairways. Highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautifully designed and maintained course.

THIS COURSE WAS A VERY NICE SURPRISE. VERY CLEAN, AND A FUN COURSE TO PLAY. IMPRESSIVE.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course...need to change the name.

I recently was visiting my neice for the weekend and wanted to play a quick 9 holes of golf. I found this course so enjoyable I had to replay it. The course layout is quite nice. Relatively generous fareways but there is water that can come into play on several holes. This is not a cow pasture course (back and forth...side to side holes) but has a gentle rolling series of holes well laid out. Also, no condos or homes on the course and surrounded by trees. I have been playing golf for 25+ yrs and I would recommend it to anyone at any level of play.

Rob

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Very suprised -

Been here several times, always have had excellent experiences, a amazing gentlemen by the name of Chuck runs counter during afternoon hours, i recently went last week evening ours and another older gent' ran the counter. He was very short, but no need to chat I got key and on my way. IT was raining, literally nobody on the course, so I was taking my time. He approached me after a hour of my play, and I first asked, How you doing sir!? He then said' not very good, you are taking too long to play, I then apologized and stated how I was only taking more time for there is nobody else on the course, He then went on to tell me how I dont know how to play the game of golf, (I shoot par, on a regular basis.) and I am wasting the courses money, and his personal money as well. I felt so uncomfortable I just wanted to grab my ball and leave right then, but I finished. The most rude encounter I have almost ever had for paying a business my money and feeling this way. Very disappointing in this disgruntled employee. I literally cannot believe that this happend, I am still very baffled by this a week later, and by no means complaining, i very much hope they notice this and correct the issue for the course is very nice, and the other employees running it are kind. Thank you.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautifully kept.

I was pleasantly surprised at how well this course is maintained. Beautiful greens and fairways. Pretty friendly layout. Nice course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Easy
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