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3.3
59 Reviews (59)
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5
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Conditions
2.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
69.1%
Recommend this course
50 out of 59 reviews
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2.8
4 Reviews (4)
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Conditions
2.3
Value
3.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
3.3
50.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 4 reviews
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2.8
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Conditions
2.3
Value
3.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
3.3
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 27
Length 1512 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

Course Details

Year Built 2003
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Player (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes - "Kurt Schier Golf Academy"
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Men: T-Shirts are allowed. No cutoff jeans or shirts without sleeves. Women:No bikini or tube tops. Sleeveless shirts are acceptable.

Reviews

3.3
59 Reviews (59)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 11
Forced Carries 9
Bunkers 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 8
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 11

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Seems like it was a good course but not anymore

I had heard some good things about this course and thought I’d give it a try. I will say the clubhouse looks impressive from the outside but on the inside, there was a lot of empty space.

Got paired up with a married couple that were a delight. Seems like they play the course semi-regularly as they were quite helpful with where to aim. On nine, someone behind us hit a snap hook off the tee that nearly hit my cart. No. 12 was a LONG and straight par 4 that seemed like it should be a par 5 from most tees. No. 15 might be the most interesting on the course with a short second over the corner of a lake.

The layout was pleasant with water coming in to play on a decent number of holes. However, the greens looked bad and dead in spots. I was told they tried to expand the size of the greens but instead they killed them, especially on the edges of nearly every green. The bunkers had almost no sand in them and instead had big rocks or even chunks of asphalt.

Seems like it was a good course but has really gone bad recently. Has the potential to return to what it probably used to be. Not sure I'd ever play there again, so once is probably enough, especially as a visitor to the area.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sad

I have played this course several times, and this was by far the worse condition I have seen it in. I honestly hate giving this review!

1. Greens were in terrible shape, with a lot of damage.
2. Hole cuts were terrible, the depth of the cup was inconsistent, and you could tell they had not been changed in quite some time.
3. The fringe was overgrown with weeds or damaged.
4. Sand traps were mainly rock with no sand
5. Tee boxes were not mowed, and were patchy. Tees were placed in the more weed infested areas making it very difficult to find a decent spot to tee from.
6. Lack of water on course (regarding for drinking)
7. Fairways were mowed far too late and lots of clumps of grass were remaining making it difficult sometimes to even find your ball in the fairway.

Again, I have loved this course for years. This was just sad to see.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Indy Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Southside Links track

I've played this course about half a dozen times now, so i feel comfortable giving a healthy assessment of the course. The layout is fantastic with lots of forced carries over lakes and ponds, the greens are moderately sized with a good amount of slope to them, and the course has a fair amount of bunkers.

There was a fair amount of water damage when we played, but to be fair this was the worst spring i can remember. The grooming is average, and the bunkers could use substantial work. The club house is huge but has sparse amenities.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Indy Advisor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Course has improved

I played with DrOldSchool when he wrote the review below in 2017. My brother in law and i jumped on the deal advertised on facebook for this season and we have given southern dunes a go twice now. The course has been in solid shape this spring. The greens are much healthier than 2017 and they have rolled well. Id like to see them a little faster, but come midsummer I'm sure I'll get more than I asked for. There is so much water on this course, and I am pretty sure I've been in every pond on the course. The staff is friendly and this course easily has one of the best layouts in town. I am curious to see how it holds up as the season goes on. Should make for a great course to play this season!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun course

This course is fun and very challenging. A lot of water in play. Course is pretty dry, the ball rolls out 25-50 yards on the fairways. Greens are very fast. With normal rain this course would be beautiful. I will definitely be back to play again!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 25 Contributor
Indy Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

What a Shame

This course has so much potential, it's a shame what it is right now. The layout is a lot of fun with water in play on several holes. But the greens, rough, and tees boxes are all in very poor condition. Several greens have giant patches on them where the are either completely browned out, or sand has been placed and they didn't even mow. The rough is patchy at best. The tee boxes appear to have some sort of disease as many of them are wasting away to nothing. Even the good ones are very brown. The sand traps were basically hardpan throughout as well. The fairways were ok though.

My playing partner and I both agreed this could be up with the top tracks in town if they put some money into it to repair what is going bad because the layout is so nice. The sparse clubhouse and conditions suggest money problems though, so who knows. I'll give it another go next year to see how it's doing. But it's just sad to see what it is now.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Should be in Indiana Top 20

This course was one of my favorites on a recent trip to Indianapolis. Clubhouse looks like an southern mansion, inside it's not as extravagant but still very nice. Driving range and putting area were nice, carts seem new and plenty of yard markers on sprinkler heads which are easy to find. Nice layout to the course. I thought is was challenging yet very fair. Fairways were in excellent shape and so were the greens. You can see the layout of each hole as its played and aren't surprised by any hidden hazards. You're not too far from downtown yet it feels like you are far away. I played in a scramble so we paid more than normal, but the posted prices were between $35-$40 for 19 with a cart. Very good value. I would play this course again in a heartbeat.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem in Indianapolis

The course was in great shape. It's very challenging but very fair. I had never heard of this course before and thanks to the reviews from this site, I added it to our list of courses for our father-son golf trip. The staff was very friendly. The only drawback was the pace, and we were behind an outing, so that was not the course's fault. Will definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Southern Dunes

I love Southern Dunes. It was described to me as deceptively short and thats very accurate. Everytime I've played the course it has been in excellent shape. A couple of really challenging over water holes, and some short-cut par-5s make for an interesting round mentally and physically. Pair this course up with Heartland Crossing for a weekend golf getaway and thank me later.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best kept secret!

Friendly staff and a very playable course for all skill levels. The course is in amazing shape so early in the season. I'll definitely play here again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

CHILLY

I haven't played here in a few years but I really enjoy this course. I wish the weather had been better but the course itself was in good shape and pace of play was great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course with a little of everything!!!

Tee boxes were a little rough, but probably from being played so much.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

This was a great course. Fairways and greens were in excellent condition. Would highly recommend this course.

Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great value!

Outstanding facility. Challenging enough for great golfers but friendly enough to cater to the moderate player. Having previous knowledge of the course helps you score better. Course has an easy way and hard way to play. Your score will reflect if you know ball placement. Booking time on Golf Now is the best. Only reason golfers are not using this app is they don't know about it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First timer

Really liked the course! Cups on the greens needed to be moved.
Lots of traffic around certain holes.
Tee boxes needed help also. Plenty of sand and water. Pretty course to play on.
The club has a lot to offer ! The price was right too !
I will definitely be back.
Marc

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

NICE GREENS -- NICE FAIRWAYS -- NICE TEE BOXES

Impressed with the improvements at Southern Dunes since earlier this year. Greens, fairways, and tee boxes were all in much better shape than 2 months ago, which is shocking if you consider that it's now the middle of August.

Southern Dunes remains one of the top 5 courses on Indy's southside. Well done management team and staff, well done.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fairways excellent

Course was great except bunkers had very little sand

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Condition

The course was in great shape. We started not long after an outing had finished so there was some traffic wear on the greens but due to the good condition of the course they were still in great shape. The staff, particularly the person working the cart area, was very accommodating and ensured we had carts that were clean and had charge enough to get us around the course without any problems.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Battle

Had a great time on the back 9 shot 42 which is good for me I look forward to playing again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful layout

Great condition. Fast playing tee times. Can't wait to play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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