The Links At Rising Star Casino

4.1333000000 4.1 stars from 5 (15)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6406 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 70.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire including shirts with collars and sleeves required at all times.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6406 yards 70.3 125
Blue 71 6032 yards 69.1 123
White 71 5634 yards 67.5 119
White (W) 71 5634 yards 72.2 122
Red 71 5006 yards 67.8 112

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 15 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

14 out of 15 reviews


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Reviews


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Recommended
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Type of Golfer
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"I have noticed some changes"


golf2392's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had played this course at least 25 times in 2011-2012. It was in much better shape then and the staff was much better then. The overall decline of the course and the casino is to be of concern. I can tell from the play that it is still a popular destination. I like the links format, the small greens and the green elevation changes. It is a fun day; just not what it used to be.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


Blamb9213's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Links style course that is always in great shape. Course does not play very long but can be tough if you are not accurate off the tee.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Had a great day."


Paul6138394's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very busy, weather was perfect. Beautiful course, everyone was friendly. Course is challenging, and the scenery was nice. Looking forward to going back again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun Course"


generaljl13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Fairly long and open. Greens are quick and get a true roll. Really enjoy playing this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Disappointment"


Davidgilles1981's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very disappointed. We paid more money thru golfnow than what course was charging. Upset us immediately. Then course was covered in 2somes. Why not pair some of them up. Then the concessions/bar closed down at 5 on a friday night. This will be last time we visit this resort.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"The Links is a good course!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed my first time here. I golfed by myself from the red tees and thought the course was in great shape. Thought the course was somewhat challenging and really expected a harder course from what I was told. Not many trees to contend with but beware of the sandy areas or drainage bunkers. Am looking forward to playing here again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun course to play"


u000005563531's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the wide fairways and the two spit fairways<br/> The heather should not come into play if can hit it straight


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great links-style course"


JoshuaYork's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I booked the course on a day when the weather was going to be very nice and was hesitant that the course would be packed and pace of play would be slow. There was a threesome and a twosome waiting at the first tee when I arrived (alone). I joined the twosome, one of the players was a beginner. Despite the course being busy, we were not held up at all by the group in front of us and we were not holding anyone up that was playing behind us. The course was in great condition. The greens were worn, but that was expected for this time of year and they still rolled true. Great course. I will definitely play again if I am in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Great Layout"


Charles7867487's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, very interesting and challenging. The staff was friendly and helpful. Will definitely play here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


danstrase's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Fun course to play for all levels. Grounds are well kept. It is one of the best courses in SE Indiana for the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Casino golf"


Kcmh's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played 18 in 3.5 hours. The course was in great shape, no burned out areas and they had really good sand in the bunkers.<br/> The greens rolled good and were kinda fast, nothing overwhelming. It's a Tim Liddy design so it's a baby Pete Dye course. Looks like one also. The tees and fairways were all cut to the correct height as one should expect on a course. The tee boxes were nice and soft, and the rough was lush.

I would highly recommend this course for the 30-50 dollar range. Less than that is a steal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course needed some work."


biscuitdog's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

While I liked the course, it needed some work done to it. The greens had many,many ball marks on them. The bunkers had not been raked since the last rain which was two days ago.

There were a few pin placements that pros would have had trouble getting to. Now, with that said, I would play the course again. It just needs some polished a bit.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very enjoyable"


James9882709's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2014
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice links course, will definitely come back and play. Beers in the clubhouse were priced a little ridiculous, the special was 4 beers for $15.00, not very special to me , drank somewhere else after golf. Other than that, it's a great course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"First time through"


Michael1726940's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course seemed to be pretty easy after the first few holes, but after getting into the long heather rough and some water hazards I realized where this course's difficulty lies. Fairways and greens were in very nice shape and it was well worth the $25 green fees I paid (great bargain). I drove 50 minutes to play there and would do it again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"challenging greens"


tkreicker99's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2014
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun and challenging course. True links play virtually transports you to the shores of Scotland. Elevated and undulating greens suckered me every time to go for it. From tee to green, the course looked a bit beat down. Unrepaired divot marks everywhere (lots of old ones not tended to). Equipment, building and carts seem worn (cart seats ripped, etc). All in all a fun course but for the money I'd expect everything to shine a bit more.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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