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4.5
75 Reviews (75)
5 Stars
56
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.5
89.9%
Recommend this course
71 out of 75 reviews
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4.6
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.3
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 7 reviews
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4.7
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.1%
Recommend this course
27 out of 29 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 7073 yards
Slope 137
Rating 74.8

Prairie View Golf Club is a Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design – the only one in the state of Indiana. Laid out across 206 acres along the banks of the White River, the course is characterized by rolling prairie land interspersed with stands of oaks and sycamores. In addition to the course’s more than 80 bunkers, five lakes, a stream and natural wetlands provide diverse challenges to golfers playing any of the course’s five sets of tees.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7073 yards 74.8 137
Gold 72 6727 yards 73.1 135
White 72 6215 yards 70.7 129
White (W) 72 6215 yards 76.8 141
White/Green 72 5611 yards 68.0 122
White/Green (W) 72 5611 yards 73.2 130
Green 72 5203 yards 66.0 113
Green (W) 72 5203 yards 70.8 123
Scorecard for Prairie View Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.8/137 410 405 590 215 363 181 520 398 433 3515 384 369 192 572 460 200 401 433 547 3558 7073
Gold M: 73.1/135 393 383 579 194 350 165 492 372 415 3343 371 351 188 545 438 175 388 399 529 3384 6727
White M: 70.7/129 W: 76.8/141 369 358 540 155 334 154 458 337 387 3092 344 330 143 510 411 146 358 382 499 3123 6215
White/Green M: 68.0/122 W: 73.2/130 369 358 428 138 316 133 458 288 337 2825 310 330 109 437 336 146 358 316 444 2786 5611
Green M: 66.0/113 W: 70.8/123 297 290 428 110 299 102 423 288 337 2574 310 244 109 437 336 111 322 316 444 2629 5203
Handicap 12 14 8 16 10 18 4 6 2 5 11 15 7 1 17 13 3 9
Par 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 4 36 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 11 1 17 9 15 5 13 3 12 16 14 4 8 18 10 6 2

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 2/01 Closed: 12/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirts required. Tank tops, cutoffs, t-shirts, swimwear and athletic shorts are not permitted.

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Reviews

4.5
75 Reviews (75)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6
Water Hazards 6
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 7
Entertaining Clients 6

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable Round

Great course, very good condition. However, the sand traps were essentially packed as if it had just rained. The surfaces were either very hard or slightly soft. It was almost impossible to determine how to stroke the ball out of the sand. I realize it had rained on Sunday night, but no effort had been made to rake the sand and stir it up enough to be at least consistent. Other than that, great course, challenging layout and the conditions were perfect.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-04-22T18:12:47.000+00:00

Hi Gerry, thank you for the five-star review. We appreciate your detailed feedback, and we look forward to your return soon.

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Wait a few weeks it'll be perfect

Obviously its early so a conditions review isn't the greatest. In two or three weeks the greens will be perfect like always but they're still recovering from being punched. so very slow and bumpy. other that that it was nice to get out and the course is great.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-04-09T14:06:09.000+00:00

Hi, thank you for the four stars! We appreciate your feedback, and we can't wait to see you again soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-03-21T14:37:24.000+00:00

Hi, thank you for the five stars! We are glad that you enjoyed Prairie View Golf Club. Come back again soon.

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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Everything was great, except for the greens.

It’s early spring so in 2-3 weeks the greens will be perfect but they had airified in the past few weeks and that made putting no fun at all. Love the golf course and the staff is great. Will be back when greens are healed.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-04-15T13:15:51.000+00:00

Hi, thank you for the four-star review! We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great layout

Pretty good overall condition for this time of the year however they could have mowed the greens and fairways. Other courses in the area have already mowed and the difference is striking. Great layout though and I will be back in the summer.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-03-21T14:18:51.000+00:00

Hi Nick, thank you for the five-star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our layout. We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-03-18T13:44:42.000+00:00

Hi Jon, thank you for the five-star review! We are glad that you had a great round of golf at Prairie View Golf Club. We'll see you again soon! #prairieviewgc

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Prairie View Golf Club on 11/30/2018:
Hi Steven, thank you for the four stars! We are glad that you enjoyed Prairie View Golf Club and found it in excellent shape! Thanks for your feedback.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

This was our first time playing the course. Liked it very much. Great layout, interesting. Plan to play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Response from Prairie View Golf Club on 10/26/2018:
Hi, thanks for the five stars! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your round of golf at Prairie View Golf Club the other day. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Hot deal on a cold day

Started out chilly, so it took a couple of holes for this Florida transplant to get going, but I had a great time. The course will challenge you, and requires good shot placement, but will also reward you for good decisions (and vice-versa). 4th time on the course, and enjoy it more each time.

Response from Prairie View Golf Club on 10/18/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are thrilled that you had a great time at Prairie View Golf Club the other day. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Prairie View Golf Club on 10/18/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are happy that you had a great time at Prairie View Golf Club the other day. Thanks for leaving us a review, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

What a great golf course!

This was my first time to play this course. I was so impressed! The greens, fairways, and tee boxes were immaculate. I don't have a single negative comment - only positive!!! One of the "best for the money" courses ever...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Response from Prairie View Golf Club on 09/17/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are thrilled to hear your positive comments about Prairie View Golf Club. Thanks for choosing us and we can't wait to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nicest course in the area

Gorgeous place. Robert Trent Jones design does not disappoint. 2nd time out on this course and can’t wait to get back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Prairie View Golf Club on 09/17/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are thrilled that you had a pleasant time at Prairie View Golf Club. Thanks for choosing us and we can't wait to have YOU back! #prairieviewgc
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Expensive Course with Poor Conditions

Although the tees and fairways were in good shape, the greens were horrendous. The greens had recently been aerated and sanded. Slow as molasses and a game of Pachinko bouncing off small pebbles, burned out spots and plugs put in to try to remedy poor quality of greens.

Guys we were paired with said course only offers tee times when course is in poor shape. This was a premium rate and deserved premium conditions. Disappointed.

There was no beverage cart and one lady at bar at turn with line 6 deep. Just grabbed a glass of water and went on. Didn’t want to hold up play. At the end of the day, there were service people wiping off clubs for a tip. Should have deployed them in more needed service areas.

Pace of play was a little slow. Had to wait several times. Perhaps I should have turned around when the guy at the pro shop said it was busy.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Response from Prairie View Golf Club on 08/16/2018:
Hello, thank you for the three-star review. We are sorry to hear that you had a poor experience. Your feedback is important to us, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect Day

The weather was great! Course was in great condition! Staff friendly as always. I got to play with an assistant pro as there will be the IN PGA tournament beginning on 7/9. Incredible to see how easy a 73 looks...HA! Thank's Prairie View.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Prairie View Golf Club on 07/10/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are happy to hear that you found our course in great shape and that you had a great time with our assistant pro. Thanks for choosing Prairie View Golf Club!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoy!

Prairie View is one of the top golf destinations in the Indianapolis area. The course is in great shape, the greens are fast and immaculately cares for. Staff is friendly and it felt like the cart girl pasted us on every other hole. I will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Response from Prairie View Golf Club on 07/09/2018:
Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are thrilled to hear that you had a great time at Prairie View Golf Club. We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Prairie View Golf Club on 07/09/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five-star review! We are glad to see that you had a pleasant golfing experience the other day. Come back again soon!
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
Indy Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always a Good Round

Prairie View is a challenging layout that does give some chance to score if you pick the right tees. But it's not a bombs away course as several holes involve dialing back and hitting to a target with less than a driver. The course is in good shape, though there were a few patchy spots here and there, such as on the 17th green. It also has some of the best practice facilities around, and having Big Lug in the clubhouse is great for a mid and post-round meal. Try the poutine!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Prairie View Golf Club on 07/02/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our course layout and had an overall good time out there. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Absolutely pristine!

This place is absolutely unreal. It was extremely busy but didn’t inhibit a great round on an unbelievable course/layout. Staff treats the general public as well as they do their members; friendly, accommodating, proactive. A must-play whether you live in town or are visiting/passing through.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Prairie View Golf Club on 07/02/2018:
Hello, thank you for the fantastic five-star review! We appreciate your feedback regarding your overall experience, and we can't wait to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

WOW!

This was my first time at Prairie View even though I have lived in the area for 30 years. Why have I never played it before? I must be an idiot. It is one of ( if not the) best courses in Central Indiana. My first comment to my buddy was on the practice green. I said this looks like astroturf. It was perfect. I could go on and on about course, but words are limited. The staff was extremely kind, and there were rangers on the course. Two more words.....PLAY IT !

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Prairie View Golf Club on 06/25/2018:
Thank you for the 5 star review, but we apologize that you weren't able to play out here at Prairie View before. We are glad to hear that you recommend the course, and we hope that you are back here sometime soon to make up for the lost time!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Prairie View continues to deliver

Great course, great facilities, great on-site team - all for a great price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from Prairie View Golf Club on 06/08/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five-star review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our course and found our staff friendly. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to see you again soon.
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