Prairie View Golf Club

4.6458333333 4.6 stars from 5 (56)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7073 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 74.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts required. Tank tops, cutoffs, t-shirts, swimwear and athletic shorts are not permitted.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 56 Reviews
5 stars:
43
4 stars:
11
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

53 out of 56 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for advanced golfers  

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"WOW!"


skykingatc's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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 !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Prairie View continues to deliver"


zatkulak's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


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.

"SLOW"


Phelix's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Need Marshall, 5 hour round is unacceptable. Miserable day.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Prairie View Golf Club on 06/08/2018:

Hello, thank you for the three-star review. We are sorry to hear that you experienced slow pace of play during your round. Your feedback is important to us, and we hope to see you again soon.

"A gem in central Indiana!"


SplitAces11's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a course! Had heard about this place for years, but finally got out here and what a surprise. Even though it was raining for most of the round ... this course will not disappoint! Great mix of links/woods, and challenges (sand, water, trees) abound without interfering with the game. Still plenty of open space for some fun! One of the top courses in Indianapolis for sure! Will definitely return!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Prairie View Golf Club on 06/08/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic first golfing experience with us. Thanks for the great feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Retiree’s Special"


u000001599717's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was friendly and efficient.

Service was exceptional. Course and weather conditions were excellent.

Can’t wait to come back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Prairie View Golf Club on 05/30/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five-star review. We are happy to hear that you found our staff friendly and that you found our course in great shape. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.

"A must play golf course"


uQRVY6483QR's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice golf course - one of the nicest one in the area, highly recommended. The staff are awesome too


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Prairie View Golf Club on 05/30/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five-star review! We are glad that you enjoyed our course and had a pleasant experience with our staff. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to see you again soon.


jalobork's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Prairie View Golf Club on 05/09/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad to see that you had a great experience with us the other day. Thanks for playing with us, and we can't wait to see you again soon!


u000004414468's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Prairie View Golf Club on 05/08/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five stars. We are glad to see that you had a good time out there. Come back again soon!


u257877311's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Prairie View Golf Club on 05/01/2018:

Hello, thank you for five stars! We are thrilled to see that you had a great time out there. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a rating, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Early in the season"


david4905348's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was just shy of a year since the last time. Great shape then and great shape on 4/27/18


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Prairie View Golf Club on 04/30/2018:

Hello David, thank you for the five stars! We are glad to hear that you found our course in great shape and had a great experience out there. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon!

"Great Course"


dhiner's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I got a great price on golfnow otherwise it's above my pay grade. The course was in excellent shape and the greens were fantastic! If you get a chance to play...don't hesitate to go!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Prairie View Golf Club on 04/24/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are thrilled to hear that you found our course in excellent shape and that you had an overall great time out there. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon!



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Prairie View Golf Club on 03/22/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are thrilled to see that you had an enjoyable golfing experience with us the other day. Thanks for stopping by, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.


drjumbo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best course in the area"


SpartanGolfer11's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2017
Previously played Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I love this course. Nice layout with fantastic fairways and a fair amount of heather. The greens could be faster, but I imagine they are already too difficult for the majority of players.

There are a number of different tee boxes to make the course enjoyable for anyone. If you have time, I recommend making a day out of it. The practice facility is nice and grabbing lunch or dinner afterwards will be worth it as well!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fantastic Layout, Poorly Kept"


u638958393's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I was looking forward to playing to finally playing this course after being one of the top ten in the state according to Golf Digest. I will start out by saying that the course layout is one of the best, if not the best, in the state! If you play the correct tees, it is a very fair golf course. However, the course maintenance seemed to be lacking from what it should be. All of the bunkers that I played out of were rock hard. Even after raking the bunker, it was hard to find that nice fluffy sand. The par 3 tee boxes were extremely torn up. It was hard to find a spot where you weren't standing in a divot hitting your ball. I also felt that it was odd that they aerated the greens already. I have nothing against aerating the greens at all. I completely understand that it has to be done to keep them nice, but normally that's not done for another month at least. The greens also looked like they were starving for water. It just didn't seem like the greens were healthy. The fairways and rough were in great condition. The fairways were fast and the rough was very manageable as long as you knew what you were doing.

The driving range was just ok for me. There were plenty of targets to hit, but I had to wait about 20 minutes just to get a small bucket of balls to warm up. There was no one in the academy for me to pay for the bucket. I had to wait until the person retrieving the balls from the range came in to purchase one.

Overall, I would say that the course is trying to push as many people out on the course as possible to get their premium payment instead of holding off a few rounds to perform the much needed maintenance and up keep on the high traffic areas. It was a shame to see the course in that shape since there's such great potential of what that course could be with the layout it has.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Fantastic Layout, Slow Round"


DrOldSchool's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Indy Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

The course is easily one of the best in the state in terms of layout and conditions. Starting from the range and practice area, and going through the course it's easy to see how it gets and deserves its reputation. The course is tough, but fair. Keep it in play, and play from the correct tees, and you can post a score here. Spray it and pay with tall grass and water ready to catch the ball.

The only negative was the pace of play. This started from the first tee, when we wound up in the middle of a bunch of twosomes stacked together behind some foursomes. No one paired us up at the outset, or too initiative to pair up on the course (ranger just waved and drove on), so it turned into a 2-3 deep on every tee grind, especially around the turn.

But, overall I wouldn't hesitate to go back. It's in great shape and a lot of fun. It's one of the top 3-5 courses around Indianapolis, easily. Deals can be found online, but you have to look for them in not so usual places.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent Track"


hacksalot03's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Played on a late Tuesday afternoon, and pretty much had the course to myself. The overall conditions were excellent given all the rain the area had received. Greens rolled true. To me is a little pricy, but is worth the play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"My favorite here locally"


trace6590707's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2015
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I love this place. I was sad to see them drop off of the golf now site, but I get it. It's a bit pricy but it is so nice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Favorite in Indy Area"


Jesse5296632's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

I have played all the top public courses in the Indy area to include Brickyard and the Fort and this is my favorite. The facilities are great and the staff are very friendly. The course is very well maintained...we had 30 minutes or so of showers midway through the round and they had gators with blowers drying the fairways right after. The carts are GPS equipped so there was never a question on yardage. Now the course...I love this RTJ course. Challenging, diverse holes (I used driver, 3W, 5W, 3H, 4I, 5I, 7I, 9I, and PW on tee shots)...they were challenging yet rewarding and open enough to feel you didn't have to be absolutely perfect. Plus there are multiple tees for all skill levels. There were prairie holes and several that went into the woods and were lined with trees...strategic bunkering, forced carries, great holes carved around the ponds...you can tell this course was meticulously thought out. The greens were fast, true and in prime condition as were the the fairways and bunkering (which is extensive). My brother, who I was visiting, bought a groupon so we had a very good deal...but I would gladly play $80-$100 to play it. If you can play a couple courses in Indiana, play the French Lick courses then play this one!


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:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Will play again"


Jpost2014's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

This course has everything you could ask for, with the exception of a lot of un-repaired ball marks on the greens. I will definitely play it again, hopefully when there isn't a 20 mph wind.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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