Looking back from the North Course 1st green at Otter Creek Golf Course
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4.4
164 Reviews (164)
5 Stars
118
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
84.1%
Recommend this course
159 out of 164 reviews
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4.8
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.9
98.5%
Recommend this course
67 out of 68 reviews
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4.8
69 Reviews (69)
5 Stars
60
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.9
98.6%
Recommend this course
68 out of 69 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 7349 yards
Slope 149
Rating 75.8
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Otter Creek Golf Course - Championship Course (North/West)
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Course Details

Year Built 1964
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Indiana (2015 #5)

Reviews

4.4
164 Reviews (164)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 19
Water Hazards 13
Undulating Greens 12
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 19
A Weekend Splurge 16
Locals 13
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 19

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Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

New golfer at this course

I really enjoyed the round. From the staff to the others playing, everyone was nice and helpful. No doubt we had to wait a bit. But not bad at all. Very fun layout of course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden gem

Great championship 18 with another beautiful 9. Great place to have an outing and has a nice bar/restaurant

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Beautiful Course, Overbooked

This is an absolutely beautiful Robert Trent Jones, Sr. course that with postage stamp greens. It's a lovely course that is in great shape and has a lot of holes that require challenge through shot decision making.

However, when we played the course was massively overbooked. Pace of play was slow and the starter informed us when we reached the first hole, "We're really backed up, it's going to be a slow round."

How packed the course was made for an unenjoyable round of golf. Consistently waiting for long periods of time between shots and dealing with groups behind hitting into our group. What made this more frustrating is that the course actually has marshals, but they're more concerned with repeatedly asking your group (on seven different occasions) if you found a lost wedge instead of encouraging pace of play for slower groups.

Beautiful course, but massively overbooked.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course. Pretty views. Wait time too slow.

For a Tuesday, it was way too crowded and pace of play was too slow. Need to have management of play.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Otter Creek North/West

This is one of my favorite golf courses to play.
The design is exceptional, bunkers placed in the perfect places to challenge every player no matter which tee you use. Condition is consistently very good to excellent.
I would play it much more often if it wasn't 90 mins away from my home.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fall golf perfection!

We played Oct 2nd, 2020 and the course was in outstanding condition! The greens were fast, smooth and true. The fairways were tight and firm. Great RTJ layout with lots of sand. The staff could not have been friendlier. A must play if you are near by! We will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Track

Otter Creek is not fancy, but it is a wonderful golf course. The North/West 18 holes is a must play for avid golfers. I travel almost two hours a couple times a year to experience what I consider to be one of the best public courses in the Midwest.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Golf course is a great value

Otter Creek is a little isolated, but once you get there, you will enjoy 27 holes of fantastic golf. The original 18, North and West, is a tremendous layout while all 27 holes are always in great condition. Well worth the trip to Columbus, IN

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Another spectatular day at Otter Creek GC.

I have been playing Otter Creek every year for more years than I'm willing to count! The course condition this year was outstanding and the setup perfect. The weather was spectacular. I play with a large group from Cincinnati and this outing is a highlight of the year. The staff at Otter Creek are fantastic and super accommodating.

A+++

Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Longtime Fav

We have been playing an annual 27 hole event for many years. The course, particularly the greens, was in great shape this year. The new staff bent over backward to accommodate our large group of 80 players. I live in Cincinnati, about 75 minutes away. Every year I say the same thing: Why don't we play this course more often. Well worth the drive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always a great test!

Staff friendly. 1st time there in a few years. Played state amateur many times there. Can't hit it that far anymore so played the Blue Tees and it's still a challenge. It can be as difficult as you want. Played newer Black Tees about 15 years ago at about 7350, Bunkers strategically placed for everyone if you play the right tees for your game.
Always love playing there.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Meh

I had heard a lot of good stuff about this course. But I was disappointed. I found the design unimaginative. It's a nice piece of property, and really deserves better. It's a good example of why RTG Sr. set back course design many years. No creativity. Large fairway bunkers are the main feature of the course. Also greens with huge slopes and sections, running at 12 on the stimp. The avg players in our group really struggled on and around the greens, and once they were in one of the many giant fairway bunkers, it wasn't pretty. The greens were pretty beat up with foot traffic and ball marks.

We got to the 13th tee, a 150 yd par 3, not a tough hole, and there were 3 groups on the hole (we were now the 4th group). This was a day ruiner. The people in my group quit the moment this massive roadblock was revealed. How can such a back-up be allowed to happen? Where is the ranger?

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A course every golfer should play.

I am a tournament director for the Hurricane Junior Golf tour and we had our tournament of almost 50 kids here both Saturday and Sunday of Labor day weekend. It was unbelievable how the course took care of us even on Labor day. The entire staff welcomed us and made sure we had everything possible to run a great tournament. The course was playing beautiful. The tees, fairways and greens looked and played great. Otter creek did a good job managing pace of play as well on such a great weekend. Our average pace during this weekend was 4 hours and 15 min. That is great for a junior tour and especially on a really busy weekend. For anyone wanting to play a course worth their money and that has some challenging holes this would be the place. Thanks again Otter Creek for a great weekend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Favorite place in central Indiana

Grew up playing Otter in the 90s and have started to play it again twice a week even though I live in Westfield. The design is more classic than any public course in central IN and the condition is reminiscent of its glory days. It’s a good test but never unfair at any point. It’s hosted so many State Amateurs and Its east to see why. The staff has always been nice to me and there is always a starter getting everyone off on time. I’ve met the superintendent and he’s just like the Jon (pro), both love golf and are especially focused over the details of how the course “plays” for us. All of my guests from Indy always want to go back. The course is is located in a serene part of town which I especially like, beats all the homes on many of the local courses. Thank you to everyone at Otter.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

Surprising Gem while on a road trip. Highly Recommended

This course was a total surprise. We were driving through Ohio and decided to find a place along our way to get 18 holes in. The reviews looked good but didn't do it justice. The front 9 holes were in great condition and were fun to play. Then you make the turn and next thing you know you keep going higher and higher in elevation with each hole. The elevation changes on this course are insane. Greens were immaculate, fast and really challenging. The bunkers were in great condition with nice, fluffy sand. Lots of blind shots due to the elevation changes added to the challenge. I'd highly recommend playing this course if you enjoy a challenge and a course which is in great condition. Finally, the carts were quite luxurious. Comfortable seats, smooth ride and a GPS too boot. If you're in the area, don't miss this one. The only thing I dinged on this course was the course amenities because the snack shop was closed as we were finishing up late in the day. I cannot gauge how good or bad the food was.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Amazing Course in Rural Area

What a gem! An amazing experience that began with the extremely friendly & professional staff and ended with a challenging round of golf on a picturesque course. Despite the challenge of several days of rain creating wet conditions, the course was in excellent condition. Cost was extremely reasonable. It was worth the drive. Although this review is for the original championship course, we also played the additional links nine which was a nice change of pace. It was just as well conditioned and very enjoyable to play. Despite some weather challenges, it was an extremely enjoyable experience. If you are in the Indianapolis area, I highly recommend making the drive to play this gem.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fantastic Course!

I had the opportunity to play Otter Creek in a outing last week. Course was in the best shape ive seen in a long time. Greens and fairways were fantastic. I would highly recommend playing this course. #ottercreektoyota

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Columbus Gem

31 foursomes enjoyed a fantastic morning during the #Toyota/Make a Wish outing. The course and staff could not have made the any better concerning the virus restrictions. I am definitely looking forward to our next trip to Otter Creek GC.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Toyota Make A Wish Outing

I played in the Toyota Make A Wish outing and I really enjoyed playing this course, best course I’ve played.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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