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The Valley/The Lakes at Ironwood Golf Club

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2.9
53
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.7
Value
2.8
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
3.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.3
38.4%
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38 out of 53 reviews
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1.0
1
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
1.0
Value
1.0
Layout
2.0
Pace
4.0
StaffFriendliness
2.0
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2.5
4
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1
4 Stars
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2 Stars
2
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1
Conditions
2.3
Value
2.5
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
3.3
25.0%
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1 out of 4 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6901 yards
Slope 142
Rating 74.5
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6901 yards 74.5 142
Blue 72 6520 yards 72.5 140
White 72 6018 yards 70.0 136
Red/Green 72 5104 yards 70.4 126
Scorecard for Valley/Lakes
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 74.5/142 363 539 192 376 535 383 364 232 440 3424 438 435 378 363 493 425 174 535 236 3477 6901
Blue M: 72.5/140 350 519 176 357 515 365 356 174 420 3232 414 423 363 349 478 408 140 515 198 3288 6520
White M: 70.0/136 332 477 149 347 484 353 324 144 392 3002 391 394 349 330 458 312 131 498 153 3016 6018
Red W: 70.4/126 308 395 120 263 398 302 261 119 310 2476 352 365 270 320 397 289 103 428 104 2628 5104
Handicap 11 17 15 7 13 5 1 9 3 6 4 8 10 12 2 14 18 16
Par 4 5 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 36 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 5 3 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 0
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

2.9
53

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 8

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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Just TERRIBLE

Just played this afternoon. Absolutely HORRENDOUS and UNACCEPTABLE conditions... I was a member at this course a few years ago and hadn't the course in awhile. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE save your $40+ (RIPOFF) and go ELSEWHERE! Fairways were 2-3 inches long and entire course looked as if it hadn't been mown in 8-9 days. This place is going to pot. Sad to see but can't say I'm surprised. This just seems to be par for the course for this facility sadly... and, oh yeah, don't plan to practice any chipping before your round because the short game area is COMPLETELY overgrown. And, one more thing, the greens on the course are AWFUL. I'm an avid golfer and I play A LOT of golf. These greens are the slowest I can remember playing EVER. Around a 5 on the stimp meter. JUST PLEASE DO NOT PLAY HERE! I'll never go back again. This facility is a DISGRACE to the city of Fishers.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Top 25 Contributor
Indy Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A Mess

Played the valley/lakes 9 and the course is in horrible shape. Fairways are patchy at best, mostly mud/dirt. Rough isn't too much better. Even the greens are very patchy and bumpy with some greens having nearly half the surface bereft of grass. Not quite as bad as Heartland Crossing on the other side of town, but close. Ranger did nothing to push along a slow group that was holding up the entire course. Even with a couple holes having some character (like 6 Lakes), $44 to play here, even on a weekend, is a joke with these conditions. Do yourself a favor and don't make the mistake we made if you care about conditions.

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

Much Improved

Played course friday July 6th, it is so much better than last year. Looks like a lot of work has been done since last summer. Great layout as always. Very challenging course. Played the Valley and Lakes 9.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Indiana Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wish they'd spend money on it

Played in an outing Tue. Weather was awesome, windy, but great.

I don't play here in stroke play, only in outings over the last few years. A few themes have emerged from year to year....

I like the layout: there are some fun and challenging holes out here, requiring placement tee shots, some narrow approaches and the bunkering is fairly placed. There are a few holes that will definitely challenge your game. The par 3s hold up well. I like the green sizes, elevations, even if a little slow. The staff is always nice, the facilities are fair, clean.

The regular problems are persistent: tee boxes haven't been leveled in a while; the fairways and greens routinely have burned out spots. Bunkers are usually in C-minus conditions. The rough is generally pretty consistent, so actually a plus. The range is a strip of green carpet with scrub grass around it, so only for a few loose swings.

I think they've got too much in cart paths/asphalt. They definitely are mowing and maintaining too much grass (around tees, unused areas, etc). They have areas of heather on the course, they should definitely consider more. They can stand to have some tree management too, nothing crazy, but to improve a few site lines. They have 27 holes, run a lot of outings, perhaps not surprisingly. I think if they took the 27h budget to just 18h, they could really make the place a solid Indy-area choice.

I just would like to see them achieve their potential. There are a lot of courses in the area that will be better for comparable money.

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

Could be good but it's not

Tee boxes had not been mowed. Greens burnt in places and slow. Bumpy greens, bunkers in horrible shape. On top of that 5 hrs plus round

I tried to give them a third chance but this course is just not worth playing and I live in the neighborhood.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

meh

I've played this course for a long time and its sad to see the state its in now. The course is in horrible shape. The bunkers are basically mud/dirt pits. The greens are choppy, and the fairways are usually burnt. This course can/should be one of the better public courses in Indy but it is just too poorly taken care of. I hope it changes, but I've been hoping that for far too long.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Challenging Couirse

First time I have played Ironwood. Played years ago when it was the old Mudcreek golf course. Holes seemed long although it was hard to tell as the GPS on our cart did not work. Lots of places to get into trouble - water and woods. Course was not very well marked in spots - sometimes it was hard to know where to go next. The cart we had was very old and tired - did not make it through the round. We had to call the clubhouse and they brought us another cart.

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

good day

Staff is friendly and course was in good condition. Traps are not numerous but were like cement. A fairway was very wet and sloppy. Greens and fairways were in generally excellent condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Good challenge, but can score well.

Tee boxes weren't in good condition. Fairways and greens were in good condition.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Won't Return

The course wasn't it good condition, and the round took OVER FIVE AND A HALF HOURS! When it was brought to the attention of the pro shop at the turn, they asked me..."well what do you want me to do?" The experience was awful. I have played there a few times, but 100% will never return!

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

Great place to play

Ridge Course tee boxes and fairways need grass.
Lakes Course was in better shape.
Fun courses to play.
Staff is friendly and courteous.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Concerned about the carts

Ironwood is a great golf course moderately challenging. However, I had great concern about the brakes on the carts. After trying 2 different carts that had bad brakes, a gal walking by said, "Oh, none of the carts have any brakes". So we took one of the carts. With the brakes into full lock, the cart would still travel approximately 25 feet. Quite scary when traveling down a hill. On the basis of that I won't go back.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointing return

I played Ironwood several times 2 years ago, a couple times last year, and now twice this year. Sadly, the course condition has gone downhill significantly this year. At least half the fairways were under repair, or poorly cut, and several greens were diseased or in bad shape otherwise. On top of that, the front desk person was not friendly or helpful. I loved this course 2 years ago but now I am discouraged from using it. I will give it another try this year but only thanks to a groupon deal.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great Staff. Very NICE Course. Nice bang for my buck!

The staff is awesome! Probably the best in central Indiana. Truly nice guys and gals here. +5/5

Food is good +4/5.

The course is challenging for me (+18). +4/5

The variety of three 9-Hole courses is great!

I will play again and again.

Andy Hughes

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

Fun time.

This was an excellent round of golf. I was told this course was fun and difficult and it didn't disappoint. Really enjoyed the architecture and layout of this course. Not your typical holes that are bunched together and fairway next to fairway. With that said there lies the difficulty. It's all about course management here, stay in the fairways or just off and you'll be fine. Lots of bordering woods around cart paths and water. I'm a go big or go home and don't lay up often so trying to make big shots out of nothing is risky. That's what makes it fun tho. Overall had a great time, course is in great shape. Don't take yourself to seriously and have fun.

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

Fun & Challenging

Played the Lakes and Valley courses. It rained and we had to wait out a storm for about an hour but I was surprised how well the course drains. The holes are challenging yet fun. The par 3's will definitely test you skills.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather

In perfect shape

Course was in great shape. Rough was just the right length to want to be in the fairway but still be playable when you were not. Greens were perfect. Lots of recent rains surely helped.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Goodin Hot

Course in good shape, really like the Lakes course.
Gps in the carts was a big help.

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

All Green

The recent rains have everything lush, but the course mowers have done a good job. The rough was thick but not terribly long, so it seemed fair---although one of my balls disappeared.
Yardage stripes and in-fairway markers weren't always visible, but my main complaint is about the lazy players who don't fix their marks.
Road noise is seldom audible on this very nice course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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