Eagle Creek Golf Club - The Sycamore Course
|Red (W)||71||4816 yards||68.1||125|
|Blue M: 71.9/132||378||567||167||391||519||200||418||375||335||3350||180||395||405||415||500||438||143||390||430||3296||6646|
|White M: 68.9/125||336||535||145||364||505||147||395||330||310||3067||147||360||370||385||480||394||131||376||368||3011||6078|
|Green M: 65.2/107||220||453||125||310||450||129||243||290||260||2480||118||300||360||325||432||313||131||315||358||2652||5132|
|Red W: 67.9/114||204||450||111||300||427||129||233||270||245||2369||108||290||300||315||422||303||121||290||298||2447||4816|
Fun Course but singles can't make tee times (just walk on)
It is a fun course and was in great shape. I think for $32 (w/Cart) mid-week is a great price for such a nice course.
I did not have a tee time (although I did call to make one earlier in the week and was told they do not take tee times for singles). I almost didn't play this course because of the policy but I am on vacation and decided to wing it..
Anyway, I was able to get on the course within a half hour of arriving (played on a Thursday at 10:30 am) but I don't get the course policy of "we don't take tee times for singles." I wonder how hard it is to get on as a single during a busy summer weekend.
The best way to describe this course (from the forward tees) is that it is not too long (so pars and birdies are out there) and the challenge is the elevation changes (tee to fairway or fairway into greens) and some greens are tricky to read.
There are a few blind spots and a bit of water but not too difficult to maneuver. The #1 handicap hole is 15 but I think the 18th hole is trickier because there is water on the left and a small creek on the right so you have a very small "window" to hit (and have a ball roll) to the green. Better to hit a good drive so you can hit your next shot on the green.
Overall, I would play this course again and often if I lived in Indiana.
Elevation Change and Tiny Greens
This is a review of the Sycamore course. It is a fun test with a lot of elevation change, and some greens are very small. All the greens have a good degree of tilt, but do not seem to break as much as it looks.
Being another Dye course around here, it reminded me a lot of The Fort, just not as tricked up and sloped. But this course definitely holds its own with some tough holes, like 15 which requires a precise drive to a plateau then hitting across to a perched green. There are some blind shots out there, so be careful when it's busy. Several tight holes to start as well.
All in all, it's worth the trip out of the city to play. Even here at the end of February, it was in good shape overall, with a few mud patches here and there on the greens. One complaint: they did not have enough staff or food for this warm day so the snack bar was closed. So take an extra snack in your bag before going just in case.
Great Pete Dye Value
Have played other Pete Dye courses and this one ranks right there in the top. Fun and challenging layout. Peaceful and scenic. One of Indy's best for the price. Nice discount to senior golfers.
A friend and I enjoyed this course. It was freezing outside but we're hard core and decided to brave it. We played the Sycamore. Leaves made it a challenge finding shots but the change in elevations on several holes made the course challenging but not overly difficult.
The clubhouse is nothing to write home about but the staff was friendly.
Great muny in City Park
Was cool outside & we caught a pop-up rain shower, but course was in mostly good shape. There were some spots that had too much water & had been muddied up (not sure we had enough rain lately to be the culprit). Tees, fairways & greens were all in good shape. Greens rolled true. We got zero fairway roll with the rain, but expected that. Course has as lot of elevation changes and is a great fall track to enjoy the colors. Some of the best holes in the area out here. With the weather, we had one gent in front of us, we played thru, so we flew around.
My only negative comment is this. After hole 9 there was no chance to go into the club house at the turn. You go straight from hole 9-10. I wished they would have warned us as it was the time of day I could have really used the opportunity to stop and get something to eat.
fix your divets
Loved everything about the course. Used to be one of indianapolis's best. Would give 5 stars across the board if other players would fix their divets on the greens. Several holes looked like a minefield. My foursome took ten minutes on several holes just to fix
Great course for the money.
It had been a few years since I played this course. Great scenery and some challenging holes. Played in a little rain (it always rains when I play this course)..but no standing water. Shoot my best score to date on this track. Good to play every few years.
Nice course but need rangers to keep pace of slower golfers. Cart paths can be somewhat confusing to someone who doesn't play here very often. No access to clubhouse for beer or other amenities at the turn.
Always a fun time
I like Eagle Creek golf and with exception to only one or two holes I really like the Sycamore Course. It's convenient, a good value and well maintained. It's not the caliber of someplace like the fort or bear slide but if you play here and work it into your cycle of regular courses you wont be disappointed.
Started raining between 5&6 hole, lighting between 6 & 7 hole, went to club house asked for a rain check , I was told no because of the type and time of play , tee time was 2:30. I am requesting a refund because of a rained out and no raid check.
No rain check
On the 6th hole it started to rain , then on the 7th hole lighting and , thunder , we went to the club house for a rain check and, was told there is no rain check on this type of purchase , very disappointed , requesting a refund to my credit card
The course was in good condition although the greens weren't as fast as usual. It had rained the day before so they probably didn't get a chance to cut them. The bunkers could use some work. Overall it was a good day.
Best public course in Indy
This. Course is a must play for any golfer in Indy or visiting from out of town. Extremely challenging and well maintained
Pro Shop Staff, insisted on having a copy of comfirmation or # or ID....Didn't have it on me...Couldn't find our res....STARTER cordial but not on his list either...Couldn't tee off...Went back to shop....at that time was told my res was for the other course...more arguing...Went to car got phone...bac to shop, showed my res to ROY, said to us , I dont know how that happened?....sorry, but you will have to tee off on the other course, we have a league!....45min later wasn't worth the Hot Deal price...Pines for 9holes ..Sycamore 4holes...darkness
Considering it was Nov. 30th the course was in decent shape.
There obviously has not been much work done to the course over the last month. The main problem was the lack of work done on all of the bunkers. There are actually weeds growing in the fairway bunkers. I understand that staff is reduced for this time of year but there could at least be some effort spent on the traps or the fees should be reduced to reflect some of that. Tees, fairways and greens were acceptable.
Great shape for this time of year.
Although the leaves were off the trees, the views were still lovely. And the leaves were in the woods, not on the greens or fairways. Despite the long, dry periods punctuated by too much rain, the course was in gloriously green shape. I had not played here for two years and could hardly tell which were the new or reconfigured holes, because they had grown in so well.