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3.9
70 Reviews (70)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
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3 Stars
11
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.4
91.4%
Recommend this course
65 out of 70 reviews
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3.9
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
85.7%
Recommend this course
12 out of 14 reviews
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3.9
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
86.7%
Recommend this course
13 out of 15 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6265 yards
Slope 110
Rating 69.4
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South Grove Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1902
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.9
70 Reviews (70)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 8
Beginners 6
Walkers 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 11

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Bring your own ball washer

Fairways and Greens in good shape but Teeboxes and ballwashers are terrible. Ball washer water and towels look and smell like the haven’t been serviced in 5 yrs.

If you bring your own ball washer you can have a great time on this beautiful old wooded course if you can hit the ball straight and avoid the huge trees lining every hole!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mark C.

Good day of golf. Fairways and greens in great shape. Rough on some holes were cut nice and short while others weren’t. Overall good day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/03/2019

We're glad you had a great time at the golf course!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging course all skill levels

My brother and myself got hot deal to play today.We arrived early and got out a couple minutes before our tee time. Course was busy and we had to wait almost every hole due to a slow group ahead of us. Overall still had good time playing. Course needs attention in most every tee box and fairways little grown but great value. Will definitely play there again Hope pace better

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/29/2019

We're glad you had a pleasant round despite waiting at times. We hope to see you out here again soon!

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A lot of Trees!

Over all nice course. If they cut a few of the tress limbs out of the fairways would make it a lot better. But for the $$$ it was a nice 18 holes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/13/2019

We're glad you found value in our golf course! We hope to see you back here again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 25 Contributor
Indy Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

BYO Chainsaw

South Grove is not a course I can recommend. The course is tight, in some cases too tight where trees overhang and could be trimmed without losing their defense in order to be fair, like on 2 and 11. Very back and forth in the layout, with few memorable holes. Tee boxes are basically spots in the grass that are mowed slightly lower than the rough. Fairway hard to tell apart from the rough. Greens were small and not quite as slow as shag carpeting, but it was close. Clientele were not the most considerate to faster players.

If you find yourself there, use a club off the tee you trust to be straight or you will likely be punching out. It's better than its neighbors across the river (Riverside and Coffin) but that's lipstick on a pig. There's better than this a short drive away at Shank and Pleasant Run if you're staying on this tier of course in the city of Indianapolis.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 07/30/2019

We are sorry to learn you did not enjoy your golfing experience with us this time around. We will look into your concerns, and we hope you'l give us another shot in the near future.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Solid Choice

2nd time playing and zero complaints. Tree lined fairways, good layout, and maintained as well as expected. 100% worth the cost.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/05/2019

We're happy to hear you decided to come back for more! We hope to see you out here again soon.

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/04/2019

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.

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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser

If you’re young...

If you’re young, new to golf, and not 30 minutes early, expect to get your butt chewed for giving them business. Guy told our group we were late when his clock was fast. Did not apologize nor did he need to. I could tell his life is a miserable one. In 50’s... still working on a weekend... while a young group is out trying to have fun.. must be jealous.... So after all the grief he gives us for being late we go out there and there’s 3 groups on tee box one. People probably confused because of the clock situation. It’s 2019 use the time on your phone! I would rather go to coffin or riverside where I won’t get treated and belittled .

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Great Place to Shake Off the Rust

First time out, and had great time. The course is fairly straight and level, and not too difficult, but in great shape, especially so early in the season. The grounds crew is to be commended for their work. The greens, again especially this early in the season, were very nice and true. Short course, and lots of fun. May become more difficult as the leaves begin to appear on the many trees, but just keep it in the short grass an you'll score well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 04/30/2019

We're happy to learn you had a great first time out on South Grove! We appreciate your feedback, and hope to see you out here again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful walking Course

Greens were in excellent shape!

Beautiful Green Walking Course w lots of huge shade trees to shelter you from the heat.

Can get in tree trouble if you have trouble hitting it straight!

Wonderful choice if you enjoy walking!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/30/2019

Thank you for the excellent review! Be sure to book your next round with us very soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Not bad at all

Just gotta get out before the league play starts. Solid course, straightforward, and the greens allow you to really score

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/30/2019

We're glad you had a positive experience with us!

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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 Good
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Commented on 07/05/2019

Thanks for the 5 stars! Be sure to book your next tee time with us soon.

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Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course but still could be improved

Great challenging course to test your course mgmt skills. One small hiccup is the course doesn’t open early enough at 6:30 am whereas Golfnow has that timings listed in their app, had this encounter 3 times this season.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/02/2019

Thank you for the 4 stars. We will look into the GolfNow times and rectify this.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Friday golf

Nice layout with beautiful mature
trees. Condition of the teeing
grounds was horrible, but fairways and
greens were adequate.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/21/2018

Hello, We're glad you like our course layout. Thank you for your business and come back again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great for Junior Golfers

Played this challenging course for the first time. Nice old course with lots of big trees that come into play. Must hit straight or strokes suffer. Greens had some slope and we're challenging too. I really like and appreciate that this city course caters to families with junior golfers. They play free round with playing adult anytime. Great way to get youth into the sport, wish more city courses did that. Great time with the family. Thanks South Grove.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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

Nice course

Good location for meeting friends from different parts of the state

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

The Grove

Staff was very friendly, our cart went down on 15 they promptly got us a fresh one. Fall leaves were manageable & off the greens. Not a fan of the bag drop.
Fairways & T-boxes were cut & rough was not too long either, leaves were manageable in the rough as well

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course!

Grew up playing "the Grove" and it is always a challenge. This was the first time playing it this year and it didn't disappoint. The trees have gotten bigger and playing the course is like putting on your favorite jacket! I recommend it to anyone and I also recommend playing in the Spring 4 ball tournament!

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