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3.8
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
87.3%
Recommend this course
53 out of 57 reviews
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3.0
2 Reviews (2)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
5.0
Value
3.0
Layout
3.0
Pace
3.0
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
3.0
50.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 2 reviews
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3.8
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
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0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.8
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
80.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 5 reviews
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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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6265 yards 69.4 110
White 70 5764 yards 66.9 107
Red 70 4732 yards 66.1 106
Scorecard for South Grove
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 69.6/117 347 529 148 404 201 409 467 376 221 3102 352 318 157 442 463 174 380 552 325 3163 6265
White M: 67.3/114 W: 72.8/119 316 497 115 349 173 377 444 338 197 2806 335 298 150 424 440 161 359 491 300 2958 5764
Red M: 63.0/99 W: 66.5/112 283 429 94 273 125 352 375 268 142 2341 325 234 135 325 326 145 245 397 259 2391 4732
Handicap 13 1 17 9 15 5 3 11 7 10 12 18 4 6 16 8 2 14
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 5 4 3 35 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 35 70

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

3.8
57 Reviews (57)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Locals 7
Beginners 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 11

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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
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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
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South Grove Golf Course
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 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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South Grove Golf Course
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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

On Friday you would never think that you will be behind do you foursomes that are handicapped

The course was in great shape I had no problem with anything except these people wouldn’t let you play through or thy were complete Not Golf people

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best Downtown Course

There are only 3-4 courses near downtown Indy and S. Grove is the best. The course layout is very straight forward, lot of up and downs. However, each hole is lined with trees on each side which is what makes it so difficult. If you finish 18 and say you did not hit a single tree then you are lying. I play this course 20+ each summer and it continues to grow on me. Best I've ever shot here was a 94 and I'm a 28 handicap. Would recommend booking a tee time via GolfNow!

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

Good course for the money.

In town for a convention and looking for an inexpensive place to play. Course was well maintained and friedly staff directed me to an even better course the next day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Southgrove 2017

Bought Hot Deal for $20, coarse was in excellent shape overall , T-boxes were ok, greens were excellent. Staff was friendly, the club drop/pickup area is small and can get congested. I'll play Southgrove again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great time !

This course was great. I had several options and chose South Gtrove. Having nevrr been to Indianapolis before , I picked it because it was close to where we were visiting. It was great. The man at the counter that morning was very nice. The young man that i was paired with was a good golfer and we hsd great conversation. I would recommend this course to anyone and would love to play there again. Thanks Indianapolis parks for a terrifuc time.

Bryan S.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rude Golfers

We encountered some problems with the four-some behind us. On the 17th hole, we're still trying to find my ball, and haven't made our second shot, but the group behind us were already teeing off. My wife was in the center of the fairway (150 yards from the white tee box), waving and yelling at them to stop but they seemed not to care as they still hit their ball and went over our cart. We went back to tell them that they didn't observe the distance rule, etc. And then on the 18th hole, there was a back-up - we were 3rd to tee-off, as there's still a two-some before us waiting. But then these four-some came and waited where we were and were talking loudly while someone was teeing off. After our game, my wife reported this incident/experience to the course, but the staff in charge at that time just dismissed her concerns and simply said "it happens all the time".

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beginners first course

I am new to golf and this course was perfect for me to go out and play on a weekday. Minimal water traps and clear straight shots. Great cost! Friendly staff! Recommended for beginner play. I will be back!

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

Can't beat the fee

It's better than cheap and you get more than what you paid for. Course was in great condition. It's not too challenging but is fun to play. Probably a great place to work on your intermediate and short game.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

South Grove

Nice city course. Fairways in good shape. Greens very nice. The growth of the course's trees over the last 30 years has kept this course a good challenge.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Character

Love courses with character and this course had it.
Short but tree lined made it challenging.
Fairways could be mowed a little shorter.
Overall great course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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